4320Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Marlboro to Reopen ?!
- Mar 11, 2014
I go by Marlboro Raceway sometimes three or four times a week. Hadn't noticed any new effort, but will look next time up the road (I live in Waldorf, 30 minutes south). Like friend David says, Great News !
Prince Georges County property developer Al Turner tried to re-open Marlboro in the early 80's. Harvey Siegel of VIR and New Jersey Motorsports Park fame tried before he took on VIR. Locals were very happy the track closed in 1969. (for noise and commotion- mostly the big AMA fall bike race) Fortunately enough of those folks have died or suffered dementia that maybe the folks mentioned below have a chance for a none moving event facility re-vitalization.
From: "David&Carol Seielstad" <scshmoo@...>
To: "Marlboro Raceway" <Marlboro_Raceway@yahoogroups.com>
Cc: "jerry long" <maurice.long2@...>, info@..., service@...
Sent: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 4:27:54 PM
Subject: Re: [Marlboro_Raceway] Marlboro to Reopen ?!
This is wonderful news.
The last time I got into the grounds in 2006 it appeared that trees had completely reclaimed the property.
There was a bit of track left in the Chicane that I could see before being turfed off the property.
On 11 March 2014, at 6:49, Mike Matune <mmatune@...> wrote:
> Good morning,
> Larry Jendras sent me a note with this link in it regarding a revitalization of Marlboro:
> This morning I spoke with Ron Flood (877-484-7886; info@... ) who is the guiding force behind this project. He is looking to open the track for car events not racing. He said he has received community buy in based on the events not being environmentally sensitive and no racing noise. To date he has cleared part of the track to include the oval and infield and is working on clearing the road course. Of interest is that a significant amount of storm debris left on the racing surface over the years has seemed to protect parts of the surface. Future plans include resurfacing. Existing structures will be preserved, but there are no plans for constructing any new structures. He cited issues with wetlands and the fact a large portion of the property is on a flood plain. When asked about comments made about events at the venue, Flood replied he envisioned those taking place in temporary structures such as tents.
> He is very interested in getting the word out about the reopening and discovering more of Marlboro's history. He would like to communicate with anyone interested via phone or email.
> Flood identified himself as a car guy. Among his automotive interests are Corvettes. He is a retired Baltimore City police officer and a resident of the Owings Mill area of Maryland and is a good friend of the property owner. He operates a trucking firm in PG County.
> Just thought I would get the word out.
> Take care,
> Mike Matune
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