Bad news for New England track racing
Just this afternoon I received an email from one of the assistant managers of the Northeast Velodrome, my home track, that the track racing program will not return this year. It was previously used as a go-kart track, and the karters have returned with a bid for use of the facility that is too much for us to counter. Even the general liability insurance is triple what it was last year. Any model that the managers came up with to make this work ended up having us lose money, plus there would be usage issues with the karters. The owners of the property said they would be open for negotiations for 2014, but at the moment track racing at NEV appears to be a dead end. There is some solace in that a friend of mine informed me of an indoor sports facility in Danvers, Massachusetts that might be open to the idea of building an indoor velodrome, but even that's not a guarantee.
That being said, anyone got a place near T-Town?