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    Summit Sold?

    Latest rumor is that it is sold to Feds for building a full training facility. Anyone else heard such a rumor? I hope this is not bad news for us tracksters
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    This rumor has been floating around for almost a year. More specifically, the State Department Diplomatic Security. This would be very bad news for the DC/Baltimore area motorsports community.
    Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV, has been very successful in getting US Government agencies to move to that area of West Virginia. IRS, Fish and Wildlife, Coast Guard are the ones I've spotted between Summit Point and Martinsburg.
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    That would put an end to driving schools for good for the chapter.
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    complete rumor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mlytle View Post
    complete rumor.
    Hmmm...

    http://www.usaspending.gov/fpds/fpds...ecord_num=f500
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post

    Senator Robert Byrd, D-WV, has been very successful in getting US Government agencies to move to that area of West Virginia. IRS, Fish and Wildlife, Coast Guard are the ones I've spotted between Summit Point and Martinsburg.
    Senator Byrd has been emphatic for years that he does not back federally-funded projects less than a one hour drive from the West Virginia border - in order to keep money earned in WV... IN the state (and not migrating daily back across the border).

    If Byrd funded this - it would be a break in his past policies.

    I'm (really) hoping this doesn't develop.

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    If you look at the website, the State Department has spent about $15 million over the past 2 years, with a bulk of the money towards training and what appears to be a new facility.

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    Yeah. The US government has been spending a lot of money on training at Summit for a long time. Much more than motorsports does.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Senator Byrd has been emphatic for years that he does not back federally-funded projects less than a one hour drive from the West Virginia border - in order to keep money earned in WV... IN the state (and not migrating daily back across the border).

    If Byrd funded this - it would be a break in his past policies.

    I'm (really) hoping this doesn't develop.
    first i have heard of that byrd policy. he forced millions and millions in fed investment in martinsburg over the last 15 years. 15 minutes from border. IRS, USCG, DOA, and many other agencies have HQ facilities there courtesy of the senior senator. he does not care where in wva it is, as long as it in in wva.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AG View Post
    If you look at the website, the State Department has spent about $15 million over the past 2 years, with a bulk of the money towards training and what appears to be a new facility.
    the new facility is the property/bldg just north of the main track. was to be the bsr SPARC center, now mostly state dept trainging grounds.

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    Yeah. The US government has been spending a lot of money on training at Summit for a long time. Much more than motorsports does.
    Isn't it all my money in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob View Post
    Isn't it all my money in the end?
    nah, your money went to finance the cash for clunkers program......

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    Not sure what you're referring to Fatih. The last post I see is from early March.
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