Here is the initial news report 03/13/2009: http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/stories/phoenix-sports-news-031309-manzanita-speedway-sold.302e377e.html (I blogged this story, screen name SAVE MANZY)
Here is a news report from 03/16/2009: http://www.azcentral.com/arizonarepublic/sports/articles/2009/03/16/20090316manzy0317.html
MANZANITA SPEEDWAY HAS BEEN SOLD AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE TORN DOWN. I have had this idea for awhile, about helping promote the fact and increase awareness, that our old and very storied race tracks and speedways in the United States are going out of business. Dirt tracks that have operated for decades are at risk of becoming condominiums. I have just never made anything happen with it. Anyways, the worst possible thing that could happen, has happened, and that is, that my own local dirt track had been bought, and is being torn down. All that in the next 30 days! The track is , the legendary Manzanita Speedway in Phoenix, Arizona, home of the Western World Championships. It has been sold and is being torn down! It was purchased on 3/11/ 2009. The deal was announced on Thursday, 03/12/2009 The last race date is April 11, 2009
Please! Please! Please!
The City of Phoenix needs to hear from YOU now!!
Meetings and discussions have occurred with the City of Phoenix in regard to Manzy as a tax base, we have their attention Send emails to the addresses below expressing the financial impact on your business or businesses that you spend money with when participating or attending the races and how the loss of Manzy will create a devastating financial impact for many. Here are some things to address.
Paint the picture of the devastating effect of losing the local dirt track and the impact that it will have on the local economy. Inform them of the National exposure that Manzy brings to Phoenix. Remind them that we do not want to let this motor sports venue be lost to another city like Casa Grande or Tucson or to one of the Indian Reservations. Be short and to the point, be respectful. Long emails often do not get read fully, make your points. Ask what can you do or how can you help the City help the cause. What can the City do to save Manzy? Send emails to all of the following (as soon as possible, time is short)
Phoenix Mayor and Vice Mayor - http://126.96.36.199/home/index.cfm
Contact, Mayor Phil Gordon at: email@example.com (602) 262-7111
Contact, Vice Mayor Tom Simplot at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Vice Mayor AND Councilman District 4) (602) 262-7447
Phoenix City Manager - http://www.phoenix.gov/citymanager/index.html
Contact, City Manager Frank Fairbanks at: email@example.com (602)262-6941
Phoenix City Council - http://phoenix.gov/citycouncil/councilstaff.html
Contact, Councilman Michael Nowakowski at: firstname.lastname@example.org (Manzy is in district 7) (602) 262-7492
Contact, Councilwoman Thelda Williams at: email@example.com
Contact, Councilwoman Peggy Neely at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact, Councilwoman Maria Baier at: email@example.com
Contact, Councilman Claude Mattox at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact, Councilman Sal DiCiccio at: email@example.com
Contact, Councilman Michael Johnson at: firstname.lastname@example.org
County Supervisor District 5 (where Manzy is) - http://www.maricopa.gov/Dist5/contact.aspx
And from a county perspective contact the County Supervisor for District 5 (where Manzy is) Mary Rose Wilcox at email@example.com (602) 506-7092
Talk about the loss to the County and the threat of this activity and attractions moving to another County. Manzy needs to remain in Maricopa County. We cannot let it go away to another County and end up on one of the Reservations or just be totally lost forever. We have a chance to turn this around, it depends highly on your response, please get involved ASAP. Let's get up on the wheel and " Make This Happen "
Please check back here on a daily basis. If you would like to contact me, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WEBSITE and GRAPHICS DESIGNER - Web Developer person, if you love manzy and racing, if your good, you want free rein, and you know all the right tools. lets talk.....
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