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Feb 18, 2001

Summit Point Deal With Expansion Opponents Falls Through

A compromise agreement announced last month between Summit Point Raceway officials and local residents opposed to the Summit Point, West Virginia racetrack's expansion plans has fallen through. The compromise over track operating hours and sound levels was reached in principle just before a public hearing on the track's proposed expansion was held January 17. But the two sides have been unable to finalize an agreement and all bets are now off.<BR><BR>The track is seeking permission to build a new 2.0-mile road course in addition to the main course and the school/track-ride course now in operation. The track also wants to build on-site housing for participants in driver training programs for police and federal agency employees.<BR><BR>Opponents have asked for a strict weekday and Saturday curfew, a ban on any racing activities Sunday morning before noon, and draconian sound level restrictions.