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Judge Denies Temporary Restraining Order on National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park

Posted December 15, 2015 9:30 AM by dstrohl
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The National Corvette Museum Motorsport Park is quiet these days, as winter has brought an end to track season, even in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Despite the pause, the conflict between the track and its neighbors on Clark Circle isn't going away, and as the Bowling Green Daily News (via CorvetteBlogger) reports, a Warren County Circuit Court judge has denied a request from area homeowners for a temporary restraining order on the track.

Though the ruling sounds like good news for motorsport fans, it comes at a cost. To settle the matter once and for all, Judge John Grise stated that the court will hear a jury trial between Clark Circle residents and the track, scheduled for the fall of 2016. In the interim, the track is allowed to continue operations, at least once the season resumes in March of 2016.

In October, the track completed the noise abatement berm called for in the original Binding Elements document.

Whose side are you on, the residents' or the track's?

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12/15/2015 11:16 AM

It appears that the track is new. None of it existed until sometime after 2007. So I side with those homeowners who lived there prior to 2007.

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12/15/2015 1:51 PM

Indeed... there is a 'nusance' clause in the EPA regulations that almost anything can fall under. But usually, the jury (if it gets that far) looks closely who was there first.

Back in the day when I was the Envr. Mngr. for a Steel Mill, we had quite a few complaints. Mostly from residents that moved there when the plant was idle due to economic conditions. So they had no frame of reference of what the facility produced in regards to sensory perception until after they established roots and - oops, we're operational again.

It amazed me the extent of naivety they had moving so close to a mill with 2 100T EAF Furnaces, a DRI Plant, and a Rolling Mill. I mean really... wtfhat did they expect?

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12/15/2015 5:26 PM

Follow the money. Whoever can afford the highest paid zoning lawyers will prevail.

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12/15/2015 10:27 PM

I just looked at Mapquest and an aerial view clearly shows that Clark Circle was there before the track. As much as I empathize with the plights of tracks, I would say that the residents should have SOME say in this case. Usually tracks built near residential housing generally have rules regarding which days and the hours of racing. There may also be sound limits applied to the racing vehicles, require some semblence of muffler, etc.

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12/16/2015 5:19 AM

Good luck with sorting this mess out, it won't matter how much effort and money is spent, someone will always complain.

Here in the UK a number of tracks that have existed for years have been closed down by rich 'incomers'. One Queens Council (type of lawyer) even got his local farmers prohibited by the courts from using machinery after a certain time of night and at the weekends, he lived to regret that as they went from crop farming to pig farming, complaining about the smell didn't do him any good!

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12/16/2015 6:43 AM

"he lived to regret that as they went from crop farming to pig farming"

As they say: "Karma is a b****"

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