Saturday, December 17, 2011
Red light. Auction brings an end to KCIR's 44-year history
The next question is; will the owners build a new track in another location? Time will tell. On one hand, there is currently a strong fan base in Kansas City. Cars are plentiful, and enthusiasm is high. A new facility may actually draw more high-profile events, which could make interest even higher.
Whatever happens, losing KCIR is another blow to Kansas City car enthusiasts and race fans. Many of the city’s circle tracks have been closed, leveled, or fallen into disrepair. Closing Kansas City’s only drag racing facility is a serious loss to the area’s automotive heritage.
The slideshow below has a few pictures from the auction. It wasn't the happiest scene I've ever been around.