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PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 9:36 pm    Post subject: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

Finally got to go out and get some daylight pics of this place that i'm happy with. I don't remember when it was built (i remember watching it go up) but it closed around 03-04. There's not a big threat of security around but there is a fence built completely around it, and most of the gates have been removed or fallen down. Also the west tower can be tricky to get into if the doors are locked.

















There's buildings on the east and west side, both are two story and the view of the track from the west side roof is pretty good Cool
The place is actually still in pretty good condition, I don't think it would be too much work to make it run again but sadly it will probably get torn down like everything else(there's always rumors of it being started up by different people) I doubt it.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:41 am    Post subject: Re: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

Wow, that is really cool. Were you able to get inside the buildings?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:25 am    Post subject: Re: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

Thanks for sharing. I'm surprised no one has bought it yet. I thought dirt tracking was still popular around here.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

Getting into the buildings is really no problem. There's all sorts of interesting stuff in there, and in the west end there's still ice makers and some other food stuffs in the kitchen. Out back there's a trailer pretty much stocked with sporks and styrophome cups and plates for a lifetime. One room still has a bunch of old ticket rolls and track information as well as an area with seats to watch the race inside. Also be careful if you go into the meat locker thing cause the door will close behind you.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

WTF? Why'd it close?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:11 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

crazydrummerdude wrote:
WTF? Why'd it close?

They realized the futility of going fast and turning left all the time

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:50 pm    Post subject: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

I'm reminded of a speedway off 55 somewhere near Arnold. It was flooded and abandoned, but they cleaned it up so some famous race guy could go there for some ceremony.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

hey drummer you got one of these in rolla o they use it now for the farmers market but it is pretty much fallen into disrepair but the track is still there
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

Where?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:29 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

crazydrummerdude wrote:
WTF? Why'd it close?



NOISE issues, it could be heard all over Joplin, they limited how late they could run and then just made it too hard for them to be open. I highly doubt it will ever reopen
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

cousin wrote:
crazydrummerdude wrote:
WTF? Why'd it close?



NOISE issues...


People are such whiny babies.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

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cousin wrote:
crazydrummerdude wrote:
WTF? Why'd it close?



NOISE issues...


People are such whiny babies.


The track in St Charles is not a subdivision because of whiney bitches. Why the fuck did they move next to a race track if their pussies bled at anything over 5db?
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

crazydrummerdude wrote:
Where?



I could be wrong but go out 63 past wal mart and it and the lions club park and i think it is on the left it is where they have the farmers market

and just to agree it was closed because of the noise and it was there way before any of the ones who complained

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:32 am    Post subject: Re: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

ropingk wrote:
I could be wrong but go out 63 past wal mart and it and the lions club park and i think it is on the left it is where they have the farmers market


Oh, duh! That's right. I've ridden my motorcycle past there several times.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:51 pm    Post subject: Re: RE: Joplin 66 Speedway Reply with quote

crazydrummerdude wrote:
SubLunar wrote:
cousin wrote:
crazydrummerdude wrote:
WTF? Why'd it close?



NOISE issues...


People are such whiny babies.


The track in St Charles is not a subdivision because of whiney bitches. Why the fuck did they move next to a race track if their pussies bled at anything over 5db?


The whole problem was it could literally be heard ALL over Joplin, I remember would be at a house over 5 miles away and could clearly hear the cars and from time to time could understand the announcer
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