Elko New Market speedway stalled at starting line 07 Mar 12

It’s been four months since rumors about a speedway in Elko New Market started, but no application has been filed with Scott County and officials on both sides are beginning to doubt the project will ever happen.

At a community meeting last Saturday, supporters on both sides of the argument talked about the possibility of the speedway, how it would be implemented, and what it will affect in the surrounding area. And while many Scott County residents seemed to be up in arms about the proposal, County Planning Director Brad Davis told the crowd the county would only spend time researching a tangible project.

The developer of the proposed speedway, International Motorsports Entertainment and Development, has not yet paid to cover the county’s initial costs for necessary preliminary studies.