Save Los Angeles County Raceway

October 6, 2014 / General / 0 Comments /


“Norm Hickling’s words last week landed like a salve, rather than salt, on the still-open eastside wound that is the former Los Angeles County Raceway.

Hickling, the Valley field representative for Fifth District Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, told the Valley Press last Friday that Antonovich sees economic development in Lake Los Angeles and a new Valley motorsports complex as mutually beneficial priorities.

Hickling’s disclosure that a successor to LACR has already been discussed in the County’s regional planning department was welcome news to Jeff Hillinger, the graphic artist and movie industry computer generation consultant who has been spearheading efforts to replace the famed dragstrip that was closed by Granite Construction mining efforts last July 29.

“That is good to hear,” Hillinger said Monday. “I just wish they would keep us more informed on this, because we have people who’re making efforts to buy land out here, and it would be nice to know that the County is on our side.”

Hillinger said he has had several discussions with Hickling.

He said he is convinced of the sincerity of Supervisor Antonovich’s interest in replacing the former drag racing icon that drew more than 250,000 visitors to the Valley annually.

“I believe in Antonovich, I really do,” said the man whose passion for LACR prompted him to move himself and his bustling high-tech business from Glendale to Littlerock. “Businesses out here in Littlerock and Pearblossom are feeling it, man. Restaurants, hotels, even the auto parts places, because if somebody at the dragstrip needed a part, they bought it right here in town.” (Full article via Save Los Angeles County Raceway)


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