Motorsport complainers need to have heads examined

If the motor track had weekly car racing, would they now attend the events?

Motorsport complainers need to have heads examined

Western Speedway in Victoria, B.C. opened in 1954. At the time, the location would have been mostly rural in population density. Over the years, residential subdivisions opened up, such as homes on Goldie Avenue, just before the Western Speedway location.

These property owners knew buying these properties, that a race track was near by. Car racing at Western Speedway operates every weekend from April to September of every year. What puzzles me is why noise from the speedway has not interfered with housing development over the years. What about subdivisions in Richmond, B.C. that hear jet plane traffic flying over their homes in relation to the Vancouver airport?

Now we have numerous complaints that the Cowichan Motorsport track produces too much noise to the residents in the area. What if the Cowichan Motorsport track had open-to-the-public stock car racing every weekend of the year from April to September? A lot of people enjoy this kind of entertainment. Are some of these residential complainers into car racing? Do some of them even take in events at Western Speedway? Are these residential complainers two-faced? That is, if the motor track had weekly car racing, would they now attend the events? Something to think about.

If residents really want to complain, then complain about getting something done to stop the theft, crime, loitering, drug trafficking and vandalism that is happening in regards to the street people. Property insurance premiums are on the rise because of damage insurance claims, and the culprit street people getting away with no reprimands. Car racing noise does not increase your property insurance premiums. In summary, the complainers need to have their heads examined. Unbelievable!

Joe Sawchuk

Duncan

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