Proponents of the Northwest's first NASCAR race track faced a decidedly lukewarm reception from the Legislature earlier this year. Even with the prospect of Superbowl-sized tourist draw, statehouse budget writers made it clear that they weren't inclined to shell out tens of millions of dollars or more toward the proposed Kitsap Peninsula oval.
But hope springs eternal at the International Speedway Corporation. On May 31 at Port of Seattle headquarters, the company will make its pitch to area lawmakers, U.S. Rep. Adam Smith, D-Tacoma, and Lt. Gov. Brad Owen (pictured above).
In a written statement, Owen said the point of the meeting is to "start of serious legislative discussion" of the effects of such a facility.