The Fairmont Butte Motorsports Park, a race track pending development in Lancaster, California has been recommended for project approval by the County Planning Commission staff after carefully reviewing the plans and the draft environmental impact report.
The great majority of concerns appear unfounded. There is a beautiful poppy preserve near the track where people enjoy seeing the flowers and meditating, and of course, the natural concern is that the noise of the race cars will disrupt people’s enjoyment of the preserve. Fortunately, the bluff shields most of the noise – and even with the most powerful race cars at full song, the sound they make is barely audible if there is no breeze. If there’s ANY kind of wind (which is typical there), it would be unlikely to hear the cars at all.
And of course, the track will handle small events only, so there will be no congestion.
Since this is the case, plans are moving to push the track project forward, to provide jobs to the area, and to create a great motorsports venue.
On the site, there are downloadable PDF’s explaining both sides of the argument, and explaining the reality of the situation.