elbowsup19 wrote:I posted on the Grand Prairie Speedway web site not to long ago my thoughts of losing Thunderbird Speedway!! I will share my thoughts now about that with yall if you would allow me to do so!! I have gave this a considerable amount of thought and have come to these conclusions. I truly dont believe we as a whole will miss the track itself!! What we will miss are the relationships and friendships that we have built and shared for so many years each and every Saturday night! I cant speak for others but I for one will sure have a vacancy in my life now that the track is gone!! In reality we really cant talk about what a fine facility it was because over the last 5 years I cant think of 1 single improvement to the facility but I can sure tell you how many people I will miss and have no idea when I may get a chance to talk with them again!!! The closing of a track will have so many main stays going different directions and thats what bothers me the most!! Example I for 1 have been lucky enough to race with my Dad and two brothers each and every week on a regular basis and for that I will always be thankful!! Ive watched my children win races there and for that it will always hold a special place in my heart! Now in closing I am the New Promoter of Grand Prairie Speedway and with me racing at Thunderbird Speedway for so many years I would think that I am bringing some of that tradition and family atmosphere to Grand Prairie and I realize GP is not Thunderbird but I bet we can get close! 50 Years of racing! They must have been doing something right.Guys and gals as I said earlier Im not sure its the track we will miss but the friendships and memories we make along the way!! I will strive to make GP Speedway just as fun and enjoyable for those that attend as I was lucky enough to experience at THE BIRD!!!