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Old 04-16-2011, 11:18 AM
Fordzilla80 Fordzilla80 is offline
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Default Local Race Track getting a new name.

This kinda made me laugh, and annoyed me at the same time. Our local roundy round dirt track has been called Ocala Speedway for as long as I can remember, possibly since it was built. But now some radio personality has bought the track, and is renaming it "Bubba Raceway Park". Now, I understand he has the right to do this, but this can't be a good business move when the name "Bubba" has such a stereotypical influence. What do you guys think?

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http://www.ocala.com/article/2011041...Ocala-Speedway
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Old 04-16-2011, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Local Race Track getting a new name.

Seems rather stupid to me. A track that has had a name for that long and is known by it should stay the same. Else it will just confuse people. Plus as you say the name "Bubba" has such a stereotype to it that is will make people think only rednecks that have no idea what they are doing will be racing there.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:03 PM
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Default Re: Local Race Track getting a new name.

Not cool.
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Old 04-16-2011, 12:10 PM
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Default Re: Local Race Track getting a new name.

That is kind of a dumb name for a track. I hope it can attract enough fans and cars to stay afloat.

I'm not a big fan of dirt, give me an asphalt track any day and none of that 1 mile oval crap. A nice 1/4 mile or 1/3 mile oval. Regular old short track racing!!
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Old 04-16-2011, 09:10 PM
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That is kind of a dumb name for a track. I hope it can attract enough fans and cars to stay afloat.

I'm not a big fan of dirt, give me an asphalt track any day and none of that 1 mile oval crap. A nice 1/4 mile or 1/3 mile oval. Regular old short track racing!!
This track was originally dirt. Then, in 1994 or so, they turned it to asphalt. But then in 2006 or so they turned it back into dirt. It's funny. because I was there when they turned into asphalt. My dad held me up over the wall so I could see. Then, when they turned it back into dirt, I was out there again, looking over the wall, this time without my dad's help.lol.

Definitely think it should at least have a different name.
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