This is in response to the Sound-off caller who does not like the noise from Belle-Clair Speedway.
I also work hard all week, and I cannot wait for the racing season to start. Living on South High Street all of my life, you know spring is here when you hear the race engines on Friday night.
I can also hear the announcer and sometimes smell the cars. Knowing how hard the crew, drivers and owners work to make the cars run and race on a short track just makes it that much better.
Here in Belleville, we are fortunate to have some of the best dirt short track racing in the Midwest. So in my opinion, having this historic race track (open since 1947) in our south Belleville neighborhood is a plus.
I truly enjoy the sounds of summer. So please keep in mind the other side of the coin, that being those who truly enjoy the sport of racing and look forward to every Friday night at Belle-Clair Speedway.