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SDDTRF67
May 18, 2017 at 04:08:07 PM
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Says all you need to know. Sad for fans and racers no matter what way you cut it.

Contrary to popular belief, calling a spade a spade does NOT make one a hater.

Skeptics proven correct and the sheep...........well........sad but true.


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hurricanefan
May 18, 2017 at 04:26:24 PM
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Badlands Motor Speedway Suspends Racing

Posted: May 18, 2017 | By: Badlands Motor Speedway

On Saturday, May 13, 2017 Badlands Motor Speedway held its annual Silver Shootout race, and we would like to thank the thousands of fans who enjoyed perfect weather and a great night of racing.

On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017 BMS made a necessary business decision to discontinue the services provided by the Med Star Dirt Track Rescue Team. Along with the discontinuance notice, we enclosed a check to pay them their fees for the entire 2017 season and let them know we would be going in a different direction at this time.

The safety of our drivers, crew, fans and staff is always our No. 1 priority.

After receiving this notice, Jay Masur of Med Star expressed his opinion on this matter to social media, texts and calls to some of our employees, and an appearance on KELOLAND news on Wednesday, May 18.

Since that time BMS has received an onslaught of negativity, attacks on our social media forcing us to deactivate them, and threats of boycotts on our track from fans, race teams, officials, vendors, sponsors and staff.

At this time we will be suspending racing at Badlands Motor Speedway until we can complete our search for a new ownership group to take over. We will keep the facility race-ready for whomever purchases BMS so they can take advantage of the 2017 season if they would like.

To help accommodate a quick sale we will be re-pricing the entire operation at $7,500,000, which is approximately half of what we have put into the entire project and complete remodel of the facility.

Everyone who has purchased tickets either on-line or in person will receive full refunds for their purchases. If they were bought on-line, the refund will be posted to the credit card that was used to purchase the tickets. If you bought them in person, you will be able to bring them to that point of purchase for a full refund plus $10 in gas money, starting on Monday, May 22nd.

All advertisers, suite holders, season ticket holders, etc… will be contacted personally by our staff and issued a full refund for your 2017 purchases.

All of us at Badlands Motor Speedway wish this would have worked out much better than it did. We had some great racing at a great facility and we are looking forward to passing the torch on to a new ownership group as soon as we can. We want to see cars back on the track and fans back into the bleachers.

Thank you very much to those who supported us along the way and joined us in our journey to build a great facility for a great sport in the great city of Brandon, South Dakota. And a big thank you to all of our staff, contractors, sponsors, vendors, officials, media and everyone else who helped bring this dream to life.

Sincerely,

Badlands Motor Speedway

Our reasoning for the separation from Med Star: Normally Mr. Masur and his Med Star team show up to our events hours prior to the event as no racecars can be fired up until a medical services team is on site. Last year they were always set up 2-3 hours early so this is when we expected them this year, especially for our largest event and our season-opener. When they were not there by 5:00pm as when expected, General Manager Tom Savage spoke with Mr. Masur who said they were on their way. Multiple calls were made thereafter, and they finally entered our property at 6:30pm, which was after the gates were already open to the fans. They did not get to the infield until 6:45pm. These unexpected delays put management in the very difficult position of having to determine if refunds needed to be made to all of the fans and what to do with the race teams who came from all over the area to compete. Cancelling a live event like this on the spot would have been very difficult and surely would have caused some major disruptions and inconveniences to unsuspecting fans and drivers.

Normally following every event, Mr. Masur and Med Star always stayed on the facility grounds to be sure the drivers, race teams and fans exited the facility safely, and that there are no medical emergencies or patrons in need. On Saturday they packed up immediately and left the property while the majority of the fans and race teams were still on property. We are thankful there were no emergencies during that time, but this was simply unacceptable and unprecedented.



alum.427
May 18, 2017 at 07:53:20 PM
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Well. Keep badmouthing individuals and businesses and this is what you get. Social media is a promotors worst nightmare,  most hide behind a screen name and are trolls that hide under a keyboard. 



GTigers55
May 18, 2017 at 07:54:43 PM
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What a shame... I feel for ya out west, this is just such a terrible situation for all drivers, fans, and the economic impact to the area as well. I hope someone can revive Huset's and make it a storied track again.



alum.427
May 18, 2017 at 08:00:02 PM
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After hearing both sides of the story I would say the promotors did things the right way

z-man
May 18, 2017 at 08:05:33 PM
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Posted By: alum.427 on May 18 2017 at 07:53:20 PM

Well. Keep badmouthing individuals and businesses and this is what you get. Social media is a promotors worst nightmare,  most hide behind a screen name and are trolls that hide under a keyboard. 



So your real name is "alum.427?"



shernernum
May 18, 2017 at 08:26:36 PM
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Posted By: z-man on May 18 2017 at 08:05:33 PM

So your real name is "alum.427?"



If Med Star was contracted for on track incidents only then that is all they are responsible for.  Did their contract specify they had to be there by a certain time?  If not then as long as they were on site ready to go before the first car pushed from the pits they fulfilled their contract.  I have been to many races where the safety crews and ambulances arrive a few minutes before warm ups started.  Now, if they were in violation of their contract that is different.  However, I doubt that was the case because they would not have gotten paid.  just because they came earlier other times doesn't mean they must continue to do it as long as they fulfill their contracted responsibilities.



razorback1772
May 18, 2017 at 08:37:24 PM
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Posted By: shernernum on May 18 2017 at 08:26:36 PM

If Med Star was contracted for on track incidents only then that is all they are responsible for.  Did their contract specify they had to be there by a certain time?  If not then as long as they were on site ready to go before the first car pushed from the pits they fulfilled their contract.  I have been to many races where the safety crews and ambulances arrive a few minutes before warm ups started.  Now, if they were in violation of their contract that is different.  However, I doubt that was the case because they would not have gotten paid.  just because they came earlier other times doesn't mean they must continue to do it as long as they fulfill their contracted responsibilities.



I agree....that was a a pretty silly excuse...he really didn't have to mention any specific reason or reasons publicly...it just makes him seem petty... 



zerorules
May 18, 2017 at 08:43:39 PM
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Posted By: shernernum on May 18 2017 at 08:26:36 PM

If Med Star was contracted for on track incidents only then that is all they are responsible for.  Did their contract specify they had to be there by a certain time?  If not then as long as they were on site ready to go before the first car pushed from the pits they fulfilled their contract.  I have been to many races where the safety crews and ambulances arrive a few minutes before warm ups started.  Now, if they were in violation of their contract that is different.  However, I doubt that was the case because they would not have gotten paid.  just because they came earlier other times doesn't mean they must continue to do it as long as they fulfill their contracted responsibilities.



Safety crew at knoxville is there long before hot laps. I've seen them walking the pits chatting with drivers and crews about safety of their equipment. Thats why their hands down the best in the country !!!



madsen
May 18, 2017 at 11:13:07 PM
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"trolls that hide under their keyboards", so true except add, in their mother's basement. 


Europe died during Hitler's deathcamps. If not 
for WWII, Jewish people in Europe would number 30 
million-all making important contributions. Instead 
Europe has 30 million people of another persuasion 
trying to destroy Europe. 

alum.427
May 19, 2017 at 06:40:41 AM
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z-man. i don't troll and bad mouth anybody. if i cann't say it to your face i won't say it behind your back. i've been around racing most of my 63 +  years  from a toddler sitting in the seat of my fathers jalopy to driving to turning wrenches. being retired i venture into a few of these forums and see many making the stupidest of comments. people were hanging the promotors before they heard both sides of this story. which side are they on know ? maybe they should have said, yea get in your cars on go out there on the racetrack. we trolls could care less if safety personnel is on site. we paid for are ticket and have rights.



GTigers55
May 19, 2017 at 06:45:07 AM
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Social media can be a track's best friend when used properly as well, but if you do something that fans/drivers get upset with then it's their worst enemy. Social Media is a big part of what got me more into racing (I'm 21, so younger generation) and tracks that use it significantly help promote themselves when done properly. It's the new and free way to advertise.



shernernum
May 19, 2017 at 07:32:53 AM
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Posted By: alum.427 on May 19 2017 at 06:40:41 AM

z-man. i don't troll and bad mouth anybody. if i cann't say it to your face i won't say it behind your back. i've been around racing most of my 63 +  years  from a toddler sitting in the seat of my fathers jalopy to driving to turning wrenches. being retired i venture into a few of these forums and see many making the stupidest of comments. people were hanging the promotors before they heard both sides of this story. which side are they on know ? maybe they should have said, yea get in your cars on go out there on the racetrack. we trolls could care less if safety personnel is on site. we paid for are ticket and have rights.



What time were warm ups?  Was Med Star there prior to the warm ups?  If so, then your argument is a straw man.  If they were not, then they were in breach of contract and should not have been paid, that may have been a problem that night, but it seems a little fishy that, if they were in breach of contract, they would get paid for the "remainder" of a season that won't be run.

And let's be honest here, the "business" that Brennan has made his money in, is, no matter how you feel about it, a controversial one.  I find it very hard to believe that any of the social media stuff that comes from Dirt Track sites and fans would ever rise to the abuse that his primary business receives, probably on a daily basis.  I have a hard time believing that someone involved in such a business would not be used to not always being well thought of, and  would have skin that is this thin. 

Like has been said elsewhere, if the business was profitable, you put up with the haters, if you are taking a bath, but trying to salvage your pride, you take your balls and go home, but find a scapegoat for all of your problems. 



Murphy
May 19, 2017 at 07:52:33 AM
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Posted By: alum.427 on May 18 2017 at 07:53:20 PM

Well. Keep badmouthing individuals and businesses and this is what you get. Social media is a promotors worst nightmare,  most hide behind a screen name and are trolls that hide under a keyboard. 



    I kind of disagree with you here. Social media issues are not the problem. They are a symptom of the problem. The problem was fans were voting with their feet and staying home. The track closed because it was not turning a profit. If diners stayed away from a restaurant because of bad online reviews, would it make any sense to close down the restaurant and blame it on the bad reviews? If that's how social media worked, wouldn't Delta Airlines have closed down a long time ago?



SDDTRF67
May 19, 2017 at 07:55:48 AM
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This message was edited on May 19, 2017 at 11:14:14 AM by SDDTRF67
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Posted By: alum.427 on May 18 2017 at 07:53:20 PM

Well. Keep badmouthing individuals and businesses and this is what you get. Social media is a promotors worst nightmare,  most hide behind a screen name and are trolls that hide under a keyboard. 



LOL. Really badmouthing and negativity shutdown Badlands? LOL With thinking like that, there should sure be some banks, restaurants, and car dealerships in the Sioux Falls area that aren't currently in business. Here's a clue, don't want negative reviews, don't give joe public a reason to do so. Add that you can go to any of the network websites in the Sioux Falls area and see plenty of people not hiding behind a phony name and calling a spade a spade when it comes to this whole Badlands FIASCO. Also, I have a friend who was posting comments on a message board that some did not like, well he revealed his real name and his house and car were vandalized and whomever did it left a spraypainted tag from the message board. They were never caught. With that said, my real name is Fred Garvin, I don't live in my mom's basement, but I do live in her attic. She can't walk upstairs anymore and at night I sneak down and eat all her Oreo's. Smile
"Gimme fuel, Gimme fire, Gimme that which I desire!"

jwerkman
May 19, 2017 at 08:24:41 AM
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What really gets me his price what he has in the track went up 5 million dollars since last fall.

Back then selling price was 10 mil now it is 7.5 mil and that is half of what he has into it per their website.

he could not tell the truth if it bit him in the face,


 

linbob
May 19, 2017 at 01:41:03 PM
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Posted By: jwerkman on May 19 2017 at 08:24:41 AM

What really gets me his price what he has in the track went up 5 million dollars since last fall.

Back then selling price was 10 mil now it is 7.5 mil and that is half of what he has into it per their website.

he could not tell the truth if it bit him in the face,



I agree with you.  I would like to see all of his paid bills to prove it.  All he would have to have done is tell the safety crew that he wants them there 1 hr before engines start next time.  I would guess he is hard to get along with.  He probably lost his ass with the Silver race payout and he wants to use MedStar as an excuse to cancel rest of races.  Iknow for sure no one like WOO would ever sign another contract with him,  and his actions might make it harder to sell the track.



jfgrosz
May 19, 2017 at 02:13:10 PM
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So...the Badlands is STILL on the World Of Outlaws schedule... thoughts?



jwerkman
May 19, 2017 at 03:14:45 PM
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Posted By: jfgrosz on May 19 2017 at 02:13:10 PM

So...the Badlands is STILL on the World Of Outlaws schedule... thoughts?



the only way they will be there is like someone else posted is if sls rented the track and ran it

 


 

morganvalley_1
May 19, 2017 at 03:24:40 PM
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Posted By: jfgrosz on May 19 2017 at 02:13:10 PM

So...the Badlands is STILL on the World Of Outlaws schedule... thoughts?



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