The land LACR
sits on is leased by Granite Construction, which will mine the strip for coveted concrete aggregates later this year.
is a cultural and historic landmark that has attracted international fanfare, Hillinger said, noting that it's brought tourists to the Antelope Valley from as far as Japan and Australia.
There needs to be a solution," said Jeff Hillinger, who heads Save the LACR.
LACR is among six or so legal Southland racetracks and among just four that feature quarter-mile tracks; the others are an eighth of a mile long.
LACR supporters acknowledge that until now, the company has done what it could to accommodate the racetrack.
Preserving the LACR at its current location seems unlikely, however, said Bridge, who concluded:
LACR proponents say saving the raceway is essential to maintaining proper conditions for area drag racers to compete in a safe and legal venue.
Bridge said LACR officials have known for years that the company's mining interests would eventually encroach upon the raceway, he added.
Graham, 38, not only races his car at LACR on Friday nights, he also challenges the four winners of the Wednesday night program at the end of each month.
Most tournaments at LACR use bracket races, which also takes money out of the equation.
I've even seen minivans and diesel trucks,'' said Palmdale's Ryan Trapp, 20, who has come to LACR about 10 times.
Moreno Valley mayor Bill Batey, who makes the weekly trek to LACR to race his 1973 Camaro, said that not enough is being done to accommodate the growing hobby.