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Dominion Raceway application to be submitted after holidays

RELATED: See complete coverage of the Dominion Raceway

Steve Britt, who hopes to build the Dominion Raceway on 160 acres in Thornburg, said today he doesn’t think he will file a rezoning application for the speedway until after the holidays.

Raceway officials had previously said they hoped to submit an application to Spotsylvania County this week.

Britt also said in an email this morning that he guesses the Dominion Raceway would have 90 racing events annually at its three tracks, but said he hasn’t put together the schedule yet. He hopes to open the Dominion Raceway in Spotsylvania in the spring of 2014. The roughly $10 million facility would include an oval track for stock-car racing, a drag strip and a road course

Britt is the principal owner of the Old Dominion Speedway, which has operated for more than 60 years in Prince William County. He’s currently under contract to sell that 40-acre property to a homebuilder next year.

That site is now hemmed in by residential development, leading to frequent noise complaints.

A group calling itself The Coalition to Preserve the Thornburg Countryside has expressed noise and traffic concerns with the proposed raceway in Spotsylvania. Public hearings will be held on the proposal, but dates will not be set until after the county receives an application.

Click here for a story on last week’s information meeting on the raceway.

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