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Mingo County Looking for Developer and Operator of Twin Branch Drag Strip

Tuesday, 16 May 2023

WILLIAMSON, W.Va. — The Mingo County Redevelopment Authority is taking proposals through May 31 at 4:30 p.m. for a developer/operator to complete Twin Branch Drag Strip and to operate the IHRA-sanctioned drag strip under a lease agreement with the MCRA.

Twin Branch Drag Strip (the former Almost Heaven Motorsports Park) is an 1/8-mile track constructed as a post-mine land use project. The current facility consists of a 54’ x 100’ burnout area, a 660’ x 54’ concrete racing area with 15” x 31” concrete safety walls, a 1540’ x 54’ shutdown area, a 200’ safety trap, a paved return lane, a staging area and an emergency vehicle staging area.

Visit the website developmingo.com for the complete release including the actions needed to be completed by the developer/operator.

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Offeror should also provide a comprehensive list of regular racing events and special series events that are anticipated for the Twin Branch Drag Strip, including but not limited to the number of sanctioned events to be conducted in the first year. 

Offeror should provide a list of temporary and/or part-time jobs to be created throughout the construction and operation phases. 

Lastly, Offeror should provide a complete list of qualifications, previous experience that demonstrates Offeror’s ability to operate and promote drag racing events, particularly those that are IHRA sanctioned, and a list of references of previous partnerships with facility owners, business partners, etc. 

Only hard copies will be accepted for submissions. Hard copies can be mailed to P.O. Box 298, Williamson, WV 25661. Proposals must be received by 4:30 p.m. on May 31, 2023. For questions, contact the MCRA at (304) 235-0042.

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