Madison Area Radio Control Car AssociationRace Track in Fitchburg, Wisconsin
Many of your are wondering the out come of the meeting we had Tuesday night and what the plan is moving forward.
We talked about the possibility of finding a permanent facility. This would require the club to have racing year round. To make this financially viable not only would we have our normal indoor facility but we would also need to run an outdoor off road track in the summer. The majority feels that this would be tough to do if Clark RC Park is going to be running a f...ull summer program like they have in the past. Erik Jensen will contact Clark RC Park and find out how often they plan on running and bring this info back to the club so we can decide what the next step is.
As for an indoor facility now, it doesn’t make much sense to get something for the 2 months we have left in this season. We are going to focus on getting an indoor facility with the intention of moving in September/October. There are plenty of places available, it’s just a matter of getting a hold of the owner of the building to negotiate a deal.
MARCCA has been around for close to 30 years and this is the first year that we could not find a building. It was bound to happen sooner or later. There is more then enough money in the bank to cover the cost of storage for at least a couple years so there is little concern for running out of money.
There has been several helping people bring to our attention some leads on places that are outside of Madison, and that is great! The club feels that our bread and butter (indoor racing) would suffer if it strayed too far out of Madison. What is too far? Probably no further then DeForest on the North side, Cottage Grove on the East side, Middleton on the West side, and Verona, Fitchburg, or McFarland on the South side although Oregon and Stoughton aren’t out of the question for the right place. More then half of the people that come to MARCCA do not actually live in Madison and many of them live 20 minutes or more from Madison. Moving too far any one direction from Madison may be too risky.
Remember, MARCCA is a 100% all volunteer club. We need everyones positive attitudes, eyes out for a building, and just flat out talking to people. You may stumble on someone that knows someone that can help end the search.
So lets everyone pull together, keep those eyes and ears open, and focus on making the 2018/2019 indoor season the best we’ve had!
Great place to race.