When it comes to motorsports, the state of Indiana is home to some of the most famous circle tracks in the world, including the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Located nearby, in the heart of dirt track racing country, is Lawrenceburg Speedway, named after the largest city in Dearborn County.
The 3/8ths mile, high-banked clay oval is situated in the back portion of the fairgrounds, near the Lawrenceburg Motorcycle track. The facility is fan-friendly with camping allowed for those race fans that travel along with a series.
Among the notable events the track hosts each year include the Hornet Nationals for four-cylinder stock car fans and the USAC Fall Nationals sprint car race.
The City of Lawrenceburg recently published a Request For Proposals (RFP), giving the opportunity to any race entrepreneur that desires to manage a big-time race facility. Opportunities like this rarely come along, so we wanted to present the RFP to our fans, many of whom have expressed their desire to run a track.
Here is the City of Lawrenceburg’s published RFP:
NOTICE OF REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
Notice is hereby given that the City of Lawrenceburg Board of Public Works and Safety (the “Board”), on the 8th day of September, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. (local time), in the Council Chambers at Lawrenceburg City Hall, 230 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025, will open and consider written proposals for the lease of certain real estate to be used as a racing facility (the “Real Estate”) in the City of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, and commonly identified as follows:
Parcel Identification Number: 15-07-11-300-028.000-013 and 15-07-10-400-007.000-026
Tax Identification Number: 013-901101-00 and 026-900103-00
Brief Legal Description: 06-1 PT SW QR 11-5-1 45.584A PER SUREY
ALSO: 01-01 PT SW QR ACREAGE ONLY APPROXIMATE
Each bid must be in conformance with the requirements set forth in the Request for Proposals which will be made available to prospective bidders as described below. Each bid must specify the bidder’s proposed use of the Real Estate, which is required to be as a racing facility.
Any bid submitted by a trust (as defined in Indiana Code 30-4-1-1(a)) must identify each (a) beneficiary of the trust, and (b) settlor empowered to revoke or modify the trust.
At the time and place stated above, all written offers received by the Board will be publicly opened and considered by the Board.
The Board has caused to be prepared and will have available for examination and use by all interested persons, in the office of the Clerk-Treasurer of the City of Lawrenceburg, 212 Walnut Street, Lawrenceburg, Indiana 47025 the following: