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IaTR6
Dennis Costello
Central Iowa
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12/29/2007 02:53PM

Main British Car:
'73 TR 6 '97 Explorer 5.0

Iowa flooding
Posted by: IaTR6
Date: March 26, 2019 10:41PM

For those of you who attended the (I think) 2013 V8 meet in Omaha, there was a trip to Pacific Junction, Iowa to the
Racecourse of the Midlands. I recall seeing the video of Calvin and his TR6 playing Emmerson Fittipaldi and doing a fine imitation. Well, look at the Facebook post of the latest event-flooding! The resurrection of the course is apparently in doubt.
Another loss to the car community if it occurs.
Dennis.


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3676 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Iowa flooding
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 30, 2019 10:41AM

Wow.

[www.thedrive.com]

First I have heard it called that, Dennis. I had only heard Mid-America Motorplex.

Calvin was brutally fast down the straights, but I had 'em all in the corners. ;)


IaTR6
Dennis Costello
Central Iowa
(143 posts)

Registered:
12/29/2007 02:53PM

Main British Car:
'73 TR 6 '97 Explorer 5.0

Re: Iowa flooding
Posted by: IaTR6
Date: March 30, 2019 10:53AM

Carl, You are correct on the name of the course, Pacific Auction is the little town nearby. Or, it was nearby,
flooding up to the eaves of ranch style houses. There is a possibility the town will no longer exist.
Dennis


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
(3676 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Iowa flooding
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: March 30, 2019 12:41PM

The link I put up that shows the track flooded also uses the name you did. "Raceway Park of the Midlands is now an inland sea."


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1465 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Iowa flooding
Posted by: mowog1
Date: April 03, 2019 06:00PM

Pete and I were in Mount Pleasant, IA (just west of Burlington) on Sunday.....no flooding there (yet) but the Mississippi is indeed high.


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