“I hope it’s a success,” he said. “It certainly would be a great shot in the arm for the town of Harpersfield, and what comes from that is more business for a lot of the small retailers, the coffee shop, the grocery store, the motels. It can only help.”
Track opponent Michael Blaine of Harpersfield said he and other critics of the project are concerned with a “widely expanded” plan that he said Lubinitsky has presented to town officials, one that would potentially resulted in an expanded parking lot, a second hangar building and even a church.
Lubinitsky said that while did mention a church to accommodate a member of the track board he described as very religious, there are currently no plans to build a house of worship at the site.
As for the opponents, Lubinitsky said, “I have tried to accommodate everyone as best as I could. But some people don’t want to listen. I always have an open invitation to come talk to me. Everyone has my card. Everyone has my info.”
The facility’s web site promotes the track — marked by many curves and turns — as a thrilling experience.
“Located at what seems like the top of the world, a sense of euphoria comes over you when looking up at the sky from the paddock letting the fresh air fill your lungs and the beautiful trees bring life to the track,” a promotional blurb states. “The unique micro-climate never lets it be too hot or too cold making for the perfect conditions.”