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#1 Excapt

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:30 PM

The owners of Slots-A-Lot Raceway in Franklin Square, NY, have made the painful decision to close the store.

 

The final day of operation will be March 31.

 

Thanks to all who have come to visit us over the past four years.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 04:42 PM

So very sorry to hear this!


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:07 PM

It's no wonder.
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Posted 14 March 2018 - 05:09 PM

Damn! That's two NY raceways closing in NY within a month, HVR and S-A-L.   :o
 
Rats...
 
PS: and Elmsford closed last year

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 08:38 PM

That use to be my home for a long time, had many great races on those tracks. Hopefully someone will pick up their tracks. Three great tracks, the King was a real drivers track.

 

I think racing on three different tracks every other week made me a better racer.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:03 PM

I thought they had a big drag race crowd.

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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:13 PM

I think they did, Apparently not big enough to float the boat.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 09:44 PM

Bad management is what did it.


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Posted 14 March 2018 - 10:36 PM

A  lot of excellent racers came from SAL (DDDerek, Pat Skeggs). Oh yeah and one multiple world and National Champion (Chubby). The raceway did not keep up with the quality of racers they had.

 

Tis a shame.

 

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:34 AM

Yes, a lot of good races from a different time and different owners.

I've spent a lot of nights there with both of my children racing and myself of course.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:56 AM

And Buzzy just keeps on ticking...
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 05:36 AM

I’m very disappointed to hear this news. Slots-A-Lot was my home raceway for years.
 
SAL seemed to be busy with kids parties on the weekends, I guess that’s not enough.
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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:18 AM

I will stop by this weekend.

 

Bummer.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:30 AM

Sad but not surprising news. Let us put aside the usual hurdles of owning/running a slot track that did not work 50 years ago when there were people waiting on line to get in and get track time. If if did not work then, then why should it work now with a few notable exceptions.

 

Last time I was there the owner gathered everyone around for a 45 minute lecture on how he was doing everyone there a favor by keeping his shop open. My parents are dead and I do not have a boss so I am not that keen on lectures.

 

I will not get into the details but after that I never went back. 

 

In any event, does anyone know what will become of the contents?

 

Always interested in bulk lots.


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 08:33 AM

When they lost Derek, the best manager they ever had, that was it. We canceled our events there when braid repair was to pull out the stapler. 


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Posted 15 March 2018 - 03:41 PM

I started going to slots a lot in 1999, Cathy and Kenny ran the raceway, I was racing 3 times a week and loving it.


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 09:58 AM

When they lost Derek, the best manager they ever had, that was it. We canceled our events there when braid repair was to pull out the stapler. 

 

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Posted 18 March 2018 - 02:35 PM

I would like to thank the management of Slots-A-Lot for everything they have done for me in the last five years.

 

You guys will be missed and all the best.


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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:04 AM

Did you go there yesterday? Any word on what's happening to the tracks? 
 
I've stopped by S-A-L a couple of times the last few weeks. I hadn't touched my cars in a long time when I saw you at Buzz-A-Rama. It was nice to run my cars again.
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Posted 19 March 2018 - 07:16 AM

Frank told me on Sunday that if no one buys them, there will be an auction.

 

Wish I had the room to store the King. 


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:04 AM

Apparently the current owners of Slots-A-Lot are trying to sell the business. 

 

They say they will sell it to the right person for "a song."

 

Hopefully someone will step up. 


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Posted 21 March 2018 - 05:07 PM

George, will any of these songs do the trick?  :good:
 
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 06:02 PM

Maybe that will do it.

Make them an offer.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 12:24 PM

I just had a chat with them on Facebook and found out what a "song" really is.

The cash "song" is probably less than the cost of three tracks set up. I don't know that I have it in me to run a place like this on my own. I could only imagine the amount of extra things that have to be done to get them up to speed (so to speak) and then get racers to actually come in the door and spend time and money.
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Posted 27 March 2018 - 03:27 PM

What's the status on the tracks?







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