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Pandemonium closes NASCAR meeting

10 p.m. -- Hundreds of people interested in learning more about the proposed 80,000-seat NASCAR track attended a public hearing tonight in the Petrides Educational Complex, Sunnyside. However, after representatives from racetrack developer International Speedway Corp. spoke, the crowd inside the school’s auditorium turned unruly and began heckling elected officials once they took to the microphone. One man even tried to wrestle the microphone out of City Counilman Andrew Lanza’s hands by placing the official in a partial headlock. Outside, throngs of people who couldn’t get in chanted, held up placards and engaged in often boisterous debate with one another. Borough President James P. Molinaro blamed the “ruckus” on the Department of City Planning, saying the agency should have asked for a larger police presence instead of the “Keystone Cops” and that elected officials shouldn’t have been on the floor with the audience. By 7:20 p.m., the cops had officially shut down the meeting.

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Not sure of the exact site location. They are going to have very little parking. Most people will have to take a ferry to the race. I don't think this will work for NASCAR. It's not a regular sport where people come watch the game and go home. NASCAR fans come for a 3-7 day vacation.

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