Greig Board Gives Green Light To More Motocross EventsPosted: Updated: Jul 06, 2018 10:45 AM
A motocross track in Lewis County has been given the green light to host more events.
The track, High Voltage Hills, opened in the town of Greig in the fall of 2015 and since then nearby residents have been frustrated.
Neighbors say the motorcycles that practice and race there are too loud.
"We are not opposed to the track running, that's not our issue," Lorraine Benzing said. "Our issue is the expansion and the level at which they're asking to expand."
Following a public hearing Thursday night, the Grieg planning board approved racetrack owner Nick Zielinski's proposed amendments to his original permit to operate the track there.
That amended permit passed three to two.
The new track rules include a total of eight racing events during the season, two snowcross races in the winter, up to six regular season practices, and one night of practice for members during the week -- either Tuesday or Wednesday.
Zielinski says despite the noise complaints, he's relieved.
"So we're allowed to have more events and memberships now, so we're very excited," he said. "We decided to bring more people and it seemed like everyone wanted to practice on Tuesdays. The locals love to race and we are happy for them."
Zielinski says the permit takes effect immediately.