NASCAR, airport work to co-exist

PORT ORCHARD — While International Speedway Corp. (ISC) keeps the entire county waiting in anticipation of its racetrack proposal, the issues surrounding the Bremerton National Airport could become a key part of the decision.

“Since we haven’t seen the proposal, we don’t know whether it will be a good deal or a bad deal,” said Port of Bremerton Commissioner Bill Mahan. “As for the airport, it depends on what the proposal says. If it requires a local business to shut down for a month, then we would take a serious look as to whether we would support it or not.”

North Kitsap County Commissioner Chris Endresen also has said that she would not support the NASCAR track if it had a negative effect on the airport’s growth.

According to ISC spokesman Stann Tate, it will be several months before the

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