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State legislators to hear racetrack plug

OLYMPIA — Representatives of the International Speedway Corp. are making the most of a chance to present their case for construction of a Nascar track in Kitsap County to state legislators.

“ISC didn’t get the opportunity to present their case in front of the Legislature this year,” said Lt. Gov. Brad Owen, who is organizing the meeting. “So this is their chance to tell us what they have in mind. It’s an opportunity for them to speak and for the public to listen.”

The meeting is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. May 31 at the Port of Seattle office on Pier 69.

The event is a meeting of the Legislative Committee on Economic Development and International Relations, which Owen uses to explore new tourism, trade and development opportunities for the state. Kitsap County has no representation on the committee, according to Owen’s Web site.

“This will be an informational session, where ISC can discuss what we are proposing,” said Tim Thompson, a Tacoma-based consultant working with ISC. “We never introduced legislation last (session), so this is a story that has not been heard. We will present the economic benefits in front of the legislators, in the hope of getting their support.”

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