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Fines, probe, unpaid rent trouble auto racing park

The facility’s principal has had financial problems and is facing accusations of damaging historical areas

By Rob Perez

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 14, 2013

~~<p>A company that leases more than 35 acres from the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to operate a racing facility in Leeward Oahu has been hit with more than $100,000 in property-related violations, is several months behind on its rent and is under investigation by DHHL for allegedly clearing land outside the parcel's boundaries and possibly damaging historically significant sites, according to public records and information from city and state agencies.</p>
<p>The actions targeting Save Oahu's Race Tracks LLC and its principal, George Grace III, have cast an unflattering spotlight on Kalaeloa Raceway Park and raised questions about the future of the island's only auto racing venue.</p>
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A company that leases more than 35 acres from the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to operate a racing facility in Leeward Oahu has been hit with more than $100,000 in property-related violations, is several months behind on its rent and is under investigation by DHHL for allegedly clearing land outside the parcel's boundaries and possibly damaging historically significant sites, according to public records and information from city and state agencies.

The actions targeting Save Oahu's Race Tracks LLC and its principal, George Grace III, have cast an unflattering spotlight on Kalaeloa Raceway Park and raised questions about the future of the island's only auto racing venue. Login for more...



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