1/25/2009 - They call it Lake
Forest. "A mixed use development focusing on neighborhood appeal and
natural amenities", says the colorful brochure. To many though, it's just
more of the same erasing what remains of the "Traction Capitol of the
South"; Lakeland International Speedway.
Heavy equipment just shy of the finish line.
What was 'The Pits' is now a pit. It's slated to become one of the many
manmade lakes in the development.
The track is being replaced with a two-lane boulevard containing a landscaped
median. This view is looking back from about mid track towards the starting line
with Monroe Road off to the left.
This is what it looks like from the point where the road course/pit lanes
used to bend around and connect to the drag strip behind the start line. That
new lake is off to the left surrounded by the orange barrier. Wonder what
they're planning to call this road?
The finish line...about to be finished for good.