Archive for Wednesday, July 11, 2001

Speedway traffic moves easily through area

July 11, 2001

The track at the Kansas Speedway might have been congested with race vehicles this weekend, but highways in the Tonganoxie area were not.

"What speedway traffic?" asked Herb Nye, Leavenworth County sheriff, when asked whether traffic from the track caused any tie-ups in the county.

"There were no problems we encountered."

Nye said Sunday's traffic from the Indy Racing Northern Light Series seemed more dispersed than Saturday's NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Mike Vestal, Tonganoxie Police Department dispatcher, also said that traffic wasn't a major problem in the area.

"There was no bottlenecking or anything, just heavier than normal," Vestal said.

The next action at the Speedway will be Sept. 29 and 30 with the NASCAR Busch and Winston Cup series.

Nye said he expected some heavier traffic that weekend.

"It will be a little more involved than the ones we've had to this date," Nye said. "We'll see what the Speedway anticipates coming in."

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