County, FAA could be headed for 2015 showdown

Summit Motorsports Park uses the airport runway a few times per year to exit vehicles during large events.
Scott Seitz2
Jul 16, 2014


Huron County Airport Authority board member Jeff Savage said the next year will determine much about the future of the facility.

"I think next year's closings for the raceway will bring a lot of things to a head," he said.

Summit Motorsports Park uses the airport runway a few times per year to exit vehicles during large events.

Savage said, as part of the conditions on receiving Federal Aviation Administration approval for this year's closings, the FAA wants to see two things take place before considering 2015 closings.

"One condition is the FAA wants to see the crack-sealing on the runway done," he said. "That could cost $70,000 and if it isn't done, that could jeopardize the closings."

The second condition is the FAA wants to see a plan that doesn't require the closure of the runway to exit vehicles.

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Why do we have an airport? It only services a few people with an expensive hobby and costs our county way more than it brings in. The commissioners would do better by just giving it to the Bader's than keeping it open and paying for maintenance and mismanagement costs.


I talked with 2 of the commissioners today, and believe it or not, Bader will be moving his operation to Lorain County. I tried to rally local business owners to help keep him stay, but he and his business it gone folks.


If Billy moves, it is his option and the result of his my way or the highway attitude. There is no reason why the raceway and airport shouldn't be able to coexist, benefiting both Bader and the community. Plain and simple the airport is not for sale. Plain and simple, the county is obligated to operate the facility as an airport in Perpetuity. Quotes of ignorance about the airport only servicing a few people and costing the county more than it brings in really shows a lack of intelligence. Before you make stupid statements do a little homework on your facts.