Tuesday, 05 August 2014 14:33
It is with great sadness that we announce that Mr. George Grace III, Managing Member of Save Oahu's Race Tracks, LLC, (SORT) has lost right of possession of the property on which Kalaeloa Raceway Park (KRP) stands to the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands (DHHL) after years of fighting against the current administration for fair and equal treatment.
KRP is a grassroots multi-venue motorsports facility dedicated to providing a home for motorsports enthusiasts and their families since opening in 2010. Family-friendly events such as Stock Car, Sand Drags, HulaCross, SCCA RallyCross, MotoCross, and more have been held on a regular basis since that time. With the loss of possession, the only four-wheeled motorsports venue on the island will now cease operations.
We hold Governor Neil Abercrombie and his administration directly responsible for refusing to work with KRP. Under its direction, the DHHL, Hawaiian Homes Commission, as well as the State Attorney General's Office has been unyielding and has completely refused to allow KRP to work through its issues even after being advised by the Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs (HWN) to do so due to DHHL's act of proven Detrimental Reliance against KRP.
This is after a comprehensive effort to support Gov Abercrombie during his 2010 election run for Governor of the State of Hawaii . He stated clearly to several KRP representatives that he would support our efforts to construct and operate a motorsports facility during a meeting on August 10th, 2010 (See attached photo). Mr. Grace actively campaigned for Abercrombie in his election bid, including driving moving billboards up and down the streets of Oahu on containers specially created for the potential Governor's campaign (See attached photo).
In return for our concentrated efforts, we have received nothing but false promises from the current administration, and as such, we can no longer support Governor Abercrombie in his quest for re-election.
We ask that all motorsports enthusiasts support Kalaeloa Raceway Park in our fight to remain open and active.
We also ask that you support the opponents of Governor Abercrombie in the upcoming election this Saturday.
KRP will continue to fight to remain open and will actively pursue our rights in our lawsuit against the DHHL.
For media or info inquiries, please contact Michael Kitchens or call (808) 782-7432.
Initial Meeting with Governor Abercrombie, Aug 10th, 2010
One of the Campaign Trailers Created for Abercrombie Election Campaign, 2010
Please see the press release below as well as the original email communication with his campaign manager included.
Friday, 25 July 2014 11:45
Friday, 25 July 2014 10:41
As many of you know, we have had a hard fight with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. Last year, we prepared a video presentation for the Hawaiian Homes Commission detailing the importance of the track and our island's motorsports future. Unforunately, our request for the time to sit down and work through the problem's facing us fell on deaf ears.
At this Commission meeting as well as the other two times we asked for help and resolution. These meetings resulted in a loss of quorum and we have not had redress since even after a recommendation by the Senate Committee on Hawaiian Affairs for just that.
We present this video to you, because we feel that it is special and details how bright our future could be if given the support needed to carry on our mission of returning motorsports to the island of Oahu for the young and for the young-at-heart.
Please join us in our fight...sign the petition at Change.org.
OUR COURT DATE ON JULY 29TH IS POSTPONED. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND.
Sign the petition here: http://www.change.org/petitions/department-of-hawaiian-home-lands-save-kalaeloa-raceway-park
Sunday, 20 July 2014 08:05
On July 3rd, 2014 while driving from Kapolei, Oahu, Mr. George Grace III was forced off of the H1 freeway by two unmarked vehicles driven by three personnel from the State of Hawaii's Attorney General's Office. Unbeknownst to Mr. Grace, these personnel were attempting to serve a non-criminal, civilian evictions notice in the case between the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands and Kalaeloa Raceway Park.
Although, the secondary vehicle's driver attempted to show his badge and id, it was practically illegible and highly questionable for Mr.Grace to even consider while driving at freeway speeds in a large commercial vehicle. The two vehicles surrounded Mr. Grace's truck amidst heavy traffic and forced him onto the shoulder of the freeway.
From that point, the driver from the lead vehicle exited his vehicle and drew his firearm forcing Mr. Grace to submit to their demands and accept the paperwork at gunpoint. Although not visible in the video, a second gun was also drawn by one of the other agents during the serving.
This is a blatant abuse of authority that could have resulted in tragedy. The entire incident was conducted in a dangerous manner, careless of public safety, on a heavily trafficked freeway. In addition, it is highly unnecessary to be held at gunpoint to serve a simple notice. Mr.Grace feared for his life and the safety of his workers who were witness to the incident.
The worker filming the video recognized an AG agent from his personal dealings and past family relations but Mr.Grace was unaware of any of their identities.
The following video shows the incident as it happened, with bleeps for offensive language. In addition, the gun draw has been slowed and zoomed for your viewing benefit starting at 3:40
Please support the efforts to Save Kalaeloa Raceway Park by visiting Change.org and signing our petition:
Thursday, 24 July 2014 00:00
Hello Drivers & Fans,
Below you'll find the point standings and results for the 2014 Season, listed by the most recent event first:
Monday, 23 June 2014 13:37
At the following link you'll find a "Petition to Save Kalaeloa Raceway Park". We're asking for your help and support in gathering signatures via the following request:
"We the undersigned petition the Hawaiian Homes Commission and the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands to
preserve the race track set up by SORT LLC because it is unique and there is no other race track available on the
island of Oahu and there is no other place to bring Hawaiian and other youths at risk to teach them automobile
and truck mechanics, suspensions and body and fender dynamics and repairs and the taking away of this facility
and training area will irreparably harm these children and teenagers in both the Hawaiian community and the
community at large. We respectfully request the Hawaiian Homes Commission to reconsider its past action taken
on June 16, 2014 and hold another public meeting where we can attend and give testimony about the value of this
You may scan it and email your copy back to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (808) 782-7432 to arrange a pickup time with Michael J. Kitchens, Track Coordinator.
Mahalo for your support!
IN ADDITION, WE HAVE CREATED AN ONLINE PETITION AT CHANGE.ORG! We'd appreciate your support in signing this petition as well! You can sign at the following link:
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