Written by Administrator Saturday, 26 January 2013 21:58
Aloha Race Fans,
I would like to inform you that Rob Perez, of the Star-Advertiser, has begun a personal attack on me and is using the newspaper as his tool to aid him in his onslaught against myself and the race track. For whatever reason he has chosen this, he has every right. Although the reporting is negative, I feel that any press is good press. The calls of support from people, who didn't even know that we had a race track, till his story in the media was put out, was overwhelming.
I have explained to Mr. Perez in the recent past, that because of legalities involved, I couldn't comment or answer some of his questions. I assured him that it isn't as bad as it seems and that if he was patient and waited a little longer, he could have the whole story. I also explained to Mr. Perez what we do at the track and what our goals are and it's to provide a safe place for racing, recreation, promote safety and most importantly to help keep racing off the streets. It is my opinion that Mr. Perez, seems to be a very selfish man. By trying to poke and pry, as to what he thinks is a good story, without knowing the facts and reasons, chooses to only care about himself to write stories with insufficient information to sell more newspapers and simultaneously shut us down.
Mr. Perez had a choice to decide which direction he wanted to go with this story, after learning some of the allegations he reported was not true and proven. He is still convinced that the race track is a bad place. He could have easily done a follow-up and corrected himself with the facts. And yet he continues to search for negative stories.
We are expecting Mr. Perez to be putting out another story about myself and the race track this Sunday or Monday. We do not expect this to be favorable.
Again, we just want to assure everyone that we are looking forward to a full year of racing. There will be a lot more different racing activities happening at KRP in the near future. And we thank everyone for their patience and support.
For those interested, you may contact Rob Perez directly at 529-4711(wk), 479-2109 (cell) or email: email@example.com and tell him how you feel.
The following is a the email from Mr. Perez and my response back to him (Click to see a larger image):
George Grace III
UPDATE: The article has been posted as expected. Below you will find the text and a dedicated link to the article: City readies citation against raceway.
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