What this has to do with fighting Covid is beyond us. Pure government waste.
Gov. Roy Cooper has announced that $45 million of funding provided through the American Rescue Plan will go toward expanding motorsports and outdoor event opportunities across the state.
State officials say $30 million will be allocated for infrastructure and repairs at the Rock Speedway and Entertainment Complex, the North Wilkesboro Speedway, and the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Each facility would receive $10 million.
The Department of Commerce will receive $10 million for other motorsport facilities, and the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) will receive $5 million to develop and market new and existing natural and cultural tourism trails, including the Motorsports and Moonshine Heritage Trail.
Officials say the trails will highlight the founding and history of both motorsports racing and moonshine production in North Carolina and that it would have a substantial impact on in and out-of-state tourism.