Auto racers hoping to hold future events at the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway have postponed Saturday’s muffler noise demonstrations due to expected inclement weather.
Kristi Harris of the fairgrounds staff said the hope is to move the noise tests to the following Saturday, April 2, though the date is still subject to change.
After the Metro Council voted in January to hold off on the demolition of the track, two groups have proposed holding racing events at the speedway for the 2011 and 2012 seasons. One proposal is from racing promoter Tony Formosa, while former NASCAR drivers Chad Chaffin and Bobby Hamilton Jr. turned in the other.
The Metro Board of Fair Commissioners is set to consider the proposals at its April 5 meeting.
A hurdle for the approval of either proposal is the noise caused by racing, which neighbors have frequently cited.
Formosa and Chaffin have said adding mufflers to race cars can reduce the sound. They organized the muffler demonstrations to show critics they can hold their events and not disrupt the surrounding neighborhood.