Indiana resident gets city OK to host dirt track events

Publish Date: 
Feb 7, 2013

GREENCASTLE, Ind. – The city’s zoning appeals board has granted a resident permission to open a dirt bike and four-wheeler race course on his property north of town.

The Greencastle Board of Zoning Appeals Tuesday night awarded the use variance to petitioner Jeffrey A. Cantonwine, but with conditions aimed at curtailing noise, traffic and litter.

The approval carries a limit of three weekends per calendar year for organized ATV or dirt bike racing on the 551-acre site. Each event may last no longer than 48 hours, beginning on Friday evening and ending Sunday evening, according to the Greencastle Banner-Graphic.

All racing must occur during daylight hours. No engine revving, warm-up or racing activities will be allowed before to 8 a.m., and racing must shut down at 8 p.m. or 30 minutes prior to sundown, whichever comes first.

Cantonwine will also have to notify public safety agencies and neighbors in writing at least 14 days prior to an event; provide event safety personnel; carry insurance that also protects the city; and make sure nearby roads are cleaned of litter within 24 hours after an event.

Posted by Holly Wagner