Police Recruits Have Been Training at Eastside Speedway in Dooms for Years

By: Sonia Randev
By: Sonia Randev

" We've had the race track here for 50 years and it becomes where someone says how to you stand that noise and you say what noise?" says Shirley Shifflett, who has lived in Dooms for over 30 years.

She says she supports the idea of police recruits training at Eastside Speedway. She says " they support us, whenever we need them, they're right there and they need a place to learn and a place to train and this is an ideal place because its already available to them and I think they should utilize that place." But just down the road, neighbor Arleen Meek says her husband, a truck driver, has trouble sleeping because of the noise. "It was just annoying to him, knowing that he has to go out in 10 hours, the sirens and things did keep him awake," she says. Meek says 3 days of noise during the summer is enough.

"We'd like to keep our four quiet days that we do have, we just don't wanna deal with seven days of constant noise," she says.

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