While Town of Mammoth officials talk about how to manage tax money for recreation facilities in town, Joe Parrino of Mammoth Lakes continues to raise the Motocross track as a recreation possibility for nearly half of the year.
Parrino said that as a boy, he used to enjoy the motocross track after school in the 70s. He said back then it was open seven days a week, and it was free. Parrino said the Forest Service would consider this with the right financial backing, security and maintenance.
Parrino think Mammoth Mountain could get behind this idea which he feels would generate millions for the community. In a letter to the editor, Parrino says, “Here we have a world famous amenity used by guests and locals for over 40 years, bringing in millions of dollars every time there is a race event;” Parrino estimates that the motocross race vent brings over $3 million into the town. He suggests the track could be marketed for high altitude training, research and testing.
Parrino asks that those interested should attend the December 7 meeting of the Mammoth Recreation Commission.