Noticed that too. Too many margaritas before moderation methinks.
Sad to see Miller go, but understandable given the circumstances. Hopefully someone picks it up and can make it profitable.
It's likely going to be bulldozed and built over.
The nice thing about racetracks is they are easy to build. The great thing about tracks like Laguna Seca and Willow Springs is that these tracks take advantage of natural topography to create challenging and interesting configurations. The trend in the last ten or so years is to find a chunk of cheap, flat desert and throw down some pavement with little to no infrastructure. Then the weather is so heinous, and the drive so long to get there, that eventually the place loses money and has to fold up.
I had been wondering about this proliferation of racetracks sprouting up all over in the last decade or so, and now the answer seems plain. There are just too many of them.
If you take for example WSIR, 2.5-mile Main Road Course or Streets at Willow, those tracks are empty most days of the year. But for people in the general trip-county areas WSIR is a much better choice than, say, Chuckwalla or Spring Hill. Far more infrastructure, a shorter drive, and a more challenging track either way. Mastering the 2.5-mile course is the work of a lifetime for most riders and the Streets is ideal for street riders and track days.
I ain't trying to push Willow Springs over any other track, as they are all fun to ride, but it's got what a racetrack complex needs to survive: interesting tracks and the infrastructure and location to keep riders coming back. Those other tracks way out in the desert are going to have a tougher time of it.