It's the end of racing at KCIR.

The sale of Kansas City International Raceway puts the brakes on drag racing 

It's the end of racing at KCIR.

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"I think I'm going to cash in my chips," White says.

Park and his investors are also cashing out. They're liquidating the track's equipment at an auction December 17 to boost the NP3 investors' payday before they have to vacate the property on January 31, 2012.

Todd Bridges, the track's manager, says the blame game that has erupted in the wake of the sale is pointless. 

"It's just beating a dead horse to worry about that," he says.

Bridges has a more pressing concern: finding a new job. He says the racers won't feel the full impact of KCIR's closing until next spring. That's when they would have been prepping their cars for the races.

Park says his focus has shifted to finding a new site for a track. He's confident that he and his partners will find a replacement, but it won't be in KC. Park says they're looking for a racing-friendly city or county.

"We're not even looking inside the Kansas City limits," Park says.

Park claims that he's already considering several pieces of land to rebuild the shattered racing community.

"Whether any of them pan out, I don't know," he says.

During the last week of November, Park says he met with Cass County officials to discuss three potential sites.

"They want us to come there," he says. "There are a lot of places that want us. Just not Kansas City."

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