Plans for Orange County drag-racing strip rejected

Advocates say complex was safe alternative to illegal racing

ORLANDO, Fla. - Commissioners rejected a plan to allow legal street racing to continue at an Orange County drag strip.

In a 7-0 vote Tuesday, commissioners put the brakes on plans that would allow the racing at Central Florida Racing Complex, the Orlando Sentinel reports.

Racing advocates argued that the complex is a safe alternative to illegal racing on busy streets, but residents who live nearby complained about noise and feared of drunken driving.

Other types of events, including go-kart racing, will still be allowed.

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