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AMERICUS, GA (WALB) -

A new Motor sports complex in Americus will bring jobs and an economic boost to South Georgia.

Star Racing and Americus Sumter Payroll Development Authority signed an agreement today for the 450 acre complex that will be built across from South Georgia Technical College.

George and Jackie Bryce are hoping to change the face of our economy in the entire southeastern United States.

"We are hoping to bring millions of dollars worth of revenue, hundreds of jobs, and lower the tax rate, those are our three goals," says George Bryce, Star Racing.

George Bryce started racing when he was just three years old and is turning his passion, into a world class Motorsports complex.

"We love our community so much, we kept thinking of ways so everyone in the world could appreciate Americus," says George Bryce, Star Racing.

He says they are expecting to bring 50 Motorsports related companies to the complex from all over the world.

"Car manufacturers, tire manufacturers, shock absorbers, breaks, fabrication parts, racing parts," says George Bryce, Star Racing.

And his wife Jackie says that is not all Americus will need to support this 12 million dollar racing facility.

"With the way that the complex grows, we are going to have to have more restaurants, more hotels and motels, all the things that are associated with people coming to a town," says Jackie Bryce, Star Racing.

Even the mayor came out to show his support.

"It has been a long time in planning stages and finally seeing it move forward with the land purchase, and hopefully dirt being turned in the near future. Dream will become a reality," says Barry Blount, Americus Mayor.

"I think people had been concerned originally about the noise factor, environmental impact on the community, and traffic and what not," says Angela Westra, Americus-Sumter Co. Chamber of Commerce President.

But Westra says residents who opposed the project have realized the pro's outweigh the con's.

In as soon as  eighteen months, the complex should already be hosting activities, but it wont be until five years from now until it is completely finished.

They hope this racing facility will put Americus on the map.

 

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