I had an opportunity to meet with the family of Bruce Kelly on a rainy Sunday morning. We met at the track in Batavia where Bruce's parents Tom and Jane built the facility. The family wanted to keep things private and so in keeping with their wishes I opened the gate while they reminisced about the grand parents and father that passed. While at the track I took pictures and shed a tear for a great facility that is no longer. I guess the rain didn't help but walking around I could only remember happy times that I had out there. I spent most of my youth in Batavia racing on the weekends and going to the track during the week with my dad and uncle who helped Tom with the track while I helped Bruce break in engines. During the late sixties My brother and I raced as my dad was the starter and my mother cooked hamburgers while my sister was a scorer in the tower. By the early seventies I was in high school and abandoned karting only to come back into the sport in the eighty's. Politics in karting forced me out again but I returned once again with my son and then daughter as drivers that bring me to today. God I love that place! and I know how the Kelly family felt. The place is in their blood. Although the facility is very over grown the track is in good condition and the buildings are intact but could use some maintenance. I was encouraged by what I saw. The possibility of a come back is there but it needs to be soon. I believe that if the place ever made a come back, Tom, Jane and Bruce would be smiling down.