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Cleetus Speaks Out on “Anti Karen Clause” For his “Freedom Factory” Race Track

Racing enthusiasts are all too familiar with the impact of time constraints on their favorite sport when things go into the late hours of the night. Often, races need to be extended due to factors such as weather or other delays but events are often cut short due to curfews, leaving fans disappointed.

The primary reason for these curfews is the noise generated by the race track, which can disrupt nearby residential areas. When delving into the complexities of these disputes between track owners and homeowners, it often takes legal intervention to determine what’s right and wrong.

Cleetus McFarland, a popular automotive YouTuber, has had his fair share of battles with noise-related issues at his “Freedom Factory” racetrack, located at the site of Desoto Speedway, which had been operating since the 1970s. Unfortunately, the track has recently faced challenges regarding noise complaints from nearby housing developments. What’s particularly frustrating is that the track existed long before these housing developments, and developers knowingly built homes near the track, only to later blame the track for noise disturbances.

In the video below, from the Oil and Whiskey podcast, McFarland shares insights into the ongoing battle and his outlook for the future. The track owner has taken the matter to court and is actively seeking a solution that allows the racing facility to operate without noise restrictions. Thus far, an agreement that the podcast dubbed the “Anti Karen Clause” has been reached between the track owner and developers, designed to prevent newly built homeowners from initiating legal action against the track. However, McFarland anticipates that the battle is far from over.

It might seem counterintuitive for homeowners who dislike noise to move in next to a racetrack. Nevertheless, human nature being what it is, litigation over noise issues appears likely to persist for years to come.