My husband and I are year-round residents in Covington Lake East. Recently, we experienced yet another all-day roar of race car noise in the neighborhood which we have all come to know too well. It comes from the near-by race track, located next to Tanger Outlets.
It’s bad enough that we have to endure this assault on our ears from sun up to sundown when the races are on, but Saturday’s all-day races went on until l:50 a.m.! We were hoping for peace around 11 p.m.
We all know that sleep deprivation is a real concern for people, but trying to sleep is quite impossible while those cars are racing into the wee hours of the morning.
We feel this shows a lack of respect for all families living, not only in our development, but for others in the surrounding areas, including Covington Lake, Southgate, Plantation Lakes, Walkers Woods, and possibly others all within ear-shot. Our neighborhoods are growing. People who don’t live here cannot imagine how loud the noise is.
We have spoken to others who feel like we do, that it’s almost impossible to enjoy outdoor living when the races are on because these cars are so loud. The constant drone really grates on your nerves.
We are not against the races. We want race fans to enjoy their sport. But can’t these races start earlier so they may finish at an appropriate hour? It’s a well-known fact that many campgrounds have quiet hour starting at 10 p.m. Don’t our neighborhoods deserve the same respect?
Carol Musson, Myrtle Beach