Dean, check out past references to the I2K events in St. Louis in 2000 and 2002. Both of them have been hard to beat by any event held to date.
Road Course, AutoX, Drag Racing, and drive-thru Car Show/Soundoff - all within "the fence" of Gateway Raceway Park (proper name?).
Hell, and after the sun goes down, a motel parking lot is just about like any other motel parking lot we've visited in years past: virgin when we get there, looks like the approach end of an international airport runway when we leave
I would like to see St. Louis become our 'annual' site for the next couple of years; about as centrally located as we can get to everyone, and a nice facility in one location that has worked well in the past - twice!
Will 3 times be the charm? Gets my vote; no-brainer. Loved running the security guard's ass ragged back and forth across the Holiday Inn's parking lot as the Muncie Brothers and I sat up on the parking lot berm giving the high sign to the side of the parking lot that the guard wasn't in for the purposes of burn-out control without hassle. What a hoot! We had that security guard at the end of his rope and suckin' wind before he finally realized it was a loosing proposition for him.
Those were two fine events, and would love a three-peat!