- Associated Press - Thursday, August 20, 2015

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A county near Salt Lake City is selling a motorsports park to a Chinese auto manufacturer for less money than another potential buyer’s offer.

KUTV-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1EFnBIs) Las Vegas developer Andrew Cartwright proposed spending $7.5 million more on Miller Motorsports Park than the $20 million bid commissioners approved.

Both proposals kept the park open. Cartwright said his plans included building 200 custom homes on the property, a concern for commissioners in a community where one gated community went bankrupt and a second is half full.

China-based auto manufacturer Geely Holding Group won the bid. The company plans to attract tourists and train drivers at what is now the Utah Motorsports Campus.

Tooele County Commissioner Shawn Milne says Geely’s plan is expected to boost the area economy and add jobs.

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Information from: KUTV-TV, https://www.kutv.com/

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