The Tamworth Foundation wanted a balanced, neutral noise evaluation of a proposed club racetrack facility in Tamworth, located in the foothills of the White Mountains. The study needed to address both the concerns of citizens who feared that noise from the facility would adversely affect their town, as well as the interests of others who desired the facility for the potential economic benefits.
Since no noise or zoning regulations were applicable, HMMH’s analysis focused on the expected average community reaction from the facility. Our analysis addressed busy days as well as average days. We recommended property-line noise limits that would allow the facility to operate with all but the noisiest modified vehicles, and yet minimize the impact and audibility of racing noise at the nearest homes and throughout the town.
The Tamworth selectmen and the town adopted the property-line noise limits.