Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tombstone Paintball reopens in Colton!

Tombstone Paintball Park

This is exciting news! Tombstone was forced out of Corona along with 1,500 other businesses by the Prado Flood Control project in preparation for the 100 year flood (Still waiting on that horrifying flood, guys. Good thing you kicked out all those businesses!). Leon, the owner of the park, fought against several socal counties to get another park opened closer to populated areas, and was eventually able to open a somewhat limited indoor field called Splat Factory.

Recently, Leon closed Splat Factory and opened Kart Factory in its place. For those of you who knew Leon, this should come as no surprise since he was a rally car driver.

I only today found out that Leon was opening a new park with the same name as the original in Colton. It's a bit farther away, but it still looks great. I can't wait to try it out!

On a more somber note, James Scarcella recently passed away.

James (left), Leon (right)

I talked to James a lot while I reffed Tombstone, and found him to be a helluva guy. It's been a long time since I've seen or spoken to him, but as soon as my friend said "James" I could immediately remember his goofy smile and his laugh. That was the kind of guy he was. Memorable.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Leon is a great, guy, businessman and ambassador for the sport. Good to hear that he is still kickin'it.

Too bad about James, goofy indeed.