Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Still Too Tough To Tame

The new asphalt is down at Darlington Raceway.

Track President Chris Browning announced today that the job is complete, and that the focus is now on the track’s upcoming Dodge Challenger 500 race weekend on May 8-10. The project began in mid-January, and took nearly 15,000 tons of asphalt to complete. Construction crews used four million reference points around the track to ensure that the banking and corner transitions remained unchanged.

The new racing surface was part of a $10 million capital improvement project that included an infield access tunnel large enough to accommodate car haulers, motorhomes and emergency vehicles, and the addition of SAFER barriers on the inside of the straightaways.

“The Track Too Tough to Tame” will host a Goodyear tire test on March 10 and 11.

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