Summit Motorsports Park’s $1.6 million track reconstruction project remains on schedule to be finished in time for the April 28-29 Spring Warm-Up—the first of several major racing events at the Norwalk, OH dragstrip.
The track reconstruction project will make the racing surface entirely concrete from the starting line through the finish line, which will improve drainage, aesthetics, and speed.
“I want one track surface with no transition from concrete to asphalt,” said Bill Bader Jr., president of Summit Motorsports Park, this past December when the project was first announced. “I want it to have the crown that had been lost in the current track from being profiled, which will allow it to shed water and dry more quickly. I want it to be aesthetically pleasing and absolute perfection, and I want it to be fast.”
Despite relentless rainfall the week of February 19-23, Miller Brothers Construction has continued to make noticeable progress.
“We’ve removed the subbase, and track underdrains are being installed,” said SMP facilities manager Matt Welsh.
New underdrains and a new track subbase is being installed over the next two days, then new concrete will be poured when the weather conditions are best, track officials said.
Here are a few more progress photos: