Here is where we are at with track progress so far!
We are trotting along with the new track construction. If you follow us on Facebook, you can see the updates as they happen. We know you are excited about the new track and we want to keep that excitement up as we progress through the construction.
Check out what we’ve been up to so far….
Topsoil was moved from around the outside of the existing track.
The existing track wasn’t touched…we had to keep racing until the end of September after all!
Started to see the size and shape of the track as it is dug out.
Lots of topsoil dug out… so much soil…
Piled the A gravel next to the track to be spread.
Removed track lighting and camera towers.
Dug out part of The GrandWay Patio and GRR tarmac to make room for the new track.
Drainage tiles installed.
Repaved The GrandWay Patio and GRR tarmac.
Track lighting bases installed.
Track lighting installation started. Did you know? It takes approximately 30 minutes to place each lighting fixture.
Fun Fact: Each lighting pole has a laser on it, so when the track lighting gets installed, the laser points to a specific point that is marked by a wooden peg. This peg is a measuring point for 3 lighting posts. When you stand at the peg you can see the actual laser beam “pointed towards it” meaning the laser on each pole is pointed towards the peg.
A conduit for optic wiring was dug. The wires will be connected to a camera pole and tote board, they are controlled from within the inside of the production room.
Stormwater management area for managing water and drainage dug in the infield of the track.
Track lighting installation completed.
Level the track – Bring topsoil (that was dug up from around old track) to level the new track with to the level of the old track.
‘A’ gravel to be placed on top of B gravel. B gravel packs down well and allows for proper drainage of the track. The final layer is stone dust, however, we are waiting for slightly warmer weather to complete these steps.