December 21, 2011
Hey race fans!
We apologize for the lack of updates, as brought to our attention from a Twitter follower. The track’s first layer is complete around our entire 2.5-mile Triangle! Pit road just got it’s final touches this week too! The only thing left is to add the rumble curb to the corners and lay down what the engineers call the “wearing” layer. That’s the final layer of asphalt that goes down. You can check out all the photos on our Facebook page. Click here to be sent directly to our Track Improvement Photo Album. Most of the production on the improvements are about wrapped up for the winter. Come spring time, and once the snow melts, crews will be back at it! Also, look for changes coming to the skeleton of our flagstand! We’re getting a brand new one and more work on that begins in Spring 2012! We hope you and your loved ones enjoy the Holiday!
Weeks 3 & 4: October 9, 2011 – October 25, 2011
The first layer of new asphalt began early last week and is almost complete. Track crews have been putting in long hours, even through rain fall, to keep our project on schedule. Also during this time, construction has begun on the new flag stand and the old asphalt is being removed for our new concrete pit stalls. The new “Tricky Triangle” is coming around nicely and we’d love for you to check out the newest photos, added today, on Facebook.
Week 2: October 4, 2011 – October 8, 2011
All of the old asphalt, with the exception of pit road, was removed this week. Crews are working almost around the clock and moving very quickly. The first steps this week included removing the final asphalt pieces and smoothing out the base for the new asphalt. While this was going on, crews on the frontstretch completed the final steps before the addition of the new outer pit wall, separating pit road and the fronstretch. Luckily, the weather here has been very cooperative and we continue to be on schedule. To see new photos, visit us on Facebook.
Week 1: September 26 – October 3, 2011
The first step to the track improvements being made at Pocono Raceway for the 2012 season and beyond was removing the pit road wall and all S.A.F.E.R. barriers in each of our three corners. By Tuesday of last week, pit wall had been completely removed and Turn 1’s S.A.F.E.R. Barriers had been taken down. By week’s end, all S.A.F.E.R. barriers were brought down off the track and workers began the intricate process of milling our 2.5-mile Raceway. The process takes considerable time, but by Monday 10/3, almost 3/4 of the old racing surface had been removed. Photo’s below detail work being done. More photos can be found by visiting us on Facebook.