Construction of The Dragway @ Lowe's Motor Speedway Progressing Rapidly
CONCORD, N.C. (March 5, 2008) - While not quite approaching 330 mph
like an NHRA Top Fuel dragster, construction of The Dragway @ Lowe's Motor
Speedway is progressing at a high rate of speed.
Exactly one month after ground was officially broken for the
state-of-the-art facility, grandstands are going up, construction of the
starting-line tower is underway and the path for the quarter-mile of
concrete and asphalt is being carved from the Carolina dirt.
The Dragway @ Lowe's Motor Speedway will be completed for the Sept.
11-14 NHRA Carolinas Nationals, the opening round of the NHRA POWERade Drag
Racing Series' six-race Countdown to the Championship.
Construction Fast Facts:
. Nearly 70 percent of the concrete pilings for the primary grandstand
have been poured. The main grandstand is on the driver's left side of the
. A portion of the steel structure for the primary grandstand has been
installed. The lower two-thirds of this steel-and-aluminum grandstand was
originally along the backstretch of North Carolina Motor Speedway in
. Grading on the starting-line end of the drag strip has been
completed and crews are steadily working toward the far end.
. Three large temporary concrete pads that crews will use in
constructing the walls for the starting-line tower are in place and
additional footings are being prepared.
. Excavation is underway on the first of two pedestrian tunnels that
will allow spectators to move from the professional pit area to the
sportsman pit area.
Tickets for the inaugural NHRA Carolinas Nationals can be purchased
www.lowesmotorspeedway.com or by calling 1-800-455-FANS.