posted on Jun, 9 2004 @ 04:39 PM
This will be a vast improvement to the 30 some odd year old surface. After the last race something had to be done.
This has always been one of my favorite tracks to visit. The racing is close, real close, and too close, many times. Good ol Bumpin' and Grindin'.
This, along with the removal of the tracks on the backstretch, will enable martinsville to expand quickly to 130,000 seating. They have sold out every
race in the last 11 years.
As a note, I will miss the tracks. Such a unique sight when the race is on, to have a train drive by alongside the track. Engineers hanging out the
window to enjoy a great view while on the job. Remember that movie with Richard Prior (I think) with the train track that went thru the baseball
In a year or two, you will not recognise the place!
[Edited on 04/10/03 by smirkley]