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U.S. 131 Track Improvements Almost Complete MARTIN, Mich. (March 26, 2010) -- In an effort to maintain the reputation as the "The Fastest Track in Michigan" US 131 Motorsports Park, the home of the Northern Nitro Jam August 13-14, is ...

U.S. 131 Track Improvements Almost Complete

MARTIN, Mich. (March 26, 2010) -- In an effort to maintain the reputation as the "The Fastest Track in Michigan" US 131 Motorsports Park, the home of the Northern Nitro Jam August 13-14, is continuing with recent upgrades.

Last fall at the end of Michigan's racing season the concrete was extended from 500 feet to 1000 feet to allow it to slowly cure during the winter months.

Thankfully the weather cooperated and Michigan saw warmer than normal March temperatures. Penhall Corporation facilitated the grinding of the newly poured concrete and IHRA Track Specialist Jim Weinert polished the freshly ground racing surface.

Much of this work was completed this past Saturday and Sunday. Now the big task at hand is cleaning and preparing the surface for opening day, this Saturday, April 3. US 131's general manager Jason Peterson will continue to oversee and complete this process.

Peterson stated, "In the past our weekly private track rentals have included pro racing teams from IHRA, NHRA, ADRL and the newly formed Mountain Motor Pro Stock Association cars. With continued support from these teams in addition to the championship drag racing and weekly events that we offer we deemed it necessary to ensure that US 131 Motorsports Park retains the reputation of being one of the smoothest tracks in the industry and these improvements will ensure that."

-source: ihra

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