Aggressive Off-Season Improvement Plan In Progress SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- When the 2002 season begins next spring at Selinsgrove Speedway, race fans and teams will notice marked improvements at the venerable Snyder County motorsports ...
Aggressive Off-Season Improvement Plan In Progress
SELINSGROVE, Pa. -- When the 2002 season begins next spring at Selinsgrove Speedway, race fans and teams will notice marked improvements at the venerable Snyder County motorsports facility.
Since the season ended in September, track officials have been replacing guardrails, installing a new grandstand safety fence, resurfacing the track and renovating the former office into a new VIP booth.
"We ended this season with a lot of momentum going into next year," said co-promoter Charlie Paige. "A lot of good people want to help us put Selinsgrove Speedway back on the map, and we're putting as much as we can back into the facility."
Along the frontstretch, approximately 1,800 feet of new three-tier guardrail has been installed in front of the historic covered grandstand, in addition to a new 14-foot-high steel catch fence. A higher, safer steel starter's stand will be constructed in the coming weeks.
Simultaneously, crews have been operating a mechanical sifter from Cleveland Bros. of Harrisburg to remove rocks and debris from the 200 tri-axle loads of fresh clay that have been delivered to the track. The entire half-mile oval will be resurfaced for the start of the 2002 season.
The former track office located off of turn four is being renovated into a first-class VIP suite featuring a balcony on the front of the building. The VIP suite will be made available to race sponsors.
Selinsgrove Raceway Park, this year's new 1/5-mile go kart and micro sprint track located in the infield of Selinsgrove Speedway, will be enlarged for the start of next season.
Track officials expect to release a tentative 2002 schedule at the Selinsgrove Speedway/ Raceway Park awards banquet slated for Saturday, November 24 at the Harrisburg-Hershey Marriott.