Heartland Park to undergo renovation

Heartland Park Topeka Plans Major Renovation Project in Preparation for 2006 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® TOPEKA, Kansas -- The most expansive and most expensive renovation since Heartland Park Topeka was constructed has already ...

Heartland Park Topeka Plans Major Renovation Project in Preparation for 2006 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®

TOPEKA, Kansas -- The most expansive and most expensive renovation since Heartland Park Topeka was constructed has already commenced on the facility's 750-acres. This renovation will not only finish the original vision of the facility, but will also prepare Heartland Park Topeka to host the 2006 SCCA National Championship Runoffs®.

Construction of a new maintenance building and an expansion of the existing pit/paddock area are scheduled to be completed in the spring of 2005. Work is already underway to have the maintenance building and expanded paddock parking ready in time for the 2005 race season.

Four projects are on the schedule to be completed sometime during the summer of 2005. They include new fencing and entry points into Heartland Park Topeka, repaving the paddock and pit area, the construction of a technical inspection building in the paddock area, and a new credentials building and entrance drive through Gate D (otherwise known as the "tunnel" entrance into Heartland Park Topeka).

The fall of 2005 will include construction of new bathroom and shower facilities for competitors, and for the first time since the facility was built in 1988 a resurfacing of the road course. The repaving will include sections of the track not used for several years due to deterioration.

2006 will begin with two projects on schedule for completion in the spring. A new concession stand/souvenir store will be constructed at the north end of the paddock, and a garage/suite complex will be located in the lower paddock area.

The summer of 2006 will see the final touches put on brand new spectator areas, which will be located on the west, south, and east berms which surround the road course.

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Series Road racing , SCCA