We are so close to being able to race on our own brand
We are ready to pave and have been for two weeks!
Construction was arranged to begin immediately after the
Development Permit hearing in early June, but got delayed
by the M.D. of Wheatland appeal until the end of July. By
then the equipment was re-committed to other projects, so
after many delays paving was finally scheduled for the end
of August /early September.
The track is laid out, the gravels are in place and compacted
and we were all set to go September 5th when it snowed a
total of 26cm for 3 days. With the ground too wet, other
project schedules fell behind and the paving equipment schedule
got behind. It is currently planned to be back on our site
to do the actual paving sometime between now and October
So now we have a couple of weeks to do all the work needed
so that we can run at least one event this year - maybe
more, weather permitting. We still have to wrap and place
about 500 stacks of tires to form safety barriers, complete
the landscaping to the edge of the pavement and generally
make the track safe for racing. With a lot of help from
the club members this is all very doable - we can still
be racing this year!
All this will ensure that we have a full season in 2015
- but we will still have lots to do - the facility will
be functional but not complete. We will have to finish the
paddock area, install the electrical subpanels, new gates/practice
control system to get close to what we had at the old facility
- and then come the paddock area improvements.
At least one race event is still likely this year - maybe
more depending on the weather, but it is going to take the
whole club pulling together to get the job done.