But unlike many businesses, Thunderhill has not gone bankrupt or changed ownership. The Fastest Three Miles in the West is closed for construction until the Open House Ceremonies the eve of Friday, August 8th. The $1.5 million project is making very big improvements to the facility. A 2 inch overlay of the track with all new curbing is the main purpose for the 12 day construction. There will be another big awning in front of the Main Building just like the existing one. Another 50Ã¢â‚¬â„¢by300Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ are being added to the skid pad. The main building is being repainted inside as well as redecorated. All racing walls will be repainted and improved. All Turn Worker boxes will be improved. Many hills that create blind spots will be reduced to make fewer blind spots. Much land surrounding the track will be reworked so that there will be even more, safe runoff room than already exists. There will even be a new opportunity for people to advertise and support the track; a new wall for 8Ã¢â‚¬â„¢x16Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ billboards is being added in a prime viewing area of the track. We are very excited through all of this because Thunderhill Raceway will be an even better place to lap for cars and bikes alike.
The San Francisco Region of the Sports Car Club of America put on a wonderful action packed event all last weekend. The last car came off track at 4:15p.m. And construction crews were working full steam ahead at 4:16p.m. until 10:00p.m. the first night removing old curbing.
At 5:30a.m. this morning we were back at it. By the end of today we were already ahead of schedule. Pictures and the video of the heavy equipment at work coming soon.