atl1.jpgAtlanta Dragway, home of the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Southern Nationals April 24-27, has recently undergone a track renovation project. The project consisted of installing new sections of concrete and asphalt and texturing the entire surface.

Initially, 225 yards of concrete were poured and set. New concrete areas include the burnout box and various locations downtrack. After allowing the new concrete to cure for a month, new asphalt was applied from the eighth-mile to the quarter-mile, totaling 5,100 square yards.

atl2.jpgNow that the new track is set, the final step is to lightly texture the surface with a diamond-impregnated rotary grinder, a process that is scheduled for February. This will make the entire racing surface uniform and promotes maximum traction for race tires.

For more information about upcoming events and when you can see cars race down the new track surface, log on to for the 2008 season schedule.