Inspects Damage from Tornado
On July 6th a F2 rated
Tornado created from Tropical Storm Cindy touched down in the Atlanta
Motor Speedway causing an estimated $40 million in damage. NASCAR
president Mike Helton inspected the damage on July 27th, and
stated that the track should be back functioning by October 30th
of this year.
The worst damage to the speedway was
the suites that overlook Weaver grandstand. Helton was once a public
relations manger and a general manager at this speedway more than 20
years ago and helped with the remodeling on this track. "It looks like
my stuff didn't hold up too well," Helton said. "Oh well, you just have
to take it in stride."
After this inspection of the track
it looks like the Nextel Cup race this fall will go on as planned.
Helton said that all the basics are in place, the race surface, catch
fence and garage areas are all ready to go at this time.
The Thursday Thunder Legends series
will continue, however they will not have the grandstands with fans at
this time. The only way the fans can see this race is to purchase pit
Ed Clark, the residing top executive
at this track, is working diligently to fix the track. He expects the
speedway to be completely operational by Oct 14th.
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