The first layer, or base course, which is primarily made up of rough asphalt, will have smother layers placed on top, occurring to the director of facility operation for Kansas Speedway
, Russ Tysinger
."The second and third layers will become finer and finer until the track's final paved surface is as close to perfect as you can get," Tysinger
said.The paving process is expected to be competed by mid-October(Kansas Speedway PR)(9-18-2000)UPDATE: and see story at the Kansas City Star
: Kansas Speedway track passes first test(9-20-2000)Kansas Speedway News
: The paving process at the speedway began last Tuesday.At midday Monday, special asphalt-laying equipment was making the sixth of seven passes required to put the first of three layers of pavement down by HNTB
, the architectural and engineering firm that is building Kansas Speedway.When that first 2.5-inch layer is down and cured this week, the Indy Racing League
will send a car and team out to take some laps.
has hired Russ Tysinger
as their Director of Facility Operation.It takes effect on August 1st(PR)(6-6-2000)
Kansas Announcement UPDATE 3: If a couple of remaining details can be worked out, fans will know in a week the exact date of next year's Winston Cup race at the speedway being built in Wyandotte County, KS. Kansas Speedway
Corp., the group building the track, is trying to put together a news conference for Monday, when the date of the race will be announced(Kansas City Star)(5-3-2000)UPDATE: Press conference is scheduled at 3:15pm/et at the infield garage area of the new Kansas Speedway
in Kansas City, Kan.(That's Racin')(5-7-2000)UPDATE 2: The Kansas City Star
has a story up which lists the Cup date for Kansas Speedway
at Sept 30th, 2001 with a BGN race on Saturday, Sept 29th.The official announcement will be made this afternoon(Kansas City Star) This date is where Martinsville will be run this season, so it looks like the Martinsville date will be moved.