With the help of mild and dry winter weather, work on the latest major construction project at Martinsville Speedway is well ahead of schedule and should be completed well before the Goody's Fast Relief 500 on April 1.
The project includes demolition of all the restrooms under the Richard Petty Tower on the fourth-turn end of the front stretch and construction of larger, modern restrooms. The new restrooms are being built about 30 feet further back, allowing for a much wider concourse area to help improve pedestrian traffic. In fact, the width of the concourse in that area will be almost doubled.
"We have been very fortunate that with the exception of a couple of days, the workers haven't been slowed by weather," said Martinsville Speedway President Clay Campbell. "It also helps that the general contractor (Frith Construction Co. of Martinsville) is very efficient. They haven't wasted any time."
The new restrooms will be almost twice as large as the present ones and contain amenities comparable with any large entertainment venue.
Fans will also notice a refurbished ticket office when they return for the Goody's Fast Relief weekend this spring, which includes a new façade and redesigned and refurbished interior.
Racing returns to Martinsville Speedway March 30-April 1 with the Goody's Fast Relief 500 weekend. Tickets for both events are on sale and may be purchased by calling 877.RACE.TIX or online at www.martinsvillespeedway.com.