It’s hard to believe that its been two months since I’ve been out to the Speedway to check out all of the construction on the new road course sections being built for the Red Bull Indianapolis GP coming on September 14, 2008. We’ve had some glorious Fall weather in Indy recently, so on October 30th I hopped on the “Track Tour Bus” to get some updated photos. Then on November 1st I had a unique opportunity to get an up close and personal view of the paving process in turn 9.
The first thirteen photos were taken from the tour bus, so you’ll need to forgive the reflections and poorer quality. Perhaps the Speedway would consider installing “safari-style” seats on the roof of the bus for people like me… or not. I felt a little funny being the only one on the bus for that particular trip, and when the driver asked me where I was from I thought maybe I should fake an accent and offer up some exotic far-off land, but instead I chuckled and answered “Oh, I’m just from Fishers” (which is maybe 15-20 miles away for those of you from out of town).
At any rate, two days later I got a chance to learn a bit about the paving process and specifically the difference between paving a street and paving the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. There are a lot of little details the average race fan would probably never consider (hence the reason most of us are not in charge of IMS facilities). The company doing the paving is Indianapolis-based Grady Brothers, in business since 1932 and involved in every paving project at the track since the 1960’s.
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