ATLANTA MOTOR SPEEDWAY RECONSTRUCITON UPDATE: WEEK 2
Thursday, July 21, 2005
It has only been two weeks since the tornado hit Atlanta Motor Speedway and track officials are pleased with the progress of the reconstruction.
"Power has been restored to almost 100 percent of the property," said president and general manager of AMS, Ed Clark. "Our telephone lines, email, Internet and ticket office are back in business which is essential to our day-to-day operations.
"We have completed the cleanup of the grounds including the removal of all downed trees and broken limbs off trees," said Clark. "The suite level demolition is almost complete and we should have all the material removed by the end of the week. The decking is going on both suite levels this week.
"The building exterior penetrations have been sealed and all replacement glass and steel orders have been placed," said Clark. "Some of the perimeter fencing has been replaced and we have contractors working on finishing that project."
Contractors have been hired and assigned to specific areas as part of the rebuild process. Choate Construction has been hired to complete work on the Tara condominium and administration building, Rentenbach Constructors Inc. is tackling the Earnhardt and Champions grandstands and suites, while J.A. Street & Associates Inc. is repairing the East Turn grandstands and suites.
"The organizations we have contracted to work on specific projects have been wonderful to work with," said Clark. "They are committed to completing our projects on the timetable that has been set, so we can provide the fans the amenities they are accustomed to when they arrive for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 race weekend this fall."
Updates on the reconstruction process will be provided to the media on a weekly basis.
Great seats are still available for the Bass Pro Shops MBNA 500 race weekend. Tickets can be obtained by calling (770) 946-4211.