North Wilkesboro’s old pavement has been kept on the track at the request of drivers and fans, but the old asphalt experienced some issues during late model practice on Tuesday afternoon according to Short Track Scene on Twitter. A caution came out during practice, and track crews had to work on track repair.
- North Wilkesboro Speedway has not been repaved since it was originally closed in 1996. When the track was originally reopened, the plan was to repave the track during the winter after some dirt track races were run at the facility. That was scrapped after the “Racetrack Revival” last August, and the All Star Race was added to the tracks schedule.
- The race track was opened today as the ASA Stars Super Late Model series is set to run a 150 lap race at the track this evening. The CARS tour is in town as well, and will run their feature on Wednesday night.
- This is very concerning to many fans. With the sheer amount of on-track activity planned for this weekend, many wonder whether or not the track can take the amount of racing planned.
In the Stands
Okay, this is a bit extreme Chris.
Scooby Doo shared his thoughts.
Should they have repaved after all?
Has anyone ever actually figured out exactly what NASCAR uses to patch asphalt?
From the Press Box
Oh boy indeed Bagman.
Bob Pockrass notes that this was not a surpise that these types of things could happen at the track.
Sure this is not ideal, but it is a bit early to be getting too concerned about this. Sure the durability of the asphalt is a valid concern, but seeing something like this this week is not a surprise at all.