Improvements To Be Made At Kentucky Speedway
Following its inaugural weekend, the Kentucky Speedway™ isworking to resolve parking and traffic issues which arose when three primaryparking areas were washed out by heavy rains.
"No excuses. We will make changes to our parking areas, entry roads, and will have one or even two contingency plans in place. We are a new venue and hopefully people will understand and have confidence in us to come back as we are really going to have great race events as evidenced June 17th," said Mark Cassis, Executive VP and General Manager.
A meeting was held on June 20th which included the federal highway administration, Kentucky State Police, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, American Engineering who designed the traffic study, and A & A Safety the company responsible for the highway crossover and traffic alert systems.
"We had a good meeting, and I believe everyone did a good job based on the circumstances we had to deal with June 17th. Better communication, improved highway signage, and an improved interstate to parking lot pattern will be implemented immediately," said Cassis.
The speedway is now gearing up for its next event, "The 700 WLW Day at the Races," scheduled for Sunday, July 2nd. Indy Racing League testing, a Celebrity Legends Race featuring four Winston Cup drivers, a 150-mile ARCA stock car event (now to be televised by Speedvision), and a fireworks show to celebrate Independence Day.
"I have been attending these events for over 17 years, and it truly is different than any other sport. You've got to come early and make a day of it. You know race fans really watch "The Big 4" - that's traffic, parking, concessions, and bathrooms. We're going to get this right, and fans who come out July 2nd will see firsthand that we can deliver," concluded Cassis.
Tickets are available for all upcoming events at 1-888-652-RACE or visit the speedway website at www.kentuckyspeedway.com.