Maryland International Raceway (MIR) has just completed another phase of improvements targeted at racer safety, event efficiency and boosting the overall MIR fan experience. Improvements include a whole new starting line center section with unique poured concrete walls, concrete slab, Line-X concrete coatings and vinyl wrap graphics. The new center section not only looks great, but it’s also designed to be highly efficient in providing quick access to all the items needed to keep the legendary MIR starting line in top shape.
We have also constructed a new 24′ x 32′ Track Prep Building (affectionately called the “Prep Shed”) and added a new equipment corral just behind the starting line. The Prep Shed houses all of the equipment and supplies needed to keep the racing action going with as minimal delays as possible for track prep and clean-ups. The new equipment corral allowed all the trucks, tractors and other equipment to move back further giving a more open, organized and attractive starting line area.
On the north side of the track, all the old wood seating was removed. On the pit side, all of the remaining wood seating was replaced with aluminum. This now gives MIR all aluminum seating for 10,000 fans. For added racer safety, a second ambulance and a fire truck was put in service. This allows us to take care of someone’s needs anywhere in the facility and still have an ambulance dedicated to our racers on the track. With two fire trucks, we now have one at the starting line and one at the top end of the race track for quicker responses and twice the fire suppression capability for our racers. Rounding out the improvements are new fencing, pit side striping for racer parking, new gates and parking controls that allow organized and easy parking at events. We have also expanded our Courtesy RV Dump Station on the entrance road for racers and fans to now be able to service two RV’s at a time.
Royce Miller, President and Promoter of Maryland Int’l Raceway, stated “The MIR racers, fans and sponsors deserve the best experience we can give them and with your continued support we will continue to make improvements to MIR. Thank you for making MIR the success that it is!”