Speedway breaks out the jet dryer to fight off final of snow on track
By: Autoweek Employees on March 31, 2014
MIS – Michigan International Speedway turned loose it’;s jey dryer to help clear the track for following week’;s NASCAR check.
Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Mich., is offering record snow the boot this week. A lot more than 80 inches of snow has fallen at MIS this year. And with just a week to go before NASCAR’;s quickest track opens its gates for a Goodyear Tire Check on April 8-9, it was time to contact in the huge guns to melt ice and snow from the track.
Track upkeep crews used previous-fashioned know-how Monday, enlisting the assist of jet dryers to melt snow drifts and sheets of ice on some areas of the racing surface.
The ice was several feet thick in some places, especially in shaded locations of the track.
And even though temperatures are anticipated to be warmer this week and next, it was crucial to get a jump on melting the ice before cars check.
The jet dryer was first employed in the early-70s to melt snow at Michigan International Speedway. It evolved to sooner or later be the principal implies NASCAR employed to dry racetracks right after rain-delays. Today, jet dryers have been replaced by NASCAR’;s innovative Air Titan technologies.
MIS President Roger Curtis expects all the snow and ice will be gone by next week.
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