TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY -- Construction is underway on the next phase of Talladega Superspeedway’s $50 million Transformation infield project.
According to a press release, work has begun on the new Finish Line Premium RV area, “located just past the start-finish line, near the entrance to turn one, where fans have a bird’s-eye view to experience the track’s wild checkered flag finishes from the comfort of their RVs.”
Many of the spots have already been reserved, “and limited spots remain for the motorsports tripleheader weekend, April 26-28, featuring the GEICO 500,” the release says.
The project will add 69 paved, 21 feet by 50 feet camping spots with full hookups for power, water and sewer. The area will also be secured and have designated quiet times.
“An all-inclusive package is available for campers who reserve a slot in the Finish Line Premium RV area for the upcoming weekend, highlighted by two five-day infield admission passes and two Sunday pre-race pit pass upgrades,” the release says. “These give guests access to an array of activities to see, like the drives meeting red carpet entry, the pre-race driver Q&A session and driver introductions.”
Each guest may purchase up to eight additional infield admissions per account. “Buyers will also receive a camping placard, one tow vehicle pass and option to purchase a maximum of two infield parking spots,” according to the release.
Reserve spots can be purchased for $2,600 per race or $5,200 per season in row one (currently sold out) or $2,500 per race and $5,000 per season in row two.
By the time the fall race comes around in October, work on the Transformation project is expected to be complete. This year also marks the 50th anniversary of the track.
“For the October ’19 weekend, guests will have their first chance to explore the new, interactive Talladega Garage Experience,” according to the release. “The area will allow fans to view teams, cars and inspection stations up-close in the new Monster Energy NASCAR Cup garage, as well as relax in the new 35,000-square foot Open Air Club (including a 41-foot video board and bar) and enjoy Wi-Fi, concession and souvenir stands, a guest services center and a first aid station.”
Work on the new oversize vehicle tunnel in turn three is also continuing, the release says.