The Carolina Motorsports Park has officially re-opened in Kershaw, South Carolina! The park first opened in 1999 and according to its website it is the only “purpose-built road racing facility in the Carolinas.” For over the next 20 years the park has been a key attraction for residents and tourists alike.
Starting out as only one 2.27 mile road course, the park has gone through many changes throughout the years. There are now 3 road courses and a kart track. People can participate in skidpad practicing and there is even a place to camp. The latest change was upgrading and “revamping” the park. According to an article by “Construction Equipment Guide, the park’s new owner, Michael Cummings immediately knew that the park needed to be upgraded. This was mainly due to the fact that the original road course’s surface, which was over 20 years old, had started to wear out. Cummings wanted the park to be a place where people could come and race all types of cars; therefore, he knew he had to make the track safe. This is when he called in our company, Lynches River Contracting, Inc. to do the job.
Knowing that paving a racetrack would be quite different from paving a highway, Lynches River Contracting’s President, Thad Preslar and Vice-President, Lee Sanders, thought that it would be beneficial to bring in the other Boggs Group companies to help with the variety of jobs. Boggs Materials produced the asphalt, Boggs Transport transported the asphalt and Boggs Contracting surveyed the land. Even though it was a different type of paving from what Lynches River Contracting usually does, they got the job done.
Since Lynches River Contracting played a large role in this project the President and Vice-President of the company got to take part in the grand opening. When asked what it was like to be a part of the ribbon cutting ceremony, Lynches River Contracting’s President, Thad Preslar, said,
“It was exciting to be finished and to see how successful everything turned out. It was a really good example of how all of our teams worked together. All of the companies within Boggs Group had to be hand to hand on this and the people there are very happy.”
Congratulations to Boggs Group on their hard work. Now go check out their work and experience what it is like to be a racecar driver!