Thompson International Speedway management is expected to formally announce its plans for a new road course to be built at the facility next month, though some details of the plans are already emerging.
Jonathan Hoenig, director of business of development and marketing at the track, contacted some individuals involved with road course and sports car racing recently and offered up what will be in the works.
In the message, Hoenig said construction of the road course will begin in 2013 in preparation for a full season of road course events in 2014.
“We will work throughout the 2013 NASCAR racing season with a final build out set for mid-fall 2013,” read the statement from Hoenig. “I must point out that during this time, every effort will be made to minimize disruptions to our NASCAR events and to our customers at the Speedway golf course. Both of these operations will continue to be a part of our sports complex and we look forward to maintaining a high level of commitment to these activities going forward.
“With this being said we project to have a full 2014 road racing season. To help everyone plan for our opening and your racing activities, we will begin reserving club rental dates in February 2013 for the 2014 season. You will be notified of the process on reserving these dates soon.”
The track also released a graphic plan for the new road course to be built.
Hoenig said Wednesday that more formal details about the road course efforts will come in February. Hoenig also said expects to have a schedule for short track events for 2013 prepared for release by the end of this week.
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