Μια νέα πίστα "στολίδι" θα κατασκευαστεί στο Tierp της Σουηδίας. Το όνομά της: Tierp Motorpark. Μόνο το κομμάτι της που θα φιλοξενεί αγώνες drag racing, έχει μήκος 2 χιλιόμετρα! Η πίστα είναι σχεδιασμένη από "αγωνιζόμενους για αγωνιζόμενους και θεατές" αναφέρει ο Top Methanol Funny Car racer Leif Andreasson. Διαβάστε το εξαιρετικό αυτό άρθρο από το eurodragster.com.
State-of-the-art strip for Tierp by eurodragster.com.
A press conference is being held in the Municipality of Tierp in Sweden at this moment to announce the creation of Tierp Motorpark, which is to include a state-of-the-art quarter-mile drag strip.
The former military airfield is to be converted into a full-blown recreational and industrial area offering drag racing, karting, rallying, enduro and tractor pulling on the motorsport front as well as a driving school with skid pan, cross-country skiing, live concerts and other outdoor pursuits plus an industrial park and a runway at the far end of the drag strip's shutdown area. The 380-acre facility is moments off the E4 motorway one hundred kilometres north of Stockholm and is at an altitude of four hundred feet above sea level.
"The quarter-mile drag strip is concrete and asphalt and will be built to FIA and NHRA standards", said Top Methanol Funny Car racer Leif Andreasson, who has been involved in the local Working Group. "The runway is two thousand metres long. The drag strip will run from the south end to the north end with full-length guardrails. The facility has been designed by racers for racers and fans. There will be grandstand seating for ten thousand to begin with, as well as hard standing pits, garages for rent, camping and everything else you need. You will be amazed by the buildings. The City is very excited about this and the local authorities and the local people are all for it."
Planning has been going on for a year and construction will commence in the near future with the drag strip set to start operating in the summer. "I'm real excited", said Leif. "There has been a lot of talk about this but then the City called me - I didn't call them. As soon as one investor showed up others joined. The investors are all well-known international business people - when people like that become involved you know it's a serious project."
Tune back for more news and pictures from this afternoon's official launch. In the meantime you can find the site of Tierp Motorpark on Google Maps by clicking here; the former airfield can be seen on the left of the picture.