Joining the Lowe’s Motor Speedway’s legendary complex is the award-winning quarter-mile zMAX Dragway, the largest drag strip ever built. Features include a five-story 34,000-SF scoring tower with luxury suites, press boxes, grand stands, and a spectator’s amenity facilities for national NHRA qualifier and championship events.
The striking four-story control tower is decorated with perforated metal panels and rests at the starting line of the drag strip. The track-side elevations have windows the full-width of the building made of laminated glass to allow full views of race events and includes 16 luxury suites, press box, broadcast booth, administrative offices, food preparation areas, and control area for race officials. The roof-top terrace provides an additional 4,000 SF of viewing and entertainment space for spectators.
Two steel and aluminum grandstands on either side of the drag strip seat 30,000. Above the main grandstand, there are 18 luxury suites and one club suite with hospitality accommodations totaling 26,000 SF.
A total of 1,876 workers were involved in the construction of zMAX Dragway, representing 57 companies that included contractors, subcontractors and suppliers. Together they worked 636,000 combined man hours, averaging 300 workers on site daily with each man or woman averaging an 11.78-hour workday.
Through this tremendous effort, the 13-month construction project was completed in only 6!
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