Magna-Trap® Real World Application: Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte Motor Speedway is home to over 40 automotive and motorsports events each year, including premier NASCAR events such as the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend, the NASCAR All-Star Race and the Bank of America ROVAL™ 400.

Built in 1959 in Charlotte, North Carolina– the heart of NASCAR country where many teams are headquartered and the NASCAR Hall of Fame resides– People often call Charlotte Motor Speedway “America’s Home for Racing.” With that standard to live up to, providing a good fan experience and maintaining a pristine track is of the utmost importance.

EDCO – Equipment Development Company salesmen Ed Chrisinger and Chuck Wren visited the track in January to give a demo of our Magna-Trap® grinders and accessories to show how they could benefit Charlotte Motor Speedway.

To get a new coating on the bathroom floor, the existing paint chip coat needed to be removed. That’s where our Magna-Trap® Turbo-Lite Grinder with Magna-Blades™ accessories came in (video).

They also used the Turbo-Lite Grinder to make improvements on one of the most important stretches on the track, which sometimes proves to be the difference between a win and a loss in races, pit road.

Ed Chrisinger removes lines in Pit Road at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Our salesmen demonstrated the process of removing lines on pit road with Turbo-Lite Grinder with different Magna-Trap® accessories, including the Dyma-PCD, 18-grit Dyma-Segs™, 30-grit Double Dyma-Dots and 70 grit Double Dyma-Dots.

In a place where speed is of the essence as refueling and tire changes are made in a matter of seconds, trip hazards need to be eliminated. Chrisinger and Wren used the Turbo-Lite Grinder with 18-grit Dyma-Segs™ to eliminate unevenness where the concrete meets the asphalt and on control and separation joints.

Our machines impressed Charlotte Motor Speedway, so they decided to buy EDCO to upkeep their track and facilities.


Magna-Trap® Real World Application: Charlotte Motor Speedway” Comment

  1. Avatar Ronald E. Blackwell

    I will not be able to attend the special gathering on Saturday May 25th for the fifty year reunion. I have tickets for the 600. This will be my 60 th and last year to attend as now I will be 84 next month. I don’t thank I could hold up for the two days. Thanks for the many years of raceing and fun. Ronald Blackwell

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