Michigan International Speedway

Project Highlights:

  • Pit road completed in 30 days
  • Track completed in 90 days
  • Ajax is one of only two contractors in the nation equipped to pave NASCAR sanctioned tracks

What We Did

Maintaining the integrity and individual nature of the track is critical to any race venue repaving or repair project. The MIS project, set to the exacting standards of the International Speedway Corporation Design and Development, included reconstruction of the pit road area, removal of the existing asphalt surface, repaving of the 2-mile long track and construction of a 1.5-mile long road course in the track in-field.

The pit road project was completed in just 30 days. The second phase saw completion within a tight 90-day window despite many engineering challenges. The MIS track has variable banking, with its steepest point at 18 degrees, a pitch requiring us to modify existing equipment to adhere to smoothness standards. A laser survey of more than 100 million data points guided engineers in replicating all points of the original pavement surface, maintaining the track’s unique character and track geometry.

High-Performance Paving

When millions of dollars are riding on the line, racing bodies and automotive manufacturers alike turn to Ajax Paving. Thanks to our highly experienced crews and the most advanced equipment in the industry, we can meet specifications for consistency to fractions of an inch across miles of track. Ajax Paving is one of two road construction companies in the nation to make the cut by NASCAR®. Their high-power race cars can go over 200 mph, so track surface quality and precision are essential for victory and driver safety. Fans can catch our work on race days at Michigan International Speedway, Phoenix International Raceway, and Watkins Glen International. Additionally, Ajax is always on the shortlist for precision paving projects for automakers. Ford Motor Company, General Motors Corporation, Fiat Chrysler Automotive, and Toyota Motor Corporation have all trusted Ajax to help them build proving grounds to test their next generation of cars, trucks, and SUVs.
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