Michigan International Speedway announced on Wednesday plans to build two new restrooms in the infield, along with the completion of updates to the infield draining system to be ready for guests beginning in 2017.
“We are always looking for ways to improve the guest experience,” track President Roger Curtis said. “The new restrooms will replace the original facilities in the infield, while the improved drainage system will help dry out all the campsites if we experience rain. We cannot wait to welcome our guests back in 2017 to the improved MISCamping.com Infield.”
The improvements have begun with architectural renderings presented to the track for approval. Three of the restroom facilities in the infield will be torn down and completely replaced by two larger restrooms in turns two and three, similar to the bathroom facility in the center of the infield built in 2013.
The improvements don’t stop there. NASCAR’s fastest track is improving the drainage system throughout the MISCamping.com Infield. The track will install 70, 18-inch catch basins with grates to help with water drainage. The catch basins will be attached by more than 8,000 linear feet of sock tile.
New in 2016, guests can start to camp in the infield on Monday. Infield guests should enter the infield through the M-50 crossover and begin camping at 6 p.m. Monday of race week.