Once the smoke cleared and the rubber stopped flying at Memphis International Raceway (MIR) following the World’s Largest Burnout during the Hot Rod Power Tour, track crews went to work whipping the drag strip back into shape with a full scrape and fresh rubber put down.
“After the Street Outlaws, the bracket race and the fun runs at Power Tour, the track was due for a scrape anyway,” said Paul Cartwright MIR’s Director of Operations. “The extra rubber on the concrete from the burnout isn’t that much of an obstacle.”
On Tuesday, June 9, MIR and the Hot Rod Power Tour packed 114 cars onto the track for a World Record burnout that release a wall of tire smoke that rose several stories tall before sweeping over the facility.
With MIR’s Thursday night Test N Tune and Friday night’s monthly Street Warz rapidly approaching along with the Man Cup HTP Performance Memphis Nationals presented by Motec In Control, there’s not much time to bask in the glory of the record day.
“The track will be ready by Thursday,” Cartwright said. “We’re dedicated to giving our racers the best surface we can. By the time Test N Tune rolls around, it’s will be like Tuesday’s activities never happened.”
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