Portable Restrooms Keep Race Fans Comfortable at This Long Track

This motorsports landmark remained open during COVID-19 as race fans spread out over a picturesque property and utilized many portable restrooms.

Portable Restrooms Keep Race Fans Comfortable at This Long Track

Petrolheads travel way out in the country to see all types of auto racing, from NASCAR to Indy car to vintage road races on a long, winding course that travels over wooded rolling hills and through ravines. Spectators may be sitting on an open green looking over the woods, only to experience the excitement of roaring racecars squealing through a turn and straight up a hill.

This is may be an unlikely location for a racecourse, but it was born out of a history of racing that took place on the streets of a nearby village and the surrounding farmland. There was a time in America where numerous races were run on public roads, but that tradition came to an end when speeds started to build and spectators were killed and injured along these harrowing routes. 

The pictured Satellite Industries Tufway restroom was placed to serve drivers idling their cars waiting to start a race. Many other restrooms and restroom trailers are deployed around the racecourse to serve thousands of fans, racers and race officials. 

Where’s the restroom? Here are a few clues to help you guess:

 Important numbers: 4.048 miles, 14 turns, 640 acres. 

 A car-versus-deer collision sent Champ Car driver Cristiano da Matta to a nearby  hospital by emergency helicopter for surgery. He survived.

 Actor and race driver Paul Newman competed here. Other celebrities including David Letterman, Tom Cruise and Tim Allen have spent time here.

 The track opened to its first race in 1955.

 This place is so big that race fans have ample places to camp, ride go-karts and play disc golf without leaving the grounds.

 The challenging turns go by many names, including The Kink, Kettle Bottoms, Hurry Downs and Canada Corner.

 Some call it the America’s National Park of Speed.

To win the contest, name the attraction and the city where the restroom are located. The winner will be recognized as a geographical whiz on the PRO Facebook page. Send your responses to editor@promonthly.com.   



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