Putnam Park Road Course completes another part of plan
MOUNT MERIDIAN -- Significant improvements are continuing at the 203-acre Putnam Park Road Course facility near Mount Meridian.
Putnam Park retained Wabash Valley Asphalt to repave the 1.8-mile racing circuit and pits with a specialty mix of asphalt that provides an ultra-smooth surface with a good grip but also remains easy on the tires of cars and motorcycles.
The repaving took place in November as to allow for the surface to cure for 60 days before members of the facility’s motorsports country club took to the track in January.
Putnam Park Race Course is now open and available for team testing as well as scheduled days for club members. Weekend group events begin at the end of March.
“The facility went from having zero garage bays in 2011 to 62 garage bays at the end of 2016 with no vacancies,” owner Chris Diasio said. “We currently have 85 members of our country club and offer instruction for those who’ve never been on any sort of a track or road course. We truly serve all levels of race enthusiasts.”
Other recent improvements in the multi-million-dollar plan include:
-- A 30-bay garage building added in 2012.
-- A 3,600-square-foot motorsports clubhouse in 2013.
-- A 20-bay garage added in 2014.
-- Tower renovation in 2016.
-- 12-bay garage in 2016.
The next phases of the improvements include repaving of the access road at the facility (spring 2017), construction of another 20-bay garage building, construction of trackside garages with a spectator area above, and unique terrace suites -- large garages with living space above.
Opened in 1991, Putnam Park Road Course provides a safe but challenging environment in which individuals, clubs and professional teams can test the boundaries of speed.
For information on events, instruction and membership visit www.putnampark.com or call 317-559-1500.