OREC CONSTRUCTION UPDATE
The great fall weather the week of September 17 allowed for continued construction on the Onawa Racing and Events Complex (OREC). The facility in Onawa, Iowa is expected to open in 2018 with a full schedule of events.
“This week’s progress has been made in several important areas,” mentioned Scott Gardner from Gardner Race Track Consultants. The race track surface is getting the final grind and polish work completed to have one of the flattest and finest professional finishes in drag racing. In addition, asphalt millings are being laid in various locations in an effort to widen turning radiuses and roadways. “We are taking the practical approach with the project, continued Gardner; we understand the racers perspective and want to make the facility friendly from that aspect.” In addition to those projects, more concrete wall has arrived and is being put in place.
OREC is a concept that came together as area businessman and officials were looking for something new and refreshing for the community. There will be a Public Meet and Greet on Saturday, October 14, 2017, at the ORE