May 1, 2002
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From a press release issued by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca:<BR><BR>Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is "Getting Wired"<BR><BR>More Than 8 Miles of Electrical and Phone Lines <BR><BR>Being Installed<BR><BR>Monterey, CA (May 1, 2002) – Eight miles of electrical, phone, television and data conduit is currently being installed as part of Phase IA of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's $15 million improvement project. These lines will carry power and phone service to hospitality suites and garages being built in the Paddock along pit lane.<BR><BR>The pre-cast concrete garages are currently being built in Antioch, California by Kie-Con, while Medford Construction is pre-fabricating the steel structures in their Bakersfield, California, yard for the new hospitality suites. The hospitality suites will sit atop ten, double car garages. Foundation work for the new garages and hospitality suites, which are part of Phase IA, is scheduled to begin next week.<BR><BR>Progress also continues on the sewer line that will carry waste away from the Paddock hospitality areas and restrooms. Paving over of the sewer line trenches in the Paddock should be finished this week. Work will begin next week with the extension of the sewer line down "B" Road. Construction crews previously bored under the track near turn 3 and under the perimeter road in order to run the sewer line to a new holding tank.<BR><BR>This is the latest in a continuing string of construction activity at Mazda Raceway since ground was broken on the project February 8. In its entirety, Phase I includes a new pit area, garages, hospitality suites, restrooms, and sewer system and is slated to cost $7.8 million.<BR><BR>