Some City of Williams Lake workers will be taking to the track tomorrow (saturday) at Thunder Mountain Speedway but it won’t be to race cars.
The City approved a request from the association for the use of the asphalt recycler and a three-quarter ton pickup to repair a patch on their track prior to the Stampede weekend events.
Gary Muraca Director of Municipal Services for the City of Williams Lake explains how the request came about.
“The opportunity came to us through some staff members to volunteer staff time and contribute machinery to do a small repair on the track. It’s about an 8 by 8 square asphalt patch.”
Muraca says three workers have volunteered their time and it should it only take four hours to do the job completely and about three tons of asphalt.
The staff will be making the asphalt in the city yard through their recycler using broken junks of asphalt then they will transport it up to the track in what’s called a hotbox to keep it up to temperature and they’ll patch it then roll it.