2023 Facility Improvements & Additions


February 10, 2023

   Story courtesy of:  MIR


MECHANICSVILLE, MARYLAND (February 10, 2023) The 2023 offseason has been an eventful one with improvements and additions still underway. Shaping the 2023 season to be a great one.

One of the additions that Maryland International Raceway (MIR) has acquired during the off season has been a second Power Scraper! This will allow MIR to scrape the starting line as needed for track maintenance during events in half the time as before. While few tracks have this specialized piece of equipment, MIR is one of the very few, if not the only drag racing facility, to have two. Thank you to sponsors Mike Guy at Guy Brothers Marine for providing MIR both Zero Turn Mowers and for all the fabrication work done by Randy Payne at Randy Payne Motorsports. Special thank you also to Kurt Johnson at TVC for engineering the design and production of the Power Scrapers.



The Clean Up Truck, a 2000 Ford F150 from Eli Patrick at Purvis Ford, has been a staple at MIR for over 20 years. The truck has been beaten and battered by every weather condition possible. But thanks to Kyle Goad and the team at East Coast Collision, the truck was given a fresh coat of paint during the offseason and looks good as new! New lettering on the truck will be coming soon.






Another update which has been completed, the worn and rutted concrete in the water box has been replaced! Derek Ward and a team from D&S Decorative Concrete have removed the old concrete and replaced it with a fresh new water box for racers to clean and evenly heat their tires in.





The wooden fencing that was in place behind the Maintenance Building, had become dilapidated and was falling apart. Home to many pieces of equipment and materials that are vital to the operation of the facility, this containment area now has new fencing that will hold up for years to come and will be much easier to look at. Thank you to George Bowles at Bowles Fencing for helping with this much needed facelift.

Many racers enjoy parking on the back road, and we have listened to you all! One of the many requested upgrades is underway and will be completed soon. The back road will have three speaker poles added for our racers that park there. This will improve the PA for the lane calls, event updates, and other important information happening during race days. Other PA improvements include an expanded and improved PA in the shutdown for racers parking at the ET Shack and beyond.





One upgrade that will be the first to be noticed, will be all new sign faces on the highway sign on Rt 234. In addition to the new faces the internally lighting has been upgraded with new LED lights.



MIR has also purchased a vacuum truck to enhance track and facility clean up. The vacuum truck is currently being reconditioned in Texas, with delivery expected to be in late March.




Last but not least, we are expanding the Prep Shed behind the starting line. As we have added additional track maintenance equipment including the two power scrapers, we need more space to keep that equipment out of the weather. Work will be underway once county permits are acquired.



Thank you to all the racers, fans, and sponsors for your support so we can continue to keep improving for the enjoyment of everyone!