Santerre moving race shop to Charlotte, N.C.

Posted June 30, 2011, at 8:11 p.m.
Last modified June 30, 2011, at 9:20 p.m.

Revolution Racing is moving its race shop from Mooresville, N.C., to Charlotte, N.C. so Cherryfield’s Andy Santerre, the competition director for Revolution Racing, is having a busy week.

“We rented the shop from Braun Racing but the new owners want us out of it by Friday,” said Santerre. “The new facility is a nice building in a nice location but I wish we could have done it at the end of the year.”

He said they are leaving a 40,000-square foot building for one that is at least that size and is a former Joe Gibbs Racing Sprint Cup shop.

He said the biggest problem is the pull down rig, which won’t be able to be moved for at least a couple of weeks.

Santerre explained that the pull down rig, which costs approximately $100,000, simulates what the race car experiences on the track. It gauges things like the spring alignment and chassis.

“It is built into the floor. You attach it to the frame of the car,” he explained. “You put the car in that machine before every race.”

Santerre said he is hoping they can bring the cars to the old shop and test them until they can move the pull down rig to Charlotte.

His four K & N Series drivers won’t race again until the New England 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Friday, July 15.

Fireworks set for tracks

Four of the five racetracks in Maine will have fireworks displays on Saturday night in addition to racing.

Hermon’s Speedway 95 is the only track that won’t have a fireworks display.

Speedway 95 racing will begin at 7 p.m. with a 35-lap Sport-4 series featuring highlighting a full race card.

Racing at Unity Raceway and Spud Speedway will begin at 6 on Saturday night while Beech Ridge Motor Speedway in Scarborough and Oxford Plains Speedway will start at 6:30.

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