It almost reminds me of the 1/8 mile track we race on here except we have a certain amount of paved pit space and the climate is more arid.
Ours opened up in 2003 a year before the last 1/4 mile track in San Diego County closed to make way for a business park.It is on the Barona Indian Reservation so the track does not get too much grief from the locals that are against anyone having any kind of fun at all.
It's NHRA Division 7 sanctioned and participates in the Summit Series ET points championship.
Hopefully your track operators can make the money it takes to put the other improvements in,paved pits etc. and keep up with the annual maintenance.
Paved pits will help to keep the amount of sand & small gravel that gets carried on to the track by everyone's slicks to a minimum.
Even when the pits are paved if they do not keep them and the staging lanes swept and sealed all the little gravel that is in deteriorating asphalt will still show up on the track, especially around the water box & starting line.It can get messy at the end of the day.Whenever possible I try and scrub all the crap off my slicks while I'm about 3 or four cars back in the lanes just to keep from carrying it forward into the box.
I can only imagine the engineering hassles building a track that sits frozen for a good part of the year.
Just the engineering to get around problems that could be caused by frost heaves and ice that could potentially destroy the racing surface is a lot of extra $$$$$$$.
Does the concrete go all the way to the 1/8th?
The other 1/8 mile track we have is in the center of urban San Diego in the Stadium parking lot. They run a 4 wide deal there but the et limit is at 6.50 and mufflers are mandatory.
They have noise police there occaisionally.
The pads go out to 80 to 100 feet and the rest is just parking lot asphalt so the grip is not all that good.
Basically just a grudge race tack to keep racers off rhe streets.
They rarely run a bracket race there.