February 6, 2018
BAYTOWN, Texas (Feb. 6) — As workers race towards completing the recently announced track resurfacing and return road upgrades, Royal Purple Raceway General Manager Seth Angel announced Tuesday additional enhancements that should be eagerly received by spectators attending the upcoming 31st annual NHRA SpringNationals at the historic facility just east of Houston.
Forever looking for new ways to enrich the fan experience, the staff at Royal Purple Raceway is adding a first-of-its-kind “Staging Lane Terrace” RV park, where spectators spending the weekend at the NHRA SpringNationals in recreational vehicles or buses can get an up-close and personal view of their favorite drivers and teams as they make final preparations for each qualifying and elimination run. The staging lanes also serve as the winner’s circle at the conclusion of each event, further entertaining the “Staging Lane Terrace” crowd.
The track also completely paved and expanded the existing Nitro Village area, providing more top-flight parking spaces for families and groups using RVs or buses at the races. The Nitro Village is located on the west side of the grandstands.
“We definitely heard the call for more RV parking and by paving the Nitro Village and adding the Staging Lane Terrace around the famous old oak tree in the staging lanes, we feel we’ll be able to better meet the demand,” Angel said. “Having said that, we still strongly urge fans entertaining clients, friends and family in an RV to reserve those spots as soon as possible so they are guaranteed a position, as space is limited.
“It is our sincere hope the upgrades make a big difference and everyone continues to enjoy our facility.”
Royal Purple Raceway will reopen March 2. The facility ceased all activities after Hurricane Harvey swept through Houston in late August to serve as a staging lot for vehicles damaged by the catastrophic storm. Tens of thousands of flooded vehicles were housed on site during the last five months.