Following the 2018 live racing meet that concluded in September, Canterbury Park hosted AMA Motorcycle Flat Track racing. Preparation for the motorcycle races exposed the base of the main track surface, which provided an opportunity for more extensive track work following those races this fall.
Below, a photo journal explains the process of renovating and resetting the limestone base to the original elevations as constructed in 1985 when Canterbury Downs opened. This was a large and precise project undertaken by Hentges & Sons using current technologies that required all of the time that Mother Nature allowed before a premature winter.
Substantial improvements to the overall condition of the base were made, reestablishing the proper elevations. This will lead to improved performance when the 2019 horse racing season begins. Additional information about the project, including print materials with additional photographs, will be disseminated after Thanksgiving.