zMax Dragway at Concord

Location: Concord, North Carolina
Client: Speedway Motorsports

Joining the Lowe’s Motor Speedway’s legendary complex is the quarter-mile ZMax Dragway, the largest drag strip ever built.  Features include a five story 34,000 SF scoring tower with luxury suites, press boxes, grand stands, and a spectator’s amenity facilities for national NHRA qualifier and championship events.  Amazingly, the schedule for the entire complex was seven months.  In typical Choate fashion, it was completed in five months and $500,000 under budget.