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Concord, NC

Charlotte Motor Speedway

To keep up to speed with millions of fans, while operating under harsh water conditions, the North Carolina speedway installed a mix of Sloan flush valve types and Waterfree Urinals.
The Charlotte Motor Speedway has nearly 2,000 acres and includes a 2.5-mile road course, a six-tenths-mile karting layout, a quarter-mile oval within the walls of the 1.5-mile superspeedway and a one-fifth-mile oval. The speedway hosts three premium NASCAR events each year, plus more than three dozen other events for automotive and motorsports fans.

Total seating capacity for fans is approximately 140,000 with annual attendance reaching into the millions. To serve that many visitors, the Concord, N.C., speedway extends its “Fans First” philosophy to the restrooms. Michael Gibson, head plumber, attests to the importance of having top-notch restroom fixtures and faucets to reliably meet fans’ needs and save water.

“We’re very water-conscious,” Gibson says. “We have over 100 Waterfree Urinals installed. Fans have readily accepted them, and the additional water savings doesn’t hurt.”

Water conditions vary greatly between the speedway’s older and newer facilities, which prompted the speedway to install piston-type flush valves, which are specifically engineered for operating with harsh water, as well as standard diaphragm model valves. ”We have over 1,000 Sloan flush valves of all types,” says Gibson. “We use the GEM•2® and Crown® piston flush valves in low-pressure and gritty water areas like the Diamond Tower Section, zMAX Dragway and the Dirt Track. The Regal® and Royal® are used in the public area and in our 113 suites.”

Products Used

CROWN 111

Crown® Exposed Manual Water Closet Flushometer

CROWN 186

Crown® Exposed Manual Urinal Flushometer

GEM-2 111

GEM-2® Exposed Manual Water Closet Flushometer

GEM-2 186

GEM-2® Exposed Manual Urinal Flushometer

We’re very water-conscious, we have over 100 Waterfree Urinals installed. Fans have readily accepted them, and the additional water savings doesn’t hurt.

Michael Gibson

Head Plumber