After missing last season due to COVID-19, the 19th annual Track Superintendent Field Day is set to begin June 13 at Indiana Grand. The event kicks off with a reception at the Holiday Inn Express in Shelbyville followed by two full days of conference activity at Indiana Grand June 14-15.
Moderated by Nancy Holthus, on-air paddock analyst at Indiana Grand, numerous industry experts will be scattered throughout the two-day event regarding surface and soil sciences, the latest in equipment used to maintain track surfaces, agronomic practices, and other tactical safety measures to assist track superintendents with their day to day routines.
“This year, we have over 70 tracks represented at the event,” said Indiana Grand track superintendent Roy Smith. “Due to continued travel restrictions, we won’t have anyone internationally like we generally do, but we will still have a good representation from tracks across North America. It’s a great time for us all to get together and share ideas and learn about the latest technology and equipment out there.”
Smith, Indiana Grand’s track superintendent since 2015 who now resides in Morristown, Ind., is the founder of the Track Superintendent’s Field Day conference. This is the second time the event, which travels to different racetracks each season, has been hosted by Indiana Grand. The event made a stop in Indiana in 2016.
Several equipment displays will be trackside during live racing on Monday and Tuesday. The displays are open to the public.
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