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The interior of British Columbia and Alberta have experienced their first few days of winter driving conditions this past week, with the arrival of the season’s first significant snowfall. Having enjoyed an extraordinarily hot and dry summer, Vancouver Island is now experiencing a return to its typical mild winter conditions, offset by occasional rain and stormy conditions.
By this time next year enthusiasts will be enjoying driving their sports cars on the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, followed by either relaxing in front of the fireplace in their room at our Partner Hotel, or perhaps exploring the attractions Vancouver Island has to offer.
Despite the change of season, construction of the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, under the direction of Chris Erb, is progressing comfortably. With the first layer of asphalt laid onto the track surface, work is now progressing on the installation of the necessary infrastructure to ensure the proper drainage of the circuit. This work is moving ahead smoothly, and it may be possible to place the second of three layers of asphalt onto the circuit by the last week of November.
Week by week the Clubhouse is quickly taking shape. The structural steel work is nearing completion, and the “kicking deck” of the roof is currently being installed. This rate of progress will see the roof completed very quickly and will ensure the Clubhouse is weather-tight before attention turns to completing the interior.
The installation of the Clubhouse’s rough plumbing (“Canning” being the trade term for this step), will be next, with the interior drains being installed. Once this is accomplished, the intention is to pour the concrete floor within the next two weeks, bringing the project yet another step closer to becoming Vancouver Island’s most exciting attraction.