Remember the Old song "16 Tons"... well add a zero to that and you have some idea of the magnitude of the work done to prepare the Celebration ring for Tuesday night's competition.

The Celebration crew, under the direction and sweat of Wade Adams, removed approximately 160 tons of quarterdown from the track and replaced it with 160 tons of fresh dry, quarterdown.  The track Tuesday night was excellent.

Wade and his crew had to grade down and remove 8 to 10 inches to reach dry quarterdown after the soaking rains from Katrina.  That was hauled away to storage and new quarterdown was brought in and packed down to the perfect consistency.

This was accomplished between 1:00 PM Tuesday and show time - a real testimony to the hard work and ability of the Celebration grounds crew.