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We have been looking at replacing our guard walls with concrete barriers for several years. Concrete barriers are a big improvement for the safety of our racers and spectators, especially with all of the big events we are doing. We have been looking at lots of options all of which are expensive but after a lot of research, we have found what we believe is the best barrier for us at a reasonable cost. These are a new portable barrier that is flat on the track side, tapered on the back side which is the best design. Our desire is to start them at around 100 feet past the starting line to the end of the track. We want to keep the rails by the starting line to keep the nostalgia look there and they are in great condition. We would love to do all of this before race season but with all of the uncertainty we will for sure do the shutdown area 1st and do as much as possible of the other as we have finances to do so.We have always resisted asking for help with doing improvements at the track but we have had some ask for ways they could do something for us so here are a couple of things those that want to help can do so.1. Anyone who has equipment to haul these barriers (they are around 5000 lbs. each) and would be willing to offer us a deal or would be willing to do some trade-outs with us that would really help!2. Also anyone able to help getting the ground next to the track ready for the barriers (including removal of old barriers and posts) that would also be a big help! (After snow is gone and the ground is unfrozen!) (Some excavation of dirt will be required to do this project as barriers will be installed about 10 inches below track level)3. One more way you can be involved is with a financial contribution to the Build the Wall Promotion! Bronze level donation: Cost $100, donor will receive 6 passes for any regular event at ERP for 2021.Silver level donation: Cost $500, donor will receive a full season pass good for any and all events during the 2021 season. (over 50 events scheduled including F/C Chaos, Night of Fire, Nitro Chaos, & World Fuel Altered Nats)Gold level donation: Cost $1000, donor will receive 2 full season passes plus 4 passes to Night of Fire.This can be a great way to do a memorial for someone who was a past racer or fan.All passes can be used by anyone that the donor wants to give them to or use them themselves.All Silver & Gold level donors will be listed on a donor board to be put up somewhere near the tower.We will start having these barriers built starting next week. The work needed will depend on weather conditions, etc. and hopefully completed by the start of the season.Any and all questions on this please contact Gerald @ 641-780-3534 (Call or text) or email him @ firstname.lastname@example.org.