The Sunny Side RaceTrac Service Station will be expanding to offer new diesel fuel pumps. The service station is located off US Highway 19 / 41 at Mailer Road.
RaceTrac opened a new station off highway 155 in February offering big rig fueling. The 19/41 location will be adding a practically-identical set-up.
Sunny Side RaceTrac
RaceTrac Petroleum first built the Sunny Side location in 2008. The 5,500 square foot store underwent renovations in 2014–16. Now, it will see changes once again to offer commercial vehicle fueling.
The new fuel canopy will feature four lanes. RaceTrac will build it south of the existing store. A turn-around loop will also be added further south. The addition will be on existing land previously owned by RaceTrac.
Commercial vehicles will enter off Mailer Road to access the fuel pumps. This orients their vehicles for a direct exit onto Highway 19 / 41. Additional signage will help direct tractor-trailers where to enter.
Chandler Cochran, project analyst on behalf of RaceTrac, expressed to the Spalding County Board of Commissioners large tractor-trailers is not their primary customer for this expansion. The company is primarily targeting delivery trucks, box trucks and other similarly-sized vehicles which require diesel. They must however design the site to accommodate tractor-trailers. He assured the county commissioners this would not become a truck stop; there will be no truck stop amenities.
Because the property already had commercial zoning, the county did not have to approve the proposed use. The Spalding County Commissioners unanimously approved a master site plan review on February 23, 2023.
An estimated timeline for the expansion was not available at press time.
Featured image shows diesel fuel pumps at RaceTrac in McDonough. Clayton Carte photo.