People who live near South Eugene High School were seeing red last week when crews resurfacing the school's track accidentally sprayed red rubber on their cars.
The Register-Guard newspaper reports that unexpected wind gusts carried the red polyurethane particles about 50 feet from the track, and they landed on about a dozen cars parked at the Spencer View Apartments.
Jeffrey Dixon, the president of Renegade Sports Surfacing, says his company will pay to remove the track goop from each car.
The school district paid about $71,800 to resurface the South Eugene track with a more durable polyurethane material, instead of a cheaper latex surface used at the other area high schools.
Athletes competing at the U.S. Olympic Track & Field Trials at Hayward Field frequently used the track as a practice or warm-up spot in 2008 and 2012.