The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park, also known as the Corvette Track, will break ground on Friday, June 28 in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Spanning across 184 acres, the motorsports park will feature a dual-track setup next to the National Corvette Museum and GM‘s Bowling Green, Kentucky manufacturing plant, which is the birthplace of the Chevrolet Corvette.
The park has been in the planning and fundraising phases for over five years, and the groundbreaking event will coincide with a two-day event celebrating the Corvette’s 60th birthday. The Corvette Track will feature a two-mile west and 1.1-mile east circuit that can be combined in multiple configurations. The facility will also house an autocross and skid pad area, paddocks, control tower, and classrooms.
Contributing to the layout of the track were Corvette Racing and the Pratt and Miller Team and includes features from the world-famous Le Mans track. The park will primarily be used for High Performance Driver Education (HPDE) events conducted by the Museum and other organizations.
“The close proximity of the track to hotels, restaurants, and things to do in Bowling Green is just another reason this track will be appealing to clubs and high performance driving enthusiasts,” said Motorsports Park Project Manager Roc Linkov.
The Museum is hoping to open its doors to at least a part of its facility on Labor Day weekend 2014, when the Corvette National Museum celebrates its 20th anniversary.
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