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Old 06-15-2013, 12:22 AM   #1
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New Track Opening - NCM Motorsports Park

Start your engines! The National Corvette Museum (NCM) Motorsports Park is about to become a reality!

1. The trees are being cleared, the dirt is being moved.

2. The “official” groundbreaking (and some exciting news) will take place at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28th during the Museum’s Corvette 60th Anniversary Celebration. Everyone is welcome!

3. The NCM Motorsports web site is:
http://www.motorsportspark.org/

4. Construction and aerial photos will be posted regularly.

5. While the fundraising campaign has had a great deal of success, the end product will depend on continuing efforts to solicit donors and corporate sponsors.

6. The deadline for the “One Acre Club” membership is 12/31/13, so don’t wait until the last minute. For the “track rats” and HPDE sponsors, it can be used for track time. This is a great opportunity to get your name in as a founding member of the Motorsports Park.

More to come…stay tuned. :cheers:

Looking south on I-65, Motorsports Park on the left and the museum on the right:


Update #2 - 6/6/13

The following are the four track configurations in Phase I.

There is a total of approximately 4 miles of track, and a 50' elevation change, but some of the elevations (up and down) are quite abrupt. Think "Madness"!

Track map showing two configurations, East Course, 1.1 miles, 9 turns, 1150' straight. West track, 2.0 miles, 11 turns, 1950' straight:

Grand Course, 3.15 miles, 21 turns, 2300' straight:

Grand / Max. Straight Layout, 2.87 miles, 14 turns, 4000' straight.

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Update #3 - 6/9/13

The following is the Master Detailed Development Plan for the NCM Motorsports Park. This includes the Phase I which has been committed to on the 184 acre dark shaded side of the image. It also includes the Phase II section (lighter section) located on 221 acres of adjacent land which has not been committed to at this time. The potential development of Phase II will depend on the success of Phase I, additional fundraising efforts, and a demonstrated need for the additional development.


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Update #4 - 6/9/13

The NCM Motorsports Park is now accepting reservations for track rentals for Sep - Dec, 2014, and the full calendar year of 2015. Early registrants will receive first priority date selections and discounted track rental rates, plus several other "perks" for stepping forward and getting the ball rolling.

The Corvette Museum will be using approximately 25% of the available track time, and the rest of the time is available for car clubs and track day sponsors.

For more information contact:


Gary Cockriel
NCM Motorsports Park Project Manager
Phone: 270-781-7973
email: [email]gary@corvettemuseum.org[/email]
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Old 06-15-2013, 09:39 AM   #2
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look like we got our next camaro fest site
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:26 PM   #3
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No drag strip = no fest. Simple as that. If they modify the straight to incorporate Drag racing then there's a possibility.

I would love to find a track that has a road course close to the strip and all that like at Firebird again, but they are few and far between.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:53 PM   #4
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Wooooooooooo Hoooooooooooo! Finally. Music City Camaro Club is going to have us some fun up there!

If you look at the last pic & from what I recall of the discussions, I'm pretty sure there is a drag strip on the master plan. This is just phase 1. And of course Bowling Green already has one drag strip nearby at Beech Bend.
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Old 06-21-2013, 10:19 AM   #5
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Sweet another track to add to the list
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Old 06-21-2013, 01:18 PM   #6
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sweet...if i ever move back to st louis, this is close enough for weekend fun
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:47 PM   #7
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Wow, that looks sweet and that last pick has a nice drag strip on the right side. I have to hit that road course up once though...... Another reason for C7 museum delivery.
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Old 08-06-2013, 12:16 PM   #8
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Old 08-09-2013, 09:28 AM   #9
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I love the fact that I live roughly an hour away....
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Old 08-11-2013, 12:07 PM   #10
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I drive by here everyday on the way to work!! It is going to be awesome!
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Wow, that looks sweet and that last pick has a nice drag strip on the right side..
That's what I thought too
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Old 08-13-2013, 04:20 PM   #12
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yeah this track is on the must-visit list for sure
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Old 08-14-2013, 12:05 AM   #13
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I can't wait for this to open!!!
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:55 PM   #15
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Be on the look out for Dominion Raceway, formally Old Dominion Speedway of Manassas, VA. Soon to be opening in Thornburg, Virginia in 2014.
Old Dominion Speedway closed due to forced out to build up of homes.
The track owners saw Thornburg, VA as a future site.
The site is going through permits to start work on building the next track.
Dominion plans to attract from Richmond, to DC.
Dominion Raceway, Thornburg, VA, they are planning a 1/4 mile round track, with a drag strip, in the next couple of years, a road coarse to run on.
Other things will be coming to the site, hotel's right across from I-95, VDOT is working on improving the bridge over 95.
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Old 08-26-2013, 08:57 PM   #16
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I plan going to Dominion Raceway first race, no matter if I have to get in line for a ticket.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:25 AM   #17
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Amazing, that looks sweet and that final pick has an excellent drag strip on the right side. I need to hit that way course up once though......
An alternate purpose behind C7 gallery conveyance......
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Old 09-16-2013, 05:48 PM   #18
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beech bend is only 5-10min away with a great 1/4
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