Plans to build a motorsports park right next to the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky were first announced in 2010. Now, four years later, the park is only eight months away from completion and has already booked 118 events.
The park, which is slated to be opened in time for the Museum’s 20th anniversary in August of this year, will feature a 3.15 mile road course which can be configured into a two mile, 13 turn west course and a 1 mile, 10 turn east course. The two tracks could be used for different events at the same time, or joined to make one large road course. It will also contain a 21 acre paddock/autocross area, which can be configured for autocross events as well as a wet/dry skidpad.
Despite its location in between the Bowling Green Assembly plant and the Corvette Museum, the racetrack will not be exclusively for Corvettes.
“One of the things that we’re facing is that we’re not a ‘Corvette-only’ facility, we’re open to any-and-all groups,” General Manager of the park, Mitch Wright, told WKU Public Radio. “As a matter of fact, our first group – other than a Corvette event that we’ve planned in late September – our very first client is Bluegrass BMW club.”
Wright said the park is designed for aspiring drivers to become more proficient behind the wheel, no matter their skill level.
Construction for the park is on schedule with the road base set to be laid down in the spring, and the track surface going down in late spring.