During the National Corvette Museum’s Grand Opening of the Motorsports Park over Labor Day weekend, this guy gets to do two hot laps with hall of fame driver Ron Fellows of Corvette Racing fame.
The hot laps were run on the East track and we get to see one of the highlights of the new course which is the 30-40 elevation foot drop into a left hand turn that has been nicknamed “The Sinkhole”.
During the Grand Opening weekend, it was announced that The Ron Fellows School of High Performance Driving will be offering select programs at the new Motorsports Park.
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Now that the Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park is open, we are starting to get some feedback from some of the professional drivers who have already visited the new track. Johnny O’Connell, one of the most successful racecar drivers in the history of the sport was recently at the track and we’re interested to hear what he had to say.
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Back on Labor Day weekend earlier this year the National Corvette Museum officially opened their new Motorsports Park. The freshly minted facility recently held its first official High Performance Driving Event (HDPE) on September 27th and 28th. In the video after the break we get a quick look at all of various festivities that took place a couple weeks ago.
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The National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park officially opened to the general public earlier this month, with about 200 people attending a grand opening ceremony at the Bowling Green, Ky., facility.
Thousands of Corvette enthusiasts already had a chance to see the park during the museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration in August, but this time, the governor of Kentucky, Steve Beshear, was among the onlookers.
One of the core missions of the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park has always been to promote the improvement of driver skills.
Now that the Motorsports Park has officially opened, that mission will roar into action with the inaugural High Performance Driving Event coming up later this month.
The ribbon-cutting was held just a few days ago, but the National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park is already looking to be as big a smash hit as the C7 Stingray.
Mitch Wright, general manager of the Motorsports Park, says that the facility has already booked 189 days so far – well on its way to meeting its goal of having 200 days booked during its initial year.
On the morning of August 28, 2014, the National Corvette Museum officially opened the NCM Motorsports Park, a 3.15 mile race facility in Bowling Green, KY.
A very large contingent of Corvette owners and enthusiasts were on hand to hear from Corvette Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode, along with the special guest representatives from Michelin, Mobil 1, Holley and Corvette Racing.
Kim Fast certainly lived up to her name.
She started her racing career in 1997 and promptly became Rookie of the Year for the Corvette Club of Michigan.
Fast loved autocrossing and high speed events on road courses in the mid-west states, and she attended many events at the National Corvette Museum.
The Ron Fellows Performance Driving School at Spring Mountain has been named the “Official Performance Driving School of the National Corvette Museum” and “Official Partner of the NCM Motorsports Park.”
The announcement came last week during the museum’s 20th Anniversary Celebration that also featured thousands of participants in the National Corvette Caravan.