Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park Already Planning Track Events for 2014


Corvette Museum's Motorsports Park Already Planning Track Events for 2014
Photo Credit: Emil Moffatt

We’ve heard all the good news about the 2014 Corvette Stingray over the past few months, with numerous honors being awarded to the seventh generation of Chevrolet’s sports car.

The good news shows no sign of stopping, either.

The National Corvette Museum is racing toward its 20th anniversary in August, literally. That’s when it will open a widely anticipated Motorsports Park featuring a 3.1-mile road course on 184 acres across the interstate from the museum.

Mitch Wright, general manager of the Motorsports Park, brings a wealth of experience to the park, having raced everything from bicycles and go-carts to SCCA Pro Racing cars and then having managed motorsports parks in Utah, New Orleans, and Pittsburgh before heading to Kentucky.

Based on the early results, it looks like the Motorsports Park will be a hit just like the Stingray. They’ve already booked 118 events, and the park is still eight months from opening date!

Interestingly, the facility will be open to all brands of cars, not just Corvettes, and even motorcycles. In fact, the second event will feature BMWs.

“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,” Wright said. “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.”

Construction is on track, with the road base slated to be laid down in the spring and the pavement going down in late spring, according to Wright.

The park is already getting national attention after CNN selected it as part of its “50 States, 50 Spots for 2014.”

“People are excited,” Wright said. “Obviously the GM plant, the Corvette plant, is a big part of the community and the museum is a big part of the community. People are now saying, this is just another extension and another asset that we’re bringing to the community.”

Photo Credit: Emil Moffatt

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