The four-year odyssey to build a motorsports park at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky, across from the Corvette assembly plant, is eight months away from completion. It was 2010 when the plan was announced to build a complex of two road courses totaling 3.1 miles, a kart track, a 10-acre autocross course and a quarter-mile drag strip on 184 acres of land next to I-65. An architect was hired in 2012, and the latest word is that workers will begin laying the road base in spring so that the $35 million facility opens in time for the museum's 20th anniversary in August this year.

Observers aren't waiting until August to pay attention, though. CNN has already put the facility at #17 on its 50 States, 50 Spots for 2014 list, and the park's blog says it already has 118 events booked. Having been told that this is a non-denominational racetrack - it is open to any cars, not just Corvettes - it's looking like a great start for more racing in the heartland.


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      Basil Exposition
      • 10 Months Ago
      Woah this is only an hour from my house! Time to start planning some track days!
      tbird57w
      • 10 Months Ago
      CORVETTE club-owners should always have priority privileges.
      Hi
      • 10 Months Ago
      As a new Corvette buyer for the last 20 years, give us the OPTIONS of a DCT and AWD ASAP !!!!! Also, every time I order a new Corvette, you want me to pay for Museum delivery and to transport my Corvette home, but you STILL CHARGE ME THE DELIVERY FEE THAT EVERYONE ELSE PAYS. That is double charging and pretty slimy. This is the reason I have yet to do Museum Deilvery. I refuse to be double charged. Fix this, and offer a DCT, and I will order another Corvette for 2015. If no DCT soon, I will leave GM permanently for the Germans.
        davebo357
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Hi
        Can you explain to me the benefit of a DCT if their new 8 speed auto already shifts faster than Porsche's PDK transmission? I'm guessing you can't.
        EZen
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Hi
        AWD in a Corvette!? What is wrong with you?
          Brandon N Lasure
          • 10 Months Ago
          @EZen
          He's a troll that gets banned constantly and claims he owns Corvettes (in videos games he probably does). The guy seriously, seriously needs actual psychological help.
        RampantFury
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Hi
        Oh look, Its EVO again.
        Robert Parson
        • 10 Months Ago
        @Hi
        So what you are saying is that you want a car with less performance because you can't get a transmission that isn't really needed? Why would we want AWD, it wouldn't offer any real advantage if you consider the considerable weight it would add. The C7 already destroys every other production car as it is. As far as the double delivery charge goes, that is the dealership trying to rip you off, not GM.
      davebo357
      • 10 Months Ago
      To be fair to CNN's list, if you're doing one spot per state, there isn't a whole lot else going on in Kentucky.
        jackson.lament
        • 10 Months Ago
        @davebo357
        Curious, have you ever been to KY? I enjoy bourbon and highly recommend visiting the distilleries on the bourbon trail, it was a nice surprise. Also, Louisville has a fantastic restaurant scene going. I guess if you're into horses they have a few tracks. Just sayin' I always enjoyed it when I've been down there to visit.
          davebo357
          • 10 Months Ago
          @jackson.lament
          I have and you know when I wrote that I almost added "unless you like bourbon" at the end for that reason. Per capita there are probably more people into bourbon than like to race cars anyway. Not me personally but I have a Corvette so I'll admit my bias.
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