The National Corvette Museum announced $2.4 million in improvements for the museum’s Motorsports Park, which was damaged in December 2021 following an EF-3 tornado in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Instead of restoring Motorsports Park to pre-tornado conditions, the National Corvette Museum and its Board of Trustees will also implement significant upgrades to park facilities.
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“The National Corvette Museum, along with our Board of Trustees, has reviewed the extent of the damage to Motorsports Park and has decided to find the silver lining under truly trying circumstances. The upgrades we have planned will take our racing facility already world-class to the next level, including much-needed indoor and outdoor event spaces, bar and restaurant offerings in our track viewing areas, and upgraded garage facilities,” said National Corvette Chairman Museum and said CEO Sharon Brawner.
NCM Motorsports Park, which is located on a 185-acre property adjacent to I-65 in Bowling Green, opened in 2014. Designed by legendary race track designer Steve Crawford, the road course was created with input from Corvette Racing, which resulted in a multiple, reconfigurable track layout with Le Mans features.
According to Greg Waldron, Executive Director of NCM Motorsports Park, the planned upgrades will allow track participants, observers and other guests to experience a level of facilities that matches the excellence of the track itself. “We want all guests who visit Motorsports Park to have an exceptional experience,” Waldron said. “With the addition of these new amenities and redesigned spaces, Motorsports Park will be the premier racing and karting destination in the Southeast.”
NCM Motorsports Park will remain open during construction, with the project expected to be completed in early 2024. Visitors can currently enjoy C8 Corvette driving experiences, track rentals for personal vehicle driving and racing, and high-speed go-karts.