National Corvette Museum Motorsports Park Sneak Peek

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- The National Corvette Museum may open in a few days but we got an exclusive test drive. We were only able to go around 30 to 35 MPH. The turns on the track are so sharp it felt much faster entering and exiting the curves.

The new track sits just across the interstate from the National Corvette Museum in clear view of the iconic Skydome. When the track opens at 9 AM on Thursday it could be equally recognizable. Not just because of the state of art technology; but also due to the Bowling Green Flavor.

"Right behind me is one of my favorite features of this track. They've given it the nickname, "the Sinkhole". When you slingshot off a curve near the end of the track, you lose sight of the track for just a few nanoseconds," explained Janet Henderson of the Bowling Green Convention & Visitors Bureau.

"The area we're in right now is 22 acres. 16 acres of that is unobstructed. Whether it be a go-kart, a quarter midget race, or an autocross, it has any number of uses," said NCM Motorsports Park General Manager, Mitch Wright.

"There will be race clubs from all over the world coming here to race their cars. Sometimes when the clubs come in, there will be 150 cars. The drivers will bring their families and they'll be staying here for four to five days. They'll enjoy not only the track but the Bowling Green attractions as well," added Henderson.

The track is so unique that it's booked every weekend starting in October for a year. Officials said the weekdays are already starting to fill up. When the first group puts the rubber to the road, it's no doubt they'll be driving a little faster than 30 MPH.


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