CAROLINA MOTORSPORTS PARK TAKES THEIR RACE EXPERIENCE TO A NEW LEVEL
Kershaw, SC (February 22, 2008) Carolina Motorsports Park is back better than ever after a brief period of closing its doors to undergo extensive improvements and track renovations, offering motorsports enthusiasts much to be excited about. The new management team, with their extensive expertise in racing, added alternate turn configurations, built twenty four day garages, added a 200 ft. x 50 ft. wet/dry skid pad, and repaved most of the corners, offering increased speeds, reduced tire wear, and better grip. And this is just the beginning of what is to be a multi-phase track overhaul.
Revisions have been made to turns 12, 13 & 14. Turns 12 and 13 now offer alternate configurations as well as increased speeds. Turn 14 has been permanently changed. The apex curbing has been removed and 16 ft. of pavement has been added to the inside of the corner, making it approximately 5 MPH faster. Most turns have been newly repaved. The previously sand paddock roads are also now paved. The new 200 ft wet/dry skidpad allows drivers to learn crucial car control skills in a safe controlled environment. The day garages guarantee guests the luxury of reserved spacious parking as well as their own paddock area with exclusive electrical access and shelter from the weather.
In addition to the physical renovations and additions being done, on January 1st CMP officially launched The Palmetto Motorsports Club. The club has been created to offer affordable and easy track access to anyone with a passion for speed. Novice drivers/riders will find the advice and instruction they want from a staff of professional drivers, while experienced drivers can test and tune.
Located just an hour from Charlotte in Kershaw, SC, Carolina Motorsports Park is the only purpose-built road racing facility in the Carolinas. Sanctioned by The Sports Car Club of America and designed by famed track designer, Alan Wilson, the track offers a challenging 2.23 mile, 14-turn road course. It was built in 1999 by a small group of investors, led by driving enthusiasts Joe Hooker and Bob Humphreys. Carolina Motorsports Park’s clientele includes organizations such as the Sports Car Club of America (SCCA), National Auto Sport Association (NASA), Porsche Club of America (PCA), BMW Car Club Of America (BMWCCA), WERA, NESBA, CCS, and AHRMA. Teams competing in NASCAR, Champ Car, American Le Mans Series, Grand AM, Koni Challenge and World Challenge also utilize the track for testing.
For more information and pictures about Carolina Motorsports Parks’ expansion and The Palmetto Motorsports Club please go to www.carolinamotorsportspark.com or contact Jochen Tartak at 803-475-2448.