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KERSHAW, S.C. (Sept. 12, 2007) - Carolina Motorsports Park announced today the launch of the Palmetto Motorsports Club. The club is designed to create easy track access to allow the novice driver/rider to get started and allow the experienced driver to test and tune and get more track time in a safe, fun and controlled environment. Members can enjoy their performance vehicles/bikes and practice their skills while spending time with like minded individuals that share a passion for speed and adrenaline.

"We're looking at giving our customers the opportunity to be able to enjoy the track on a regular basis at a reasonable cost,” Said Joe Hooker, one of the track’s owners. “By creating the Palmetto Motorsports Club we can reduce two of the biggest barriers of entry into Motorsports: Track access and cost. The most difficult part of not only getting started but also practicing your skills is finding affordable track time.”

“We're trying to create an atmosphere where our members can leave the office early, come to the track to spend a few hours lapping and still be home for dinner, or better yet, they can just take the day off and play on the track,” Hooker added. 

The club offers three different levels of memberships for both cars and motorcycles with dues ranging from $1,400 to $5,500. There are no daily or track usage fees. The premium level offers 52 full days on track a year plus an impressive list of benefits such as use of the drivers lounge, day garages and kart track access, just to name a few. The Palmetto Motorsports Club will open its doors on January 1, 2008, but is starting pre-sales for memberships immediately. The club is waiving the initiation fee for the first 50 memberships. Those that take advantage of the 2007 pre-sales will receive 5 bonus track days this year as well as significant discounts on 2008 dues. The first bonus day is scheduled on Friday, October 5.

For a full list of benefits and pricing for each level of membership, please go to or For more information or to schedule a tour of the facility, contact Jochen Tartak at or Brian Smith at or call 803-475-2469.

About Carolina Motorsports Park

Carolina Motorsports Park is the only purpose built road racing facility in the Carolinas. The track was designed by famed track designer Alan Wilson and built in 1999 by a group of investors led by Bob Humphreys and Joe Hooker. CMP is a 2.235-mile 14-turn road course located in Kershaw, S.C. about an hour south of Charlotte, N.C 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, AHRMA as well as teams who compete in NASCAR, Champ Car, ALMS, Grand AM, Koni Challenge and World Challenge, who use the track for testing.    

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