The Palmetto Motorsports Club is a motorsports country club created by Carolina Motorsports Park for car and motorcycle enthusiasts. The club is designed to create easy track access to allow the novice driver/rider to get started and 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 who share the same passion for speed and adrenaline. It’s also a great place to entertain family, friends or business clients.
The concept is similar to other country club memberships. By purchasing a membership, a member can participate in member track days. The number of days and benefits is determined by the level of the membership purchased and is explained in the benefits and pricing section of this website.
For someone who has never been on a race track, the club will offer a new member orientation and instructor assistance to help one better understand the rules and procedures. A typical track day is set up where similar skill level drivers are grouped together along with similar cars for 20-minute sessions throughout the day. For example, street cars and race prepared cars would run in separate groups. The number of run groups is determined by the day’s turnout. This helps in promoting safety while giving you maximum track time.
Just think- you could leave the office early, get some lapping in and still be home for dinner. Better yet, you could just skip work all together and come hang out at the track all day. Sure, golf might be great, but it doesn’t make your heart pound like taking a corner on the limit or getting up to 145 MPH before you brush the brakes and turn into the kink at Carolina Motorsports Park. Now that’s what we call a good day at the office!
Carolina Motorsports Park is the only purpose built road racing facility in the Carolinas. The track’s current 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.
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. Carolina Motorsports Park is a 2.235-mile 14-turn road course located in Kershaw, SC about 65 miles South of Charlotte, NC.