We are pleased to announce the repaving of Carolina Motorsports Park's 2.27 mile road course will commence June 22, 2020.
After operating the facility for seven months under a lease arrangement, we have closed on the acquisition of Carolina Motorsport Park. We would like to thank Bob Humphreys, Joe Hooker and all the Carolina Motorsports Park, Inc. shareholders for choosing us to be the next stewards of The Park.
"Not only did Bob and Joe build a great facility, they developed an exceptionally talented and dedicated staff. We have enjoyed getting to know many of you through the events we have hosted over the past seven months, and we look forward to meeting the rest of you very soon. We could not be more excited about what the future holds for The Park," said Michael Cummings Sr.
The pandemic has caused financial stress to all motorsports facilities - we were no exception as our revenue came to a screeching halt and many of our expenses did not. The CMP team did an outstanding job minimizing the impact of the pandemic by rescheduling many of our 2020 events. Because of this, we are happy to announce we are moving forward with our plans to resurface the road course this summer. Lynches River Contracting from Pageland, SC will begin the project on Monday, June 22nd with Advanced Material Services, LLC from Auburn, AL serving as consulting engineers. We look forward to reopening the road course in mid-August.
On behalf of Carolina Motorsports Park, we would like to thank all of you who have supported CMP over the past twenty years and we look forward to the next twenty years at the Road Racing Center of the Carolinas!
We are please to share we will be entering Phase 2 of our Reopening beginning May 17. In order to safely operate during these uncertain times, we have implemented new guidelines and procedures in order to keep all participants and staff safe. Please read all guidelines carefully, as there will be NO EXCEPTIONS made the day/weekend of your event. Please note Carolina Motorsports Park will not be taking any cash payments until further notice. (The Track Side Grill will still be accepting cash and card payments.) All camping, electrical service, day garages and registrations must be paid for prior to your arrival. All guidelines and procedures are to be observed at Carolina Motorsports Park events until further notice. We appreciate your cooperation.
NEW: Online Reservations - Camping, Electrical Hookup and Day Garages MUST be paid for in advanced.
Upon Arrival: Gate and Waiver Procedure
COVID-19 Social Distancing Guidelines: Around the Paddock
“Huge opportunity for Momentum Motorsports and CMP”
May 11, 2020 – Taking their program to the next level, FR Americas Powered by Honda team Momentum Motorsports has moved their operation to South Carolina. Acquiring space at Carolina Motorsports Park (CMP), Phil Picard and his multi-dimensional operation will now have their location trackside in Kershaw, South Carolina.
“Having a location trackside is something that I have wanted for quite some time,” explained Phil Picard. “I explored many opportunities and options, but CMP was the clear choice when all the facts were considered. The track owners have many improvements planned for the facility, and we are happy to be on the front line of it all. Our new location gives us access to the permanent road course, skid pad as well as a kart track and club that we will utilize to increase our Karts to Cars program.”
Momentum Motorsports’ new location will be located just inside the front gate at Carolina Motorsports Park. With a new 4,800 square foot shop, the premier race team will be able to offer a host of onsite services to benefit the racer.
Picard added, “A trackside shop opens many more avenues of business for us. We will restart a major push on our Karts to Cars program and be able to offer tests most weeks. The location of CMP provides for year-round operation and a road course, kart track and skid pad can support a wide range of race programs. We have begun to move in and cannot wait to get the season started.”
“As the operators of Carolina Motorsports Park, we are delighted Momentum Motorsports has chosen CMP for their new home,” stated Michael Cummings from CMP Operating Company. “Being able to offer on-site driver development and race car prep services is a key ingredient of our vision for the facility. Doing this with a company with Momentum Motorsports’ track record of success makes us extremely excited about what the future holds for CMP.”
Carolina Motorsports Park was developed by a group of enthusiasts and racers from the Southeast. Land acquisition was completed in July 1998 with construction starting soon thereafter. The site was built on an old airport, known as "Kershaw Airport". The track was designed by famed track designer Alan Wilson and the full 2.27-mile road course opened in July 1999. In 2010 the .7-mile kart facility began operation.
In November of 2019, operation of the facility was taken over by Motorsports Capital with a focus on providing customers an outstanding experience the entire family can enjoy. Carolina Motorsports Park is the only purpose-built road racing facility in the Carolinas and is located about an hour south of Charlotte, NC and 45 minutes outside of Columbia, SC.
For more information on test and/or race opportunities with Momentum Motorsports, please contact Phil Picard at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the national level race team online at www.MomentumMotorsportsLLC.com or via their social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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We are pleased to inform you Carolina Motorsports Park has received approval from the State of South Carolina to operate on a limited basis, subject to certain restrictions designed to limit the risk to our guests and employees associated with the COVID 19 virus. The following are details of Phase I of our reopening:
The Road Course will open for track rentals on May 7th subject to the following:
One or more Turn One Track Days (solo and super solo, no HPDE) will be offered during Phase I of our re-opening. Taste of the Track Touring sessions will also be available. A schedule will be announced shortly.
The Kart Track will be open for practice starting on May 9th subject to the following:
Rental karting will not be offered until further notice. Due to the use of shared equipment, we feel additional sanitization procedures must first be put in place. We are actively working on implementing such procedures.
As it was before the pandemic, is now and will be in the future, the safety and well-being of our employees and guests is our number one priority. We will continue to closely monitor directives from our state and local officials and reopen the facility as those directives allow. Thank you for understanding we must all work together in order to achieve a sense of normalcy once again.
As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, we will be extending our temporary closure through the end of April. This includes all CMP Karting activity. We will continue to actively observe the news and state orders, as it seems we all can only take this one day at a time. There is nothing that we value more than our community, our customers, and our employees. We hope you are staying safe and we hope to see you all again soon.
Thank you for your understanding and support,
- AHRMA March 27-29 (Rescheduled to September 4-6)
- CCS April 3-5 (Cancelled)
- N2 Track Days April 18-19 (Rescheduled to October 17-18)
- 24 Hours of Lemons April 25-26 (Rescheduled to June 6-7)*
- SCCA Track Night in America April 30 (Cancelled)
- NASA SE "Sinko De Mayo" May 2-3 (Cancelled)
- All scheduled Turn One events through the end of May
*If you reserved a garage for the Lemons event in April, your reservation has been updated for the new dates.
Carolina Motorsports Park will be suspending all operations through April 5th. At this time, almost half of the Covid-19 cases in South Carolina are in our county and we do not feel comfortable putting our customers and employees at risk. This was not an easy decision; however, we believe we have a responsibly to do whatever we can to lessen the virus’ impact on Kershaw County and the State of South Carolina.
We appreciate your understanding, and hope to see you all back on track soon.
Turn One Events, known for offering high quality High Performance Driving Education (HPDE) Track Days, introduces two new opportunities for you to “get on the track”.
The Turn One “Taste of the Track” Driving Experience will give you the opportunity to drive your car on Carolina Motorsports Park’s 2.27-mile, 14 turn road course in a lead-follow format. Following a classroom session covering the basics of driving on the circuit you, and up to 4 other drivers, will follow one of our instructors onto the course for 4 "lead-follow" laps at above highway speeds. Following a debriefing with your instructor, you will return to the track for another 6 lap "lead-follow" session followed by a final debrief. In total, you will receive three classroom sessions and experience over 20 miles of driving on Carolina Motorsport Park’s professionally designed road course! The Taste of the Track Driving Experience will be available to anyone with a valid driver’s license. Helmets will be provided and sessions will be limited to five participants. Each participant may be accompanied by one passenger who is at least 12 years old.
The Turn One Taste of the Track's Ride-Along Experience will offer the opportunity to ride in the passenger seat of the instructor's vehicle as he leads the Driving Experience participants. Experience the thrill of riding around Carolina Motorsports Park's road course while our instructor explains the finer points of performance driving.
We are thrilled to announce that our karting facility is now
“Powered by Clubspeed”! This state-of-the-art timing software will allow you to engage in the activity and enjoy new levels of competition. Three outdoor TVs now display race results, upcoming sessions, and fastest lap times. Create your own account at the track and view session results on your phone, keep up with your race credits (that’s right – it will hold onto unused race credits!) and more. Be sure to see the new “Live Timing” page on our website under karting!
We also have all-new rental helmets, neck braces and brand new cones outlining the kart track configuration. With a fleet of 20+ Birel go-karts - we're ready for some action!
Motorsports Capital LLC announced the signing of an agreement to acquire through commonly owned and affiliated entities the assets of Carolina Motorsports Park, Inc. a 290-acre motorsports complex in Kershaw, South Carolina. Motorsports Capital will begin operating the facility on November 1, 2019.
The acquisition will allow Motorsports Capital to expand its offerings beyond capital raising and advisory services to include facility ownership and management.
Carolina Motorsports Park was built in 1999 by a group of investors led by Joe Hooker and Bob Humphreys. The Alan Wilson designed 2.27-mile, 14 turn road course has proven to be a popular venue for professional and amateur racers alike. In addition to the road course, the facility includes a .7-mile, 16 turn kart track and a skid pad.
Motorsports Capital’s founder Michael J. Cummings stated: “Facility ownership is a natural next step in the growth of our company. Carolina Motorsports Park’s ownership has done a great job building a first-class facility in addition to building a great organization and a loyal customer base. We consider ourselves fortunate to have the opportunity to continue the development of Carolina Motorsports Park”.
Joe Hooker, one of Carolina Motorsports Park’s founders stated: “We developed the facility to have a purpose-built road racing facility in the Carolinas and we are very proud of what Carolina Motorsports Park has become. We decided after 20 years, it was time to let another group take over and lead the facility’s development.” Bob Humphreys from Carolina Motorsports Park added: “It is “bittersweet” to sell something that has been such a big part of our lives for 20 years, but we are excited about what the next 20 years holds for Carolina Motorsports Park under Motorsports Capital’s ownership”.
Motorsports Capital LLC is financial advisory and capital raising firm serving the motorsports industry. Securities related transactions are handled through Synergy Capital I LLC, a member of FINRA and SIPC. Motorsports Capital LLC is not an affiliate of Synergy Capital.