If you’ve been looking for the perfect place to take a jog or walk, go on a bicycle ride with the family, or even inline skate, the NCM Motorsports Park is opening the track on Tuesday evenings starting March 15 for a new “Trek @ the Track” program. The 3.15 mile paved road course plays host to a number of fundraising running and walking events each year, including Monster Dash benefitting Joseph’s Hope, and the Checkered Flag Chase benefitting the Alzheimer’s Association.
Trek at the Track is free, and will be from 5 to 7 pm starting March 15 (weather pending). Please check the website at www.motorsportspark.org for a complete schedule and to verify times.
“As someone who enjoys getting out on my bicycle I know it can be a challenge to find a safe place to ride, especially if you have children with you,” said Mitch Wright, General Manager of the NCM Motorsports Park. “We thought, why not open the track up an evening a week to give the community a safe place to enjoy some recreational activities? For the super athlete it’s a great spot to get in some training without the traffic.”
The track offers light elevation changes and a number of configurations so that visitors can pick the length of their trek, as well as being wide with adequate space for slow or fast-moving trekkers. A large 22 acre flat paved paddock is also available for anyone doing speed work. The facility offers restrooms, showers, a Michelin inflation station and a picnic area at the Kimberlee A. Fast Pavilion. A second level viewing deck is available at both the Pavilion, as well as in the Holley Control Tower. Plenty of free parking is available, and the track is easy to access from Porter Pike, 505 Grimes Road, off I-65, exit 28.
Pets are also welcome as long as they are on a leash and owners clean up after their animals. Roller blades and roller skates are welcome, but anything motorized is not. Sorry, no skateboards. Skaters and cyclists are required to wear helmets.
“Where else can you make a race track your personal training ground? We have a world-class facility and we are excited to share it,” added Wright.
As part of the Trek at the Track Nights, the Motorsports Park is also planning a “Pistons and Popsicle” night. The event will be similar to a car show cruise-in.
“We welcome local businesses to contact us about partnering on the new initiative. We are open to ideas to grow the community nights,” said Wright.
If you are interested in receiving notification of the new Trek @ the Track Nights, as well as other community events at the NCM Motorsports Park and National Corvette Museum, please sign up at www.corvettemuseum.org/subscribe/. For more information visit www.motorsportspark.org or call Paula at 270-777-4507.