About The Track

The idea of building a Motorsports Park to complete the Corvette Museum experience began in 2007. The success of our High Performance Driving Events (HPDE) and feedback from enthusiasts who enjoyed exercising their cars, got the attention of Museum Executive Director Wendell Strode. When an opportunity came up to obtain some property adjacent to the existing NCM campus, the suggestion was first made to use it for a track, until it was decided that there wasn’t enough room there to do it properly. Still, it seemed like a good idea worth pursuing later.

At that time the Museum expansion was the priority so the track plan went on the back burner. This changed when a nearby property owner with 20 acres on the other side of the interstate, contacted the Museum offering to sell her land for future growth. An adjoining 50 acres came available as well adding up to 70 acres. Strode and the Museum Board of Directors agreed that the land should be purchased as it would be a good investment even if the track didn’t wind up getting the support it needed to be built.

When the expansion was complete, the strong business case for a Motorsports Park prompted the NCM leadership to bring in track designer Alan Wilson (Miller Motorsports Park, NOLA Motorsports Park, Barber Motorsports Park and others) as a consultant, along with others who determined that more property would be needed to make this the world-class facility it had the potential to be. A total of 184 acres were eventually purchased and as member support grew, so did the momentum and excitement. Track designer Steve Crawford (Thunder Hill, Ridge Motorsports Park) was hired to design the road course with input from Corvette Racing, resulting in a multiple, reconfigurable, track layout with features from Le Mans, making the NCM Motorsports Park the track that every motorsports enthusiast would want to drive.

The vision for the Motorsports Park is to create a safe and challenging environment where drivers of all ages, interests and skill levels can become more proficient behind the wheel. Whether the goal is teen driver safety or the excitement of high performance recreational driving, participants can learn through classroom instruction and on-track with a certified instructor, designed to help students increase their ability and build skills that can be applied to the track and the real world.

With over 1.5 miles of frontage on Interstate 65 and located across from the National Corvette Museum (NCM) and the Corvette Assembly Plant, the Motorsports Park is one of the most centrally located and easily accessible driving facilities in the country. The Park is situated on 419 acres.

The National Corvette Museum located in Bowling Green, KY is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit foundation, and the sole owner of the NCM Motorsports Park.  As the largest car museum in the world dedicated to a single model, the NCM is committed to preserving the Corvette’s past, present and future.  Learn more about the National Corvette Museum at www.corvettemuseum.org.

NCM Holding Company Board of Managers

Arthur F. Bell, Jr.
Hunt Valley, MD

Arthur.Bell@arthurbellcpas.com

Michael LaRocca
Monticello, NY

michael.larocca@corvettemuseum.org

Chuck Fast
New Smyrna, FL

fast@kw.com

Mike Newlander
Skokie, IL

mike.newlander@gmail.com

Chris Wiseman
Bowling Green, KY

cwiseman@higusa.com

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What are the requirements to drive my car on track?

  • For Touring Laps and HPDIs, all vehicles including convertibles are allowed. Vehicles must be in good running condition, no leaking fluids and must have all body panels.
  • For HPDEs, tech requirements vary by the organizer of the event. Be sure to contact them directly for more information.

How old do I have to be to drive on track?

  • Hot Laps guests must be 15 years or older.
  • Passengers in all other experiential offerings must be 14 years or older.
  • The “Drive Your Own Car” experience requires all drivers to be at least 16 years old with a valid drivers’ license. Both parents and/or guardians must sign a waiver, and at least one parent and/or guardian must ride as a passenger.
  • Touring Laps (C7, C8, Camaro and Z06) drivers must be 18 years or older with a valid drivers’ license. Passengers must be 14 years or older.
  • “Corvette Experience” drivers must be 18 years or older with a valid drivers’ license. No passengers are allowed to ride with the guest driver, however for an additional fee, anyone over 14 years of age may ride passenger with our lead drivers.
  • All minors 17 years and younger must be accompanied by their Guardian to sign minor waiver. If Guardian is unable to be present, click here to access the minor waiver.
  • Contact event organizers regarding specific age requirements to participate.

How can I get my motorcycle on track?

  • Motorcycle track time is limited to approved organized events due to liability reasons. Please view our events page for upcoming motorcycle events.

What are the requirements to drive at the NCM Kartplex?

  • Height requirement for two-seater go-karts is 42” for the passenger.
  • Height requirement for junior go-karts is 48” or taller and must fit properly within the kart.
  • Height requirement for the adult go-karts is 52” or taller or a valid drivers’ license.
  • Must wear closed toe shoes.
  • Must pull back long, loose hair.

Do you allow spectating?

  • Yes, most events allow spectating free of charge. There is a second story observation deck located on the Holley Control Tower as well as track side viewing deck on the back of the garage complex. At this time, the observation deck and viewing deck is not handicap accessible.

Track Maps

The initial phase consists of a twin circuit arrangement of a two mile / 13 turn west course and a one mile / 10 turn East course which can be combined into multiple configurations. Both circuits feature technical turns, straights and elevation changes. These two courses can be used independently for multiple events, or connected together into a unique large course. The track was designed with challenging features that are reminiscent of the famous La Sarthe in Le Mans, France.

Grand
Full Course

WEST AND
EAST CIRCUITS

Le Mans
Loop

Bike
Loop

Grand
Straight

Fuel

The NCM Motorsports Park offers a fueling station on-site.

The offered octanes are measured are listed below:

  • 87, 89, 93, 98, 100 (Unleaded) *
  • 110 Leaded *
  • Diesel Fuel *
* Fuel sales are measured in liters

Sound Conditions

The NCM Motorsports Park wants to respect our neighbors and protect their ability to enjoy their property.  The Clark Circle neighborhood contains many sound sources both natural (birds, dogs, wind blowing through trees) and man-made (I-65, Beech Bend Raceway, aircraft overflights, lawnmowers, HVAC systems) that collectively contribute to the community sound levels.  The relative effect of those sound sources on community sound levels is often a function of atmospheric conditions like wind speed and direction, temperature, relative humidity and the presence of temperature inversions.

We aim to reduce our effect on the surrounding sound environment by pursuing the following mutually agreed upon limits:

  • With the exception of special manufacturers vehicle testing, track participant vehicles are limited to 103 dBA measured 50 feet from the edge of the track.  This sound limit is strictly enforced. Any vehicles exceeding this sound limit will be ordered to leave the track until appropriate corrective measures are taken to bring the vehicle into compliance.
  • Track event based sound levels in the community are limited to a one hour equivalent sound level of 55.5 dBA measured at the top of every hour at a semi-permanent location in the Clark Circle neighborhood.

We have also been allowed eight (8) “exception days” during which track based sound levels at the community monitoring location will be limited to a one hour equivalent sounds level of 59.0 dBA.  Please contact us for a list of approved sound exemption dates.

Our sound monitoring station captures and records data digitally and stores it at a data center.  These files are provided to the City-County Planning Commission upon request.

Should you have an issue with sound levels from the track, you can register a complaint with the City-County Planning Commission at 270-842-1953.

Current Sound Conditions

Minor Waiver

Waivers must be completed on-site for all participants. 17 years and younger must have Guardian present to sign waiver. If Guardian is unable to be present, click on the button below to access the minor waiver.

*Important* Minor release forms completed away from the track must be printed in color, two-sided, and signed by both parents or guardians. Both signatures must be notarized. If there are two parents or guardians, they both must complete the form regardless if they are living together. If one parent or guardian is deceased or physically or mentally incapable of completing the form, then leave the second one blank. Guests will not be allowed to participate without providing the minor waiver completed as specified above.

Download the Waiver

Garage Rentals

Event Garage Rental

Conveniently park or wrench on your car/motorcycle in between track sessions in a spacious, trackside Day Garage (16X22)  centrally located within the facility.

Pro Garage rentals offer you a view of the track in a space 2x’s larger than the traditional day garage (19X48).

Private Garages are now also available for rent during events, giving you a secure lockable space with dedicated power and lights.

Book your garage online and choose your location. No refunds will be issued within 1 week of garage rental date(s).

 

Garage Rentals are booked per event. If you wish to have a garage for your event you must book the garage for the entirety of the event.

 

Single day garage rentals can be booked on site based on availability

 

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Long Term Garage Rental

Private, long-term lease garages are available for rent at the NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, KY. Limited space available. To secure your garage, or for more details and pricing, contact 270.777.4509 or email garages@motorsportspark.org.

Floor plan is modular, and square footage can be determined based on renters’ needs. Perfect for the track day customers looking for a place to keep their track car and supplies; the Corvette owner wishing to leave their car in Bowling Green for use at Corvette events; the customer looking for a secure facility to keep their prized possessions; and the business looking to monetize the space by providing services.

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RV Site Rentals

Dry Camping: As a “thank you” for your patience and understanding during our rebuild, there will be no fee for dry camping the 2023 season.

Contact 270.777.4509 or email booknow@motorsportspark.org to rent.

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 RV Sites are booked per event. If you wish to camp on property, you must book your site for the entire event.

Garage Rental

RV Sites are assigned at time of online booking.  No refunds will be issued within 1 week of RV Site rental date(s). 30 Amp and 50 Amp available. These do not include water hookups.

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