By Sam McEachern
The National Corvette Museum broke ground on the Motorsports Park currently being built adjacent to the museum and GM’s Bowling Green Assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky last July and has been making steady progress on the track ever since. Most recently, construction crews began paving the first part of the track, laying asphalt down on the paddock area.
The area being paved will be used as a skidpad as well as for autocross events, according to an announcement put out on the park’s Facebook page. The next order of business will be installing guard rails on the inside of the track and performing lime stabilization for the base of the racing surface and runoff areas. With the brunt of the winter’s bad weather behind them, the park says construction is beginning to move more quickly.
There are some more photos of the construction crews laying the first bit of pavement for the track here. The NCM Motorsports Park is scheduled to open during the 20th Anniversary Celebration at the National Corvette Museum on August 27th.