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11:14 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Corvette Motorsports Park Lands First Major Sponsor

Motorsports Park General Manager Mitch Wright poses with the "Michelin Man."
Motorsports Park General Manager Mitch Wright poses with the "Michelin Man."
Credit Lisa Autry

A global tire manufacturer has become the first official sponsor of the Motorsports Park at the National Corvette Museum. 

In a news conference Friday, Michelin was announced as the official tire of the park, which is under construction in Bowling Green. 

"We're building a world class-type facility for recreational motor sports, and to have a brand like Michelin, which is world-renowned for high performance, quality products, it's just a natural fit," said Mitch Wright, General Manager of the Motorsports Park.

The Motorsports Park features a three-mile road course on nearly 200 acres just across the highway from the Corvette Museum. 

Wright says paving of the track will begin in mid-May and the first racing event is scheduled at the end of September.