A milestone was reached Tuesday morning at the site of the new Motorsports Park in Bowling Green. Crews began laying pavement for the 3.1 mile road course across the highway from the Corvette Museum.
“We’re using a 3D paving system, which is something relatively new to the paving world, there’s only a few contractors who use it,” said Motorsports Park General Manager Mitch Wright. “What they’re telling us, is that it will hold the surface to within an eighth of an inch – which is pretty amazing if you think about it.”
Wright says the quality of surface can make or break a track and first impressions are important.
“If the track is rough or bumpy, or whatever – that’s what it becomes known as. If you’ve got an extremely smooth surface, that’s again, just a huge added benefit to us.”
Wright says the paving process is expected to take about a month. The track is set to open in August in conjunction with the Corvette Museum’s 20th anniversary celebration.
Construction remains on schedule at the new Motorsports Park adjacent to the Corvette Museum in Bowling Green. Mitch Wright, general manager of the Motorsports Park says any concerns related to the sinkhole that opened up inside the museum last week we’re actually addressed months ago.
“We did have some sinkholes on the property, which we have remediated. We had quite a bit of geotech work done prior to the construction starting," said Wright. “We’re pretty confident we found what we needed to find and we’re going to have a fantastic facility for people to enjoy.”
He says crews are making progress with underground work right now, and pavement will be put down in the spring. The Motorsports Park is scheduled for completion in August.