As summer gets underway, we wanted to take a minute to share with you some of the many exciting track events coming up at the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park! Although the NCM was temporarily closed earlier this year after a tornado devastated the Bowling Green community (as well as much of southwest Kentucky), the NCM track is open and hosting a variety of exciting driving/racing programs throughout the summer.
After speaking with Chad White, Sales and Events Coordinator at the NCM Motorsports Park, we felt it was worth mentioning some of the exciting events coming up this June and July. Please note that the events listed below are featured events, and do not make up the entire NCM track schedule….in fact, there’s LOTS to do for drivers and spectators alike…but we’ll cover that later in this article.
NCM Motorsports Park Schedule of Events – June/July
6/13: HPDI Course– The High-Performance Drivers Introduction is a “101” on-track program introducing new drivers to the hobby of recreational performance driving. This class is a MUST for anyone looking to drive/compete at the NCM Motorsports Park racetrack.
6/18-6/19: Performance Track Day – This track day will be a two-day event, led by sports car racing champions Darren Law and Johnny O’Connell. Corvette Factory Driver Jordan Taylor, former Corvette Factory Driver Jan Magnussen, and Corvette Hall of Fame driver Andy Pilgrim will join as guest coaches in the classroom as well as on track. Nowhere else will automotive enthusiasts get a track day experience with such an accomplished group of driver coaches. Participants can sign up for one or both track days, though the event is meant to be a two-day experience, with Corvette’s best.
6/25-6/26: Midwest Track Day – Midwest Track Day is a Motorcycle Track day organization offering expert coaching at every level. Track Experience is for first timers only who want to “test the waters”.
7/1-7/3: HPDE Course – Owning a Corvette is not complete without learning how to drive it to its potential! The NCM HPDE gives owners that opportunity while surrounded by like-minded enthusiasts, with support from folks like Michelin, Mobil 1, Holley, and GM. This class is a MUST for anyone looking to drive their Corvettes at the NCM Motorsports Park racetrack.
7/7-7/8: CamaroFest XI – CamaroFest X takes over NCM Motorsports Park on Thursday, July 8th. Located across the road from the National Corvette Museum, this track day will offer something for everyone. NCM MSP is one of the newest, and most technical courses in the US. At 3.15 miles long; the Grand Full course incorporates many classic corners, including the infamous “Sinkhole”. Whether you are a pro racer or a novice just getting into the sport – you are welcome to race!! Instructors will be available to guide drivers as needed.
7/29-7/31: Xtreme Xperience– It’s YOUR turn to get behind the wheel of our fleet of exotic cars at a race track just across the way from the National Corvette Museum! Book your driving or riding Xperience on a world-class racetrack in supercars like Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Porsches, and more! No experience is necessary. Our Professional Instructors will teach you how to drive the racing line, as you cross ‘Drive a Supercar’ off of your bucket list!
In addition to the above, the NCM Motorsports Park also offers Corvette enthusiasts multiple opportunities throughout the year to participate in the Corvette Experience. Simply put, the Corvette Experience puts YOU behind the wheel of the mid-engine C8 Corvette Stingray Z51, and allows YOU to pilot the car around the Museum’s 3.2-mile, 23-turn road course race track in a lead-follow format. To round out your day, you’ll also be served lunch and take a guided VIP tour of the National Corvette Museum!
NCM Motorsport Park’s Driving Club
The Driving Club at the NCM Motorsports Park is a unique way for car owners and enthusiasts to become more active in the motorsports lifestyle. Whether you have just purchased your first Corvette or you’re a seasoned track veteran, NCM’s Driving Club offers memberships that are tailed to fit every lifestyle.
Russ Alford, founding member of the Driving Club said this: “I was looking for a way to immerse myself in a racetrack environment and surround myself with people who share the same passion. All of the members I’ve met are great people, sharing a passion that they love with others.”
Combining social outings with exclusive, members-only track events, NCM’s Driving Club gives members the opportunity to share many fun-filled events with family and friends. Additionally, it gives members access to private driver coaching at all skill levels. Membership also includes a variety of other perks, including private track days, the use of trackside garages, 1-on-1 coaching, exclusive social events, and product and vehicle service discounts.