NCM Motorsports Park in Bowling Green, Kentucky, sustained damage from the storms that rolled through the middle of the country during the night of December 10. Currently, the track has suspended its activities as crews assess the situation.
“Like many businesses in our community, the NCM Motorsports Park sustained heavy damage from the overnight weather event, making it temporarily unsafe to welcome guests,” Morgan Watson, Marketing and Sales Coordinator for NCM Motorsports Park, said in a public statement. “We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this unprecedented situation.”
The track reported no injuries from the storms. It declined to release any specific information related to the extent of damage to its property and any vehicles on its premises.
Insurance adjusters, contractors, and structural engineers have been on-site daily since the storms struck. The track said it contacted all of its renters and driving club members. They added that they continue to update them on the situation as developments arise.
“Our team is working to evaluate the damage caused by the storm and to develop a plan for repairs and reopening,” Watson said.
The National Corvette Museum built NCM Motorsports Park in 2013. The facility of 419 acres consists of five configurations. The Grand Full Course measures 3.15 miles. The Grand Max Straight Course stands at 2.87 miles. The Corvette Race Loop comes in at 1.97 miles. The separated East and West circuits are 1.1 miles and 2 miles, respectively. The National Corvette Museum did not incur damage and remains open.
Unfortunately, the track has suspended operations. The drive-thru holiday light experience “Twinkle at the Track” and 5K footrace “Run, Run Rudolph” have been cancelled. Other on-track activities will not occur, either, for the immediate future.
The track will rely on its employees and professional crews for cleanup. NCM Motorsports Park are not allowing volunteers to assist at the present moment.
This year marks the Rock the Curb Director of Photography’s 51st year of covering auto racing. Adaskaveg has been a columnist, writer, and photographer, in racing and in mainstream media, for several outlets, including the Journal Inquirer, Boston Herald, Stock Car Racing, and Speedway Illustrated. Among Adaskaveg’s many awards are the 1992 Eastern Motorsport Press Association (EMPA) Ace Lane Photographer of the Year and the 2019 National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) George Cunningham Writer of the Year.