Flatrock already has confidential agreements with several sanctioning bodies to host racing events in the upcoming year

Cumberland County – On Tuesday, the first cars touched the pavement of Flatrock Motorclub in Cumberland County.

According to a report by wvlt.tv, professional racecar driver Trevor Bayne, who carried several Flatrock members around the track, said the track was a joy to drive.

“The racetrack itself is so fun to drive. You have high speed. You have technical areas,” Bayne told wvlt.tv.

Motorsports is exploding in popularity as of late.

“Motorsports is big anywhere in the world,” Rusty Bittle, founding partner of Flatrock, told wvlt.tv. “Bringing those international events here will bring Tennessee to the map internationally, and we’re excited to be a part of that.”

Flatrock already has confidential agreements with several sanctioning bodies to host racing events in the upcoming year, according to the report. The track also recently announced a $5,000 sponsorship with the Pellissippi State Community College racing program and is estimated to bring in a substantial economic impact to the area.

“We are thrilled to support Pellissippi State Motorsports,” said Bittle.

Much progress has been made on the 773-acre property. Construction teams have installed 19,000 feet of stormwater pipe and moved over 45,000 loads of dirt and close to 8,000,000 cubic feet of rock over the past year.

Designed by world renowned Tike Engineers & Architects, after all the phases are complete, the race destination will feature a 3.50-mile private Member’s Club track, a 2.67-mile grand prix track and a 5.9-mile endurance track. 

For more information visit www.experienceflatrock.com or www.flatrockmotorclub.com.

This is an ongoing story. Check back for updates.

Photo courtesy of Flatrock.

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