800-acre motorsports and entertainment destination for automotive enthusiasts in the heart of Tennessee takes an important step toward completion with the start of all-important track paving
Cumberland County – Flatrock Motorclub will reach a milestone Monday as it installs the initial pavement of what will be the 3.5 mile “Motorclub Member Track” in Cumberland County.
The first installation will take place Monday Aug. 14. Weather permitting, the first pavement will be laid from 8 a.m. to 10:30 a.m at 1499 Westel Road, Westel, TN 37854 off I-40 at exit 338 in Cumberland County.
“This private Motorclub track, stretching across an impressive 3.5 miles, is gearing up for an exciting transformation as the installation of the initial pavement gets underway,” said Flatrock in a release to the Upper Cumberland Business Journal. “While progress has been steady, this enhancement promises to elevate the driving experience to new heights, solidifying Flatrock Motorclub’s position as a prime destination for motorsport enthusiasts.”
Flatrock Motorclub will also boast a 3.5-mile Circuit Club track, complete with FIA Grade II safety standards, a 129-foot elevation change and an average lap speed of over 100 mph in a GT3 car. It will be nestled on a 773-acre tract of land soon to become the epicenter of motor sports, not only in the state but possibly the world. The race fan Disney World will also feature a 2.67-mile grand prix track and a 5.9-mile endurance track.
The club track should feature 2.04-minute average lap time.
“A Tennessee motor sports Park is a legacy project for me and I am excited, along with our partners, to bring it to Cumberland County, Tennessee,” Rusty Bittle, developer and founding partner of Flatrock motor sports Park, told the Upper Cumberland Business Journal when the track first broke ground in Oct. of last year.
The rolling landscape of the Upper Cumberland will set Flatrock apart from other tracks of its kind.
“The track is designed with over 23 dynamic turns, providing an exciting challenge for racing enthusiasts,” said Flatrock. “Flatrock is destined to become a premier destination for motor sports in the U.S.”
Flatrock also looks to expand with a landmark hotel, destination restaurant, campground, brewery, winery, additional hotels, a retail center and a natural amphitheater to play host to major live concerts and special events throughout the year.
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Photo courtesy of Flatrock.