Earlier in 2013 news that construction of the long awaited Corvette Museum Motorsports Park had begun. The facility, which was announced over three years ago, will feature a lengthy road course, massive skidpad, a go-kart track, and a quarter-mile dragtrip. It will also strengthen the idea that it essentially serves as the mecca for most Corvette enthusiasts.

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Now we can see just how close this facility is to playing host to noise, burning rubber, and happy people. This past weekend saw volunteers assisting with the process of inching closer to opening day. The asphalt was laid months ago, and now the curbs have received their paint.

The total cost of the project is estimated to be around $17 million. A fair portion of that was raised by the museum through private donations, a small amount was from a grant, and whatever remaining money is required can be financed.

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This 184-acre facility sits across the road from the actual Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Kentucky. We imagine this is a welcome change of pace compared to the other reason the museum has received a fair share of attention this year. The sinkhole that swallowed a handful of rare Vettes is, to some, old news at this point, but it's still a very fresh scar to fans of the brand. Moving forward towards the motorsports park's opening day should help ease that pain though, we imagine.