NOLA Motorsports Park

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NOLA Motorsports Park
NOLA Motorsports Park - Facility Map.jpg
Location11075 Nicolle Boulevard, Avondale, Louisiana 70094
Time zoneUTC-6 (UTC-5 DST)
Coordinates29°53′1″N 90°11′52″W / 29.88361°N 90.19778°W / 29.88361; -90.19778Coordinates: 29°53′1″N 90°11′52″W / 29.88361°N 90.19778°W / 29.88361; -90.19778
OwnerLaney Chouest
Broke groundDecember 2009
Opened2011
Construction cost$62 million
ArchitectAlan Wilson
Major eventsVerizon IndyCar Series
Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana
(2015)
Full Track
SurfaceAsphalt
Length5.37 mi (8.64 km)
Turns27
North Track
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.75 mi (4.42 km)
Turns16
South Track
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.69 mi (4.33 km)
Turns11
 
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NOLA Motorsports Park
NOLA Motorsports Park - Facility Map.jpg
Location11075 Nicolle Boulevard, Avondale, Louisiana 70094
Time zoneUTC-6 (UTC-5 DST)
Coordinates29°53′1″N 90°11′52″W / 29.88361°N 90.19778°W / 29.88361; -90.19778Coordinates: 29°53′1″N 90°11′52″W / 29.88361°N 90.19778°W / 29.88361; -90.19778
OwnerLaney Chouest
Broke groundDecember 2009
Opened2011
Construction cost$62 million
ArchitectAlan Wilson
Major eventsVerizon IndyCar Series
Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana
(2015)
Full Track
SurfaceAsphalt
Length5.37 mi (8.64 km)
Turns27
North Track
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.75 mi (4.42 km)
Turns16
South Track
SurfaceAsphalt
Length2.69 mi (4.33 km)
Turns11

NOLA Motorsports Park is a road race track in Avondale, Louisiana, approximately twenty minutes from downtown New Orleans. The kart circuit and North Track circuits opened in Q4 2011.

Future plans include completion of a South Track. When linked with the North Track will form a five-mile course, making it the longest race track in North America.[1]

Design[edit]

NOLA Motorsports Park was designed by Alan Wilson, whose other designs include Miller Motorsports Park and Barber Motorsports Park. In addition to the two international standard race tracks, the facility also features three karting tracks, full service seven acre kart center, paddock, on-site speed shop, clubhouse, eight acre autocross pad, single lane dragstrip and luxury villas for residents.[2]

The park has also been designed with forward thinking electronic systems including over 100 miles of fiber optics and the latest timing and scoring equipment.[3]

Major events[edit]

Maps[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Paul Rioux (2012-01-30). "Avondale getting 750-acre, $60 million racetrack". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  2. ^ "Facility Features". http://www.nolamotor.com/. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  3. ^ Alejandro de los Rios (2012-10-02). "NOLA Motorsports innovates with new track". ESPN The Magazine. Retrieved 2012-10-02. 
  4. ^ "NOLA Motorsports Park announces The Big Kahuna New Orleans AMA Pro Racing Season Finale". http://www.m1powersports.com/. 2012-12-29. Retrieved 2012-02-15. 
  5. ^ "IndyCar commits to New Orleans race at NOLA Motorsports Park in 2015". The Times-Picayune/nola.com. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 
  6. ^ "IndyCar commits to New Orleans race at NOLA Motorsports Park in 2015". The Times-Picayune/nola.com. 2014-05-04. Retrieved 2014-05-27. 

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