The Lucas Oil School of Racing visits some of the best tracks in North America, and if we haven’t been there yet, we will be soon. Click on the track name below for more information about that track, including videos, maps, and travel information.
Atlanta Motorsports Park – Dawsonville, Georgia, 1.83 miles, 16 turns
Atlanta Motorsports Park’s incredible main circuit was designed by one of Formula One’s premier architects, Hermann Tilke. A breathtaking feat of design and engineering, this revolutionary two-mile road circuit is a motorsports masterpiece featuring aggressive elevation changes, a technical circuit layout, high-octane speed straights, and two “signature” corners as a tribute to Europe’s finest and most respected road circuits – Belgium’s Spa-Francochamps and Germany’s Nurburgring.
Laguna Seca Raceway – Salinas, California, 2.3 miles, 11 turns
Minutes from the Monterey Peninsula, Pebble Beach and Cannery Row, Laguna Seca Raceway is situated on land belonging to the former Fort Ord Army base. Known for its Corkscrew, Laguna Seca boasts one of the highest elevation changes of any track in North America.
Lime Rock Park – Lakeville, Connecticut, 1.50 miles, 7 turns
Nestled in the northwest corner of Connecticut, Lime Rock Park, New England’s Road Racing Home, has been hosting professional and amateur racing since opening in 1957. Don’t let its size fool you; Lime Rock Park is a challenging and technical track with a high average lap speed.
M1 Concourse – Pontiac, Michigan 1.5 miles
The Champion Motor Speedway winds its way through the M1 Concourse site as though it’s been there for generations. The developers worked closely with renowned track designer, Martyn Thake, to leverage the unique topography of the site. The track was designed to accommodate a diverse group of users, including club members, driving school participants and corporate clients. Additionally, the track was carefully positioned to provide direct views from many of the Private Garages.
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – Lexington, Ohio, 2.4 miles, 14 turns
A combination of high speed straights and technical turn complexes makes Mid-Ohio one of the more challenging race tracks in the country. One of the more unique aspects of Mid-Ohio is its separate starting line, just after Turn 3, and restart/finish line, on the pit straight.
NCM Motorsports Park – Bowling Green, Kentucky, 3.15 miles
Located across the street from GM’s Corvette Bowling Green Assembly Plant and the National Corvette Museum, NCM Motorsports Park opened in 2014 and features many element reminiscent of France’s Circuit de la Sarthe, home of the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
New Jersey Motorsports Park – Millville, New Jersey, 2.25 mile, 12 turns
New Jersey Motorsports Park is conveniently located near Philadelphia and New York City, offering diverse and dynamic attractions both on and off-track. The Park includes two world-class road courses: Thunderbolt and Lightning, Tempest Raceway which is considered one of the top outdoor karting complexes in the U.S., a motorsports country club membership program known as the Drivers Club, Battlegrounds Paintball which features 10 acres of paintball fields, concert and festival space, overnight accommodations, and real estate development opportunities. Also on the property, a clubhouse features meeting space, bar/restaurant and built-in pool.
NOLA Motorsports Park – Avondale, Louisiana, 2.75 mile, 16 turns
Minutes from the French Quarter of New Orleans, NOLA Motorsports Park was designed by Alan Wilson with challenge and safety in mind. The track offers both the club level and professional driver an amazing experience. NOLA Motorsports Park offers everyone the ability to use our track for recreational or competitive use. Race fan, driver or racer, we have a place for you. Come enjoy the thrill of speed!
Palm Beach International Raceway – Jupiter, Florida, 2.034 miles, 11 turns
A popular winter test facility, PBIR is an easy drive from West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale and Miami Beach. One of the more diverse racing facilities in the country, PBIR hosts everything from drag racing to mud bogging to IndyCar Series testing, and is the home of the Palm Beach Driving Club.
Pittsburgh International Race Complex – Wampum, Pennsylvania, 2.8 miles, 19 turns
After purchasing the former BeaveRun circuit 45 miles northwest of Pittsburgh in 2010, Jim and Kathy Stout have transformed the facility with the addition of a 1.5-mile South Track to complement the existing North Track. Pittsburgh International Race Complex hosts SCCA Regional, NASA and F2000 series races.
Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, 4.048 miles, 14 turns
The Moraine Sweep…
Legendary corners of one of America’s longest – and most beloved – road courses. Just over an hour north – and a world away – from Milwaukee, Road America has to be driven to be appreciated.
Road Atlanta – Braselton, Georgia, 2.54 miles, 12 turns
One of the iconic road courses in North America, Road Atlanta’s flowing turns, high speed straights and elevation changes has made it a favorite for racers from around the world. Road Atlanta is home of the annual Petit Le Mans endurance race.
Roebling Road Raceway – Bloomingdale, Georgia, 2.02 miles, 9 turns
A half hour from Savannah, Georgia, Roebling Road is a popular club racing circuit and serves as the testing facility for the popular television program MotorWeek.
Sebring International Raceway – Sebring, Florida, 3.74 miles, 17 turns
A U.S. Army Air Corp training base during World War II, Sebring hosted its first race in 1950, and hosted the first U.S. Grand Prix in 1959, a race won by Bruce McLaren in a Cooper Climax. Since 1952, the track has hosted its signature 12 Hour endurance race. Lucas Oil School of Racing utilizes the 1.7 mile, 11 turn Club Circuit for its programs.
Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park – Thompson, Connecticut, 1.7 miles, 10 turns
A not-so-quiet part of Connecticut’s “Quiet Corner”, Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park is Connecticut’s oldest active race track, and claims to be the first purpose-built road racing circuit in the United States, originally opening in 1939. Today the facility features the recently updated and reopened road course, a 5/8th-mile high-banked oval, 1/10th=mile quarter midget track, and an 18-hole golf course.