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Dom with MMR comes and visits the course and gives their impressions.

Here is a recent article written by Dom Miliano of Motorsports Marketing Resources and their visit to Club Motorsports. Enjoy.


My friend, Bob Green, Lime Rock pace car driver, professional driving instructor and founder of Survive the Drive, called recently with a invitation to visit a new private race track, Club Motorsports, being finished in Tamworth, NH. In the fall, New Hampshire is one of the most scenic areas of the country so I packed the Porsche and headed north.

Tamworth is a small berg located between the White Mountains and Lake Winnipesaukee and only a short drive from North Conway - an outlet-shopping mecca! When we arrived, we were given a short tour of the facility, followed by an explanation of their plans for the future. Right now, things are moving quickly with 100% of their 2.5-mile track paved in grippy asphalt smoother than my driveway. Their web site says that over the summer they laid over 12,500 tons of black top. While it cures, they are working on installing curbs, catch fences, three-level Armco, wide (and I do mean wide) run-off areas at all high-speed, downhill corners along with properly connected tire barriers. We saw several construction vehicles moving dirt around while we were on site as the drainage work was being completed.

But country club tracks can't lure members with just a fun roadway to drive, you need amenities and these too are in the works. They will have member garages and a banquet hall sized clubhouse for parties and other car-club events - think Ferrari Club of America Annual Meets, BMW O'Fests and Porsche Parades. Their brochure describes their planned facilities as offering: ... all of the amenities of a private resort: "... clubhouse with lounge/bar, restaurant, overnight accommodations, plus locker and workout rooms, classrooms, repair shops, secure and climate-controlled garages and private garages, garage-mahal condos, 0.4-mile karting track, and five acres of paddocks for parking and driver training."

The Club Motorsports' management turned Bob Green and me loose on the track to experience first hand what they had built. Accelerating down the long, 40 foot wide, main straightaway, (using caution as we were wearing neither helmets nor Nomex) we reached triple digit speeds before throwing down the anchor. Off to our left we noticed a huge, paved run-off area - sweet!

We next went down hill and then quickly uphill through a series of fast kinks to a wide right-hander "light bulb" of a turn - again, lots of run-off on the left. We exited and started to go back up hill - steep enough that you can't see what's next! Then you go quickly back down, through a Laguna Seca like right / left corkscrew - there's beautiful scenery at the top but I don't recommend you look!

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This exits onto a short chute that ends with a wide, FAST, downhill section, all the while, gaining speed. It ends with a heavy downhill braking zone and fast right-hand carousel. Exiting the carousel, you climb again toward an exciting and very fast left / right complex (blessed, once again, with lots of paved runoff). It exits onto another short chute and then the 90-degree right onto that long straight. Two and a half miles of fun just went under your wheels! You can see a low-speed, lead-follow video by clicking here.

Club Motorsports has the potential for greatness. The elevation changes (said to be 250 feet) coupled with 2.5 miles (and more is planned) of safe, fast corners and the promised country-club-style amenities should attract lots of new members. Having attended eleven Porsche Parades and several Ferrari Annual Meets, I see this facility as an ideal location for these type events.

MMR wishes them luck as they finalize their facility for the 2017 season.


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We have some upcoming Open House dates scheduled and if you havent heard from us via email then I either have an old, out of date email on file for you, or it is going into your spam folder. So please contact me at to make sure your information is up to date. We want to stay in touch and make sure you all know what is going on here at the course. 

Looking forward to hearing back from you all!


With the paving done for the course and karting area we are now focusing our time on installing the curbing, catch fencing, armco, railing and final grading of the loam. This will take up the rest of the summer but we are allowing time for some of our members to get on course and check out the finished surface. These are done under restriction with the understanding that the safety systems are not yet installed and the risk associated with that. 

Regardless, people seem to be continuously leaving the course after a few laps with large grins across their faces. 

We pave the top coat this week (07-18-16)!

We start with the paved run off areas and pit lane on Monday. Tuesday will be the start of the road course. We will work on that until it is finished. We should be wrapped up with the rest of paving by the end of the week!

We start back up with paving on 07/11/16!

As much as we have enjoyed having the pavement base layer, we are anxious to have the remaining pavement laid down. With that being said, starting on 07/11/16 we will start laying down the leveling layer of the road course and karting course. (This is the middle layer) As we progress further we will put the final wear coat on top finishing out the paving process! During the time we are paving, you can be sure we will be bringing you more live broadcasts. We will be broadcasting each day of paving at noontime EST on the respective day. We hope you can join us for this huge milestone.

Base Layer of paving is 100% done!

We started off the month of June on the right foot! Paving took place starting June 13th with the west paddock. The following day we started on the road course proper. Beginning on the front straight, we had made it all the way around to just before Turn 9a. Thats two pavers with shuttle bugs laying down 42' of asphalt simultaneously. The next day after that, we finished going all the way around and connecting to the front straight. They even started on pit lane that very same day! We ended the week with with paving the base layer for the rest of pit lane, all run off areas and the karting course!

To give folks an idea of just how much asphalt was used just for the base layer, we have it broke down for you below.

Road Course Proper (42' wide) 2" base course - 6,300 tons
Road Course Run-off Areas 2" base course - 2,500 tons
Road Course Pit Lane 2" base course - 1,500 tons
Karting Course Total - 950 tons
West Paddock - 1,280 tons

Total of 12,530 tons paved in five days!

We had over 40 trucks coming all the way from Concord, NH with asphalt from around 7am in the morning (when they started to show up at the track, even earlier for them) until around 7-8pm in the evening! 

It really is an impressive feat! Tours are still going on. We expect to start the leveling layer on July 11th. We will be sure to keep all of you up to date!



We are Paving! We are Paving! We are Paving!

With over 1 million cubic yards of material moved, crushed and put into place, we are set to pave the road course! Paving will start as soon as we complete the fine grading and weather conditions allow. Paving could start as early as the last week of May or the first weeks in June. Exciting times are ahead!

As many photos and videos as we try to post, you can't full appreciate what Club Motorsports has to offer until you see it with your own eyes. That being said, tours will continue while we fine grade the course and begin to pave. Access may be limited in some spots at times but you will still be able to see all that Club Motorsports has to offer. Feel free to contact Jason to set up a day and time.

After paving, the next step is the installation of the safety system. Our safety system is designed to meet the FIA requirements for a Grade 2 road course. While we won't host races of this type, we are designing and installing a system that provides the utmost in safety for our members and guests. The system includes large, paved run-off in all the downhill turns, three-high armco guard rail, catch fence, and tire barriers and other attenuators, as well as curbing.

After the pavement cures, we plan on having several open houses so that members and prospective members can drive the course under tightly controlled conditions. Please check our website and emails for updates and schedules.

A Glimpse of Things to Come at Club Motorsports.

With the limbo between seasons, too cold to pave but not cold enough to snow, a unique situation presented itself. Team O’Neil Rally School along with Jason Cammisa from Motortrend Magazine, made a proposition to use the unpaved course as a personal playground with some E30 BMWs as part of a on going documentary/video series that Jason was working on.

Now Jason, while being well versed in driving many vehicles on an actual road course, had never been behind the wheel of a dedicated rally car in its native habitat. Which is dirt and gravel.

Prior to arriving at Club Motorsports, Jason and his crew spent some time at Team O’Neil’s 600 acre driving facility for a crash course in the art of rally.

Next day, everyone arrives at Club Motorsports and the consensus is the same. They are a bit awestruck by the course, its layout and the location. It’s hard to describe just how perfect it really is. It’s an amalgamation of fun, technically challenging but at the same time a forgiving course that follows rather than clashes with the surrounding landscape. The ups and downs, the gentle sweeps massaged into the natural curvature of the mountain that seems to happen almost organically. All wrapped together with spectacular vista views from just about everywhere on course.

After a few practice laps on the track, Jason came back in to the paddock area and confidently stated that this was the "best course in America". Something we had felt the same about but it was nice to hear from someone unbiased and that has been on many tracks through out the country to base his comparison on.

Here are some photos from the event. Jason and the fellows from Motortrend are working tirelessly to put together the footage they collected over the course of the day and have hopes of release the video by December 21st. You can be sure we will let you know when it becomes available. In the meantime enjoy these photos.

It gives you a glimpse of what you can come to expect from Club Motorsports.

Photos: Jason Brackett, Iron Oak Studios