BeaveRun Karting Center Challenges Pro Racers, Entertains Driving Enthusiasts of All Ages
Designed to be one of the top three karting facilities in the country, BeaveRun's new karting center offers competition choices for every skill level
July 16, 2002 (Big Beaver Borough, PA) - BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex, the country's newest destination for driving and motorsports enthusiasts, has opened the BeaveRun Karting Center, one of the country's premier karting facilities. The all-new complex features two separate, adjacent tracks, complete novice to advanced karting instruction, equipment and parts sales and a new fleet of Trackmagic rental karts. BeaveRun Karting Center is one of only three karting tracks in the United States to meet the stringent specifications of Commission International du Karting (CIK), the sport's global sanctioning organization.
Master track designer Alan Wilson, who has developed some of the country's best-known road courses and infields, has optimized the rolling western Pennsylvania landscape to the fullest. Wilson, whose current international projects also include a Formula One course in Bejing, China, has created a challenging 18-turn 8/10-mile short track with a series of moderate elevation changes-a rarity among the nation's kart tracks. But that's not all. Because of its multi-track layout, the 8/10-mile track can also be configured as two separate sprint tracks or a tri-oval track. Thus, the BeaveRun Karting Center offers the potential to run a road racing and sprint event at the same time, independent from one another. The two tracks can also be configured into one high-performance karting circuit.
Karting amateurs and experts alike will discover an unmatched diversity of racing and recreational options at the BeaveRun Karting Center, as well as additional activities for every skill level, interest range and age group. "With sports car and motorcycle racing, product testing and driving schools all happening simultaneously at BeaveRun, we have the great opportunity to offer our Karting Center customers a truly adrenaline-charged environment," said Don Jones, manager, BeaveRun Karting Center. "And, we have the unique chance to showcase our sport to tens of thousands of new driving enthusiasts who are visiting the track to participate in these other activities." Jones also said that karting is an exceptional spectator sport and pointed out that panoramic spectator areas around the track allow for a virtual bird's-eye view of the entire karting track layout.
BeaveRun On Track To Become Newest Kart Racing Proving Ground
With nearly 90 percent of all professional drivers graduating from kart racing, world-class tracks like BeaveRun are an important proving and training ground for tomorrow's pro racers. A successful stint in shifter kart racing is virtually a prerequisite for getting noticed by Winston Cup, CART and IRL feeder series, according to Jones. "For anyone who's serious about a career in professional racing, honing precision driving skills on a CIK-caliber track like BeaveRun is part of the preparation program." The BeaveRun Karting Center will feature national races during the 2003 season. For the remainder of 2002, said Jones, local and regional competitions, as well as ongoing karting schools, round out the schedule.
"For 2003, we are committed to attracting the finest national racing, such as the SCCA/WKA Constructors series, SKUSA and CART Stars of Tomorrow," said Jones. "We have one of the very best karting facilities in the country, and we plan on developing BeaveRun into an internationally recognized center for karting excellence."
First Time Drivers Find Plenty of Inspiration
Newcomers to karting will discover complete "arrive and drive" services at the BeaveRun Karting Center. The track's resident instruction pros, as well as an all-new fleet of Trackmagic sprint rental karts, make BeaveRun an excellent facility for learning to enjoy the sport of karting.
About BeaveRun MotorSports Complex
BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex (www.beaverun.com) is conveniently located in Big Beaver Borough, Pennsylvania, just 40 minutes north of Pittsburgh on Route 18. With I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) Exit 2 just two miles south of the 400-acre destination complex, and Pittsburgh Airport only 25 minutes away, driving and motorsports enthusiasts from around the country can take full advantage of BeaveRun's world-class, multi-use facilities. BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex encompasses some of the most scenic terrain in western Pennsylvania, and features premium facilities that create an unmatched experience for both amateur driving enthusiasts and professional racers.
Phase One of BeaveRun's planned development includes the first of two planned road courses. The 1.6-mile, 36-foot wide track will ultimately connect to a second road course, planned for completion in 2003. Together, the courses offer nearly four miles of world-class road racing. The BeaveRun Karting Center, only one of three national karting facilities built to Commission International du Karting (CIK) specifications, includes a challenging 8/10-mile, 18-turn paved track, also ideally suited to motorcycle racing and testing. Also open for public and corporate use are the testing and training facilities of the six-acre BeaveRun Vehicle Dynamics Center, home of the BeaveRun Vehicle Dynamic Academy. Future plans call for continued expansion of facilities, including the addition of a private Track Club, expansive pit areas, panoramic spectator areas and a motocross track.