BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex Names its World-Class Karting Track after Designer and Motorsports Veteran Alan Wilson
Alan Wilson just added three BeaveRun racetrack masterpieces to his design portfolio-now one of them bears his name
With the ability to run five different independent racing configurations, The Wilson Circuit can accommodate racing events up to the championship level
September 16, 2002 (Big Beaver Borough, PA) - BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex, the country's newest multi-use destination for driving and motorsports enthusiasts, has named its challenging new kart track The Wilson Circuit, in honor of master track designer and motorsports veteran Alan Wilson. Wilson, who also designed BeaveRun's 1.6-mile road racing course and is currently planning a second BeaveRun road course scheduled to open in 2003, is known for creating 18 renowned racing circuits around the world, including a Formula One standard track currently under construction in Beijing, China.
Wilson purpose-designed the first of BeaveRun's three racetracks as an international-caliber kart racing facility. It is one of only three tracks in the United States designed to meet Commission International du Karting (CIK) specifications. "There's no other karting track in the U.S. that matches the BeaveRun circuit," says Wilson. "I designed this track to be wider and longer than a standard kart track and also included two separate pit areas-a feature not found at most kart facilities." With its 26-foot wide, 8/10-mile stretch of racing pavement, 16 turns and a series of moderate elevation changes, The Wilson Circuit is ready to tempt and challenge both professional and aspiring kart racers.
The track's layout is unparalleled. Instead of a single 8/10-mile circuit, kart enthusiasts can enjoy five separate layouts, including a 0.3-mile Tri-Oval and a 0.5-mile Outer Loop. Each of the five track sections can be used independent of one another. And, courtesy of the two separate pit lanes, events can be held simultaneously.
"True to BeaveRun's multi-use philosophy, this circuit offers what I consider to be the most diverse, challenging and thrilling karting experience available anywhere today," says Wilson. He also points out that since each of the five sections can be run in reverse direction, drivers can actually experience The Wilson Circuit from ten very different vantage points.
While ideal for all levels of karting-from championship-level racing to amateur instruction-The Wilson Circuit also is a superior venue for manufacturer or supplier product testing and development. In addition, the track hosts a variety of autocross competitions.
BeaveRun Karting Center Set to Become Country's Premier Karting Facility
The Wilson Circuit will establish the BeaveRun Karting Center as the gold standard for U.S. karting facilities, according to Tim Silbaugh, co-founder of BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex. "We're currently working on bringing national-level kart racing to BeaveRun in 2003, but are just as excited over the opportunity to help promote karting as a family sport." With nearly 90 percent of all professional racecar drivers emerging from kart racing, tomorrow's IRL or Formula One stars can get a headstart at BeaveRun. "In addition to our own BeaveRun Karting Series-held each Sunday through the end of the 2002 racing season-we offer instruction for kids as young as five years old, including full equipment rentals," says Silbaugh.
For more information on the BeaveRun Karting Center, contact BeaveRun MotorSports ComPlex at 724.535.1000 or visit www.beaverun.com.
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.
In addition to The Wilson Circuit, BeaveRun's 1.6-mile road racecourse, the North Course, is now open. A third track, the 2.2-mile South Course is planned for completion in 2003/2004. Together, the two road courses will offer nearly four miles of world-class road racing. 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 Dynamics 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.