The Tracks Of Spec MX-5: NCM Motorsports Park

By Tom Martin

January 10, 2018

The Spec MX-5 Central season kicks off at NCM Motorsports Park in March. NCM Motorsports Park is a new (2014) track located in Bowling Green, Kentucky as part of the National Corvette Museum complex. Built at a cost of $20M, the layout is a collaboration of Steve Crawford with Pratt and Miller. Some outstanding features of the track:

  • The track has inch perfect replicas of corners from Le Mans (Mulsanne Corner, Porsche Curves, Playstation Chicane).
  • The track is very technical without being slow.
  • Patience is critical in getting the most out of a lap.
  • Substantial elevation change.
  • Demands 100% focus the whole time, even the straights aren't straight.

Spec MX-5 Challenge will run NCM Motorsports Park in NC generation Spec MX-5 race cars rather than the NB generation PTE cars used in this video, so Spec MX-5 pace should be a few seconds faster than this. In 2018, Spec MX-5 Challenge will run an enticing variety of tracks including Circuit of The Americas, NOLA, VIR in its central and eastern regions, culminating in a combined championship event at Road Atlanta.

For more information on Spec MX-5 Challenge visit the series website at specmx-5.com. To register your interest in Spec MX-5 Challenge and get updates sent to you, send an email:

Eastern region: specmx5@atlspeedwerks.com

Central region: specmx5@windingroad.com

Spec MX-5 Challenge offers a new rung on the pro ladder system, positioned between Spec Miata and Global MX-5 Cup, with $100k in winnings going to the champion. With full arrive & drive service, Spec MX-5 Challenge is intended to be a cost-effective series focused on driver development. If you are interested in becoming a Spec MX-5 Challenge driver for the 2018 season, fill out the easy application form here. Deadline is January 31st.