Mankato Motorsports Park
Mankato Motorsports Park (MMP) is a road course and driver training facility that is being developed in Eagle Lake, Minnesota (Greater Mankato Area). The 238 acre park is open to the public to drive their own vehicles, drive our vehicles, or participate in any of our driving events including performance driving schools, teen driving school and exotic car rentals. You can also become a member of the track club which is for serious motorsports enthusiast who want more than just a few sessions a year.
MMP will be seasonal, open from April through October weather permitting. The park will be open Sunday through Saturday, only operating during daylight hours with most events ending at 5:00pm. There will be no nighttime activities on the road course as the track will NOT be lit or illuminated.
MMP will have a clubhouse for members and guests to use during driving events and also for members to unwind after a day at the track. Located trackside, the clubhouse will be used for track management facilities, participant registration, driver training classrooms, areas for guests to watch the events, a sports shop, a lounge with premium food and beverage service, an in-house vehicle maintenance shop for track-owned vehicles and member services. Suites will also be available for corporate events.
Facility Offering and Events:
Open Track Sessions
Exotic Car Rentals
Corporate / Private Events and Track Rentals
Vocational and Team Competition Events
Performance Driving Schools
Regional Law Enforcement Training
SCCA (Sports Car Club of America) Licensing and Certification
3.0 Mile Road Course
72 Auto Condos
MMP will include a Certified EVOC (Emergency Vehicle Operator Course) training facility for Law Enforcement (police, ambulance, and firefighters) and this facility can be used by municipalities for regional EVOC training for the State of Minnesota P.O.S.T. Board requirements.
MMP will also offer auto condos to the public for sale to be used for storing their vehicles and will include memberships to utilize the road course when it is not being used for events or training purposes.
Automotive clubs, car manufacturers, and auto enthusiasts will be able to rent the track for events and road course activities. We anticipate that the training events will have an average of 50 participants and an average of up to 75 to 125 participants for any private or corporate event, including staff and instructors. For rare special events, park capacity will not exceed 1000 people.
FACTS about MMP-
Mankato Motorsports Park (MMP) is NOT a RACETRACK. It is a motorsports club track open to the public and driving enthusiast alike.
The Mankato Motorsports Park (MMP) is moving forward on the application process with the City of Eagle Lake to get approvals to build a 3 mile road course, clubhouse, and residential auto condos on 238 acres northeast of Eagle Lake in LaRay Township.
The City of Eagle Lake and LeRay Township are currently working out the details of an orderly annexation agreement and the zoning requirements for the specified land use. Annexation of the property is required to allow for city utilities.
The developer is not asking for the City of Eagle Lake to assist in any of the cost for this development, including accessing or extending the public utilities to the site.
The developer has met with MnDOT and they will not be granting an access to the park off highway 14. Blue Earth County will identify the access and exit points for the park.
A traffic study is underway and a sound study will also be completed for the Environmental Assessment Worksheet.
There will be no nighttime activities on the road course as the track will NOT be lit or illuminated.
This is a seasonal park with limited operations during the winter months.
The Mankato Motorsports Park is NOT a racetrack venue. There will be no areas for non-member spectators or ticketed events onsite.
Participants at MMP can drive at their own pace to experience the true performance of their automobiles on a safe, professionally designed driving course.
Only street legal vehicles will be allowed on the road course.
The road course will be open to the public, and will offer memberships for the more serious drivers who want more time on the track each season.
The first phase of the Motorsports park will offer limited trackside residential housing units complete with automotive condos for storage and personal display of vehicles. A lifetime membership to the track and club access benefits are included in the purchase of an Auto-condo.
The park will be available for corporate, charitable, and private events including offering a driving school with in-car instruction. Exotic car rentals and track experiences will be available throughout the season.
Additional commercial areas within the property are being considered for "like" businesses that offer similar "destination" type opportunities for customers. There has been discussions with existing franchisees about possible golf simulators, trampoline parks and pickle ball courts. Discussions are very preliminary at this time. Requests from community residents to add a water park has also been explored.