Mankato Motorsports Park
We are proposing an automotive road course and driver training facility that is being developed as the Mankato Motorsports Park (MMP). The park is open to the public for driver’s training classes, teen driving school and performance driving licensing. The park will only operate during daylight hours.
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.
We have successfully contracted with an established Performance Driving School that has been in business for 28 years. This well-established school is where local and state law enforcement perform post-board training requirements and driver’s training. The Mankato Motorsports Park (MMP) will seek a sponsor for the park once all due diligence items have been completed.
The location for this facility was carefully identified as a potential site because it has access to utilities, it is topographically diverse for sound management, and has access to existing infrastructure for traffic management.
Bolton & Menk has contracted with dedicated sound experts to conduct a detailed formal sound study. This study will evaluate potential noise and identify all noise receptors located around the proposed site. This study will use specialized vehicle noise information and base data provided from testing at another facility like MMP. This report will provide noise modeling and address future conditions including recommendations.
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.
Bolton & Menk, Inc. has been engaged from the beginning of this development process to spearhead these efforts and to address all of the required engineering, specifications, surveys, environmental reports, traffic studies, sound studies, FAA regulations, pipeline easements, and design oversight. We have had multiple meetings and discussions with city planners, and law enforcement agencies to get continued feedback as this program comes together.