MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK
“… It’s a privilege to be asked how I feel about this place…..because the facilities, the people who run it and the security staff are all top notch. I have never seen anything so well put together…It’s a great circuit. I just can’t say enough about Miller Motorsports Park. This place speaks volumes when you look around this great track….”
“……. Miller Motorsports Park is one of racings surreal tracks. …. It is a cracker of a modern track, with corners galore and a couple of very good ones to boot ….”
“…I love it…its fantastic…”
“…. This is probably my favorite track in the whole series….this is more of a proper race track…It’s a pleasure to ride around…”
“…Miller Motorsports Park is the best race track in America….”
“….. This (the Clubhouse to Main Straight Section) is the complex that shows the technical challenge that Miller Motorsports Park is. That section reminds me of how much thought and experience plays into the design by Alan Wilson and his team. To create a section that’s fast and flowing but still ultra technical and difficult is a compromise that’s hard to find. It’s just a great design…….”
“….. I have to say it’s a world class facility. .... I have been to a lot of racetracks in the world, in Europe, Asia and South America and certainly this racetrack is one of the best I have ever come across……”
“…….. I love it…It’s one of those tracks that just naturally feels very good to me. I love the flow of it, I love the challenges and I love the high speed corners, which are pretty rare these days. I think it has a really good mixture, and I can’t wait to come back ……..”
“…. Miller Motorsports Park is going to be the new benchmark against which all race facilities in America are going to be judged, and with such a strong emphasis on safety, family and fun, it can only benefit the sport of motor racing, be it on two wheels or four…..”
“….. The facility was pretty amazing. It was really great to drive there. The track is so long and has everything – ups and downs, long corners and short corners. It is very technical. The facility is huge and it is a compliment to the people who built it up….”
“ I really love the track…I think it’s a brilliantly designed circuit. You feel from driving it that someone really intelligent has designed it. It’s all about keeping momentum. … it’s really quite technical but very satisfying….”
"Miller Motorsports Park was named Motorsports Facility of the Year today by the Professional Motorsport World Expo at a gala event held in Cologne, Germany and attended by over 1,500 people.
Miller Motorsports Park named as SBK World Superbike Championship “Organizer of the year - 2008."
“…… Mr. Wilson is the acknowledged pre-eminent designer of tracks today, building in safety features, like the run-off areas at Barber, that look like sand traps on a golf course, and mixing curves. Straights, angles and flats to challenge drivers….”
“….. If the AMA hasn’t already bestowed track designer and Miller GM with every award they can possible think of, they better get on it…."
"...Alan Wilson, the world's most prolific race track designer..."
Wilson may be the county's premier professional racing facility designer
Wilson is the acknowledged pre-eminent designer of tracks today, building
in safety features, like the runoff areas at Barber, that look like
sand traps on a golf course, and mixing curves, straights, angles and
flats to challenge drivers.”
“…Having Alan Wilson’s guidance has saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in building and operating MPH. From better insurance rates to efficient designs. He’s always available to answer questions even after the sale…”
“…Vancouver was designed without the advice of Alan Wilson. This was a mistake – it is not a very good circuit. Perhaps next year they will hire Mr. Wilson and have a good circuit…”
“…St Petersburg, is badly designed. Once more they did not hire Alan Wilson, the only man in this country who knows how to design circuits properly…”
“…Each road course has a unique personality. Wilson approaches projects with the concept of an artist, shaping and reshaping the twists and turns until he is finally satisfied with the entire course….”
LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY
I gotta be honest, I love this track. I really dig it. I am elated with
it. (Track designer) Alan Wilson has done a magnificent job with this
race track - it's totally bitchin', it's safe and it's challenging.
There are high speed left hand corners we never see on any of the other
tracks we go to. I can get the bike to do such beautiful drifts through
there, just smooth controlled drifts that you can control with the steering.
This place, as far as I am concerned, is the new standard, it's the
full package ..."
My hat is off to the promoters, they obviously took motorcycles into
consideration when they designed this place ..."
“…. I wanted to tell you that you designed a wonderful technical English short circuit…”
“….track designer Alan Wilson put a trick into almost every turn on the track ….. the course requires many subtle steering and throttle adjustments to guide the car through the corners. The corners aren’t just brake hard, turn in and floor it when you come out. The challenge the course presents to the skills of the driver make it extremely satisfying to drive…..”
"GingerMan must be a great track for racing. Opportunities for passing abound with so many different lines possible through the corners. Once they got their lines down drivers were smiling and nodding their heads when asked if they liked the track….”
This track is not only in a pleasant location, it is an awesome track
... the track provides a combination of high speed, link-them-together
turns and slide-it-sideways four wheel drifting ..."
was the perfect setting for this kind of low-pressure, club orientated
mechanical showdown. Renowned circuit designer Alan Wilson made good
use of the gently undulating topography and kept focused on the twin
goals of challenge and safety when he did the original layout. And,
although there are no long straight-aways or mighty, high speed corners
that make your hands involuntarily tighten up on the wheel, it is a
devilishly complex and technical little circuit and a very difficulty
place to knit together a perfect lap. Let alone a bunch of them. Plus
there's a wonderful flow and rhythm to it once you've learned your way
around. Best of all (especially at an event like this) the penalty for
overcooking things is never much more than an embarrassing trip through
the weeds, as there is plenty of smooth, grassy runoff in all directions
to absorb overdoses of bravery or adrenaline ..."
MINNEAPOLIS STREET TRACK
Each road course has a unique personality. Wilson approaches his projects
with the concept of an artist, shaping and reshaping the twists and
turns until he is satisfied with the entire course ..."
The Trans-Am competitors who showed up in Minneapolis discovered that
the ... course was slightly improved over last year, when it was felt
it was among the best street circuits in the country ..."
“…This is the best street course we race on… it has the perfect blend of being great to drive on alone, like Detroit, but un-like Detroit, it’s also great to race on.”
CAROLINA MOTORSPORTS PARK
We picked Alan Wilson as our designer after debating and deciding that
we even needed one. We knew we had to have SCCA approval of the track
for safety, so it was best to design that in up front rather than after
the fact. As it's turned out, he's saved us what we paid him many times
over in picking the right vendors and the right layout ..."
I think Alan has a good vision that what the country needs is tracks
that work economically at the hobby level and can host one or two pro
events a year. That will build a grassroots road racing wave like there
is with the circle track guys. Hopefully, our track is another step
in that direction ..."
“…..Whoever laid this race track out did a super job, added Rudd, who has raved about CMP since testing there….”
“… It’s an impressive facility…A racer laid this thing out because it’s a really smart track. It’s is a better track than (Sears Point, Watkins Glen) …”
“…From the designer of GingerMan Raceway comes the latest and greatest for club racers, Carolina Motorsports Park. CMP challenged riders to find their lines, gearing, shift points, but run-off room and overall safety were not a problem as no ambulance moved all week-end…”
“ …what may be the safest track in America….”
DALLAS STREET TRACKS
“… I have to say, this is one of the most interesting street courses I’ve ever run. Every corner is unique…”
“… SCCA and IMSA racers have said that the circuit around the Reunion arena has been one of the country’s best street courses…..”
“…. A reward for aggressive driving …. The track utilizes a combination of runways, taxiways and access roads. It sounds dull and boring, but it isn’t. It is, in fact, a really good race track with a challenging combination of fast and medium speed corners, some of which are linked. The track rewards aggressive driving, which makes for a good event….”
DENVER INDYCAR STREET TRACK
“… Denver, the newest street course in the country, is one of the best….”
The inaugural (1990) Denver was the best organized (as well as the best
attended) first year race I have ever attended ..."
DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ( Chicane Re-Design)
was about the same under race conditions, except that it was a whole
a lot smoother and a lot safer ... The approach is good, the exit's
good and I like the way it feels coming out..."
MOTORSPORTS PARK HASTINGS
“ … Having Alan Wilson’s guidance has saved us hundreds of thousands of dollars in building and operating MPH. From better insurance rates to efficient designs. He’s always available to answer questions even after the sale…”
BARBER MOTORSPORTS PARK
“…probably the best new race track in the world …”
“…the best facility in the whole world, and I mean that sincerely … “
“…When it comes to facilities, presentation and ambience, Barber Motorsports Park sets the standard by which most other tracks will be judged. And it’s one hell of a thrill to drive….”
“…. The Barber track is unbelievably great, the pavement, the curbs, grass, sculptures, staff, all are first class. But the layout is the best part. A roller coaster of uphills, drops, camber changes and blind corners. Totally cool and challenging. I never road such an exciting track, and that includes some of the best in the world, not just the United States…”
“…. Its precision driving here. It’s a truly fabulous course…”
my perspective, after listening to Yate's comments following his sessions
on the track, the place could possibly become home to some of the best
road racing that we will see in North America - for cars as well as
bikes. It's the closest thing we have to any of those ass-kicking European
facilities we all watch on Speed - and in my unbiased opinion - it's
new track is being built on a scale I had scarcely imagined. It's a
beautiful, wide, 2.4 mile circuit, that sweeps up-and downhill in a
natural amphitheater setting amid the pines, but with large grassy run-off
areas, full landscaping with shrubs and flowers, huge paved paddock
areas, a large lake and numerous access roads to hillside seating. When
it's done, it should look like a well-groomed combination of Watkins
Glen and the Salzburgring in Austria ... my own feeling is that it's
going to be one of the most beautiful racetracks in North America. Maybe
the most beautiful..."
who have been around racing all their lives will be in for a real surprise.
Make that a shock. They will need a few days to take it all in. I’ve
seen racetracks being built and renovated, but this place is in a league
all of its own.”
began three years ago. Barber signed up renowned racetrack designer
Alan Wilson to create a course that would attract the world’s
top motorcycle and car racing series”….
got here this morning and took a lap in my rental car – and was
ready to pull in and get on my bike…”
LE CIRCUIT MONT TREMBLANT - Total Circuit Re-design and Reconstruction
“ … Alan’s brief was to make the place safe, but also to keep the challenge and the charm and character of the original track. He did a masterful job….. The result is one of the most scenic, most fluid, best groomed but also most difficult circuits you will ever find…..”
really a stunning track. I'm never going to race in Europe ever again
because they spoil the track by putting in those second gear chicanes
everywhere. Here they have proper corners. It's amazing. We have fifth
and sixth gear corners; hammering around the corners. It's great!"
is a beautiful race track set in a spectacular mountain setting..They
have done a fantastic job in the run-off areas and gravel traps and
it looks to be not only fast but a safe place to really push a car..."
“…. It’s a spectacular layout, and it’s loaded with all kinds of exciting corners. It’s everything you look for in a track….”
"It’s a real drivers track – tricky, technical, daunting, challenging, rewarding and flat-out blind in a couple of key spots! – with far more fast fluid handling sections than opportunities to simply plant your right foot and hang on….”
BEAVERUN MOTORSPORTS COMPLEX
“… it is just 1.53 miles in length but it packs an awful lot of challenge and adventure into such a short distance. Typical of an Alan Wilson layout it features lots of runoff room along with some teasing and even slightly devilish corner sequences….”
“……. This place is truly a proper version of a real race car track, as Alan Wilson had intended. The track has a fantastic combination of high speed elements that flow very nicely and very challenging technical areas that allow the highly skilled driver show off their worth, yet allow the beginner to have fun……BeaveRun is easily my favorite….”
fantastic. It's one of the best laid-out tracks I've ever ridden on,
and that's saying a lot..The course's twelve turns have a pleasant,
easy-read flow to them and the kinked straight-aways make for extremely
fast racing...They've created a world class facility here, and I'm really
impressed with how they've addressed the safety issues by moving the
guardrails and positioning the tire walls well out of the motorcycle
impact zone if you crash. It's pretty excellent..."
karting circuit, if it isn’t the best in America, is in the top
three or four”, Bobby Rahal said.
SEARS POINT KART TRACK
is the best kart track I've ever driven on..."
“I can attest to Robby’s comments about the new Sears Point karting facility. Indeed the karting track is world class, and I’m confident to say that people will regard it as the best karting track in the United States..”
MID AMERICA MOTORPLEX
I think the MAM layout is way cool ... this track falls to hand very
nicely with its several compound turn sequences and straights..."
should have an AMA National here!” said Kennedraggers.com Yamaha’s
Matt Wait. “I love this place. It’s the closest thing I’ve
ridden here in the States to a GP track, as far as grip, width, corners
that require corner speed, double-apex corners, it flows and there’s
tons of run-off room.”
ARIZONA MOTORSPORTS PARK
make a successful race track you need the right owner, one who will
meet the highest possible standards”, Wilson said.
test marked the first time that Champ Cars have run at the facility,
and both Fernandez and Team Manager Gustavo del Camp had high praises
for the new race track, which was designed by Alan Wilson and opened
its doors on March 7, 2003.
against the other two facilities in Phoenix, but this is a true road
course. It’s very, very nice. One of the most important things
for amateur racers, especially beginners, is to be able to race with
a lower level of anxiety, there’s plenty of generous runoff room”,
said Dan Webb of National Auto Sport Association.
“… This track is beautiful…They did a great job here …”
“…. The first truly successful Country Club race facility in North America – a model for the future….”
“… WOW! It’s even better than I thought it was going to be. The track layout is challenging and keeps you thinking the whole time. Definitely not a track you will get bored on. Makes other tracks in the Mid West pale in comparison …”.
”… It’s definitely goes in my top-three tracks in the country. It’s better than Road America…. I think I like it even better than Barber …”.
“…. the riders were grinning ear-to-ear when they got off their bikes. It ranks right up there with Barber and VIR….”
“….It’s as if one has gone to heaven! The road course is insanely fun….I had so much fun I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face when I got home."
“…There is no track in America that equals Calabogie. Know it and believe it ...”.
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