Motorsports

Motorsports park will not be built in Oak Ridge

Part of the site where a test track and research facility or motorsports park was proposed on the back side of Horizon Center in west Oak Ridge is pictured above on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Photo by John Huotari/Oak Ridge Today)

The proposed motorsports park will not be built in Oak Ridge, the developer announced Tuesday after learning that an environmental impact statement would be required, and that the study could cost several million dollars and take several years.

Rusty Bittle, developer and founding partner of the Oak Ridge Motorsports Park, said he would try to relocate the proposed project.

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Developer backing out of $4.8 million Motorsports deal

Oak Ridge, Tenn. (WVLT) -UPDATE: Developer H.E. “Rusty” Bittle announced Tuesday, April 6 he is backing out of the $4.8 million deal with the Industrial Development Board to create Oak Ridge Motorsports Park.

Bittle says he is considering other locations in East Tennessee that already meet his zoning needs and are ready for construction.

“An East Tennessee motorsports park is a legacy project for me. The State of Tennessee has a reputation for automotive excellence, we are leading the way on advanced transportation technologies like electric vehicles, lightweight composites and artificial intelligence. A motorsports park will help the state and

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45th Rank For GTU Motorsports Globally In Formula Student Ranking Index

Following completion of Formula Bharat 2021, Team GTU Motorsports has risen 27 ranks in the global Formula Student Ranking Index. The GTU Motorsports now stand on the 45th spot globally.

At the moment, GTU Motorsports is the only Indian Formula Student Combustion team in the top 50. GTU Motorsports is a student-run extracurricular program devoted to the development of a Formula-style Race Car for the Formula Student competition. GTU Motorsports is unique as it is made up of students from 20 separate colleges affiliated with GTU, the majority of whomare engineering students, from freshers to

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