The mission of the Emerald Empire Sports Park Development Foundation is to develop a motorsports park in co-operation with the Emerald Empire Sports Car Club. The Foundation will provide guidance and support to create a permanent facility for the EEMSP, its members, the public, and other motorsports enthusiasts in the mid-Willamette Valley. The foundation will create civic opportunities to partner with local public safety and law enforcement as well as educational institutions to use the facility for other uses. We will embrace stewardship and respect for the land.
The Issue We Face
In the past, motorsports clubs like the Emerald Empire
Sports Car Club have utilized large parking lots, old
industrial sites, airports, and any other available expanses
of asphalt or concrete to put on events that test the skills of
drivers, one at a time against the clock. It’s called solo
racing, or “Autocross”, and is very popular on a national
scale. There are at least 7 such clubs in the state of Oregon
putting on these events.
The problem for us all is the diminishing amount of useable spaces where events can safely be organized and staged on a continuing basis. Now, having said that in our own interest, it must be noted that there are also many public agencies that need, and do use, the sites we use for their own training purposes. Police agencies, state, county and city are always looking for sites to train their officers in tactical driving. Some of these agencies also put on driving classes open to the public for the benefit of all. EEMSP also incorporates these types of training experiences in each of the events we host. There will undoubtedly be many other local agencies that could benefit from having a facility like that which we are proposing in the mid-valley. Fire departments, schools, and all types of community clubs and associations will find uses for different aspects of the facility.
Benefits of the Foundation for Western Oregon Users
. Regional and National Solo events
. Safe venue for competitive driving off public roads
. Solo Racing Schools
. Karting Organizations
. Police, fire, first responder drivers training
. Motorcycle training (Team Oregon)
. Driver training (new drivers)
. Teen driver safety training
. Adult driver safety training
. Car set-up, handling, and testing sessions
. Partner with OSU/UO Solar/Electric vehicle experimental programs
Contact us at: eemsp.org - (541) 933-2500