DERRY, NH – Club Motorsports, Inc. (CMI) announced today that it is withdrawing its application to the Tamworth Planning Board for a Special Use Permit. The application was submitted June 17, 2004, as part of the project review and permitting process for CMI to construct Valley Motorsports Park.
“Based on some new information and further research, we believe we have made an application to the Planning Board that exceeds our permitting needs, and we are withdrawing it at this present time,” said CMI President and CEO Stephan Condodemetraky. “We are currently reviewing our options and determining if and or when we need to return to the Planning Board.”
Condodemetraky said CMI continues to work proactively with the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (ACOE) on other permitting requirements. NHDES has already issued CMI a Wetlands “Dredge and Fill” permit, determining that the Valley Motorsports Park will impact less than three-quarters of an acre of wetlands and will not significantly impair wetlands, surface waters, and groundwater resources. NHDES is currently reviewing the project’s application for a Site Specific “Alteration of Terrain” permit. The final major permit, a “Section 404 of the Clean Water Act,” is also currently under review by the ACOE.
A first-of-its-kind concept for New England, the Valley Motorsports Park development is located in wooded land on the north face of Mount Whittier off Route 25 in Tamworth, approximately two miles west of the intersection of Routes 25 and 16. Described as a “ribbon through the woods,” the road course would be available for use by its members, much like a golf course country club. The $28 million development includes a more than three-mile, 18-turn, European-style road course for drivers and motorcyclists to develop and practice their driving skills and attend performance and safety driving schools. In addition, Valley Motorsports Park will feature a vehicle dynamics area for driver development, short and long-term garage buildings, locker room and shower facilities, vehicle maintenance facilities, and a professional driving school. The Clubhouse will feature spectacular views of the White Mountains, function rooms, a pool, tennis courts, an automobile museum, additional locker rooms, a closed circuit media center, and an elegant restaurant.
Editors - For more information on Valley Motorsports Park or Club Motorsports, Inc., visit www.clubmotorsports.comor contact Scott Tranchemontagne at (603) 625-5713 x222.