By Helen Smathers | PinalCentral
A massive motor sports park slated for Pinal County is hoping to prove that slow and steady wins the race.
Patrick Johnson, president of Attesa, said that while it might seem that the project is slow going, the pace is by design to ensure that it is done correctly the first time.
Johnson, speaking with PinalCentral about the project, said plans are moving along for the 2,511-acre complex that is to offer much more than auto racing. The location is south of Interstate 8 between Bianco and Montgomery roads.
Johnson said the larger of the two tracks — 2.8 miles long with a 95-foot brim — will be used for public racing events. To put that into perspective, the track at Phoenix International Raceway is only one mile. The second track will be private. It will be used by race enthusiasts and some research and development for new car manufacturers as well as for testing for other automobile-related industries, such as tires and batteries.