EL PASO – Gentlemen (and women): start your engines. El Paso Motorplex owner Lyle Byrum is building a Formula 1-style racetrack just off I-10's Clint exit.
Work began on the $1 million project about six weeks ago, and the track is expected to be open by this time next year. The facility will have 500 covered seats and a grass hill where fans can watch races.
"We will have medics and fire crews on call every day," Byrum said. "People can come out and drive their own cars, find out just how fast they can go, and they can also come out and rent a car and try it out. They can learn about performance driving from our certified instructors. The El Paso Police Department will use the course to train for high speed chases."
The track will also have a high performance driving school, a defensive driving school and will be open to bicycle racing, motorcycle racing and cart racing.
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