What events are held at Palmer Motorsports Park?
PMP is host to regional motor sports clubs who rent the race track for their sporting events.
Outdoor recreational group come to host their outdoor sporting events at the race track.
Civic and not-for-profit groups come to host charity and fundraising events at the race track.
Corporate groups use the park to host events for promotional, team building, and other business purposes.
Automotive and academic groups come to conduct vehicle or highway research in a controlled environment.
Palmer Club drivers come to enjoy exclusive access to the race track and all if its facilities.
Lastly, local motor sport enthusiasts come to enjoy the race track and race vehicles, and the park itself.
Is the track open to the public?
Palmer Motorsports Park is operated as a private facility and, as such, is not open to the general public. That said, private groups renting the facility have their own guest policies, some groups welcome visitors to attend their events. All adults entering the facility must show a photo ID and sign a waiver prior to admittance to restricted race track property.
What is the policy on noise and does Palmer Motorsports Park have a sound limit?
Yes, PMP follows strict procedures for monitoring and controlling sound. All track sessions are actively monitored and any offending vehicle is black-flagged and given two chances to make adjustments, a third offense parks the vehicle. PMP also has a hotline number and an email page for neighbors to report excessive noise levels, PMP will take field readings (both background/ambient sound levels and live racing sound levels) to check for compliance with applicable state and local laws. Participants are urged to check their vehicle for compliance before coming to the track.
Does Palmer Motorsports Park have other strategies for reducing or mitigating sound levels?
Yes, PMP has installed sound-absorbing fabric around the race track. The fabric has been found to reduce noise levels by 18 dB. In addition. the track maintains an inventory baffle inserts (from 2" to 4" diameter) that reduce exhaust noise, these are easy to install and effective up to -6 dB.
Are there other sources of high sound in the area?
Yes, there is an outdoor shooting range and gun club that operates across the street from the race track, and there are railroad lines that traverse the area. These businesses are grandfathered or otherwise exempt from the scrutiny applied to a race track. While we are compelled to operate the race track within the law, we also acknowledge a moral obligation to the community and to promote its welfare as best we can. So another source of high sound is us tooting our own horn.
Does Palmer Motorsports Park have a Facebook page?
PMP has two Facebook pages: an unofficial page and an official page. The unofficial page is not supported by track management. PMP has (reluctantly) created an "official" Facebook page (Official PMP Facebook Page).
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