Four years in the making, on Monday developers broke ground on a $30 million motorsports complex named SpeedVegas on South Las Vegas Boulevard in Sloan.
Inspired by Formula One racetracks and as the name implies, the 100-acre raceway will offer adrenaline junkies and car enthusiasts the opportunity to slide into exotic racecars such as Porsches, Corvettes, Ferraris, Lamborghinis, Shelby Mustangs, and Audis, and take a spin on the high-speed 1.5 mile circuit at speeds up to 120 mph. Starting at $99 customers can either drive solo or be accompanied by a professional driver. Packages allow customers to drive the car of their choice as well as the number of laps around the track.
Anticipating that tourists especially from California will make the trip, SpeedVegas is providing transportation to and from the track which is the longest in the region. Customers with a valid license that are at least 18 years old can partake in the experience either day or night on the lit track.
Getting to Monday’s groundbreaking has been a long road for Tom Mizzone and Aaron Fessler, co-founders of SpeedVegas that evolved from exotic-car timeshare Vulcan Motor Club which was co-founded by Mizzone. Fessler’s interest in fast cars was parlayed to the tourism industry and in 2008 made the decision to work towards opening a driving experience. He said, “I’m a red-blooded American male and I have three sons so it’s easy for me to get enthusiastic about fast cars.” Fessler added, “But now, I also look at the art and the engineering and these cars are all just beautiful,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
The motorsports complex’s location that is just south of the “”Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign was among several sites considered by the partners who worked with officials from Henderson on road rights-of-way in securing the final location. The complex is visible to California traffic northbound on I-15 and will offer a unique viewing experience due to 60 feet of elevation gains only minutes from the Strip.
SpeedVegas customers will be able to zoom-zoom in early 2016 and is taking March reservations.