Motorsports Park approved by Oak Ridge City Council

Last night after long discussion, the Oak Ridge City Council unanimously passed a resolution to support development of the Horizon Center on Oak Ridge Turnpike into a Motorsports Park. Many residents here, and even outside of Oak Ridge, voiced their opinion. Some had fear of the noise levels it would create, with others worried about the economic impact. However, the majority of residents who spoke were in favor of the plan, saying it would be a great for the city of Oak Ridge.

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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6 comments

  1. Look the news. Travel to 10-12 tracks a year throughout the southeast a year. Will certainly visit your track multiple times a year. Please keep me on update list. Wayne McCamey. [email protected]. Morristown Tn. We have 5 people that run once a monthrw

  2. This would be amazing so many of us race enthusiasts would love to have a place to go for motorcycles an cars also would benefit the city with revenue as charging for track days an other events

  3. Joseph Alex Fleury

    Oh I hope this is true!
    There isn’t a place for motorcycle track days anywhere nearby.

  4. Should be a great location which offers a variety of options in motor sports. More good clean fun from beginners to professionals. Happy to see this.

  5. The picture appears to be Monticello Motor Club in New York. I’m fairly sure it’s considered the best private country club racetrack in the world, but I don’t see their name anywhere near the photos you’re using for your project. Hope you build something that comes close to what they did in New York!

    • This was a sample rendering that the company provided. We’re not sure what they will build. I believe you’re correct on this being Monticello Motor Club.

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