by Harold Kitching
As envisioned, the Apex Motor Club will be a private club for well-to-do car buffs. Private Motorsports Group, based in Scottsdale, announced that it is under contract to buy 280 acres near Highway 345 and State Route 238 in Maricopa for the project, expected to cost $25 million.
According to the group’s press release, the end product will have “an up to four-mile multi-configuration asphalt road course; 12,000-square-foot clubhouse with indoor and outdoor dining rooms, lounges, meeting rooms, classrooms, locker rooms and a fitness center; a 12,000 square foot multi-purpose building for member and Apex-sponsored functions; a karting facility and multi-configuration kart track; a tuning shop, vehicle concierge facility and fuel station; and approximately 200 automobile condominiums ranging in size from 600 square feet to over 1,800 square feet located from trackside to adjacent to the Apex clubhouse.”
Development is scheduled to start in the second quarter of 2017, and be completed within a year-and-a-half.
It gave these breakdowns of features:
The first phase would feature a multi-configurable 2.5-mile road course with increasing, decreasing and constant radius turns and a 3,800-foot straightaway.
Phase two would be a technically challenging 1.5-mile course connecting to the 2.5-mile course.
A 3/8-mile karting complex “where members can test their skills and introduce their entire family to the racing hobby.”
Karting, also known as kart racing is described as “a variant of open-wheel motorsport with small, open, four-wheeled vehicles called karts, go-karts, or gearbox/shifter karts depending on the design. They are usually raced on scaled-down circuits. Karting is commonly perceived as the stepping stone to the higher ranks of motorsports.”
There would be different levels of memberships:
$60,000 one-time initiation fee, $6,000 per year in dues.
$30,000 initiation fee,
$6,000 in dues.
$18,000 initiation fee,
$4,000 in dues.
$120,000 initiation fee,
$12,000 in dues.