Ascent Drive Resort sets the new standard for speed, safety, accessibility and variety amongst motorsport clubs. Located on 580 acres of rolling land near Denver, Colorado, Ascent’s crown jewel is a Tilke-designed, 3.75-mile FIA Grade-2 road course that is one of the fastest and safest in North America. A 160-acre Off Road Park features a rallycross track, Rubicon Trail-style technical terrain and a Baja 1000-inspired high-speed dirt section.
Other excitement comes courtesy of a CIK-accredited, 0.8-mile karting track and a 10-acre vehicle dynamics area. The massive facility has room for over 750 GT-series private luxury car condos, and will host a member clubhouse with pit row lounge, bar, restaurant and member speed shop. Other features will include an event venue and facilities for R&D, testing and prestige automotive companies.
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Taking full advantage of the facility’s massive acreage and rolling topography, Ascent Drive Resort’s road course will provide safe thrills that are unrivaled in the industry. With an average lap speed of almost 100mph and a top speed of over 175mph achievable in the right car, piloted by the right driver, it is unparalleled in skill-enhancing, life-affirming challenges. Experience what it is like to drive with the same focus and commitment you’ve put into everything else you do in your life. You certainly won’t have time to text.
Thanks to its FIA Grade-2 accreditation, 40-foot wide safety runoff areas along almost the entire road course, state-of-the-art safety electronics and energy-absorbing barriers, the Ascent road course will be one of the industry’s safest. This means limits can really be pushed, secure in the knowledge that even the most valuable cars—and their drivers—can emerge unscathed from the occasional moment of over exuberance.
Chasing the perfect lap on a road course is incredibly addictive. Going deep into the brakes before trailing down to an inch-perfect apex, rolling to full power as the track opens up before you, feeling the rear of the car take on some attitude. But sometimes, all you want is to throw it sideways, and drive while looking out the side windows. Ascent’s 160-acre Off Road Park is designed for exactly that, with thrilling adventure rides that include a high-speed, Baja 1000-style dirt track, rallycross track, motocross and Rubicon Trail-style technical 4x4 area.
Karting is the basis for most every professional racer’s success and Ascent’s karting offerings are unrivaled in the central United States. A multi-configurable, 0.8-mile CIK track and separate kids’ karting course mean equal time for enhancing skills and experiencing thrills for all ages.
The massive, 10-acre Vehicle Dynamics Area is a canvas where drift fantasies and the intoxicating rush of autocross precision can be lived. A special, low-friction area allows for winter driver training under controlled conditions. Combined with Ascent’s unrivaled road course and Off Road Park, almost every imaginable form of on- or off-road recreational driving can be honed by each member of the family.
Ascent Drive Resort’s GT-series luxury car condominiums redefine what having a private garage at a track can mean. Even the most basic GT model, which starts at under $300,000, can hold up to four vehicles. The two-story GT2 and bespoke GT3 three-story offerings are state of the art in finishes, electronics, security and AV. Pre-engineered, all-metal construction dramatically increases quality, reduces noise transmission and lowers maintenance, while also allowing for future expansion. All GTs feature durable, high-end exterior finishes, multiple levels of finishes and AV & alarm suites. Ascent members can choose from exterior entertainment areas with track views, mountain vistas or both.
The road course has seven variants, ranging from those that can safely be navigated by neophytes up to the high velocity, 2.95-track, which allows for even higher top speeds. Having two entirely separate pit areas means that two club tracks, of 1.9 and 1.85-mile length, can be run simultaneously, while also introducing new corner entry and exit challenges.