America Motorplex was created to be a national-level recreational
driving facility designed to handle racecars, streetcars, motorcycles,
karts, and police cars. Many tracks have the traditional layout with
concrete walls, short run offs, minimal facilities, and low visibility
for spectators. It seems that most tracks are packed full of concrete
walls that only reward damage with the high possibility of personal
loss. At these other tracks, nearly every weekend an unlucky driver
would hit a wall. The safety truck would pull the car off course,
and then the flocks of people gathered around to take pictures and
everyone just hoped that they would be luckier, smarter or safer.
At MAM, we believe that tracks should be places to come together as
a family and should have some modern day features as well. MAM has
air-conditioned bathrooms that are clean, private climate controlled
showers, a first aid station, and seating for 7000 guests that can
view every turn and straight on the 217 acres of MAM. Great food is
always available as well as air, water, and a self-serve race fuel
station. Onsite management is another key factor in making the facility
a great success. MAM offers members a country club style-driving club
for cars, bikes, and karts, classroom instruction and qualified instructors,
barrier free driving and only minutes from the metro Omaha area. The
drag community was not forgotten and a sanctioned NHRA strip was built.
The main difference is the separation of the facilities. Rolling Thunder
Drag Strip operates simultaneously to the road course weekly. MAM
is a motorsports complex that was designed to cater to all road racers,
drag racers, and kart racers.
America Motorplex started as a simple sketch when world-renowned track
designer Alan Wilson was asked to take on the project. Mr. Wilson
put the track on the map with utmost safety in mind. He created a
driver friendly, yet challenging course that would take many laps
to master. The finished product is a 2.23 mile long racing circuit,
a 40 foot wide polymer surface, with 15 turns of increasing radiuses,
decreasing radiuses, long straights, ample passing zones, challenging
switchbacks, and a flat out kink.
MAM owner Mark Tincher had been farming the ground that the MAM track
was sketched upon. The business plan was read over, and the project
began. Non-professional racing is the fastest growing sport in the
nation. It is with this in mind that MAM's design was taken from paper
to asphalt. The MAM calendar was almost full before any earth had
been moved. The Tincher Auto Mall is just 8 minutes away and services
Ford, Chevy, and Dodge products, which is a service not found at any
track in the United States.
ROAD COURSE - Completed April 2002. Mid-America's road course is a
2.23-mile gem. Designed by world-renowned designer Alan Wilson, the
track has already become a much sought after venue for many of the
nation's top motor sports organizations. The track surface is second
to none with an incredibly tire-friendly compound that will greatly
reduce tire wear, and will promote safer adhesion for all types of
ROAD COURSE – Alternative configuration, named “D-Curve”,
completed September 2005. MAM’s short track configuration is
1.4-miles of fun. The kart community has its own race track! MAM karters
have been asking, and they have been listened to! D-Curve is a 40
foot wide flat-loop interior road that bisects the longest (2222’)
straight. This gives karters the advantage of less wear and tear on
their equipment. The car and bike racers are also able to enjoy a
variety in their configuration choices.
STRIP - Completed April 2003. The Rolling Thunder Drag Strip at MAM
is a 1/8-mile NHRA Drag Racing Facility to cater to both car and bike
drag racers. This style of drag racing is gaining popularity every
year, drawing a wide variety of enthusiasts of all ages and is a lot
easier on vehicles than an "old school" ¼-mile facility.
Teamed up with the NHRA, MAM has ET Bracket Racing in addition to
the Street Legal, Jr. Dragster, and High School Programs. Rolling
Thunder is also the venue of choice for Top Fuel Harley Drags, and
locally and nationally sponsored Shootout Events.