DALLAS, Tex. — Born out of a passion for European style road course motor racing, David and Linda Cook are setting a new standard for race track development in North Texas. Their many years of vision are quickly being translated into reality at Eagles Canyon Raceway, just minutes North West of Denton, Texas. When complete, Eagles Canyon will feature a clubhouse and conference center, a restaurant, fuel facility, locker rooms, a pro-shop and driving school.
“North Texas has been starved for a proper road course,” stated Brit, David Cook, president and founder of Eagles Canyon Raceway. The Cooks have spared no expense in this endeavor, conspiring with the likes of world famous driving coach Rob Wilson and Formula One’s Peter Windsor. “The 2.5 mile circuit has been engineered and constructed meet to strict FIA standards. We have taken the time and effort to move in excess of 500,000 tons of rock and dirt to create the hills and valleys necessary to produce a true road course. The excavation and compaction is complete and the start of the paving process is just weeks away,” continued Mr. Cook.
Fashioned as a motorsports resort, Eagles Canyon Raceway is now selling memberships to racing and automobile communities across the country. Affinity to the wants and needs of the membership is job number one at Eagles Canyon Raceway, and while the plan is to host Professional Car and Motorcycle races at the facility as well, the members will always come first.
“Our focus is on family. This is not an all guy’s opportunity. We are anticipating a large number of female members too. It is also an excellent facility for teenagers to refine their defensive driving skills,” added Linda Cook, executive vice president and professional race car driver.
The 2.5 mile circuit boasts 15 turns and over 70 feet of elevation change. Upon completion of paving the track in early December, 2006, Eagles Canyon will move to gain certification from the Federation International de l’Automobile or “FIA” as it is known. Located in Paris, France, the FIA is the world leading office of governance for automobile racing. The FIA serves 213 motor racing organizations from 125 countries.
To learn more about Eagles Canyon Raceway located near Slidell, Texas, logon to http://www.eaglescanyon.com.
To visit Eagles Canyon, take I-35 W north through Denton to 455. Turn left or west on 455 which is near Sanger, Texas. Continue west through Bolivar and Slidell to FM 51. Turn left on FM 51, the track is 1/4 mile on the right.
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