Apex breaks ground on future racetrack facility

On Thursday, Apex Motor Club broke ground on their future racetrack facility, which they are hoping to open in early 2019. / Photo by Bethany Blundell / Pinal Central


Disclosure: Rose Law Group represents Apex Motor Club

By Bethany Blundell | Maricopa Monitor

Despite the entanglement of legal battles over the past few years, APEX Motor Club took a big step forward by breaking ground on their future facility.

On Thursday morning, APEX leadership, city officials and local dignitaries joined together at the future racetrack home to turn dirt and begin the construction process. APEX is a private motorsports club and racetrack. Once opened, it will offer a 2.27-mile race-quality asphalt road as well as luxurious garages for members.

“We stood out here three years ago and saw some farm land, and now we’re building a racetrack,” said Jason Plotke, founder and president.

Plotke said the groundbreaking Thursday was an emotional moment for him and his team because, at a time, they didn’t know if they would even make it to this point. The group has been involved in a legal battle by a group that claimed APEX improperly obtained permits for the motor sports park.