Everything is bigger in Texas, and that includes their passion for motorsports!. The Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan zone, or the Metroplex, as the locals call it, has a rich racing tradition, hosting several high-profile events regularly for NASCAR, Indycar, SCCA, Trans-Am, etc. There are multiple venues for professional racing as Texas Motor Speedway, Texas Motorplex, or North Star Dragway. But Texan racing enthusiasts can also take the matter into their own hands at the Motorsport Ranch-MSR Cresson, a sports car country club in operation from 1996.
The MSR is 14-miles away from Fort Worth, on a half an hour drive on Highway 377. The club has two independent road courses that can add up to form a 3.1-mile racing track, and all its possible layouts allow clockwise or counterclockwise driving. There's plenty of visibility and open spaces, as you would expect for a racing circuit in the middle of the Texas grasslands, with an average of 229 sunny days a year. The natural elevation changes in the terrain are the only limitation to the drivers' perspective, creating some blind corners along the racetrack. Long straightaways with sweeper curves and several tight turns are a great test for racing enthusiasts, providing them with a fun and safe environment to unleash their passion for speed.
The 1.3-mile raceway at Motorsport Ranch-MSR Cresson is a short and fast circuit with six turns and dramatic elevation changes on its trajectory. When run counterclockwise, it starts downhill with successive ups and downs in the field that get the vehicles jumping at top speeds. After you reach half of the track onwards, the racetrack starts going up, with a long climb uphill that restricts visibility at every turn.