Motorsports Destination Tracks to be Designed by Apex Circuit
CASA GRANDE, Ariz.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#AttesaAZ–Danrick Builders of Chandler announces it is developing Attesa, a
2,360-acre recreational motorsports destination in Pinal County that
will create a global magnet for entertainment and an economic engine for
the region. The development will promote thought leadership for
transportation design innovation, and educational partnerships with
universities conducting automotive research and development.
Attesa will have two separate 2.8-mile road courses, a karting track, a
driver experience center and a multisurface racing and event area. A
private airport with a 6,000-foot-long runway will enable patrons to fly
in and out conveniently. Attesa also will include residential,
industrial and commercial uses.
“Attesa will be an optimal racing entertainment destination that will
draw guests from all over the world, driving new jobs and contributing
taxes to local economies,” said Dan Erickson, principal of Danrick
Builders. “Our model is incomparable to any other development in the
United States. We’ll combine speed, luxury experiences and motorsports
opportunities for individuals from all walks of life.”
Designed by renowned London-based race track engineering firm Apex
Circuit Design, Attesa’s two full-size race tracks will meet
international FIA and FIM certifications, offering first-rate
motorsports and performance driving experiences. All major sports car,
stock car, IndyCar and motorcycle series plus club racing will be
eligible to race at Attesa. The karting circuit will be built to FIA/CIK
“Arizona already has the West’s best NASCAR track,” added Erickson,
referring to Phoenix International Raceway in Avondale. “By adding
Attesa, Arizona will become an international racing destination.”
A sustained tourist attraction, Attesa will create long-term jobs for
the region, drawing from talent generated by Arizona State University,
the University of Arizona and the state’s community colleges. Elliott
Pollack of Scottsdale conducted a market analysis that affirms the
demand for this world-class development in Pinal County.
With close proximity to I-8 and 1-10, Attesa is located less than six
miles southwest of downtown Casa Grande, within an hour of major
airports in Phoenix and Tucson.
“This project represents an amazing opportunity for the city, county and
state. It’s so much more than a race track. It’s a diversified project,”
said Richard Wilkie, Casa Grande economic development manager. “It will
make the area a destination for recreation, industry and high-paying
jobs. Attesa is a catalyst for development in the corridor.”
A private club and residential community will draw the affluent to Pinal
County throughout the year. The resort and conference center will
further inject tourism dollars into the local economy.
Attesa is being developed with sustainable and advanced technologies
including smart and energy efficient features throughout. Development
and management practices will mitigate sound and traffic impacts to the
“Integrity is Danrick Builders’ top priority,” said Pat Johnson,
principal of Danrick Builders. “We are developing an entertainment
destination that will be responsible to the environment and community.”
Danrick Builders recently filed an entitlement application in Pinal
County and has met with city, county, state and federal officials as
well as immediate area neighbors to discuss and approve the development.
The company expects to break ground in 2017.
“We are 100 percent behind this project. The Attesa community will be a
complement to the nearby Nissan and Volkswagen test tracks. We are
creating the center of automotive excellence in Arizona, and that will
be right here in Pinal County,” said Tim Kanavel, Pinal County economic
development program manager. “Attesa will be a huge benefit to our
existing tourism industry, furthering Pinal County’s desire to be a
Local esteemed partners including Snell & Wilmer of Phoenix, Elliott D.
Pollack and Co. of Scottsdale, Future Cities of Phoenix, and
HilgartWilson of Phoenix are collaborating with Danrick Builders on the
development. Frost Motorsports and Hunden Strategic Partners of Chicago
are providing extensive motorsports market research.
For more information on the development, contact Attesa at 602-707-7222.
About Danrick Builders
Danrick Builders creates communities designed for the future. They
specialize in unique, responsibly planned developments that feature
ever-advancing technology, sustainability and renewable resources. Their
goal is creating lifestyle communities that satisfy the passions of
clients, residents, members and guests without compromise. Visit www.danrickbuilders.com
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