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Brushy Mountain Outdoors

Posted by in Insider,Shopping,Sports & Recreation | November 21, 2013

Been wondering where you could get great outdoor gear in the brands you love, while also shopping local?  Then look no further!  Brushy Mountain Outdoors is the new “it” shop of the Mooresville/Lake Norman area.  Owners, Lee and Ale Warden, have truly brought something to the town that it had been missing!

Lee and Ale have traveled all over the country on outdoor expeditions and have actually lived out west.  With their shared love for the outdoors and having firsthand knowledge of the importance of reliable gear, they decided to open a store!  While they loved being out west, they really wanted to bring this dream closer to home.  They not only wanted to be closer to family, but also knew there were lots of wonderful places locally to do the things they love outdoors.

Patagonia Merchandise, BMO

Whether you are into hiking, running, camping, fitness, or simply looking for an awesome winter coat from a great brand, Brushy Mountain Outdoors has you covered.  They offer the largest selection of Patagonia merchandise in the Lake Norman area, as well as other notable brands including; Mountain Khakis, Smartwool, Salomon, Pearl Izumi, PrAna and tasc.

What could make a great outdoor store even better?  A full service espresso and coffee bar!  The Bean Stash Coffee Shoppe is located inside of Brushy Mountain Outdoors and offers customers a wonderful place to grab a cup of coffee, unwind, and enjoy complimentary wifi.  The coffee beans are roasted in Durham, but are imported from all over the world.  Kent Bennett is an experienced barista and will make whatever kind of beverage you are in the mood for!

From clothing, to coffee, Brushy Mountain Outdoors is here to serve the Mooresville area and guarantee a great experience.  Whether you are looking for reliable merchandise for your next outdoor adventure, or simply after a great cup of coffee in a pleasant environment, head over to Brushy Mountain Outdoors!

Also, be sure to say what’s up to their shop dog, Aspen, who will instantly welcome you into the store and make you feel right at home!

Hours & Location

BMO: Mon-Fri 10-6, Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5

Bean Stash: Mon-Fri 6:30-4, Sat 9-5, Sun 1-5

Location: 107 Plantation Ridge Drive Mooresville, NC

Breezy Meadows Farm

Posted by in Attractions,Family Friendly,Insider,Sports & Recreation,Weddings | October 22, 2013

 

About

The Breezy Meadows Farm is not only a fully equipped farm with horse stables, but it is also a popular wedding venue.  The owners began the farm due to their daughters love for horses.  They had spent some time on farms and felt this was really where their family thrived!  Today they offer a full boarding service for horses, riding lessons, and week-long camps during the summer.

Boarding Service

The boarding service offers awesome stables and includes feeding twice a day.  They receive grain and hay, along with any supplements they need.  Fresh water is provided in the stalls and on the pastures.  The stalls are maintained and cleaned regularly (twice daily) and horses are given blankets during chilly weather.  All of this is available to horse owners for only $400 a month!

 Riding Lessons

Lessons are private and are one hour in length.  Because lessons are offered privately, they will be specialized to your needs.  Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or an advanced rider, the lessons will be on your level!  In addition to riding, grooming, tacking, and untacking are included in the lessons.  Lessons are $35 per hour.

 

Summer Camps

Summer camps are a wonderful way for kids to expand their knowledge of horses and learn different riding techniques, while also gaining life experiences and making new friends.  Kids get the chance to learn how to properly care for a horse and get to show off their new skills by preparing for the horse show held every Friday afternoon.  Summer camp lasts from Monday-Friday and starts at 8:30 and ends at 1:30.  Be sure to check the website for the next summer schedule!

www.breezymeadowsfarmnc.com

Weddings

If you are looking for a rustic, barn wedding, then look no further!  There are indoor and outdoor spaces available for ceremonies and receptions.  Breezy Meadows offers a full planning service or just the rental of the space- it’s up to the bride and groom!  The farm is where southern elegance meets rustic charm.  There are several different decorative items that can be used which include; chandeliers, ceiling drapes, lights, wooden wagon wheels, crates, and mason jars.  Whatever theme you are interested in creating, it can be done here!

 Contact Info

Phone: (704)663-3219

Email: Dford803@windstream.net

Suggestions

1.  Visit!  The Farm is beautiful and on a great piece of land.  Be sure to bring an apple with you because there are always horses that would enjoy a snack!

2.  Attend Camp or Take Lessons.  If you or your children have an interest in horses, these are both wonderful ways to expand your knowledge and gain first-hand experience with these amazing creatures.

3.  Board your Horse.  If you or someone you know needs to board their horse, the Breezy Meadows Farm is a great place!  Your horse will receive the best care and attention.

4.  Consider using the Farm as a Wedding Venue.  The farm is a wonderful place for a wedding ceremony and/or reception.  (It is also a very reasonable price to rent!)

 

Doug Foley Drag Racing School

Posted by in Attractions,Insider,Sports & Recreation | October 18, 2013

About

Doug Foley Drag Racing School was formed in 1997 by professional drag racer, Doug Foley, after he realized an overwhelming need for a comprehensive training school.  In 2001, the school added an entertainment branch with the Dragster Experience.  After this came the Fantasy Ride-Along which allows individuals to enjoy the thrill of riding with a professional drag racer in an 800-horsepower dragster.

Dragster Experience

The Dragster Experience is a half day course that gives drag racing enthusiasts the chance to see how it feels to get behind the wheel and reach speeds well over 100mph.  The day starts with a one hour orientation where basic safety and operational procedures are discussed.  After orientation, drivers are issued the necessary safety equipment.  Drivers are then secured in one of the state of the art dragsters.  Drivers have the chance to make two or three runs depending on the package purchased.

*Individual drivers can be accommodated as well as large corporate groups and can arrange track-side photography and/or catered lunch.

Dragster Blast Ride Along

If you are looking for the dragster experience, but not necessarily interested in driving, this is the program for you!  The ride along experience allows guests to ride with a professional licensed driver.  The ride will include a long smoky burnout, they will stage the race car, and will reach speeds well over 140mph.

Corporate and Group Outings

The corporate and group outings give companies the opportunity to make lasting impressions on clients, prospective clients, and employees.  The outings allow guests to try out one of the school’s extreme dragsters and gain an experience most only dream of!  The corporate outings are a great way to set your company apart from the rest.

Purchasing Tickets

Tickets can be purchased online or over the phone.

1-866-DRAGSTER

Suggestions 

1.  Participate in a dragster racing experience!  If you are a race car enthusiast, this is a great way for you to get your feet wet in the racing world.

2.  Do a Ride Along!  Ride alongs are a great chance to experience the thrill of drag racing with an actual professional driver.

3.  Host an Event.  Corporate and group outings are a fantastic way to treat your clients and employees to a day of fun.  It really sets you apart from other companies when you take this extra step!

4.  Give a Race Experience Gift!  Racing Experiences make a great birthday, anniversary, or holiday gift!  This is a wonderful experience that they will never forget!

 

 

Mooresville Motorplex

Posted by in Attractions,Insider,Sports & Recreation | October 2, 2013

About

The mission of the Mooresville GoPro Motorplex is to provide racing enthusiasts a turn-key karting experience centered around an advanced, world-class race track.  There is a diverse schedule for different levels of karters, arrive & drive events, races, and group events.  The idea for the motorplex was born in 2009 and was brought to life in 2011.  Since then, race lovers have been able to have a hands on driving experience that is affordable and easy!

The Track

The track at the Mooresville GoPro Motorplex is based on the famous Kartdromo Parma in Italy.  The Kartdromo Parma is considered one of the finest, but most challenging karting circuits in the world and was the starting place for many renowned drivers.  The GoPro track was created to mimic the original Parma, with the newest world championship karting specifications.  It features a proprietary motorsports-specific asphalt design, CIK curbing and runoff zones, and a wide, accommodating paddock and pit area capable of holding the largest events in North America.

Rentals

Rentals are available seven days a week.  On Monday, they are available from 12pm-8pm, Tuesday-Saturday from 9am-8pm, and Sunday from 12pm-6pm.  All rental kart drivers under the age of 18 must have parent or guardian fill out a permission form and have it notarized.

*Adult Kart Pricing

$25 for 1 race, $45 for 2 races, $65 for 3 races, $200 for the 10-race package.  *Each race is 10 minutes long

*Junior Kart Pricing

$20 for 1 race, $35 for 2 races, $50 for 3 races.  *Each race is also 10 minutes long

Junior Kart Hours: Monday 12pm-5pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-5pm


Facts

-The brand new Sodikart RT8 390cc kart is one of the first in the world and features cutting edge technology and is capable of speeds over 55mph.

-GoPro Motorplex has their own racing series each year which allows racing enthusiasts the most affordable and exciting race program in the region.

-Memberships are available for drivers with their own karts wanting to practice on the course each day the track is open to the public! ($1,200/year)

-There is a race series available for those that are serious about racing.  The challenges are 8 weekends of each year.  *Check the website for full schedule and guidelines www.gopromotorplex.com

Suggestions

1.  Give it a Shot!  If you are a racing fan wanting to get your feet a little wet on the track, then visit the Motorplex.

2.  Give a Race as a Gift!  If you know of someone who would enjoy a trip to the motorplex, this would make an awesome gift!  It’s definitely an experience they will enjoy and never forget.

3.  Participate in the Race Series.  Whether you are a driver, or a fan, these are great events to be a part of!

 

 

The Pit Indoor Kart Racing

Posted by in Attractions,Insider,Sports & Recreation | September 30, 2013

About

If you are looking for a place that has something fun for everyone, then look no further!  The Pit offers guests the ability to drive high speed go-karts, participate in a game of laser tag, play a round of mini-golf, climb a rock wall, and even try out some batting cages.  There is truly an activity that everyone will enjoy!

Go-Karts

Since The Pit is located in Race City USA, it would only be right for visitors to have the opportunity to get in a car and race!  There are go-karts available for youth and for adults.  The 10 Sodi youth karts and 20 Sodi RX7 adult carts are not your ordinary go-karts and can go 40+ mph!  The go-karts have adjustable seats and pedals, so they can be converted to fit any size driver.

The Track

As if the go-karts weren’t enough to get you to come drive, the track should do it!  It is a 70,000 square foot track and is one of the largest in the country.  With 20 challenging turns, it’s not your typical go-kart track!

Mini-Golf 

The mini-golf course at The Pit is under black lights and is wizards and dragon themed!  It is a entertaining 18-hole course for visitors of all ages.

Laser Tag

The laser tag arena is a 3,600 square foot arena where up to 20 participants can battle it out at once.  There are 7 different game scenarios for groups to choose from.  Laser tag makes a great birthday party event for kids!

Rock Climbing

By featuring a challenging 21ft tall rock climbing wall, w/ 6 different climbing stations, The Pit offers climbers a variety of climbs.  Anyone from a beginner level to expert, will all have routes available to climb.  There is no actual age limit for the wall, climbers must weigh at least 40lbs and no more than 250lbs.

Batting Cages

The batting cages are great for kids and adults.  There are three pitching machines that are equipped for baseball and softball.  Ball teams can also rent the 10,000 square foot space for practice.

 

Hours

Monday-Wednesday  3pm-10pm

Thursday  11am-10pm

Friday-Saturday  11am-12am

Sunday  1pm-8pm

**Be sure to check the website for the full list of activity pricing, group packages, and rates.

www.meetatthepit.com

Suggestions

1.  Channel your Inner NASCAR Driver.  The Pit has wonderful go-karts, for guests of all ages, and a challenging track to race on!

2.  Host a Party!  With all of the activities available at The Pit, you are bound to have a fantastic celebration and make some great memories.

3.  Rent out the Batting Cages!  If you have a baseball or softball team, this is an awesome place to get in some batting practice, and weather will never be an issue since the cages are located indoors.

 

Kyle Busch Motorsports

Posted by in Attractions,Insider,Sports & Recreation,Uncategorized | September 26, 2013

About

Kyle Busch Motorports is a 77,000 square foot race shop and corporate headquarters for Kyle Busch and the other Kyle Busch drivers.  The race shop is fully equipped and ready to handle race preparation for it’s fleet of Toyota Camry’s and Tundras.  The space is also used for executive meetings and gatherings with all of it’s partners.

What’s Inside

KBM started with Kyle’s first purchase of a Legends car in 2003 to provide a way for him to improve his driving skills.  Since then, KBM has filled a trophy case with the Legends car and late model hardware.  The Motorports team is now home to the No. 77 Toyota Camry in the Nascar Nationwide Series and the No. 18, No.51, and No. 54 Tundra’s in the Nascar Camping World Truck Series.  In addition, there is a 2,000 square foot retail store for visitors to check out and purchase some great Nascar memorabilia.

The motorsports facility is at the cornerstone of green initiatives filled with enough new technology to put it on the path be certified LEED.

Drivers

Kyle Busch, Parker Kligerman, Joey Coulter, Erik Jones, Darrall Wallace Jr, Chad Hackenbracht, and Drew Herring are all the drivers that are part of the Kyle Busch Motorsports family.

Nascar Stock Car Drivers- Parker Kligerman

Nascar Truck Series- Joey Coulter, Erik Jones, Chad Hackenbracht, Drew Herring

*Drivers that participate in Stock Car & Truck Series- Kyle Busch, Darrell Wallace Jr.

Up and comer, Erik Jones, is a Truck series driver.  He is only 17, and will be one to keep an eye out for in the future!

Kyle Busch

With the philosophy, Win or go home, it’s no wonder Kyle Busch has been as successful on the race track as he has a business man.  He first started racing in 2001 and has made quite a name for himself since then.  He won Rookie of the Year in 2004 and in 2005 and the years following, he had more victories than you can count!

KBM Shop

There is Kyle Busch Motorsports merchandise available for purchase at the KBM shop!  Whether you are looking for a t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, or model car, you can find it here.  These make great items to take home to remember your visit, and also make wonderful gifts!

Suggestions

1.  Take a Visit!  If you are a Nascar fan, this is a great place to go check out some of the behind the scenes action in the world of racing.

2.  Visit the Shop.  Be sure to stop into the store for some KBM merchandise to take home!

3.  Look Around!  You never know what race car drivers will be in each day.  You may just get to meet your favorite driver:)

NC Auto Racing Hall of Fame

Posted by in Attractions,Insider,Sports & Recreation | September 23, 2013

 

About

The North Carolina Auto Racing Hall of Fame is the official visitors center of Mooresville, NC.  It provides visitors with a free race shop guide and an experience that will allow them to check out “Race City USA” first hand!  The museum features 45 race cars dedicated to all types of auto racing and aims to celebrate and enhance the rich heritage of motor sports and its cultural contributions.

With a dedication to racing, from drag racing to stock cars, the museum houses memorabilia that represent and help relive some of racings greatest moments.  In addition, there is a Goodyear mini-theater, along with showcases and displays, that bring some of racing’s greatest memories to life.  The showcases and displays are continually rotated, so that they are current and provide visitors with the best experience possible!

To Take Home

There is an art gallery which features many of motorsports’ top artists including Garry Hill, Sam Bass, Jeane Barnes, and Dan McCreary, along with other local artists.  Rare Artists prints are available for purchase at the gift shop.  The Gift Shop also carries a wide variety of racing memorabilia and it is the official “Race City USA” merchandise headquarters.  This is a wonderful place to purchase merchandise of your favorite race car driver and get some Race City USA gear to take home.

 

Admission

Adults: $6

Children (6-12) $4

Senior Citizens (55+) $4

Hours

Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

Saturday 10am-3pm

Sunday Closed*

NC Auto Racing Walk of Fame

The NC Auto Racing Walk of Fame honors inductees to the Hall of Fame along the sidewalks of downtown Mooresville.  As you walk down Main Street, you can see the tiles honoring the inductees.  These feature the name, year, and car number of the driver honored.  See if you can find your favorite inductee and get your picture made with their tile!

Suggestions

1.  Go to the Hall of Fame!  Whether you are a racing fan, or not, this is a wonderful place to learn about the history of racing and how it has become what it is today.

2.  Check out the Cars!  By having over 35 race cars showcased, it allows visitors to travel back in time and see how the cars and racing as a sport have evolved.

3.  Visit the Gift Shop.  Be sure to grab some Race City USA merchandise before you leave!

4.  Take in the Art Work.  Well-known artists, as well as local artists, have their artwork of motorsports featured here.  Some pieces are even available for purchase!

5.  Do the Walk of Fame!  Be sure to check out downtown Mooresville and take the Walk of Fame to see all of the inductees.

 

 

JR Motorsports

Posted by in Attractions,Insider,Sports & Recreation | September 17, 2013

About

JR Motorsports is the management company and racing operations of Dale Earnhart Jr.  JRM competes in multiple racing divisions, including the NASCAR Nationwide Series.  The motor sports and racing company was established in 1999 as the management company for professional race car driver, Dale Earnhart Jr.  They operate out of a 66,000 square foot facility that serves as the hub of Earnhart’s racing operation and business interests.  The team’s headquarters encompasses a full stable of cars that compete in the NASCAR Nationwide Series and local weekly late model divisions.

JR Motorsports Team

The JR Motorsports team does not only include Dale Earnhart Jr, but also consists of several other notable NASCAR race car drivers.  These members include; Regan Smith, Kasey Kahne, and Brad Sweet.  For the latest information on each of the drivers and upcoming races, be sure to check their website, www.jrmracing.com!

Tours

JRM shop tours are available on Thursdays and Fridays anytime from 9am-4:30pm.  If you are interested in a shop tour email shoptours@jrmracing.com.  Be sure to include your name, number of people in your group, and what day/time you would like to attend.

 

Hours 

Regular hours: M-F 8:30-5:30, Sat 10-4

Merchandise 

If you are looking for JRM, driver, or NASCAR merchandise, look no further!  There is everything from clothing to shoes, from car gear to collectibles available in the shop.  With a store on site, along with an online store, you can find exactly what you are looking for.

Suggestions

1.  Do a Tour!  Grab a group of racing enthusiasts and tour the over 66,000 square foot facility filled with cars, memorabilia, and awards.

2.  Get some Merch.  Before you leave, make sure you stop by the shop and buy a JRM souvenir to take home!

3.  Bring your Camera.  You will want to have your picture made with the wax figure of the team owner, Dale Jr!