A brand new racing facility is under construction in the rugged landscape at the south-west coast of Norway. Located in the small community of Sokndal, about half way between the towns Kristiansand and Stavanger, KNA Raceway will be Norway’s first and only raceway with FIA Grade 3 approval. The racetrack is also designed to satisfy FIM Grade B. The requirement for FIA approval was one of the main design criteria set forth towards APEX Circuit Design who has designed the racetrack.
The track will be approved for all Stock Car classifications of Stock Cars, GT and Formula racing presently used for competition in Scandinavia, including NTCC/ DTC. This in addition to the typical “Norwegian” GT classes, Special Saloon Cars typical for Sweden and Denmark, and Porsche Carrera Cup Scandinavia. European series include GT3 and GT4, and typically Porsche Cup.
For those with ambitions limited to track day racing, the FIA grading is the best assurance of the highest safety standards, in particular the large run-off areas.
The facility include a top notch service building, containing all necessary facilities such as Race Management, Hospital, Restaurant and Classrooms. It is facilitated for up to 22 pit-garages which will be offered for long term rent. The grandstand can take up to 1800 spectators. The facility is situated in an area where the Scandinavian middle temperature is at its highest, allowing to maximize the duration of the season. The unique location in the landscape is made possible by 11 million tons of granite rock has been provided from the nearby mining industry. This is a huge benefit for the environment, also since the nearest populated area is located 4,7 km away and will not be affected by noise from motoring activities.
The facility also include Norway’s only indoor hall for motocross, vast areas for offroad activities both 4 x 4 and Motorcycles, as well as gocart track. Street Legal Drag Racing will initially take place on the straight lane in front of the Service Building, but a 1600 m Top Fuel is provided for in the Master Plan.