Atlanta Motorsports Park

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Atlanta Motorsports Park
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Atlanta Motorsports Park
Location Dawson County, Dawsonville, Georgia, USA
Time zone UTC-5 (UTC-4 DST)
Coordinates 34°26′05″N 84°10′37″W / 34.43472°N 84.17694°W / 34.43472; -84.17694Coordinates: 34°26′05″N 84°10′37″W / 34.43472°N 84.17694°W / 34.43472; -84.17694
Owner Jeremy W. Porter
Major events ChampCar World Series
The Road Circuit
Surface Asphalt
Length 2 mi (3.218688 km)
Turns 16
Lap record 1:15.89 (Bruce Roch, West Race Cars, 2013, West WX10)
Kart Circuit
Surface Asphalt
Length .85 mi (1.368 km)

Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP), is a private Motorsports country club that consists of a 2 mile long road circuit with 16 turns and a vast range of elevation changes throughout the track. Located roughly 60 miles north of Atlanta in Dawsonville, Georgia, AMP sits in the foothills of the Georgia Mountains. On site there is also a .85 mile kart circuit.[1]

History[edit]

Jeremy W. Porter is the creator and CEO of Atlanta Motorsports Park. Porter began as a driver in Formula ICC kart racing and went on to win two consecutive Southeastern Points Championships. Jeremy Porter saw the business potential in creating his own track; consequently, AMP was created.[2]

The first official race at AMP was the Inaugural ChumpCar World Series Race in November 2013.[3][4]

Road circuit description[edit]

AMP's road circuit consists of a 2 mile long track that was designed by Formula One track architect Hermann Tilke. The track consists of 16 turns and 141 feet of elevation changes throughout the course. To accommodate all driver skill levels, the circuit can be configured in several different ways and can host up to three simultaneous events. Two famous corners have also been incorporated into the track: Spa-Francorchamp's corner of Eau Rouge and the famous Carousel corner from Germany’s Nürburgring track.[5]

Kart circuit[edit]

AMP's kart circuit is a .85 mile long track that can be divided into four separate tracks and allows up to three simultaneous events at once. The track was built to meet CIK Level A standards and the full course has 43 feet of elevation changes.[6]

AMP hosts a few different kart races including Endurance Karting, TS Racing Atlanta inaugural racing series, ProCup Karting League, and the Public Karting Racing Series.[7]

Track amenities[edit]

In addition to the track, the AMP membership provides members with other activities including horseback riding, children's play area, tennis court, fitness center, pool, club house, and hiking/mountain biking trails. Members also are allowed access to the private showers, kitchen, and private lounge areas.[8]

AMP requires a membership to use the facility. AMP offers four types of memberships:

Kart / Mini-Moto / Autocross Membership: Kart / Mini-Moto / Autocross allows access to the kart circuit for up to 120 days.

Tungsten Membership: Tungsten Membership gives member's access to AMP for up to 60 days annually. The membership includes private showers, membership deck, Starbucks, and personal parties in membership lounge.

Platinum Membership: Platinum Membership gives member's access to AMP for 120 days annually. This membership also comes with a PING AMP Golf Shirt and an AMP Hats. It also includes a personal locker in the member's locker room, early entry into events, access to private showers, membership deck, Starbucks, and personal parties in membership lounge.

Diamond Membership: Diamond Membership gives member’s access to AMP for up to 180 days annually. This membership gives comes with a PING AMP Golf Shirt and an AMP Hats. It also includes a personal locker in the member's locker room, early entry into events, access to private showers, membership deck, Starbucks, and personal parties in membership lounge.

In the media[edit]

In 2013 AMP was featured on an episode of MotoMan when George J. Notaras (MotoMan) interviewed the Vice President of Marketing for Cadillac, Don Butler, and drove a Cadillac ATS around the track. [9]

Motor trend's Wide Open Throttle drove and reviewed the 2013 Cadillac ATS at the road circuit where the article and video was then posted on July 26, 2012.[10][11]

A commercial for the Ford Escape EcoBoost challenge that aired in March 2013 was filmed at the road circuit.[12]

CNN Money filmed a segment at the road circuit on the Aston Martin Rapide S that aired in June 2013.[13]

AMP was also a part of Taste of Speed's Rally For CURE 2013, a charity driving event that started at Ferrari Maserati of Atlanta and ended at Atlanta Motorsports Park.[14] The event was created to raise money for CURE Childhood Cancer, 2013 was its inaugural year.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Road Circuit". atlantamotorsports.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Jeremy Porter - Biography". atlantamotorsportspark.com. Retrieved January 27, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Chump Car Track List". ChumpCar International LLC. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Inaugural CHUMP CAR World Series Race Nov. 2013 Report". atlantamotorsportspark. November 6, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Atlanta Motorsports Park - Track Review". Source Interlink Media. July 20, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Kart Curcuit". atlantamotorsportspark.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Kart/Mini/Autocross". atlantamotorsportspark.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Memberships". atlantamotorsportspark.com. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  9. ^ "2013 Cadillac ATS on the Track!". Kythira Studios. August 2, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  10. ^ Ayapana, Erick (July 26, 2012). "Wide Open Throttle Drives the 2013 Cadillac ATS, Production Starts Toda Read more: http://wot.motortrend.com/wide-open-throttle-drives-the-2013-cadillac-ats-production-starts-today-238615.html#ixzz2rjTZs9Ey". Motor Trend Magazine, Source Interlink Media. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Cadillac ATS First Drive - Wide Open Throttle Episode 26". youtube.com, Motor Trend Channel. July 26, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Ford Eco Boost Challenge TV Spot, 'Motor Trend'". iSpot.tv, Inc. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  13. ^ Bassett, Abigail. "Aston Martin's practical supercar". CNN Money. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Rally for Cure 2013". atlantamotorsportspark.com. December 1, 2013. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Rally For CURE". Taste of Speed. Retrieved January 28, 2014. 

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