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Atlanta Motorsports Park Track

Atlanta Motorsports Park Members Only Race

Atlanta Motorsports Park Track

Atlanta Motorsports Park is a private country club for the every day person who owns a sports car and wants a place to drive it fast and legal! On January 19th Atlanta Motorposrts Park road course is set to host its second member race on January 19th. Registration is open now. Space is limited, so sign up asap. Don’t have a suitable car? OPM (the country’s best Miata shop) is offering Spec Miata rentals for a one day race at this race! A one time offer at a low, low rental rate for new customers for this event! You can contact tracy@opmautosports.com for information on that.

Atlanta Motorposrts Park Members Race Winners from Last Event
Atlanta Motorposrts Park Members Race Winners from Last Event

Eligibility:
All AMP Members in good standing, with a qualifying vehicle. (See Race Classes below for details). AMP Members may invite one (1) guest. All existing policies on guests of members still apply. Additionally guests must meet the following criteria; Must submit an approved log book from one of the following sanctioning organizations for review and final approval. SCCA, NASA, PCA, IMSA, BMWCCA. Please contact AMP Chief Steward, Newt Knudsen to arrange a review for eligibility. newt@100mphlunch.com or see him at the track.

Registration
Registration for this event is located on MotorsportReg.com. This event is hidden from the MotorsportsReg calendar, so you must use the provided link. Please contact the office if you have any questions about registration.

Atlanta Motorsports Park Speed Chart

Race Classes:

  •     Spec Miata
  •     Spec E30
  •     Spec E36

They are also allowing cars that meet the safety requirements of their respective series, but do not qualify as spec to run in a different class.

Rules:
NASA rules will be followed for each class. These may be found on the internet at the following web addresses

Transponders will be required for every vehicle. These are available for rent or purchase from Discovery Parts. Please contact them in advance to make arrangements. They have a limited supply of transponders for rent.

For questions on rules and interpretations please contact Newt Knudsen, newt@100mphlunch.com.

Race Format:
(2) 20 minute sprints; 12:00 and 2:15

Schedule:
December 19 – Open Registration at MotosportReg.com
January 19 – Race Day: Hourly schedule TBD and will be posted prior to race day!

The 3rd members race will be February 16th. Stay tuned for more information on that upcoming event.

Aeriel view of Atlanta Motorsports Park

Atlanta Motorsports Park Member Social and Kart Track Opening

Aerial view of Atlanta Motorsports Park

It’s officially official. The entire first phase of Atlanta Motorsports Park is completely finished. For those of you who have been living under a rock for the past few years, AMP is a Motorsports Country Club similar to that of a golf club, where you can purchase a membership—but instead signing up to play golf, its members are signing up to enjoy a winding road course where they can drive their sports car fast…and legally!

This past weekend Atlanta Motorsports Park members convened at the inaugural Member Social, while also celebrating the opening of the .79mi kart track located on the grounds. By our count, about 250 members showed up to take advantage of the driving seminars, free karting, refreshments, and bouncy house for the kids. American Restomods proudly sponsored the event along with a local charity called BluSky.

ARM Corral at AMP

The seminars covered topics such as track communication, ideal line around AMP, tire temps, and prepping your car for the track. For a track noob like myself, it is really nice to have access to seminars covering such a wide range of topics relevant to safety and plain “how-to”. The kart tracks ran from 9:00 am to 3:00 with cadet carts for the beginners and bad boy shifter karts for the more experienced karters. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks offered from 4:00 until 6:00 provided a superb finale for a perfect day.

If you haven’t thought about signing up to become a member, we highly suggest that you do. We have already had an array of fun times at the track, and this is surely only the beginning!

Enjoy this on-board video of one of our members taking a jaunt around the new kart track. **WARNING DUBSTEP INSIDE***

And one more for good measure. This one comes with the raw sound of the Rotax DD2 engine, albeit a little more shaky of a ride.

Happy Birthday Atlanta Motorsports Park

Celebrate Atlanta Motorsports Park’s Opening with $500 from ARM

You read that right! If you are a member of Atlanta Motorsports Park, then you are invited to visit American Resto Mods for a complimentary $500 toward any of our services. You can find a list of our services here. We have a few conditions and they are as follows:

  1. We work on classic cars, so this offer is only good for your classic car, hot rod, or classic muscle car.
  2. This $500 is applied to labor only and does not include parts and materials.
  3. You will need to schedule an appointment by phone at 678-835-5690.
  4. Upon arrival, you will need to present us with your AMP business card.
  5. This offer is good for 12 months (until May 1, 2013).
  6. There is no minimum purchase required to receive this offer.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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American Resto Mods Sponsors Atlanta Motorsports Park

As you may or may not have heard, there is a brand new, world-class racetrack in town! It’s called Atlanta Motorsports Park and it’s slated to open next week. Oh and don’t let me forget to mention that American Resto Mods are proud new sponsors of the track. I first heard about the track back in October of 2007 after reading an article in the local paper about a new “private” racetrack being built in Dawsonville, Georgia. I’d just purchased a 2007 Mustang Shelby GT and the thought of having access to a safe place to play was intriguing.

At first, just like most people in the automotive industry, I was a little skeptical. The concept looked really cool on paper, but they had not started construction and at the time and the project seemed very expensive. Not to mention, I have several friends that have grown up the Cumming and Dawsonville area and they had their doubts. Most of them thought that it would never pass zoning or public approval. Nonetheless, I decided to follow the progress, just out of curiosity.

Come 2008, I really thought that the poor economic climate would be the death of Atlanta Motorsports Park. Local sentiment was that it remained alive due to the involvement of the Elliot family as the track was being developed on Ernie Elliot’s land. Condemning web sites started to spring up around the rezoning battle and a lawsuit was brought against the proposed track. But somehow, even through all the hardships, spearhead Jeremy Porter continued to collect sponsors and founding members.

By mid/late 2009, the lawsuit began to loose steam and by March 2010 Atlanta Motorsports Park gained full zoning and permit approval, and construction began—to the surprise of most people following the progress.

Sometime in September of 2010 I visited the track with a group tour. I was very impressed with Jeremy and what he had achieved in such a challenging economic time and in the turmoil of so many doubters and opponents. Never having driven on a racetrack, much less driven a racecar period, I was beginning to feel that this was an opportunity to join a unique and enjoyable community. I went home and shared my experience with my wife Mary, after which we decided to visit the track together.

A few weeks later, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, she and I drove up to the track. Jeremy just happened to be there and gave us a private tour of the construction site. We spent about an hour together and left Atlanta Motorsports Park that day new founding members. As time went on and the track continued to move forward, I started to think it would be a great investment to sponsor and grow with the track.

Now that it is all coming together, it seems that the development of Atlanta Motorsports Park will be an economic boom for the local economy and a tremendous asset to the motorsports community in the southeast. At American Resto Mods, we are looking forward to connecting with the automotive enthusiast and the motorsports community, and this racetrack provides an excellent means to do just that. Whether it’s the motorsports, or hotrods, or the restoration community, we are all passionate about what we do, and sharing those passions is a great way for American Resto Mods to grow our own community and vision for building amazing cars.  We also quite enjoy the fact that Atlanta Motorsports Park has also incorporated community values into their business model, so we are really looking forward to supporting those efforts too!

So, hopefully we’ll see you at the track! Looks like Mary is going to confiscate my 2007 Shelby GT for track use—which will leave me with our 1972 Datsun 240z that is currently under construction. Oh! And stay tuned for a American Resto Mods surprise for Atlanta Motorsports Park’s birthday! Coming soon!

For more info on Atlanta Motorsports Park, check out their website here.