Atlanta Motorsports Park - For those with refined taste
Atlanta Motorsports Park is a first-class racing venue located in the mountains in the North Georgia, around 100 km to the north from Atlanta.
Designed by Hermann Tilke
First of all, don’t confuse this circuit with Road Atlanta, home of well-known Petit Le Mans race, and with Atlanta Motor Speedway, one of the most important race tracks of the NASCAR Series. Atlanta Motorsports Park is a new venue, opened in 2013, and built mainly for club racing, even after being constructed by the famous German architect Hermann Tilke who was responsible for the most of the Formula 1 modern race tracks.
Wealthy businessman and keen amateur racer Jeremy W. Porter had an idea of constructing perfect racing venue with luxury facilities. His aim was to have a track inspired by some famous European circuits, with Spa and Nurburgring at the first place. Tilke implemented Eau Rouge/Raidillion section from Spa and the Nürburgring’s Carousel, as well as part of the Motorland Aragon, the circuit in Spain, designed by himself a couple of years earlier.
The result is 3.2186 km long track with 16 turns and several aggressive elevation changes what makes this circuit even more technically demanding. The layout of the circuit can be configured in several different ways and can host up to three simultaneous events. The first race held at Atlanta Motorsports Park was the ChumpCar World Series race in November of 2013, an endurance championship for amateur drivers in amateur racing cars.
Atlanta Motorsports Park is the luxurious motorsports track with country club
Atlanta Motorsports Park is much more than an ordinary racing venue. This is a posh and fancy motorsport heaven for those with deeper pockets (the initiation fee goes from $10.000 to $45.000. Various types of membership are available and the members can enjoy many other activities like horse riding, tennis, biking, swimming in the ultra-luxury resort-like pool and exercising in the fitness center. Members are also are allowed access to the private showers, kitchen, and private lounge areas.
The garages are at the very high level, while the entire complex is covered with most advanced WiFi system. There is also state of the art conference center with an elevator equipped to bring up to nine cars to the second floor.
State of the art karting track
Another gem of Atlanta Motorsports Park is 1.368 km long karting circuit that can be divided into four separate tracks and allows up to three events to be run at the same time. The track was built to meet CIK Level A standards and is known as the track with most radical elevation changes of any kart racecourse in the world.
Bearing all this in mind, it is no surprise that Atlanta Motorsports Park in 2016 was named as one of the Top 10 motorsport venues in North America.
Getting there and accommodation
Atlanta Motorsports Park is located near Dawsonville and the nearest international airport is Hartsfield-Jackson in Atlanta, 113 km to the south.
The circuit is surrounded by a wide variety of hotels, lodges, and restaurants, so finding accommodation certainly should not be a problem.
Video – Atlanta Motorsports Park
Address: 20 Duck Thurmond Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534, USA
Phone: +1 678 381 8527