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Atlanta Motorsports Park is Open! The team at Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP) is pleased to announce the construction of the track is complete and the driving course is fully operational and open for business. Phase I construction of the vertical buildings is also complete and rental garages are 100% fully leased and occupied for the next three years. Phase II of the vertical structure will include another building full of garages of which 65% are already pre-leased and preconstruction of the clubhouse and amenities is now in the preliminary stages. CEO, Jeremy Porter commented "Sales for memberships have been outstanding, selling $4 million dollars in memberships to date. We could not be more pleased with the progress thus far."
AMP is the first in the world of its kind to have been conceived, designed, and constructed with a top priority given to environmental sustainability and green initiatives. The track design was created by famed F1 circuit designer Hermann Tilke and the group at Tilke Engineers who have been responsible for designing each of the new F1 circuits in the past decade. From novices to experts the initial feedback from the racing community has been outstanding. AMP has successfully struck the balance between a track that is exceedingly fun to drive yet, even for the professionals, will be a difficult track to master.
AMP invited the 2009 Rolex Grand-Am GT Champion Leh Keen out for the first laps to be completed at speed and this is what he had to say after exiting the car, “I can assure you this is a thrilling lap! Why fly to Germany to drive the Nürburgring when you can get a good taste of it due north of downtown Atlanta? The way the track is laid into the elevation of the grounds is the most impressive and demanding part. There is always another thrill coming over each hill and around each corner. Having turned many laps at the Nürburgring I can say it is definitely a shorter version. Being a professional driver I am trained to learn a track in a matter of laps, it will take me much longer at a track as demanding and interesting as AMP! This track that keeps you on your toes and challenges your every move.”
Incorporated into this 2 mile Hermann Tilke designed road course are 120 feet of elevation changes and 16 turns, two of which were formulated after famed European track corners the Nürburgring Nordschleife Carrousel and the exhilarating Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’ Eau Rouge. Perennial professional motorsports driver Scott Pruett was also on hand for several hot laps and shared his view of the track, “AMP is one of the most exciting and challenging tracks I have seen in a long time. Great elevation changes, challenging turns all topped off with great flow. A true drivers track. Better bring your A game to drive this track.”