Atlanta Motorsports Park

PRO TIPS: Driving a Supercar at Atlanta Motorsports Park

Are You Ready For Your Supercar Track Xperience at Atlanta Motorsports Park?

Atlanta Motorsports Park is a 2-mile road course with several elevation changes, technical turns, high-speed straights and two ‘signature’ corners designed to pay homage to famed European race courses; Belgium’s Spa-Francorchamps and the iconic ‘Carousel’ from Germany’s Nurburgring. Whether you’re visiting AMP for the first time or returning for another Supercar Track Xperience with us, we’ve got you covered.

Take note of these pro tips, from an Atlanta native instructor and seasoned event staff, to help you conquer this enthusiasts track. We’ll make sure that you’re fast, smooth and on track to having one of the most Xtreme Xperiences of your life at AMP!

xtreme xperience supercars in pit lane of AMP

Supercars lined up in the pits of AMP

Here’s your guide to get from the parking lot to the pits of AMP

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Atlanta Motorsports Park is located at 20 Duck Thurmond Rd, Dawsonville, GA 30534.

Upon arrival guests will first check-in with Atlanta Motorsports Park, then proceed to follow the cones to park and check-in with XX. Your reserved time is your Xtreme Xperience Check-In time. Please be at our Check-In area located South of the Business & Conference Center at the time you reserved, and have your driver’s license and confirmation out and ready. We will accept your confirmation via paper form or on your mobile device.

Reminder: Atlanta Motorsports Park is in Eastern Time Zone.

For XX Guests, there are no fees to park at Atlanta Motorsports Park. Parking is located directly across from the track paddock to the right of the Business & Conference Center.

Any XX branded area after Check-In is considered the “Pit Area” and adults will need a spectator pass. VIP Pit Pass access ($10 per adult) provides closer spectator viewing in the pit area (kids 12 under are FREE but must be with an adult). Tented seating, bleachers, close photo opportunities, and waters are included in the Pit Pass, but cannot be promised for free spectator areas.

Drone usage/ aerial footage is not permitted.

After checking in you will attend a driver’s briefing class located inside the Business & Conference Center on the 2nd floor in the Eau Rouge Room, that lasts around 25 minutes, within a short walking distance from check-in.

As our program is always evolving and safety is always strengthening, it is required that every driver (no matter how many times you have enjoyed our program) attend the driver’s briefing. No exceptions. 

Atlanta Motorsports Park will not have concessions available during the event, however, XX provides complimentary waters to all guests and we welcome you to bring your own food and drink (non-alcoholic).
Drivers must wear closed-toed shoes (no sandals or heels). As this event is outdoors (no covered pit); though we provide tented areas we ALWAYS encourage that you dress for weather possibilities (heat, cold, or rain).

We are a rain or shine experience so on average, our experiences are not postponed and refunds are not provided due to inclement weather (as long as track conditions remain safe). A day-of reschedule request is a $100 fee, unless we have postponed.

If we postpone an event you will be alerted via Email and text message, and we have up to 12 months to provide a reschedule date at a track location close to you. Please visit our FAQ for more information on postponements or cancellations.

Turn-by-turn Guide of Atlanta Motorsports Park

The track at AMP is one of the most challenging circuits we visit. With massive elevation changes, sweeping turns, and heavy braking zones, there’s always something that requires complete focus. Whether you are track experienced, or maybe you’re testing your limits on the track for the first time, this is not a track you should expect to learn as you go. For this reason alone, we recommend a ride-along in the lead car for a High-speed Ride-along. This will prepare your eyes, and mind for each of the challenges that AMP will throw at you.

Our Lead Instructor, Cal DeNyse, calls AMP his home track, due to the thousands of laps he’s racked up while growing up near Atlanta, GA. This is Cal’s personal guide to having a successful track day with Xtreme Xperience:

  • Let’s start with Turn One, as it’s the most DANGEROUS turn on the track! Drivers always want to go faster into this turn than what the cars can take – so BE CAREFUL! You’re traveling from the fastest straight into a downhill off-camber turn. Prepare yourself to stand on the brakes.
  • From there you will enter Turn Four. A long, constant radius turn, named The Carousel. This means that when you enter, you should leave the wheel at one angle throughout the entire turn. Achievable through balancing or modulating the throttle. The more you push down on the pedal, the further out it will push you. The less, the further in you will stay. Maintaining your speed and momentum, without giving it too much throttle, will make you fast through this section.
  • From here, you have a mirror of turn one with Turn Six. So, the same rules apply.
  • Prepare yourself for the most technical part of the track as you approach a hard left-hander, at Turn Ten. This turn is a common section for drivers to turn in early. If you can convince your brain to not turn in too soon, you will greatly increase your ability through this turn. When you exit, keep the wheel slightly turned to the left, preparing for the breaking zone, into The Dip.
  • Turn Eleven (The Dip) is a fast right-hander that compresses the car, giving you extra grip through this turn. The compression through the dip prompts you to begin accelerating. Understanding that your grip level is increased through this section of the track will boost your confidence in the cars ability to hold the turn.
  • Now you have reached the final section of the track. Turn Fourteen is a replica of the famous “Eau Rouge” from a track in Belgium, named Spa-Francorchamps. Much like a very long on-ramp to a highway, you should continue to accelerate by balancing the throttle as you progress through the turn. DO NOT LIFT! This stretch of track is very long, and when done right, you will hold a constant radius bringing you from outside (driver’s right), inside to driver’s left, back out to driver’s right, and once again, back into driver’s left. As you near the left side of the track for the second time, be very smooth as you transition from turning left to turning right.
  • This transition at Turn Sixteen is when you enter the 1,200 ft. straight. It is a very quick section of the track, so the smoother you are, the better. Attempt this section a little slower your first time around, as it is a blind turn to the right, and you want to keep your line and hit your marks.

Watch: 3 Laps in a supercar at Atlanta Motorsports Park


 

 

Cal’s Final word:

To recap, be extra slow for Turn One and Six. Be very steady with your throttle and steering in the carousel. Keep right at turn 8 even when your brain is telling you to turn in. Diligently listen to your instructor on when to lift, manage throttle, and turn. Trust the car in the dip, and feel the compression of the suspension before trying to accelerate. Smooth, smooth, smooth as you transition off the sweeper through Eau Rouge, onto the straight.

There is no track more important to take an observation lap than at AMP. Learning what is on the other side of a blind hill is not only the safest way around the track but the most enjoyable.

As always, we recommend that you purchase a photo and video package to remember your Xtreme Xperience forever! That way, you can see if you remembered to stay smooth through all those blind turns, and hit all the apexes. Now get out there and remember to Keep Calm and Turn in! 


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