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AMP offers three types of
memberships: car/motorcycle
membership, kart membership
and corporate membership.
Karting is available to the public
Tuesdays through Sundays,
starting at $35 per session.
For more information,
call (678) 381-8527 or visit
atlantamotorsportspark.com.

AMP car/motorcycle
members have access to an
expert-driver program that
helps novice drivers
perfect their skills.

Speed Academy
One of the biggest perks AMP provides for families drawn
to auto racing is its Speed Academy, which offers four classes,
most targeted at young drivers. The Kart Racing School offers
private instruction to children age 5 and older, while teenagers
and adults can explore auto racing with instruction in AMP's
accredited Radical Racing School.
AMP also partners with DriveStrong Atlanta to provide
a teen driving program that offers 16- to 19-year-old drivers
hands-on instruction in navigating treacherous driving conditions and emphasizes the dangers of distracted driving. And for
drivers interested in something a little more edgy, the Speed
Academy offers a stunt school, taught by veteran Hollywood
stuntman Bobby Ore.
Erik Evans' family enrolled him in AMP's Kart Racing
School for his 14th birthday. Since then, he and his father have
become fully immersed in the kart-racing world, breaking
AMP's track record and competing nationwide.
"I'm a big proponent of this track and its driver-development programs," Doug Evans says. "This track is very technical.
It preps you for other tracks and really gives the driver a lot to
work with."
And while Evans is proud of their racing team's accomplishments, he's even more proud of the relationship it helped
him forge with his son.
"It's really made us work together," Evans says. "It's fun

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AMP's facilities near Dawsonville host more than 65,000 visitors
each year.

that we get to work on the kart together and travel to tracks and
go racing together, but also we've had to really learn how to
communicate. The time we get to spend together is absolutely
amazing."
The Evans family's story is a familiar one at AMP, as many
other families have graduated from Kart Racing School with a
new passion and tighter familial bond. Emerson Noguira Jr. of
Douglasville signed up for the school in July 2018. A couple of
months later, he and his father, Emerson Noguira Sr., purchased
their own kart and became AMP members.
"We were looking for activities to do together, so we tried
out the karting school in the summer just to see what it was
about," Noguira Sr. says. "I guess the bug just bit us. We ended
up becoming members, and now we're competing."

The personal touch
While Porter says he loves nothing more than seeing a
family dive into the racing world, he maintains that AMP is not
simply for would-be racers. Instead, it's for anyone who is
passionate about cars or yearns for an adrenaline-spiking
experience.
Porter's plan is for AMP to continue to grow its facilities,
with new restaurants and resort amenities to come in the near
future. He also plans to increase the events and programs available at AMP in order to truly offer something for everyone.
"It's amazing," Porter says. "Some might get out of the car
and be a bit nervous and freaked out, but most of them get out
and go: 'Wow! That was such an amazing experience! My mind
feels sharp, and I feel less stressed; I'm much more relaxed.'"
Cameron Whitlock is a freelance writer and photographer
who lives in Atlanta.


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