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Old 05-14-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Default my opinion of new Atlanta Motorsports Park - Dawsonville, GA

Attended/participated in the Tracks Unlimited HPDE at the new Atlanta Motorsports Park, Dawsonville, GA

My impression [yours may be different]

16 defined turns over a 2 mile track with great vertical undulation make for a very technical course, a true miata course

turn 1 - hard 90* left while falling off the main straight, bottom after apex
turn 2 & 3 gentle left/right while climbing
turn 4 - long decreasing radius 180 left hander starting just before cresting the hill and continuing OFF Camber down hill into turn 5 and 6
turn 5 - nothing remarkable
turn 6 - 90* right climbing up hill again
turn 7 - 8 - 9 uphill left right left - blind apex
turn 10 - hard left, down hill
turn 11 - at bottom of hill, hard right, sharply up hill
turn 12 - at crest, blind apex, start of another longer decreasing radius left hander, while off camber [say what side is the 1.8's oil pickup?]
turn 13 - 14 - 15 all part of the sweeper
turn 16 gentle right onto the very short straight [best I could do is rev-limit in 4th at braking point for turn 1 - straight is intimidating with a cut embankment on the right, the side with the line]

did I say a very tight, challenging, technical course

a very fun course [until I lost oil pressure and had to quit for the day]
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Sounds great. I'll be there this Friday with Hooked on Driving.
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I'll be there next month. Looks like a fun place.
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I think I want to run Barber before I run AMP....before I leave the east coast.
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Yes, you need too!

Last month I was planning on instructing with HOD, but when the engine croaked, I wiped off the rest of the year to resurrecting the track car - since it ain't gonna be cheap. Looks fun, tight like Barber - gives us miatas in TT a chance to shine.
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So we need to plan a late fall MT.net meet there?
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So we need to plan a late fall MT.net meet there?
That sounds like a plan there...
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Lars. October 20-21 Nasa will be there.

This is perfect for two reasons,

One: its late fall,
Two: its my b-day, bitch!

Edit to ask, Do you have any footage? Ive seen some, but none of it all at speed. It would be pretty neat to see all of it in a miata.
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Need to get a bunch of miatas for the DE event at Barber in August.

OP: What psi were you running for your dyno numbers? I'm about to swap my china 2870 to a 2860RS. Is that the .86 housing?
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I'm there for both... 1.8 hyper-drive turbonator rebuild in full tilt bitches..

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I was at AMP this past Friday the 18th. The track is a blast in a miata! While I was there I had to test the run off area in turn 1

http://vimeo.com/42521211
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So we need to plan a late fall MT.net meet there?
yes - i'm in
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Need to get a bunch of miatas for the DE event at Barber in August.

OP: What psi were you running for your dyno numbers? I'm about to swap my china 2870 to a 2860RS. Is that the .86 housing?
16 psi; I don't remember the housing, but I do not think it is the .86.
Stephanie knows

I am also running a MSM head and cams on a 1.9 NB built bottom
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I was at AMP this past Friday the 18th. The track is a blast in a miata! While I was there I had to test the run off area in turn 1

http://vimeo.com/42521211
he is lucky - I saw a mustang go off there tail first and wind up rail deep in the sand

these videos do not do the elevation change justice - this course is 2 miles of the dragon without the hardly-ablesons, sem's, or opposing traffic
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That sure is a lot of armco. Like Watkins Glen levels of armco.
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