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Atlanta Motorsports Park August 1st, 2016

I finally got the chance to ride Atlanta Motorsports Park last Monday. This a private auto track club in Dawsonville, GA that opened a couple of years ago after a few years delay.

As far as I know, Nate Kern is the only one doing a few track days there each year.

It is a tight, technical track with big elevation changes and it is fun! Like a mountain road without many of the hazards.

It is also a physically tiring track as you off the bike 95% of the time.
Mid afternoon I could only do 3-4 laps before pitting in as I was wooped. Of course, 95 degrees, humid and sunny had it's effect

There are many fun parts, but the downhill T10 to T11 then uphill to the blind T12 is a hoot.

I hope to get back there on a cooler day now that I know the track somewhat.

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Turn 1 from pit out
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Turns 3, 2 and 1 looking backwards. Going a few feet off on 2, messes up 3 which really messes up 4!
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Over a hill to T9 then downhill to T10 left, downhill to right T11 then big uphill to blind T12. My guess is the climb is 70 ft with a 15-20% grade?

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Looking backwards on the track from T12 to 11, 10, and 9 at the top left.
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T12 That little black marker to the right of the rider is the apex. It doesn't come into view till you're about 3/4 up the hill.
Oh, and T12 is off camber because there is an almost immediate left downhill to T13.
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About what I thought. 50 ft downhill to T8 to 11 then 65 ft up to just past T12 apex.

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$285. Of course that is $30-50 more the RA or Barber but it is worth the experience. He keeps it under 15 riders and on that day we had six bikes out.

Track walk about 8:30, track goes live at 10am due to noise restrictions. First bikes were at 10:20. 10am to 5pm. Basically once Kern sees you're up to speed on the layout, it is open track.

You will not feel that you didn't get your money's worth.

I forgot that you were in that area, I missed you at the gap.
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Always wanted to get a bike out there, have been with the car a few times. Im sure it was a blast.
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That place looks super nice. Must have been a treat to have such a small group for the track day! Well worth the price in my opinion.

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Always wanted to get a bike out there, have been with the car a few times. Im sure it was a blast.
I was just told that they are trying to have one bike track day each month. The events are usually on Mondays as that is the slowest day for the track. The day I was there, only one car ran about three sessions all day.

Search for "Kern Private Track Days" on the facebook and like their page. That is where they will announce a few weeks in advance.

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$285. Of course that is $30-50 more the RA or Barber but it is worth the experience. He keeps it under 15 riders and on that day we had six bikes out.



Track walk about 8:30, track goes live at 10am due to noise restrictions. First bikes were at 10:20. 10am to 5pm. Basically once Kern sees you're up to speed on the layout, it is open track.



You will not feel that you didn't get your money's worth.



I forgot that you were in that area, I missed you at the gap.


It is a little pricey but I'm down to check it out once my collar bone heals up in a month or so.


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