999 Motorsports USA was invited by Jeremy Porter, owner of the brand new Atlanta Motorsports Park, to bring the Supersport to the track and demo it over the Memorial Day weekend. His Motorsports country club members were very interested in the Supersport and how it would perform at the new track. We arrived Saturday morning to a large crowd gathered to see the car! We unloaded it, and had pro driver David Murry take the Supersport out for some recon laps to check the set up for the new track. A few adjustments were made and the demo rides began!
Over 20 members climbed in the cockpit over the three days to feel for themselves the thrill of the Supersport! Many members were not satisfied with just one drive, but jumped in again when the line permitted. A good number of the members had no experience in a true racecar, so they took a little extra time to get the feel of the car. Everyone, from novice to experienced racer emerged from the cockpit sweaty but with a huge grin on their face! Member Kevin Clifford, an experienced pro level racer, was able to really put the Supersport through it’s paces recording a fast lap of 1:29.127.
The track is located about 50 miles north of Atlanta and when finished will be a wonderful destination. Plans include a clubhouse, pool, tennis court, in addition to over 200 member garages. The track itself is a technical 16 turns, with a huge amount of elevation changes. The pine woods of Georgia provide a beautiful setting for this family oriented facility.
Jeremy Porter has purchased a Supersport for himself and expects to see many more members racing each other around the track in their own Supersports! It is truly the perfect car for this application. We were able to run the car all day for three consecutive days, doing nothing more than adding fuel and doing a nut and bolt check each evening. Over 500 miles were put on the tires before the right rear started to show too much wear. The car is built to run all day, put it away, run all day, put away, and repeat. Andy Gilberg, a member with considerable racing experience in both modern and vintage racing, found it amazing that the car ran reliably for three solid days. Race cars never do that but this one does!
999 Motorsports USA would like to sincerely thank Jeremy Porter and his entire staff at the Atlanta Motorsports Park for inviting us to his fine facility. For complete information on the track, go to www.atlantamotorsportspark.net.
View the Photo Gallery from AMP HERE. View the video of Kevin Cliffords fast lap HERE.