About this event
What is the Junior Discovery Program?
This academy is located at the Country Club at Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP). Within the AMP complex is the Pro Kart Track designed by Hermann Tilke the famed F1 Track designer from Berlin. The AMP kart track is known throughout the world as one of the most unique and nicest kart tracks built to date. This program is designed for younger kids interested in learning more about karting. This could be a child that wants to race karts or just enjoy the sport with other siblings or parents driving karts with them as a family. The target age range for this program is 5 to 12 year old children. We have designed the program to be very quick moving, and fun so that we can keep the kids entertained and not lose their interest. We pack hours of training in a short window so be ready, it's quick by design, it’s fun and the kids will have a blast. The program lasts approximately 2.5 hours, and we end it with the kids being able to swim at our resort style pool, that has a water slide, hot tub, chairs in water, putting green, sand box, pedal cars, faux large building blocks, a dry slide, and waterfall. A few beers and wine while the kids (And parents) wind down after a great program @ the AMP Kart Country Club. This inexpensive stepping stone will help the parents get a barometer on the child’s interest level in the sport of kart racing. If/when that happens, the kids can take a half/full day kart racing school, private one on one instruction, or jump in and purchase a kart. We sell, maintain, store karts on site so you would never have to do anything for you or your family, just watch or drive with them!
In this program, you child will be introduced to basic safety knowledge, kart overview, intro to driving around a cone course, then lead follow on the race track.
Kids wear shorts and a short sleeve shirt. We will provide racing suits, helmets, and gloves. The kids need to wear tennis shoes, NOT opened toe shoes. A change of clothes might be wise as they will get sweaty. Also, if you and the kids are staying for the pool time, bring a bathing suit for you and the child. Also, we encourage you to take lots of pictures!
What will be provided?
Kart ready to race, helmet, racing suit, gloves, basic snacks, and water.
Cost to participate in this program?
The program is approximately 2.5 hours long. This program is designed to give back to the young generation and is not one we make a profit on even when fully booked. We do this to help these children and provide them with an entry point into motorsports.
Where is the program located?
It is located at the Pro-Kart Track at Atlanta Motorsports Park, 20 Duck Thurmond Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534. 678-381-8527. Once you arrive at the gate, you will check in a waiver. Please note, only the parent or legal guardian can sign a waiver. (If you are bringing a child that you are not the legal guardian you will need the parents to sign and notarize the waiver located here https://atlantamotorsportspark.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/Minor-Waiver-Notary.pdf ) From the gate, go straight to the racing kart track, ask the guard how to get there. Directions from the gate: turn immediately right after the gate, the road will dead-end, follow it to the left. Make your next left BEFORE the guardrail and follow the access road along the car race track to the kart track. Park at the lower parking lot (Paddock) You will see a tent set up next to the race track fence line. This will be your registration point and check-in. The entire program will happen in this area, as well as the lower part of the race track.