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Karting at Lanier Raceplex

Karting at Lanier Raceplex

MBCA - Peachtree

Saturday, August 1, 2020
Lanier Raceplex, Braselton, Georgia

Registration closed July 25, 2020 11:59 PM at 2020-07-25T20:59:00-0700 Registration ends July 25, 2020 11:59 PM at 2020-07-25T20:59:00-0700 Registration opens April 4, 2020 12:00 AM at 2020-04-03T21:00:00-0700 Registration runs from April 4, 2020 12:00 AM to July 25, 2020 11:59 PM

On Saturday August 1st, we’ll gather for karting at Lanier Raceplex in Braselton, Georgia, across the road from Road Atlanta.  Starting at 10 am, we’ll meet in their conference room for an orientation to track driving and kart driving.  After that we’ll walk down to the pits, fit ourselves with helmets and get in the karts.  We’ll do a total of 4 sessions on the track, pausing as long as necessary in between sessions to discuss what we leaned and how to improve.  Afterwards, we’ll walk back up to the conference room, debrief/share what we’ve learned, and have lunch.  We’ll depart after lunch, though attendees can optionally participate in the public karting sessions after lunch at additional cost.

The cost will be $110 per person, not including lunch.  Attendees will have the option of bringing their own lunches or joining the group in ordering out for pizza.

MBCA Peachtree Section Vice President and event planner Gary Edwards comments, “Karting is an excellent way to hone your driving skills and learn about handling, without the risk of damaging your expensive car.  I recently visited Lanier Raceplex and drove their karts – theirs are the best handling public rental karts I have ever driven.  They are extremely responsive, have plenty of power and are not difficult to drive.  They allow you to routinely hang the tail out and practice oversteer/counter steering.  They are also the best braking rental karts I have ever driven.”

Who should come to this event?  Anyone who wants to learn more about driving or who enjoys performance driving. It’s a low cost, high learning rate and low risk option that augments what we learned from autocrossing or from textbooks.  There is a minimum number of participants required to make this event work, so sign up early.  Note that you’ll need to be at least 15 years old to participate.  The address is 5301 Winder Highway, Braselton, Georgia.

Lanier Raceplex was built in 1982 as a 3/8-mile dirt oval racetrack and was paved in the mid-1980s.  Various NASCAR classes have used the track including the Busch Grand National series, but it closed in 2011.  Current owner Jim Downing (father of the HANS device) purchased it in 2014 and completely paved the oval and infield.  The kart track is laid out with flexible movable rubber and plastic barriers allowing the track configuration to be easily changed.  It can also be totally removed to allow for other uses such as race car testing and setup.

Edwards adds, “I really enjoyed driving the karts here and I’m sure you will too.  You won’t want to miss this event.”

This event was originally scheduled for June 13th but has been rescheduled for August 1st.