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Old 12-17-2007, 11:17 PM
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Default Atlanta... HELP for Autocross locations..

I know I should have this on the Autocross Thread, but there is no traffic on it....

We have just been informed that we've lost our usual Autocross Location for the PCA club in Atlanta. If anyone has a lead on a location in Atlanta, and/or contacts we can approach PLEASE Post or PM me.

This was a last minute decision by Gwinnett County due to noise complaints..

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Oh crap. That was a great location. Can't think of any place right now but I am a newbie to Atlanta. Will keep an ear open though.
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:50 AM
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What about Turner Field? SCCA used to run there.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:27 AM
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What about Turner Field? SCCA used to run there.

We're checking that but it may be out of our Budget and/or require us to allow non PCA members in to swing the cost. Or up our cost. If you've done one of ours you know with only 50-60 people we can make it a 1/2 day event and have everyone get 6 runs. It's nice compaired to the 180 people @ SCCA.
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My vote (for what its worth) would be to keep it at 6 runs, half a day, and up the price.
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Old 12-19-2007, 12:48 AM
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Contact Farnbacher Loles new race shop in Braselton, tell them Greg said they should pay the difference to get Turner Field location. I'm sure they will do it to support local PCA chapter.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:37 AM
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That site has been in jeopardy for the last several years. It was only a matter of time. I would check w/SCCA. They will surely find a new location.

That is also Road Atlanta's future as well. Not 'if' but 'when'.
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Originally Posted by paradisenb View Post
That site has been in jeopardy for the last several years. It was only a matter of time. I would check w/SCCA. They will surely find a new location.

That is also Road Atlanta's future as well. Not 'if' but 'when'.
We're all going to have to put Silencers on our cars
Or maybe switch to a Toyota Prius

I've already ubtained the list of all SCCA Autocross locations, contacts, for solo events across the country. Actually I was surprised they freely sent me all that information on a spreadsheet, based on a phone call and a couple emails.

I'm going to find out the $$$$ for Turner Field.

Thanks for your help & feel free to keep the suggestions coming.
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:36 AM
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Why not use the Georgia Tech football field?

They are not using it for football, but there might be noise complaints...

...several dozen Porsches autocrossing might make more noise than the GA Tech fans make during a ballgame.

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Old 12-19-2007, 12:09 PM
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What happened to the Lakewood Amphitheater? We used to run there years ago.

Just checked, it was back in 93-94...
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Originally Posted by A930Rocket View Post
What happened to the Lakewood Amphitheater? We used to run there years ago.

Just checked, it was back in 93-94...

??? I've only been in Atlanta for 7 years. Do you happen to have any contacts there?
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+2 on keeping it 50-60 p-cars with 6 runs. I can't stand SCCA Auto-X events...too crowded...Lakewood would be a great venue.

As a last resort, if we had to partner with someone to use Turner's lots, perhaps the Audi, BMW, or Mini club would be interested?? BMW is in the same situation, as they also use Gwinnett.

Also, check with Atlanta Motor Speed-Way. I know that the SCCA uses their parking lots a few times during the year-(sometimes even in the night)....

Little selfish request-How bout a day over at Talladega Gran Prix? Only about a 1.5 hr drive from Atlanta....switch it up a little? Maybe due a joint day with AL Region if the cost is too high...I would pay more than the typical rate for PCA AutoX to run that course. Not having Gwinnett could be a good thing...opens to the door to new options and different courses. I am sure a dynamic schedule would be a hit with the members.

http://www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks...lladegaGP.html

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Old 12-23-2007, 03:07 PM
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Originally Posted by CurBrwn79 View Post
+2 on keeping it 50-60 p-cars with 6 runs. I can't stand SCCA Auto-X events...too crowded...Lakewood would be a great venue.

As a last resort, if we had to partner with someone to use Turner's lots, perhaps the Audi, BMW, or Mini club would be interested?? BMW is in the same situation, as they also use Gwinnett.

Also, check with Atlanta Motor Speed-Way. I know that the SCCA uses their parking lots a few times during the year-(sometimes even in the night)....

Little selfish request-How bout a day over at Talladega Gran Prix? Only about a 1.5 hr drive from Atlanta....switch it up a little? Maybe due a joint day with AL Region if the cost is too high...I would pay more than the typical rate for PCA AutoX to run that course. Not having Gwinnett could be a good thing...opens to the door to new options and different courses. I am sure a dynamic schedule would be a hit with the members.

http://www.na-motorsports.com/Tracks...lladegaGP.html

I agree with you.. Were looking at all options, one of which is Turner Field with BMW.
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Sorry. No contacts. Before Lakewood, we used to AX at the old Atlanta Baraves baseball stadium.

Originally Posted by 007DT View Post
??? I've only been in Atlanta for 7 years. Do you happen to have any contacts there?
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Old 12-23-2007, 04:12 PM
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Forsyth County Fair Grounds? I Think it has a large parking lot across the street from the fair grounds. They also have the midget racing complex on the site so there may be some precedence in the deal. I'd bet that a few peachstater's who live in the county know the right people to contact. My neighbor is one of the county commissioners and he is a pretty good dude.
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