The Atlanta Motor Speedway is located on 870 acres, 20 miles south of Atlanta in Hampton, Georgia. It is one of the most versatile racetracks in the country. Racecar Legends like Jeff Gordon, Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt have raced on the quarter-mile track. Qualifying speeds of 194 mph and up make it one of the fastest and most popular tracks available.
My husband has always wanted to drive a race car and this last summer he finally got the chance. His two sisters purchased a driving school package for his 60th burthday.
The driving package included being driven around the lightning fast 1.54-mile quad oval at high speed and taking the wheel himself at speeds in excess of 150 mph. He rode with an instructor amd drove several laps around the track. If you are good enough the instructor will exit the car after the first lap and let you drive by yourself. Since this was my husband's first time he didn't qualify for this option.
My husband loved the experience and wants to do it again someday. He says his heart was racing the whole time and it was very nerve wracking, but so much fun!