markwest2 - Mark West

Tell us about the cars you love to drive

I currently own and track a 2009 Nissan GT-R which has been modified and tuned for exclusive track use. I also own a 2007 Noble M400 which has been modified and tuned for track use but it is not presently being tracked. 

Have you ever been trained to drive?

I began driving on the track in November 2008 in a 2002 Ferrari 575M. Within two months though I purchased the Noble for track use. Two years later I have driven 50 track days at 9 different road courses. My full time track car is now my Nissan GT-R. I began driving in HPDE events and have progressed to the Advance group. Additionally I am now competing in Time Trial events and drove my first wheel to wheel race in the Chumpcar Series in October 2010. Favorite tracks to date are Road Atlanta & VIR. 

What do you do for a living?

My background is financial and operational in nature. I was the co-founder and COO/CFO of several health care related companies which developed, owned and operated Assisted Living / Retirement Centers & Skilled Nursing Facilities. Our properties were sold in 2006 and since then I have been involved in various business and political endeavors. My business partner and I own and operate Motorsport Legends (a motorcycle and classic car dealership) and Tracks Unlimited, a provider of track events for sports car enthusiasts. 

Where do you live?

Chattanooga, TN

How do you use your membership? Business? Pleasure?

I will use the membership primarily for pleasure but I hope to invite business contacts to the track as well.

What do you like most about AMP

I look forward to the opportunity to drive my cars on a regular basis on a premium track with other high performance cars while meeting other members who have a similar passion for motorsports. 

What was it about AMP that made you want to join?

Flexibility of use and proximity to Chattanooga. It will be great to break away for a weekday and get a “speed fix” on a frequent basis! 

Anything you would like to say to other potential members?

From the vision expressed by the project developers to the excitement and exhilaration that is promised by the road course and related amenities, there is no doubt that a world class opportunity awaits those blessed to be able to enjoy what AMP has to offer.