Best Scenic Drives in the Southeast

July 8, 2017 Uncategorized

With summer vacation still here for many families and fall fast approaching, the next few months are the perfect time to take a drive through many of the Southeast’s iconic byways. Those looking for the best scenic drives in the Southeast U.S. have many options to choose from too, but a few stand out in particular.

The Blue Ridge Parkway

along the blue ridge parkwayWinding around the tops of the Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina and continuing its way up through the Virginia Appalachians, the Blue Ridge Parkway is part highway, part national park. Don’t expect to go too fast on this road, but you would not want to either, given all the scenic beauty and captivating views it offers.

You can start your trip in Cherokee, North Carolina and continue as far north as you please. Be sure to make plenty of stops along the way, including a visit to the Craggy Gardens mountaintop and the Folk Art Center in Asheville, NC. There are also plenty of hidden gems dotting the route worth exploring.

I-95 to St. Augustine

Savannah, GA and St. Augustine, FL are two places that mix fun-in-the-sun with Old World charm and plenty of family-friendly activities. Those in the Atlanta area can take the more scenic route by riding I-20 through the towns of Madison, Greensboro, Crawfordville and others for a healthy dose of Georgia history and a sample of small-town life. Once you reach Savannah — and stop for a delicious meal! — you can ride the beautiful Georgia coastline along I-95 until you reach the Jacksonville beaches area and St. Augustine.

South Carolina Highway 174

Nothing captures the romantic beauty of the classic South like a drive across South Carolina’s historic coastline. SC Hwy 174 can be accessed just a stone’s throw from Charleston, one of the most culture-rich cities to visit in the South. The route is lined with Spanish moss-draped trees and leads to Edisto Island, a nearly untouched landscape filled with beauty, wild horses and an incredible sense of peace.

Natchez Trace Parkway

This old route out of Nashville, TN preserves the character of U.S. rural highways before the interstate era. Access is restricted, and you can go many miles without passing a single exit. Billboards and other forms of advertising are also forbidden, so there will be few cars and nothing else standing between you and nature.

The full route travels all the way to Natchez, Mississippi, but even just a short stretch is worth the peaceful experience.

Unicoi Turnpike From Helen to Brasstown Bald

unicoi turnpikeHelen is an oasis in the Georgia mountains that can allow you to mix nature-rich experiences with the fun of German cuisine and beer.

Save the suds for after your trip north along the Unicoi Turnpike, though, because this road is characterized by a meandering path through mountain passes, including a mind-blowing switchback. Small cars with great handling are perfect for this road, which takes you to Brasstown Bald, the highest point in Georgia, before bringing you back to the comfort of German beer and bratwurst.

Come See AMP Along One of the Best Scenic Drives in the Southeast on Georgia Route 9 Through Dawsonville, Dahlonega

road course and car trackAnother great trek through the Georgia mountains will have you feeling like the only soul on the road for many long stretches. Start in Cumming, then explore Silver City, Dawsonville and Dahlonega for an adventure in nature and among the many quaint shops, bed and breakfasts and historic attractions you will find.

In Dawsonville, make sure to stop at Atlanta Motorsports Park for the most exciting, unrestrained drive of your life. We offer an open road course and car track that is perfect for pushing your vehicle — and your driving skills — to the absolute limit. We also have an outdoor kart track that offers you and your companions a smile-inducing romp that has more elevation changes than any kart track on Earth.

Book your driving session today and fill up your calendar this summer with scenic drives both on the course and off the beaten path to discover a host of new, incredible experiences.

Tungsten Membership

Up to 60 days annually

To Add Karting to the Membership

AMP members will also be able to enjoy reciprocal driving privileges at Calabogie Motorsports (Ontario), Circuit ICAR (Quebec), MSR Houston (Texas), and Palm Beach International Raceway (Florida). 

 “Guests” include natural persons, not members, who are invited by a Club Member to use, on a temporary basis, the facilities of the club, including the Facilities available to the Club Member.

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Platinum Membership

Up to 120 Days Annually

To Add Karting to the Membership

AMP members will also be able to enjoy reciprocal driving privileges at Calabogie Motorsports (Ontario), Circuit ICAR (Quebec), MSR Houston (Texas), and Palm Beach International Raceway (Florida). 

 “Guests” include natural persons, not members, who are invited by a Club Member to use, on a temporary basis, the facilities of the club, including the Facilities available to the Club Member.

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Diamond Membership

Up to 180 days annually, 48 of which are Weekend Days

To Add Karting to the Membership

AMP members will also be able to enjoy reciprocal driving privileges at Calabogie Motorsports (Ontario), Circuit ICAR (Quebec), MSR Houston (Texas), and Palm Beach International Raceway (Florida). 

 “Guests” include natural persons, not members, who are invited by a Club Member to use, on a temporary basis, the facilities of the club, including the Facilities available to the Club Member.

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Kart Membership

Up to 120 Days Annually

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Diamond Membership

For additional membership information, please contact membership@100mphlunch.com or call 678.318.8527

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Platinum Membership

For additional membership information, please contact membership@100mphlunch.com or call 678.318.8527

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Rental Garages
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Trailer Storage

We offer trailer storage at the driving circuit. This convenient option allows you or your driving team an efficient option for storage of your driving trailer.

Spaces are available and can be leased on a monthly, seasonal, and yearly basis.
Current Rates per month:

We offer a 5% discount on spaces that are pre-paid for one year. For additional driving garage/trailer information  please contact:   Dyana@100mphlunch.com

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Kart Storage

AMP will offer storage for karts at a monthly rate of $75 per month and a $55 or $25 “racking fee” based on the level of service you desire. This racing service has two levels to offer.

Kart Storage is $75 per month or $800 per year if paid in full.

The pro level concierge service is $55 each time the kart is racked. This service includes one gallon of fuel, the mix oil added to the fuel, chain lubricated, nuts and bolts tightened, cleaning of kart, review for service or parts needed. If service outside of those items are needed, it will be billed at $55 per hour, plus parts. It is the owners responsibility to continually review the karts for issues or nuts and bolts that have worked loose while running. Your Kart will be taken to the track and waiting on your arrival.

Basic level service is $25 each session, un-racking from storage, we take your Kart to the track and it will be waiting on your arrival. No work is done on the Kart.

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Kart Paddock Overview

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Kart Lower paddock Parking

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Kart Upper Paddock Parking

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Titanium Membership

Up to 140 days annually

To Add Karting to the Membership

AMP members will also be able to enjoy reciprocal driving privileges at Calabogie Motorsports (Ontario), Circuit ICAR (Quebec), MSR Houston (Texas), and Palm Beach International Raceway (Florida). 

 “Guests” include natural persons, not members, who are invited by a Club Member to use, on a temporary basis, the facilities of the club, including the Facilities available to the Club Member.

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Half Day School Program 1A

Introduce Yourself to Kart Racing!

Time Schedule

8:30 A.M. – Morning Check-In

9:00 A.M. – Track Walk with Instructor

9:50 A.M. – Session 1 Briefing

10:00 A.M. – Session 1 On-Track (Half Speed, Lead-Follow with Instructor)

10:25 A.M. – Session 1 Debrief / Session 2 Briefing

10:40 A.M. – Session 2 On-Track (Full Speed, Partial Lead-Follow with Instructor)

11:05 A.M. – Session 2 Classroom Analysis

11:40 A.M. – Session 3 On-Track (Full Speed; Partial Lead-Follow)

12:05 P.M. – Session 3 Classroom Analysis

12:30 P.M. – Certificate Awarding

 

Overview: Learn the fundamentals of driving a racing kart by enrolling in this program. Our instructors have years of kart racing experience and can not only guide you on the basics but advanced techniques as well. You start in our SodiKart rental karts, and based off of your progress, you can advance up to our Briggs & Stratton LO206 Racing Karts.

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Half Day School Program 1B

Lower Your Lap Times!

Time Schedule

12:30 P.M. – Afternoon Check-In

1:00 P.M. – Session 1 Briefing

1:20 P.M. – Session 1 On-Track (Half Speed, Lead-Follow with Instructor)

1:40 P.M. – Session 1 Debrief / Session 2 Briefing

2:00 P.M. – Session 2 On-Track (Full Speed, Partial Lead-Follow with Instructor)

2:20 P.M. – Session 2 Classroom Analysis

2:45 P.M. – Session 3 On-Track (Full Speed; Partial Lead-Follow)

3:10 P.M. – Session 3 Classroom Analysis

3:30 P.M. – Certificate Awarding 

 

Overview: Fine tune your driving line and begin to learn advanced techniques such as locking the brakes, trailbraking, rolling onto the throttle, and more. You can use your own kart or start the program in our Briggs & Stratton LO206 Karts and then progress to our 125cc Rotax Junior race karts.

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Full Day School Program 1

Experience the real-life version of Karting 101!

Time Schedule

8:30 A.M. – Morning Check-In

9:00 A.M. – Track Walk with Instructor

9:50 A.M. – Session 1 Briefing

10:00 A.M. – Session 1 On-Track (Half Speed, Lead-Follow with Instructor)

10:25 A.M. – Session 1 Debrief / Session 2 Briefing

10:40 A.M. – Session 2 On-Track (Full Speed, Partial Lead-Follow with Instructor)

11:05 A.M. – Session 2 Classroom Analysis

11:40 A.M. – Session 3 On-Track (Full Speed; Partial Lead-Follow)

12:05 P.M. – Session 3 Classroom Analysis

12:30 P.M. – Lunch Break

1:00 P.M. – Session 4 Briefing

1:20 P.M. – Session 4 On-Track (Half Speed, Lead-Follow with Instructor)

1:40 P.M. – Session 4 Debrief / Session 2 Briefing

2:00 P.M. – Session 5 On-Track (Full Speed, Partial Lead-Follow with Instructor)

2:20 P.M. – Session 5 Classroom Analysis

2:45 P.M. – Session 6 On-Track (Full Speed; Partial Lead-Follow)

3:10 P.M. – Session 6 Classroom Analysis

3:30 P.M. – Certificate Awarding 

 

Overview: Progress up the ranks of karting by beginning in our Sodi Rental karts, moving through to our Briggs & Stratton LO206 Race Karts, and finish your day with a couple of sessions in our blisteringly fast Rotax Junior Karts! Learn the fundamentals of finding the racing line as well as advanced driving techniques from our professional driving instructors. By the end of the day, you might be tired, but there will definitely be a smile across your face!

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Half Day Ariel Atom Experience

Enjoy a half day course that puts you in the driving seat of one of the most exciting open cock pit cars on the planet.

What’s Included?

What happens on the day?

Morning Session:

– 8:30 Arrive at track and sign in with all documents, Helmet and suit fitting

– 9:00 First Classroom session on driving and track layout

– 9:30 Atom walk around and familiarization, safety features

– 10:00 First Session lead follow 15 minutes return to classroom after session

– 11:00 Second Session return to classroom after session

– 12:00 Third Session questions and departure after session

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Full Day Ariel Atom Experience (Intro)

Enjoy a full day course that puts you in the driving seat of one of the most exciting open cock pit cars on the planet.

What’s Included?

What happens on the day?

Morning Session:

– 8:30 Arrive at track and sign in with all documents, Helmet and suit fitting

– 9:00 First Classroom session on driving and track layout

– 9:30 Atom walk around and familiarization, safety features

– 10:00 First Session lead follow 15 minutes return to classroom after session

– 11:00 Second Session return to classroom after session

– 12:00 Third Session questions and departure after session

Afternoon Session:

During the afternoon session, you will build on the skills you have learned during the morning session to increase your speeds and track handling. 

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Full Day Ariel Atom Experience (Advanced)

Enjoy a full day course that puts you in the driving seat of one of the most exciting open cock pit cars on the planet.

What’s Included?

What happens on the day?

Morning Session:

– 8:30 Arrive at track and sign in with all documents, Helmet and suit fitting

– 9:00 First Classroom session on driving and track layout

– 9:30 Atom walk around and familiarization, safety features

– 10:00 First Session lead follow 15 minutes return to classroom after session

– 11:00 Second Session return to classroom after session

– 12:00 Third Session questions and departure after session

Afternoon Session:

During the afternoon session, you will build on the skills you have learned during the morning session to increase your speeds and track handling. 

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