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Drive Your Car on Atlanta Motor Speedway


Wherever you go, street racing is prohibited and police are cracking down more and more every day. That is, of course, unless you’re at Atlanta Motor Speedway on May 16.

DDATL Exotics, a local car club, is hosting “Take it to the Track Day” and one of the club’s leaders, Brian Consaul, is very excited for it.

“We want to bring the car community back to the way it was before all of the crack down. We want to encourage having fun and revving your engine in the right places.”

Following a dramatic increase in street racing, Georgia State Legislature passed an anti-street racing bill earlier this year. This led to a major crack down across the state, leaving drivers of nice cars as targets for police, even if they weren’t driving fast.

“Over the last few months, we’ve seen the Atlanta car scene being destroyed by people driving aggressively on the street and police cracking down,” Consaul said. “I think the law is important, and some drivers don’t understand that just because we have nice cars we don’t have to drive fast and endanger the people around us.”

“We wanted to give the car community a safe place to get it out of their system and bring that driving from the street to the track.” – Brian Consaul

Take it to the Track Day gives owners of nice cars the opportunity to drive, to an extent, how they’d like to drive on the street. The event will feature various activities as well as over $40 thousand in prizes, not including the two cars that are being given away.

“We’ll have a formal judged and trophied car show and burnout show, a DJ, live music, $40-50 thousand in total prizes given away as well as two cars, a beach house vacation, a wrap, a set of wheels, professional driving instructions, and more. There will be concession stands and a couple of law enforcement agencies that are going to show up and support.”

General admission will be $15, $20 to enter the car show and group discounts and sponsorship opportunities are being offered as well. Tickets are on sale at As entertaining as it would be, I will not be paying the extra $5 to enter my 2014 Ford Focus hatchback in the show as it may lose to, I don’t know, every other car there.

“People can bring their cars to do hot laps and cold laps, but the hot laps do have professional driving instruction and all cars will have to pass SCAA safety regulation before going on the track,” Consaul explained. It will be $150 for two hot laps and $20 for two cold laps. Before you ask: no, my Focus would likely not pass SCAA safety regulation. Shocker.

The club will also be donating to a local Atlanta charity that focuses on helping kids who have been injured in car accidents.

“We’ve combined with a charity, Speedway Children’s Charities, and we’re going to donate a portion of the proceeds to them,” Consaul said.

Street racing has affected many families, and DDATL Exotics and their sponsors are giving people the opportunity to bring their cars to the track instead of risk innocent lives by driving fast on the street, so bring your Focus, Lamborghini, Camry, or Ferrari to the track and let’s race!

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