MX-5: Hooverspeed is now Atlanta Motorsports Group

Hooverspeed is now Atlanta Motorsports Group, relocating to Georgia Cameron Park, CA (February 27, 2009) - Hooverspeed, which campaigns cars in the Mazda MX-5 Cup and Spec Miata series, announced today that it will permanently relocate its ...

Hooverspeed is now Atlanta Motorsports Group, relocating to Georgia

Cameron Park, CA (February 27, 2009) - Hooverspeed, which campaigns cars in the Mazda MX-5 Cup and Spec Miata series, announced today that it will permanently relocate its operations to Buford, GA. Furthermore, in order to reflect its new location and business focus, the operation will now be known as Atlanta Motorsports Group (AMG).

The move, which takes effect in February of 2009, will locate AMG in a 42,000 square foot facility shared with experienced race car and motor builders Kinetic Motorsports. This location puts AMG within 15 minutes of the historic Road Atlanta Raceway, providing convenient access to it and many more of the country's best race tracks.

"With our growing involvement in the Mazda MX-5 Cup, this very central location makes much more sense for our operational headquarters," said AMG team owner Jason Hoover. "We feel like the move is further proof of our ever-strengthening commitment to pro racing." Its shop space within Kinetic's state-of-the-art facility and access to their substantial infrastructure will undoubtedly give AMG a leg up on the competition for the 2009 MX-5 Cup season. The team's drivers accounted for 3 of the top 8 drivers in 2008 season points standings, including the season points runner-up Todd Buras and multi-race winner Brad Rampelberg. AMG currently has arrive-and-drive rides available to funded drivers for the upcoming season.

AMG is also using the move to further improve its level of service to club racers. "Relocating is a great move for both our business and our customers. When you consider the popularity and competitiveness of the Spec Miata series in the region, we feel like putting our roots down in Georgia and leveraging our relationship with Kinetic will help us much better serve racers." Kinetic's Sunbelt brand of engines have proven to be the leading motors in many forms of racing, from Spec Miata to SPEED World Challenge to the Grand Am Rolex Series. They were the first to provide top-tier professionally built motors for Spec Miata, and continue to develop on that success with every passing season. In keeping with its commitment to providing the highest level of performance to its customers, AMG will be partnering with Kinetic Sunbelt Engines for all of its regional and national Spec Miata powerplant needs.

AMG plans to offer a full range of services to club racers participating in regional and national competition, including tub-up turnkey builds, race car maintenance, race prep/performance tuning, arrive-and-drive packages and race car rentals. For those looking to develop their track driving skills or reward their employees for a job well done, AMG will be expanding its business to include track day (HPDE) support and a full range of hosting options for corporate events.

-credit: www.atlantamotorsportsgroup.com

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Series SCCA
Drivers Brad Rampelberg , Todd Buras
Teams Kinetic Motorsports