Although the race season is winding down, Team Pelfrey’s USF2000 Race Team opted for a little more track time to test & tune their new chassis.

Rising Stars Phillippe Denes and Kaylen Frederick who drive in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda piloted their cars for a two-day testing session at AMP.

When asked why they decided on the 2-mile track at Atlanta Motorsports Park, Team Manager Geoff Fickling said “it’s an amazing circuit, very technical and helps us get the cars dialed in”.

Since opening up the track to race teams for track testing & tuning in 2014, the AMP Circuit Track has been extensively used by Pro Mazda, USF2000 Championship and Pirelli World Challenge teams as their go-to test track. The configuration is fast enough for Pro Mazda and provides challenging elements for all types of cars.

Many of the leading teams are raving about the AMP Circuit and continue to return each year for testing. “We’ve had an overwhelming response to our open testing dates. We will continue to build relationship with and invite all race Teams to Atlanta Motorsports Park for testing” replied Vice President of Track Experience Jeff Beal.

Dale Pelfrey’s race team, based in Palmetto, Fla., is built upon the same principles he used more than 35 years ago when establishing his business career – hire the best, acquire the best and expect the best in order to achieve the most. After fielding cars in the IndyCar Series from 1998 until 2000, Team Pelfrey was reformed in 2011, winning on its Pro Mazda debut and going on to earn the Team Championship as well as second and third in the drivers’ title-chase with Connor De Phillippi and Nick Andries. Team Pelfrey went one better in 2012, guiding Jack Hawksworth to the Drivers’ Championship and earning a second successive Team Championship. An expansion into the F1600 Championship Series for 2014 saw Ayla Agren, Garth Rickards and Augie Lerch secure the top three positions in the points table. The 2015 season also marks Team Pelfrey’s debut in the Cooper Tires USF2000 Championship Powered by Mazda.

The audacious vision of Formula One architect, Herman Tilke, Atlanta Motorsports Park’s two mile main road course was recently voted one of the Top 10 Tracks in North America by Road & Track Magazine. With its unparalleled elevation changes and technical layout, it sets a new standard for driving.

Track Facts:

-2 mile road circuit with 16 turns designed by Formula One Track Architect Herman Tilke.

-Two famous corners incorporated into the track: Spa-Francorchamp’s corner of Eau Rouge and the famous Carousel corner from Germany’s Nurburgring track.

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I picked up my first camera at the age of twelve and haven't stopped since. I have an associates degree in Photography. I have worked with many newspapers and news organizations in Atlanta such as 11Alive, WSB-TV, The Gwinnett Daily Post and The Gainesville Times. I handle Media Production and Digital Marketing at Atlanta Motorsports Park and have traveled across the country covering events such as: the NASCAR Nationwide Series, TUDOR United Sportscar Championship, Formula Drift, Grand-AM, TRANS-AM, RedBull Motocross, The Women's US National Soccer Team and many more. I have been published by Mazda Corporate, MiniUSA, Audi Sport, Jalopnik, and National Geographic. I've worked on set for the show 'Doomsday Preppers' and 'American Restoration' on History Channel.


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