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AMP approaching finish line
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Construction is still under way at Atlanta Motorsports Park (AMP), but plans call for the park to be open by the end of the year.

Were approaching the finish line and things are starting to come together all at once, said AMP developer Jeremy Porter.

We should have paving about 90 percent complete by the end of next week, he added.

Currently, more than one mile of the two-mile track has been paved and most of the backside of the track is reaching the final grading stages. Paving at the track first began in the spring, but weather slowed progress.

One of the first sets of garages is going up now and we are currently installing fences to keep the curious public at bay, Porter said.

AMP will be a motorsports country club and will provide its members with an opportunity to drive their high performance cars in a safe, controlled environment, according to its brochure.

According to Porter, AMP has already sold more than $3 million in memberships and all of the Phase I garages have been purchased.

AMP and Porter are still involved in a pending civil suit filed by Dr. West and Helen Hamryka, who own a horse farm neighboring the 152-acre AMP site at the corner of Highway 53 West and Duck Thurmond Road.

The Hamrykas lawsuit claims that the park will be a nuisance and that the defendants are responsible for the unlawful interference of [the Hamrykas] right to enjoy the possession of their property and for the disruption of their business.