Road Atlanta 915

Road Atlanta

Road Atlanta is a challenging, undulating road course built in the heart of NASCAR country.

Country
United States
Location
Braselton, Georgia
Co-ordinates
34.150081, -83.813628
Latest Race
First Race

Road Atlanta is a challenging, undulating road course built in the heart of NASCAR country. It was a mainstay of North American road racing (hosting Trans-Am, Can-Am, Formula 5000, and IMSA among others) since opening on 13 September 1970. An annual highlight from 1970 to 1995 was the weeklong SCCA run-offs, an end-of-season festival for amateur championships from across the land. But the circuit fell into decline and disrepair in the 1990s, and filed for bankruptcy in 1993. Although Road Atlanta continued to operate under new owners, it was not until entrepreneur Don Panoz acquired it in December 1996 that a programme of modernisation restored it to the forefront of American sports car racing. Uniquely, Road Atlanta now features pit lanes on either side of the starting straight to accommodate more competitors. Panoz also inaugurated the 1000-mile Petit Le Mans race in 1998 as the centrepiece of his new championship, the American Le Mans Series. The event is now firmly established as the late-season highlight of the sports car year.

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Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.54 (Miles)

Description

Chicane built at the end of the final straight, circuit refurbished with 2 pitlanes

Fastest Race Lap

Christian Klien (Peugeot 908 HDi), 1m07.056, 136.364 mph, ALMS Sports Cars, 2008

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Stephane Sarrazin (Peugeot 908 HDi), 1m06.242, 138.040 mph, ALMS Sports Cars, 2008

Type

Permanent road course

Length

2.52 (Miles)

Description

Original circuit

Fastest Race Lap

Christian Klien (Peugeot 908 HDi), 1m07.056, 136.364 mph, ALMS Sports Cars, 2008

Fastest Qualifying Lap

Stephane Sarrazin (Peugeot 908 HDi), 1m06.242, 138.040 mph, ALMS Sports Cars, 2008

Latest Races

3,170

Championships

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15,612

Results

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16,088

Drivers

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9,351

Teams

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865

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