Fall Race Schedule • Petit Le Mans Updates • Mazda Heritage at
Fall Race Schedule • Petit Le Mans Updates • Mazda Heritage at
TICKETS ON SALE NOW • CALL 800-849-7223 OR VISIT ROADATL ANTA .COM R OA DAT L A N TA . C O M | FA L L 2 0 1 4 Fall Race Schedule • Petit Le Mans Updates • Mazda Heritage at Road Atlanta FALL SCHEDULE Fall means cooler weather, but Road Atlanta turns up the heat with a diverse schedule of events. NASA comes to Road Atlanta August 2831, bringing with them an exciting lineup of racing activity. Up next will be the two-wheel action of WERA motorcycles the weekend of September 19-21. The Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, Road Atlanta’s signature event, is scheduled for October 1-4. The SCCA American Road Race of Champions on October 31-November 2 and NASA December 5-7 round out the fall season. Tickets to all upcoming Road Atlanta events can be purchased at the gate (although we strongly recommend purchasing your Petit Le Mans tickets in advance). And remember, children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult. August 28-31 NASA September 19-21 WERA Nattional October 1-4 Petit Le Mans Oct. 31-Nov. 2 SCCA ARRC December 5-7 NASA Our multi-purpose motorsports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia. 2.54-mile, 12-turn world-class road course 1 800.849.7223 R O A D AT L A N TA . C O M Mazda RX-7 in 1980; IMSA GTU Division, Walt Bohren was the division leader Road Atlanta Key Part of Mazda Competition Heritage M azda is one of the most successful manufacturers at Road Atlanta. The Mazda RX-7 was a dominant force in IMSA sports car racing, winning numerous races and championships. The Mazda success story began in the 1970s with the rotary powered Mazda RX-2 and RX-3 models. Pat Bedard of Car & Driver magazine prepared a Mazda RX-2 project car for the IMSA sedan series, and its early decisive success—including a win at Road Atlanta in 1973—brought rules that penalized the rotary engine. Walt Bohren purchased the car and campaigned the RX-2 successfully, winning at Road Atlanta in 1976. Atlanta-based racer Jim Downing and South Carolinian Roger Mandeville were also pioneers of the Mazda rotary, winning numerous races in the 1970s. At the 1977 SCCA runoffs at Road Atlanta, Stu Fisher recorded a historic win for Mazda, taking the B Sedan title in his RX-3. It was the first of many National Championships for Mazda (at latest count over 75 championships by Mazda and Mazda-powered cars, and growing)! The Mazda RX-7 made its competition debut in 1979, and won seven races at Road Atlanta over the next decade in IMSA competition with Bohren, Jack Baldwin, Amos Johnson, and Jeff Kline at the wheel. More recently, the Mazda MX-5 has established itself as one of the most successful club racers ever. In the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, Mazda has entered a pair of dieselpowered prototypes, continuing the manufacturer’s motorsports legacy. R O A D AT L A N TA / FA L L 2 0 1 4 2 POWERED BY MAZDA OCTOBER 1-4, 2014 I t all comes down to a ten-hour showdown at Road Atlanta! The inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup season finale will make Petit Le Mans 2014 one of the most exciting weekends in sports car racing history. Over 50 entries in four different classes of competition take the green flag on Saturday, Oct. 4, for a tenhour battle into the night. 3 800.849.7223 R O A D AT L A N TA . C O M The Prototype class includes LMP2 entries and Daytona Prototypes such as the Ford Riley that won at Sebring and Long Beach and the Corvette DP that won the season opening Rolex 24. Two GT classes will include Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Aston Martin, and SRT Viper teams. The Prototype Challenge class rounds out a very competitive series that promises to make this year’s Petit Le Mans a true classic. Corvette Racing One of the most successful and popular teams in road racing is Corvette Racing. This year, Corvette fans have the opportunity to cheer on the new Corvette C7.R as they battle in the tough GTLM category. The team scored its first win of the 2014 season at Long Beach and will certainly be in the championship hunt at Petit Le Mans. The C7.R follows in the footsteps of the incredibly successful C6.R that delivered six driver, team and manufacturer championships from 2005-2013. The new Corvette racecars represent the closest link in modern times to Corvettes built for the street, sharing unprecedented levels of engineering and components. Driving for Corvette at Road Atlanta will be Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Ryan Briscoe in the first team car. Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner and Robin Liddell will drive the second team car. Patrón North American Endurance Cup Adds to Petit Le Mans Drama There will be a lot on the line at Petit Le Mans, including the Patrón North American Endurance Cup. After 42 hours of racing at three legendary endurance races (Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen), the prestigious Patrón Cup will be awarded following the 10 grueling hours at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans. Since points are awarded to leaders at different stages of the race, you can be sure it will be an all-out, no-holds barred sprint to the finish. Petit Le Mans Classes Prototypes The premier category of the TUDOR Championship includes both Daytona Prototypes (DP) and Le Mans Prototypes (P2). The Chevrolet Corvette DP, Ford EcoBoost Riley and Honda HPD P2 are among the top prototypes in the series, all having at least one victory so far this season. The radical DeltaWing is also included in the prototype class. GT Le Mans The world’s best GTLM teams are featured in this hotly contested class. American muscle factory teams from Corvette and SRT Viper battle BMW, Porsche and Ferrari. Prototype Challenge Identical open-cockpit Formula Le Mans prototypes make this class extremely competitive, with driver and crew talent often making the difference. GT Daytona Only slightly less modified than the GTLM class, the GTD category is the largest and most diverse in the TUDOR Championship with Audi, Aston Martin, Viper, Porsche, Ferrari and several other manufacturers. R O A D AT L A N TA / FA L L 2 0 1 4 4 Fan Entertainment The Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda is more than a race- it’s a four-day celebration of speed enhanced by numerous offtrack activities for the entire family. Driver autograph sessions plus the open grid prior to the race get you up close to the cars and drivers of the TUDOR Championship. Vendor Village is the ultimate marketplace for road racing fans, and the popular Sports Bar and Club Patrón are great places to mingle with other fans and enjoy the action on big screen televisions. And the sights and sounds of Thursday’s night practice into the darkness on the legendary Road Atlanta circuit will leave you mesmerized! Fan Favorites • Autograph Session • Open Grid • Open paddock • Thursday Night Practice • Sports Bar/Club Patrón • Vendor Village Other Feature Races During the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda weekend, you will also see several exciting supporting events featuring a wide variety of cars. From the hard-fought, bumper-tobumper action of street stock racing to series showcasing the stars of the future, the Petit Le Mans schedule will be non-stop action. Tickets on sale now at roadatlanta.com or by phone 800.849.7223. Tickets for all events on sale at the gate. Ticket Advance Gate 4-Day Superticket: (Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat) Includes Paddock Access $80 $90 2-Day Superticket: (Fri/Sat) Includes Paddock Access $70 $80 1-Day Superticket: (Sat) Includes Paddock Access $60 $70 Friday Only Superticket $50 $50 Premium Spectator Parking Pass: (Car, Truck, or Van) Limited Availability. Attached units will be charged extra according to type $50 $50 Motorcycle Spectator Parking $5 $5 Reserved RV Space: Call 800.849.7223 Tent Camping: (Daily or Weekend - No Hookups) $50 $50 Non-Reserved RV Camping: (Daily or Weekend - No Hookups). Includes Motorhomes, Trailers, Campers, Pop-Ups. Attached units will be charged extra according to type $100 $100 IMPORTANT: Deadline for Advance Ticket “PRICE” is 5pm EST on 9/26/2014. Deadline for Mailing Ticket Orders is on 9/19/2014. There is an $8.00 shipping/handling fee. However, all orders placed after 9/19/2014 will be put in WILL CALL and you will only be charged for handling ($3.00). All Out of Country orders will be put in WILL CALL. Children 12 and under are free. Please call 1-800-849-7223 for more information. NO REFUNDS. RACE RAIN OR SHINE. IN THE EVENT OF EXTREME WEATHER, TICKETS WILL BE HONORED ON THE NEXT AVAILABLE DATE. Kids 12 and under are FREE at all Road Atlanta events when accompanied by a paid adult. 5 800.849.7223 R O A D AT L A N TA . 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This year will be no exception, as drivers from over 20 different countries are expected to be on the grid including several returning champions, former Le Mans winners and Indy 500 champions.