Ah, Road Atlanta. One of America’s most famous racetracks, and the home of Petit Le Mans. It always helps to lay a little rubber down on the pavement, right? Let these drifters take care of that with some of the craziest high-speed sideways action I’ve ever seen.
Trans-Am team owner Peter Stark of Loshak/Stark Racing came to us asking for a bit of extra luck for his new TA2 car last weekend: the Jalopnik bump. While they didn’t add to the bump’s win streak, they improved the most number of positions during the race.
Herbert Glenn Dick, Jr., 56, of Birmingham, Alabama, was killed at the Road Atlanta race track Saturday after his car went off the track near the back straight. According to reports, Dick was immediately airlifted from the track, but succumbed to his injuries upon arrival at the hospital.
Ah, Spec E30: identical buzzing little BMW boxes from the era of my childhood, all fighting on an even "spec" playing field. Here's a guy at Road Atlanta who started from one place above dead last and carved through nearly all of the traffic to take the win in one short sprint race.
The DeltaWing is a modern marvel, with its staggered track width and distinct appearance that makes it look like Ace and Gary's crime-fighting packagemobile. It's one of the most novel ideas in racing today, but what is it like to be onboard for a lap?
Road Atlanta is one of the more high-speed, old-school venues on the Tudor United SportsCar calendar and as such, when the track bites you, it bites hard. That and folks just couldn't quite figure out how to make a safe exit from pit lane. Attrition was the name of the game, so here are some of the larger incidents…
You heard me correctly: the entire length of the Petit Le Mans race from start to finish will be broadcasted live on IMSA.com starting at 11:00 AM Eastern Time. Time to do exactly nothing all day long.
We're eating up the miles on the way to VIR from night-driving Road Atlanta. The RS7 feels very happy.
We are huge fans of the Deltawing, one of the most radical race car designs of the past five decades. Needless to say, when we get a batch of gorgeous photos of the thing, we drool over them to an almost embarrassing degree.
This is pro driver Mike Skeen breaking the Nissan GT-R lap record around Road Atlanta by over three seconds with a 1:24.7. It is absolutely mesmerizing.
For ten hours in Georgia, the greatest GT and prototype race cars in the US battled for the final win of the American Le Mans Series season. It was the Petit Le Mans and as you can see, it was utterly fantastic.
The Batmobile-turned-racecar DeltaWing is back and as weird as ever. Here it is turning some hot laps at Road Atlanta and thoroughly blowing our minds.
Shelby Cobra replicas are a big part of the vintage racing scene in America. This helmet-cam video from MotorSportsMedia shows how happy they are on the track, even if that track is something as gnarly as Road Atlanta in the wet.
This film's premise is as simple as can be: Eighteen minutes of one Corvette chasing another around Road Atlanta during a NASA Thunder Group Toy Run. It's also about as good a racing movie as has ever been made.
The ALMS season may have ended with Petit LeMans at Road Atlanta last month, but Porsche GTC team TRG produced a fitting video epilogue, including some outstanding cinematic flourishes. Put this one on HD, hit "full screen" and enjoy.
Spoiler alert: If you don't want to see how last weekend's Petit Le Mans turned out in all of its madcap, high-speed glory, look away! Don't even go near a car blog! We suggest you turn off the computer and take up knitting.
Petit Le Mans got underway today with practice starting down at Road Atlanta. Photographer Eric Cartner was there to capture the cars getting ready for the upcoming race.
The experimental Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid survived Petit Le Mans this weekend, finishing 18th and suffering more from bad tire choice than hybrid system complications. From this always-well-produced Porsche video, you'd almost think they won.
Petit Le Mans, the 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta, is this weekend. Peugeots, a Porsche hybrid, Panoz — If you've got a TV and you love cars, what the hell else would you watch on Saturday?