It’s the 20th anniversary of the running of the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, and not quite 20 minutes into the race, the overall leader, Team Penske’s not-Acura-yet prototype was taken out by the lead car in the GTD class, the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari. The moist track was blamed, because moist things are always…
If you’ve heard the name “Gridlife” but aren’t sure what exactly it entails, think of it as the Forza Horizon Festival in real life. On track you can see some seriously competitive time attack cars, a full three days of HPDE-style track experience, and most of the big names from the world of drifting getting sideways…
Longtime Road Atlanta volunteer Hazel Harrell died from injuries sustained after being struck by a motorcycle on Saturday, reports Roadracing World. Harrell was volunteering there as a corner worker at Road Atlanta’s Turn 7 during the WERA Cycle Jam racing event. She was 60.
Road Atlanta is one of the most legendary tracks in the country, with fast turns nestled among picturesque trees and hills. Once a year, it hosts one of North America’s most grueling endurance races, Petit Le Mans. It’s the perfect place to unleash a train of pro drifters to coat the countryside in a layer of burnt…
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The Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge held its final race of 2016 today at Road Atlanta, finally deciding a close-fought season championship. The two race winners turned out to be the season champions themselves and came together at the end to smoke some tires.
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.