5300 Winder Highway
Braselton, Georgia 30517
In 1969, David Sloyer, Earl Walker, and Arthur Montgomery purchased a 750-acre (303 ha) plot of farmland in Hall County, Georgia, with the intent to build a world-class road racing facility. When a Can-Am race had to be canceled due to flood damage, the series organizers chose Road Atlanta to replace it. The track then began to take form quickly, taking only six months to excavate, grade, and pave the road course. The first race was held on September 13, 1970. Throughout the 1970s, many top-level series raced at Road Atlanta, including Can-Am, Formula 5000, IMSA Camel GT, SCCA, NASCAR Busch, and Trans-Am. The track changes hands several times until November 1996, when the track was purchased by Don Panoz, who would make the Braselton track his Motorsport Operations Base, and still owns the circuit today.
The track is the home to Petit Le Mans, as well as AMA motorcycle racing and smaller events throughout the year, the track even hosting a round of the Tour of Georgia cycling race in 2008, the largest cycle race in America. The circuit is also home to The Skip Barber Racing School, and the Saab Aero Academy. Road Atlanta is only 35 miles north of Atlanta and just minutes away from Chateau Elan, a 4-Star resort offering guests comfort and amenities such as three championship golf courses and a European-style Spa.
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Time Zone : (GMT -5:00) Eastern Time (US and Canada), Bogota, Lima
Major Events : ALMS, Petit Le Mans, SCCA, Historics
Circuit Length : 2.54 miles / 4.088 km
Turns : 12
Lap Record : 1m 07.056s Stephane Sarrazin, Peugeot LMP1, 2008
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