From Le Mans to Atlanta: Race Teams Now Turn Attention to Chevy BRASELTON, Ga. (June 16, 2003) -- With the 71st running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans now in the record books, professional sports car racing teams now turn their attention...
From Le Mans to Atlanta: Race Teams Now Turn Attention to Chevy
BRASELTON, Ga. (June 16, 2003) -- With the 71st running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans now in the record books, professional sports car racing teams now turn their attention to the June 27-29 Chevy Grand Prix of Atlanta, the resumption of the American Le Mans Series season.
Twenty-one American Le Mans Series teams competed at Le Mans, winning three classes in the world's most famous endurance race. ADT Champion Racing won the LMP 900 class, finishing third overall with its Audi R8, and Veloqx Prodrive Racing won the GTS class with a Ferrari 550 Maranello. Alex Job Racing won the GT class in its first-ever visit to Le Mans with a Porsche 911 GT3 RS.
Practice for the Chevy Grand Prix of Atlanta will start on Friday, June 27, at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit, with qualifying and more practice to be held on Saturday, June 28. The two-hour, 45-minute ALMS race will be held on Sunday.
Road Atlanta, located in Braselton, Ga., will also host Petit Le Mans on October 15-18, making it the only facility to hold two American Le Mans Series races in 2003. Petit Le Mans, a 1,000-mile endurance race, will be the season finale.
The track is currently offering a special, discounted "Two Event Ticket," as well as separate tickets to both events. Information is available online at www.roadatlanta.com or by calling 1-800-849-RACE (7223).