Petit Le Mans fan activities Sept. 26

BRASELTON, GA (Sept. 26, 2001) - Several of the exotic race cars that will run in the Audi presents Petit Le Mans Oct. 6th at Road Atlanta will "make a lap" of downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 2. The cars will stage at the corner of West ...

BRASELTON, GA (Sept. 26, 2001) -

Several of the exotic race cars that will run in the Audi presents Petit Le Mans Oct. 6th at Road Atlanta will "make a lap" of downtown Atlanta on Tuesday, Oct. 2.

The cars will stage at the corner of West Peachtree and Ralph McGill. At 11:45 a.m., they'll begin their run to Centennial Olympic Park, led by two Atlanta police motorcycles and a Hall County rescue vehicle. Hall County firefighters will be soliciting donations for the Firemen's Fund - to aid their New York City counterparts and their families - during the Audi presents Petit Le Mans.

They will travel south on W. Peachtree, south on Peachtree, then turn right on Ellis Street. Then they'll take a right on Carnegie Way, a left on International Blvd, then left on Centennial Olympic Park Drive and will follow this around the park, turning right on to Marietta Street (going right in front of the CNN building) and taking a final right back on to International Boulevard where they will then stop and be rolled into the park.

The cars will be on display in the north Plaza (the Game Plaza) from Noon until 1:30 p.m. Top drivers from the American Le Mans Series will be available for autographs.

Road Atlanta is Fan Friendly
Continuing a two-year "fan friendly" project, Road Atlanta has worked in conjunction with the Paralyzed Veterans of America to make the facility more accessible for the handicapped.

Five sites have been prepared to accommodate handicapped race fans, with covered tents for viewing, wheelchair accessible bathrooms, and volunteers to distribute bottled water and provide other assistance as needed.

"I have been in a wheelchair for the past 30 years, and this is my first hands-on experience in assisting a private enterprise in developing their property into a wheelchair/disabled friendly place," says Jim Sack, National Director of the Paralyzed Veterans of America. "Road Atlanta has been very cooperative in the design and development of a comprehensive program to make sure the wheelchair/disabled fans have an enjoyable day at the race."

Areas provided specifically to meet the needs of our disabled race fans:

· "Alpha" - located between Turn 10B and 11. Includes four 10x10 tents, wheelchair accessible porta-potties, and access to retail food and drivers. A volunteer will distribute bottled water.

· "Bravo" - located in Vendor next to the parking lot. Includes a 15x15 tent, wheelchair accessible porta-potties, access to souvenir sales and retail food and beverages. A volunteer will distribute bottled water.

· "Delta" - located on Spectator Hill at Turn 5. Includes a 20x20 tent with excellent race viewing, wheelchair-accessible port-potties, access to retail food and beverages. A volunteer will distribute bottled water.

· "Echo" - located in the Support Paddock with a view of the front straight. Includes wheelchair accessible port-potties access to souvenir sales and retail food and beverages, and medical services (on Friday and Saturday). A volunteer will distribute bottled water.

· "Charlie" - shuttle stop in the Main Paddock. No amenities will be available at this location.

TICKETS: Tickets are still on sale for the Audi presents Petit Le Mans, but all tickets ordered over the phone or via the Internet will be held at Will Call. Of course, tickets (except for the Mulsanne Chalet) can be purchased at the gate. Call 1-800-849-RACE or visit www.roadatlanta.com to order tickets.

-Road Atlanta-

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