Braselton, GA- Road Atlanta's 2000 season marks thirty years of motor racing at the historic road course in Braselton, GA. The busy season is highlighted by the Historic Sportscar Racing Walter Mitty Challenge, the American Motorcycle Association "Big Kahuna" Superbike Nationals and the third annual Petit Le Mans.
The Walter Mitty Challenge, April 28th-30th, features as many as 425 vintage and historic cars in a weekend-long series of races.
Included among the entries are cars that competed in NASCAR, Truck, Formula One, Can-Am and IMSA.
From June 2nd-4th, the American Motorcycle Association Superbike "Big Kahuna" Nationals return for a double-header competition.
Races will include a variety of manufacturers and classes such as MBNA Superbike, the 250 GP Series, 600 and 750 Supersport, Pro Thunder and the Formula Xtreme Series. The competition will feature some of the best riders in motorcycle racing, such as Scott Russell, Anthony Gobert and Miguel DuHamel.
The Petit Le Mans, September 27th- 30th, is the signature event in the American Le Mans Series. Lasting ten hours or 1,000 miles, whichever comes first, the Petit Le Mans features the best in sports car racing, including Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, BMW, Dodge Viper, Chevrolet Corvette and Panoz. Both the series and the race allow fans the unique experience of meeting the drivers and seeing the cars and drivers up-close in the paddock.
Road Atlanta's ground-breaking ceremony was held in 1969. The 700 acres of land were quickly transformed in time for a Can-Am race in September of 1970. Throughout the three decades since that historic race, Road Atlanta has hosted series such as Can-Am, Formula 5000, Trans-Am and IMSA Camel GT. The SCCA National Championship Runoffs were held at the track from 1970 through 1995. Since it was acquired by entrepreneur Don Panoz in 1996, Road Atlanta has undergone multi-million dollar improvements and has helped to foster the revitalization of American sports car racing.
The Road Atlanta 2000 Season
SCCA South Atlantic Road Racing Championship March 4th - 5th SCCA National April 1st - 2nd Historic Sportscar Racing Walter Mitty Challenge April 28th - 30th Ferrari Challenge May 20th - 21st AMA Superbike Nationals June 2nd - 4th SCCA National June 10th - 11th WERA National July 8th - 9th SCCA Regional July 29th - 30th Championship Cup Series August 12th - 13th SCCA South Atlantic Road Racing Championship September 2nd - 3rd Petit Le Mans September 27th - 30th WERA Grand National Finals October 11th - 15th Historic Sportscar Racing Atlanta Historics October 20th - 22nd SCCA American Road Race of Champions November 10th - 12th