Walter Mitty Challenge puts history in the fast lane

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Braselton, Ga.- Racing history will come alive April 28-30 during the 23rd annual Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta. Sponsored by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), the Walter Mitty Challenge features more than 425 vintage and historic...

Braselton, Ga.- Racing history will come alive April 28-30 during the 23rd annual Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta.

Sponsored by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR), the Walter Mitty Challenge features more than 425 vintage and historic race cars that compete in a series of races throughout the weekend. Among the entries taking to the track are cars that have raced in Can-Am, Formula One and IMSA Camel GT.

The cars are required to be restored to the period in which they originally raced, although they must meet current safety standards. Equipment such as roll bars, fuel cells and fire systems are installed in all of the cars.

The Walter Mitty Challenge is a great opportunity for race fans and car enthusiasts to get up-close to some of the most storied cars in racing history. The paddock is open to everyone, allowing access to the cars and drivers.

On Friday, April 28, practice for the nine groups of cars begins at 8:00 am and runs continuously throughout the day. The Klub Sport Porsche Challenge race gets the green flag at 5:25 pm.

Saturday morning consists of qualifying, while the afternoon features qualifying sprint races. The hour long Rolex Historic Endurance Challenge begins at 5:00 pm on Saturday. Throughout the afternoon on Sunday, the track will see almost constant action from sprint races for all of the race groups.

Tickets for Saturday and Sunday are $25, while Sunday-only tickets are $15. Camping for the weekend is $25.

Historic Sportscar Racing, Ltd. was founded in 1977 as the Walter Mitty Challenge Group. They put on one event every year: the Walter Mitty Challenge at Road Atlanta. The race grew in popularity throughout the eighties and in 1990, HSR was organized to expand the number of races and venues into a full season.

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