Jim Hall named as COTA Lone Star Le Mans Grand Marshall

Chaparral builder to participate in autograph session.

Legendary driver and car builder, not to mention Texan, Jim Hall will be Grand Marshal for the 2015 Lone Star Le Mans racing event, Sept. 17-19, at Circuit of the Americas. Hall will take part in a variety of activities throughout the event, including waving the green flag for both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the IMSA Tudor United SportsCar Championship.

Hall built the Chaparral racecars, one of the most innovative car designs of the 1960s, and the car will be on display in the Grand Plaza. Hall will also be part of an autograph session by his 2E Chaparral car in the Grand Plaza on Friday, Sept. 18 at 6:00 p.m. Guests are also invited to purchase a Car Corral ticket package where they will receive a Multi-turn ticket to the event and an exclusive Parade Lap, granting them access to drive their own car around the 3.4-mile racetrack, led by Hall.

The series competing at Lone Star Le Mans include: the North American-based Tudor United SportsCar Championship and the global FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), along with the Porsche GT3 Cup, Lamborghini Super Trofeo and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Fans will receive unbelievable access to these incredible race machines, and the men and women who drive them, with an open paddock, pit lane walks and autograph sessions.

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Series IMSA
Event Austin
Track Circuit of the Americas
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