Road Atlanta to host second event in June

BRASELTON, Ga. (March 14, 2003) - The American Le Mans Series has announced the addition of an event at Road Atlanta to its schedule of races for the 2003 season. The event, which will be held on Sunday, June 29, will bring the professional sports...

BRASELTON, Ga. (March 14, 2003) - The American Le Mans Series has announced the addition of an event at Road Atlanta to its schedule of races for the 2003 season. The event, which will be held on Sunday, June 29, will bring the professional sports car racing series schedule for 2003 to nine races.

The Atlanta Grand Prix, a two-hour, 45-minute timed race, will be the next event on the American Le Mans Series schedule in 2003 following the March 15 running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The Road Atlanta event will be televised live by CBS Sports and broadcast by the American Le Mans Series Radio Web.

The series, which is in its fifth season in 2003, traditionally schedules around the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June, making it possible for series regulars to compete in the French endurance racing classic and then return to North America for the balance of the American Le Mans Series season. Teams must also be in France for the traditional Pre-Practice in early May.

The 2.54-mile 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.

Other American Le Mans Series venues and dates in 2003 include Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. (July 25-27); Le Circuit Trois-Rivieres in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, Canada (Aug. 1-3) ; Mosport International Raceway near Toronto (Aug. 15-17) ; Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., (Aug. 22-24); Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. (Sep. 5-7); and the Miami Downtown Street Circuit (Sep. 26-27).

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