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Visit K1 Speed at the 2018 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

prototypes race through esses at Road Atlanta

The racing season is sadly winding down, and after this week, IMSA’s SportsCar Championship season will be over and new champions will be crowned. And while that’s sad news, we’re also extremely excited to be a part of the final event of the championship: the 21st running of the prestigious Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

 

Come visit K1 Speed’s booth at the track from October 10-13 for exclusive discounts and awesome giveaways!

 

And since you’re in the area, why not make the half-hour drive to K1 Speed Atlanta and get your racing fix in? You’re going to be inspired watching the pros hustle their prototypes and GT racers around the famous esses – so try your hand at our S-turn!

 

5 Fast Facts about the Petit Le Mans:

 

  • Audi is responsible for many of the current records for the race: Most Driver Wins (Rinaldo Capello – 5), Constructor wins (9), and tied in Team wins (ADT Champion & Audi Sport America – 3 wins each)
  • The race was started by the late Don Panoz, who sadly passed away just last month. Panoz was also the owner of Road Atlanta, founder of the American Le Mans Series and the manufacturer that features his namesake.
  • Panoz won the second Petit Le Mans with its LMP-1 prototype in 1999 – a home victory all around.
  • From 1998 to 2013, the event was a 1,000-mile or 10-hour race, whichever came first. Since 2014, the race is a 10-hour timed race.
  • In 2015, a GT class racecar won the race overall for the first time. Porsche factory drivers Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet won the race in a 911 RSR after the race was called due to bad weather with two hours remaining.
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