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Road Atlanta

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Road Atlanta is recognized as one the world’s best road courses. Our multi-purpose motor sports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia. Road Atlanta is located 35 miles north of Atlanta and just minutes away from Chateau Elan, a 4-Star resort offering guests comfort and amenities such as three championship golf courses and a European-style Spa.

The facility is utilized for a wide variety of events, including professional and amateur sports car and motorcycle races, racing and driving schools, corporate programs and testing for motorsports teams.

Road Atlanta is host to major events like Petit Le Mans, Drift Atlanta, and the The Mitty and is home to the Skip Barber Racing School.

Fast Facts:

2.54-mile, 12-turn world class road course

320,000 annual visitors from 33 states and 18 countries

Family friendly atmosphere: Kids 12 & Under Are Always Free!

Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Don Panoz purchased Road Atlanta in 2006 and embarked on a major improvement program, drastically updating the circuit. Panoz also established the Petit Le Mans race in 1998 and the American Le Mans Series the following year. In 2012, Road Atlanta was purchased by NASCAR Holdings. Road Atlanta will join the new United SportsCar Racing Series in 2014, beginning an exciting new era of road racing in North America.

As one of the top entertainment centers in Georgia, Road Atlanta offers individuals, families and large corporate groups a fun and family-friendly environment. Our Kids 12 & Under Are Always Free policy gives families an affordable family outing.

Gates open at 7:00am on the first day of the event and remain open for 24 hours throughout the weekend. Children age 12 and under admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Children over 12 years are required to purchase tickets at full gate price. Be sure to visit the playground located next to the Jim Fitzgerald Memorial Park.

No pets allowed. Please read our policies regarding non-licensed vehicles.

Road Atlanta was sold in 1978 and went through a number of owners in a short period of time, creating a downward spiral of the track’s fortunes that ultimately resulted in bankruptcy in 1993 when a partnership between business executives Frank Drendel, Jim Kanely, Eddie Edwards and Bill Waddell was formed to purchase the track.

The next three years were spent making gradual improvements to a facility that had not enjoyed the kind of care it deserved for at least a decade. New buildings were constructed, others were renovated, the track was widened and resurfaced and the grounds were landscaped. But the owners lacked the kind of capital that could return Road Atlanta to its glory days.

Enter Dr. Don Panoz. The developer of the nicotine patch and founder of neighboring Chateau Elan Winery and Resort, Panoz got into the automotive field when his son Danny began producing the Panoz Roadster. The elder Panoz realized what great potential Road Atlanta possessed and bought the facility in November 1996. Dr. Panoz’ varied business interests – including the Panoz Motor Sports Group and the world renowned American Le Mans Series – are based in Braselton.

During the Panoz era, millions of dollars have been spent on an almost constant series of improvements, beginning with an initial phase that included the reconfiguration of the track to allow for a club and school course, the installation of a 100-foot Infield Tunnel and removal of the Dip, the addition of concrete barriers and gravel traps all around the track and the construction of 36,000 feet of new tenant garage space in the Lower Paddock area.

The second phase of improvements involved the construction of the new Infield Paddock and pits, located in the Infield between Turn 12 and Turn 1. With two paddocks, Road Atlanta is able to accommodate more teams and the availability of two pit complexes allows for easier transitions between races. A new hospitality shelf overlooking the Infield Paddock was also built.

Road Atlanta has not only been made more convenient and safe for teams, it is also a fan-friendly, family-orientated destination – Kids 12 & Under Are Always Free! New restrooms and showers, and the 10,000-seat Terrace Seating complex at Turn 10 added to fan comfort and convenience.

Road Atlanta is situated on 750 acres in Hall County. The facility contains 300,000 square feet of paved paddock, a 250-foot skid pad and 80,000 square feet of paddock space. Hospitality Suites and Chalets are available during the major events for corporate entertainment.

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Directions

From I-85

Take I-85 to Exit 129

Go West on Highway 53 approximately5.5 miles

Road Atlanta is on the left

From 985

53 E

Exit 16 if traveling North on 985

Exit 17 if Traveling South on 985

Approx 6 miles

Road Atlanta is on right

Distances to Road Atlanta

Hartsfield Intl. Airport - 55 miles

I-85 & I-285 Intersection - 35 miles

I-75 & I-285 Intersection - 45 miles

I-20 & I-285 Intersection (east) - 45 miles

I-20 & I-285 Intersection (west) - 50 miles

Address

Road Atlanta

5300 Winder Highway

Braselton, Georgia 30517

1-800-849-RACE • FAX 770-967-2668

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