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n what’s been an historic and memorable
year for U.S. sports car racing, it’s only
fitting that the inaugural TUDOR United
SportsCar Championship should end its
season and crown its champions at one
of the jewels in the road-racing crown,
the 17th annual Petit Le Mans powered
by Mazda, at Road Atlanta, Oct. 1-4.
With the 10-hour/1,000-mile,
day-into-night race also being the
fourth and final leg of the Patron North
American Endurance Cup, there’s a
huge amount to play for as all four TUDOR
Championship classes battle it out on the
dramatic sweeps and undulations of the
2.54-mile, natural-terrain road course set
in the picturesque heart of Georgia.
In the Prototype class, the season has
turned into a fascinating fight between
the powerful Daytona Prototypes and the
more nimble P2 cars. Add in a double hit of
GT action from the awesome GT Le Mans
factory racers and a GT Daytona class
loaded with quality and variety, plus the
super-close PC prototypes, and you’re
guaranteed excitement from start to finish.
And with a packed program of support
events (see column, RIGHT), too, the
action comes at you non-stop.
Fans can enjoy the legendary Petit
Le Mans atmosphere, catch the racing
from the many great viewing locations,
and see the cars and star drivers up close
in the TUDOR Championship paddock.
At just $80 for a four-day advance
superticket, plus many other great ticket
options, the 2014 Petit Le Mans is an
event no sports car racing fan should miss.
The 2014 TUdor United SportsCar Championship
concludes at one of racing’s greatest tracks and events.
PETIT LE MANS:
A GRAND FINALE
It’s a special time when the sun sets at
Petit Le Mans. As well as the race itself
heading into dramatic darkness, check
out Thursday’s night practice, too.
• The TUdor United SportsCar
Championship thrives on being fan
friendly, and petit Le mans will have
autograph sessions and a pre-race open
grid (AboVe) that lets you soak in the
atmosphere around the cars and drivers…
• …and if you’re looking for appropriate
items for the stars to sign, the Vendor
Village has all the gear a fan could
want, plus plenty of food and drink, too.
• Check out the Sports bar and Club
patron where you’ll find big-screen TVs
to watch with other fans. The feature
race is 10 hours long, but you’re not
going to want to miss a thing.
• ImSA’s Continental Tire SportsCar
Challenge will be unleashing the big
fields and close action of its Grand Sport
and Street Tuner classes (AboVe).
Seriously, where else would you get to
see a high-profile race in which Aston
martins and mazda mX-5s mix it up?
• There are two races each from some
of the most exciting one-make series in
the country: Cooper Tires prototype
Lites powered by mazda, Lamborghini
blancpain Super Trofeo, porsche GT3
Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama and
the mazda mX- 5 Cup presented by
bFGoodrich Tires. Impressive stuff!
Tickets are also available on the gate.
• Children 12 and under free with a paid
adult. • Military discount available at will call.
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FOR TICKETS, GO TO
ROADATLANTA.COM OR CALL 1-800-849-7223