34.149444444444 - 83.812777777778Koordinaten: 34 ° 8 ' 58 "N, 83 ° 48 ' 46 " W
Road Atlanta is a permanent race track in Braselton in the U.S. state of Georgia. At a length of 4,088 kilometers, the course includes twelve curves.
Owner of the race track is the Panoz racing team, which is particularly active in the American Le Mans Series and which owns also two other well-known classes, the Sebring International Raceway and Mosport International Raceway.
In 1969 bought the three businessmen David Sloyer, Earl Walker, and Arthur Montgomery in the province of Hall County (Georgia ) 330 acres of land to build a motorsport race track there. However oriented flood damage to a considerable damage to the track and an already planned CanAm race had to be canceled. So the organizers decided to rebuild the track under the name Road Atlanta, within six months of the construction work had been completed. On September 13, 1970, with a year's delay, the first race to start winner was the Briton Tony Dean.
In 1978 the track was sold and moved from there to the owner constantly, until eventually had to be filed bankruptcy in 1993. Over the next few years, the track was renovated and expanded, so that they could eventually be sold to the Panoz racing team, which is the owner of the course to date.
Under the new owners, the line was further developed at the end of long straights, a chicane was erected, the paddock was expanded and a grandstand with seating for 10,000 spectators was assembled. So the FIA issued the license for international racing series on the line. Since then, the American Le Mans Series guest appearances now a year on the course.
2007, the track surface was renewed and extended the distance limitations to increase the safety for the drivers.
- American Le Mans Series ' Petit Le Mans
- AMA Superbike Championship
- Historic Sportscar Racing
- World Karting Association
- Formula D
The facility is also home to the Panoz Driving School, Audi Driving Experience, and the Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School. In addition, here guesting also national and regional race series under the umbrella organization of Sports Car Club of America.