Annual event at Road Atlanta a success once again
Annual endurance race draws world's top cars
BRASELTON — The soggy, rain-shortened Petit Le Mans race of 2009 seemed a distant memory this past weekend as the sleek and very fast French, diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDI prototypes finished 1 and 2 again in the 1,000-mile international race at Road Atlanta.
Despite one of the most impressive international driver lineups ever assembled in one place, the 13th annual Petit Le Mans Race at Road Atlanta this weekend will be just as noteworthy for the unveiling of some phenomenal innovations.
Despite being separated by more than a thousand miles while driving in the final races of two different championships, Mark and Mat Pombo of Duluth again proved their great driving skills last weekend.
BRASELTON - The rainy beginning to the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda 6 lasted slightly more than four hours before the bottom fell out and Road Atlanta became more like a river than a race track.
When you've just become the first National League rookie pitcher in history to win consecutive starts against the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox, how do you want to celebrate on your day off?
BRASELTON - After more than 10 hours and 1,000 miles at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta race track, the margin of victory was paper thin this past weekend for Allan McNish.
Even for those regular spectators at Road Atlanta, the 11th annual Petit Le Mans race this week on the 2.54 mile, Chestnut Mountain race track seems to have one of the most stellar lineup of drivers ever assembled in one place.
Duluth resident Mark Pombo took an important step in his racing career at Virginia International Raceway, winning the inaugural event of the Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup slightly more than a week ago.