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Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Sept. 28-Oct. 1

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Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. It uses the rules established for the 24 hours of Le Mans by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which are slightly modified if necessary, mainly to allow additional cars to compete.

Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort (French for little Le Mans) is a sports car endurance race held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia, USA. It uses the rules established for the 24 hours of Le Mans by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO), which are slightly modified if necessary, mainly to allow additional cars to compete.

The race was founded by Road Atlanta owner Don Panoz and first run on October 10, 1998 as part of the IMSA season. The 1999 edition was one of the original events of the American Le Mans Series.

Petit Le Mans News

  • Guest Stars Join IMSA WeatherTech Championship Regulars For 2016 Season-Ending Petit Le Mans At Road Atlanta +

    Preparing for a 10-hour season-ending race at challenging Road Atlanta, many of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams have added third drivers to their lineups for the Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort on Saturday, Oct. 1. IMSA today released a 41-car entry list, with the championships Read More
  • Newly-Crowned IndyCar Champion Simon Pagenaud to Compete at Petit Le Mans +

    Simon Pagenaud, who has quite the history at Road Atlanta, was recently crowned IndyCar champion after a thrilling victory in the IndyCar season finale at Sonoma Raceway. Having spent many of his formative years as a race car driver in the American Le Mans Series and having turned many laps Read More
  • Christina Nielsen Poised to Take GTD Title +

    With a 32-point lead over second place heading into the final race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, Christina Nielsen and her No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 team are looking to make history at this year's Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort. Read More
  • Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort Joins Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans as Presenting Sponsor +

    Road Atlanta and Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort have partnered for the 2016 edition of the world-renowned Petit Le Mans sportscar endurance race, as Harrah’s joins the event as the new presenting sponsor. The 19th Annual Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort is a four-day motorsports festival, running Read More
  • 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship Schedule Revealed +

    ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (August 5, 2016) – The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship schedule unveiled today in Road America’s new Victory Lane in front of an audience of stakeholders, media and race fans features venue stability – all 12 racetracks that have hosted WeatherTech Championship events since the 2015 season Read More
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Petit Fast Facts

  • 10 hours of racing
  • First run on October 10, 1998
  • Class winners of this event receive an automatic invitation to the following year's 24 Hours of Le Mans

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Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer
An Official Charity of Road Atlanta

Road Atlanta has been a strong supporter of the Austin Hatcher Foundation and pediatric cancer diversionary therapies. Road Atlanta has served as a host for the Annual Petit Le Mans Charity Weekend, which includes the Annual Charity Motorcycle ride, Suzuki/Kevin Schwantz Motorcycle Raffle and weekend diversionary therapies associated with the Petit Le Mans road race.

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