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Local Road Racing SuperStar Johnny O'Connell To Drive For Dale Jr This Weekend

6-20-2013 9-41-37 AMMOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 30, 2013) – Accomplished sports car racer Johnny O’Connell will drive for JR Motorsports in the June 22 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America, general manager Kelley Earnhardt Miller announced today.  O’Connell will make up a two-team contingent for JR Motorsports at Road America that includes Nationwide Series point leader Regan Smith.

O’Connell, a longtime GM factory driver and recent inductee into the Sebring Hall of Fame, will drive the No. 5 CorvetteParts.net Chevrolet at Road America, the first of three road-course venues the Nationwide Series will visit in 2013.  This will mark O’Connell’s first-ever race in a NASCAR stock car.

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Drift Atlanta – A Novice Wrap Up

It has been just over a week since I was able to attend my first professional drifting competition at Drift Atlanta.  In the weeks leading up to the event I spent a considerable amount of time watching FormulaD videos and on the Formula Drift Web site so that when I arrived I would have some idea of what was going on.  In the end, the time spent researching was well worth it because when I got to Road Atlanta on Friday afternoon I had a pretty good idea of some basics to watch for.

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The First Road Atlanta Runoffs


Runoffs1970In 1970 the recently opened Road Atlanta circuit hosted the SCCA Runoffs, the prestigious National Championship event for the amateur organization. Called the “American Road Race of Champions” with the slogan “The Olympics of Auto Racing” on the first poster promoting the event, the Runoffs were to stay at Road Atlanta until 1993.

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