The Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda (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.
In 2014 it all comes down to a ten-hour showdown at Road Atlanta! The inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup season finale at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda will be one of the most exciting weekends in history. Over 50 entries in four different classes of competition will take the green flag on Saturday, Oct. 4, for a ten-hour battle into the night.
The Prototype class includes LMP2 entries and Daytona Prototypes such as the Ford Riley that won at Sebring and Long Beach and the Corvette DP that won the season opening Rolex 24. Two GT classes will include Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Aston Martin, and SRT Viper teams. The Prototype Challenge class rounds out a very competitive series that promises to make this year’s Petit Le Mans a true classic.
Petit Le Mans News
ICYMI: IMSA Announcements +IMSA made a series of announcements at Road America last weekend that will shape the immediate future of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Among the announcements was the release of the 2015 schedules for the two series, as well as the class structure and specifications… Read More
The Le Mans 24 Hours The pinnacle of worldwide endurance racing! +The Le Mans 24 Hours (14-15 June) is the highpoint of the worldwide endurance racing season, and as such is at the summit of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest’s endurance pyramid! It is the race that the all the teams from the five continents dream of winning. Since 1999 and… Read More
New Corvette C7.R Livery Unveiled +MAKES COMPETITION DEBUT JAN. 25 AT THE 52ND ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA DETROIT – Chevrolet today unveiled the Corvette C7.R race car, which was co-developed with the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06. They represent the closest link in modern times between Corvettes built for racing and the road, sharing unprecedented levels of… Read More
IMSA App Now Available +The official mobile IMSA app will stream real-time timing & scoring for every race weekend of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge direct to your iPhone. Read More
Tune In: Rolex 24 At Daytona +FOX NETWORK TO AIR FIRST TWO HOURS OUT OF 15 TOTAL HOURS OF FOX SPORTS COVERAGE DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Jan. 13, 2014) – The 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona will make history on Jan. 25-26 as the inaugural race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and race fans can see the… Read More