NASCAR’s top developmental series, K&N Pro Series East, makes its Road Atlanta debut this year. Future stars of NASCAR compete in Toyota, Dodge, Chevrolet and Ford entries. Road Atlanta will be the penultimate round of the K&N East series its only road course race of the year. Racing on Road Atlanta’s challenging 12-turn circuit will certainly be a learning experience for these young competitors. Among the leading drivers are Ryan Clifford, Ben Kennedy, Brett Moffitt and Brandon Gdovic- names that may soon be competing in the top level of NASCAR!
The Cooper Tire Prototypes Lites powered by Mazda returns to Road Atlanta with its very competitive brand of racing. The series features global car constructors Elan Technologies and West Race Cars, and gives drivers an opportunity to compete on North America’s leading road courses. The series is a proven stepping-stone to move up the ranks in motor racing. Most race weekends are doubleheader events featuring two 30-minute feature races.
The Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama is known for its ulta-competitive races featuring Porsche GT3 Cup cars. The series has semi-professional drivers racing head-to-head in the largest single-make series in North America. The multi-class structure includes gold cup, platinum cup and a masters class for drivers age 45 and over. Each class is awarded with its own podium at the end of every race and individual champion at the end of every season.
The popular SCCA Pro Racing Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup will race Petit Le Mans weekend. The series provides drivers an opportunity to compete in similarly prepared low cost Mazda MX-5 production cars with limited modifications. Races are usually 45-minutes in length. As the season finale, Road Atlanta’s MX-5 doubleheader will determine the 2013 champions.