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Nielsen On Verge Of Making History For Ferrari, Aims For GTD Title In 2016 IMSA Season-Ending Petit Le Mans At Road Atlanta

Christina Nielsen is on the verge of making history by becoming the first woman to win a major full-season championship in North American professional sports car competition. She’ll join Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Segal in the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort at Road Atlanta (FOX Sports GO, FS1, Live, 11 a.m. ET).

The trio teamed to win earlier this season at Sebring and Watkins Glen, opening a commanding 32-point lead (299-267) over Dodge Viper drivers Ben Keating and Jeroen Bleekemolen in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Daytona (GTD) standings. Nielsen can claim the title by achieving the three-hour minimum driving time

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Audi To Serve As Official Pace Car and Safety Car for The 19th Annual Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort

BRASELTON, Ga. (September 28, 2016) - The Audi R8 V10 plus will be the new Official Pace Car for the 19th Annual Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort, which runs September 28th through October 1st.

The 19th Annual Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort serves as the season finale for both the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup and features four different classes of competition racing for the overall win, as well as class victories.

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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 in the Prototype (P), Prototype Challenge (PC), GT Le Mans (GTLM) and GT Daytona (GTD) classes set to be decided at the 12th and final round of the season. The event also will crown the winners of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup, a competition among the endurance races at Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta.

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