Petit Le Mans is happening this Fall!! This internationally acclaimed sports car endurance race is held annually at Road Atlanta in Braselton.
Wednesday was a practice day; Thursday and Friday are qualifying days primarily. FRIDAY is an especially fun time to visit because you can see the car’s headlights in the dark as they prepare for night racing on Saturday.
Saturday is the big day of the WeatherTech Championship, and it’s the day that our family visited. Here are seven reasons to bring your own family!
It’s a family-friendly event! Kids 12 and younger are always free! In addition to watching the race, kids will love the Petit Pit Stop Kids Zone with inflatables, face painting, snow cones and more. It’s also a nice event to bring the little ones to because you don’t have to stay in one place – you have 750 acres to explore!
Be a part of history! Scuderia Corsa driver Christina Nielsen is poised to become the first woman to win a major international motorsports championship here. That’s an incredible message for kids, and you could be there to see it happen.
A car-lover’s heaven! Does your little one love playing with cars? Now they can visit the car corrals to see every car under the sun – BMW, Audi, Corvette, Porsche, Mini. Audi will be serving as the official pace car of the race, so you’ll get a view of the Audi R8 V10. Also cool… in 18 years of running this 10-hour endurance race at Road Atlanta, Audi has captured the overall victory nine consecutive times. Now you know how to place your bets.
Power up at Vendor Village! Head here for more than just souvenirs. There are food trucks, kiddo and adult beverages (including a sports bar and Tequila Patron Club.) Food allergies? Maybe pinching your pennies? Just bring your own picnic and tailgate!
See the cars up close! The paddock, where teams park and work on their cars at team transporters, is open to every ticketed guest! Get up close and personal with the cars, teams and drivers. When we visited The Mitty last year, this was a highlight for my boys. They loved seeing “the real race cars.”
Celebrate with everyone! Immediately preceding the drop of the green flag, the actual track surface opens for all fans to see the teams and drivers. There will be a ton of fanfare and festivities including bagpipers, the US Air Force Freedom Brass Band, parade laps and much more!
Camp for the ultimate adventure! Did you know you could camp at Road Atlanta?? The park-like setting is a truly unique motorsports experience. There are also restroom and showers so you’re not roughing it too much.
Here are some fun things you might not know about Road Atlanta, things we learned about on our last adventure!
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