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2013 Fall Newsletter

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Fall means cooler weather but Road Atlanta turns up the heat with a diverse schedule of events. NASA comes to Road Atlanta Sept. 13-15, bringing with them an exciting lineup of racing activity. The HSR Atlanta Historics arrive Sept. 19-22, featuring their trademark “blast from the past” entry list of legendary vintage cars. On Oct. 4-6 the two-wheel action of WERA motorcycles comes to Road Atlanta.

The Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, Road Atlanta’s signature event, runs Oct. 16-19. This year’s edition will mark the historic farewell race of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The SCCA American Road Race of Champions on Nov. 1-3 and NASA Dec. 6-8 round out the fall season.

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The WSC era at Road Atlanta and the Ferrari 333SP

Following the demise of the IMSA Camel GT series in 1993, the new World Sports Car (WSC) concept began the following year.  The WSC formula emphasized open cockpit prototypes, unlike the out-going GTP cars. Gone were the days of the Porsche 962, Toyota Eagle, Nissan ZXT GTP, Jaguar prototypes and others.

Some former GTP cars were being “converted” to WSC specs, but the big news was Ferrari constructing a purpose-built WSC entry, known as the Ferrari 333SP. Built in conjunction with Dallara, it would be the first Ferrari sports racer in many years competing for an overall victory. 

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IMSA and FOX Sports Announce Five-Year Multi-Media Rights Deal

FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 to Broadcast Entire United SportsCar Racing, Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Aug. 9, 2013) – FOX Sports and IMSA (International Motor Sports Association) announced today a five-year multi-media rights deal that solidifies United SportsCar Racing’s home on television through the 2018 season. 

Today’s announcement, which comes on the heels of last week’s news that FOX Sports will broadcast NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Nationwide Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races through 2024, bolsters FOX’s expansive motorsports coverage. The agreement also includes coverage of IMSA’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge for five years. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

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