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 came 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 was 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. Not all entries made it through the grueling 10-hour endurance battle, but the checkered flag fell on overall winners Jordan Taylor, Ricky Taylor and Max Angelelli of Wayne Taylor Racing.
The Prototype class included LMP2 entries and Daytona Prototypes such as the Ford Riley and the Corvette DP, as well as the DeltaWing and Mazda Prototype. Two GT classes will included Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, BMW, Aston Martin, and SRT Viper teams. The Prototype Challenge class rounded out a very competitive series that made this year’s Petit Le Mans a true classic.
Petit Le Mans News
Rick Humphrey Joins IMSAVeteran Motorsports Executive To Oversee Road Atlanta, Sebring International Raceway, Sebring Hotel DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 10, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced the addition of veteran motorsports executive Rick Humphrey, who has joined the organization in the newly created position of Vice President, IMSA Properties. Read More
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Jordan, Ricky Taylor Become First Americans To Win Overall In 17th Petit Le Mans +FITTIPALDI, BARBOSA TAKE TUDOR CHAMPIONSHIP, PATRÓN ENDURANCE CUP TITLES Sixteen years after winning the inaugural Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, Wayne Taylor brought his boys and a long-time friend to victory lane in the 10-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season finale at Road Atlanta. Ricky and Jordan Taylor co-drove… Read More
DeltaWing Looks To Finish Season On High Note +The inaugural season of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship has been one of growth for both IMSA and its competitors, perhaps highlighted best by the saga of the DeltaWing DWC13. The DeltaWing was initially developed by Chip Ganassi Racing (CGR) to be the possible future chassis of the IndyCar Series.… Read More
Yacaman Fastest in Honda-Powered Prototype At Road Atlanta +Turning his fastest lap in the final 15 minutes, Gustavo Yacaman led Thursday evening’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship night practice for Saturday’s 17th Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Yacaman ran a lap of 1:14.923 (122.045 mph) in the No. 42 OAK Racing Ligier J2 P2/Honda co-driven by Alex Brundle… Read More
Titles On The Line At Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda +The inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will conclude at Road Atlanta on Saturday with the 17th annual of Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Titles in both the TUDOR Championship and Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup will be on the line in the race, which takes the green flag… Read More