Petit Le Mans Supporting Events

These supporting events will be part of the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda weekend.


IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge, 1 race

IMSAThe Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) is a showcase for the latest high performance sports cars, coupes and sedans straight from the dealer showroom floor to the racetrack. Known for door-to-door racing action, this series features big fields and diverse manufacturer participation. The CTSC consists of two classes – Grand Sport (GS) and the smaller Street Tuner (ST) class. Chevrolet Camaro, BMW M3, Nissan 370Z, Aston Martin Vantage, Ford Mustang, Porsche 997, Mazda MX-5 and Honda Civic Si are just a few of the makes and models competing in the series this year.


Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Powered by Mazda, 2 races

cooper-logoThe Prototype Lites series features the Elan Motorsport Technologies chassis backed by Mazda power, and offers racers an opportunity to hone their skills on legendary circuits such as Road Atlanta. These high-tech, purpose-built race cars are designed to develop drivers for the next level of professional racing.


Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo, 2 races

The Lamborghini Super Trofeo series provides the perfect race experience for young and gentleman drivers piloting exotic Lamborghini cars in a doubleheader format during the Petit Le mans weekend.


Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama, 2 races

porsche-challenge-logoThe Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama features semi-professional drivers racing head-to-head in the largest single-make series in North America. Powered by one of the world’s most successful race cars, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car, the multi-class structure of the series teaches drivers essential skills for an eventual career in the TUDOR Championship.


Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, 2 races

Mazda CupTwo 45-minute Mazda MX-5 Cup races will be part of the Petit Le Mans weekend. The series provides drivers an opportunity to compete in similarly prepared Mazdas with limited modifications. The Road Atlanta doubleheader will determine the season champions.


Petit Fast Facts

  • 1,000 miles or 10 hours of racing
  • First run on October 10, 1998
  • Class winners of this event receive an automatic invitation to the following year's 24 Hours of Le Mans

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