Saturday was a sensational day at Road Atlanta. Moderate temperatures, some cloud cover...perfect racing conditions. Over 100,000 of us gathered at the track for the tenth annual Petit Le Mans, a 1,000-mile endurance race whose winners get their tickets automatically punched for next spring's 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's greatest automobile race. Full race results can be found on the official ALMS site. Here are just a few of my pics:
Biggest Petit crowd ever. 100,000-plus!
The safety car pulls off and the field is away.
Tracy Krohn is "beached" as the two Audis pull away.
Chris Dyson's Porsche RS Spyder prototype.
The obligatory shot of the field rolling through The Esses.
Marco Werner brings his damaged Audi R10 behind the wall.
This pic shows how close fans can get to the action.
A disappointed Marco gives me the stink-eye.