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Audi R18 TDI to Make U.S. Debut at Petit Le Mans Race at Road Atlanta

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Audi‘s LMP team is coming back to the United States, debuting the R18 TDI in American soil for the first time and challenging for victory at the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. Earlier this year, the Audi R18 TDI already won at the 24 hours of Le Mans in dramatic style, so the… Continue Reading...

Lotus Evora GTE to Compete at Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

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Any Lotus enthusiast will tell you that the brand would be wise to stop pumping resources into Formula 1 and IndyCar, an instead get more heavily involved in road racing. After all, in many respects it represents a better bang-for-the-buck for the marketing folks, with a direct correlation between the cars that race and the… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Calls Out MINI, Offers to Stand-In for Porsche at Road Atlanta Race

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By now were sure you’ve heard about MINI‘s challenge to Porsche to come out and race at Road Atlanta. A genius piece of marketing no doubt, but it appears two can play at this game as Hyundai has just turned the tables on MINI in a new YouTube video, offering to step in for the… Continue Reading...

Porsche Shoots Down Proposed MINI Race At Road Atlanta

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MINI’s challenge to race their Cooper S against a Porsche at Road Atlanta didn’t go over so well. The publicity stunt initiated by MINI USA’s Jim McDowell was met with a terse and dismissive response by Porsche Cars North America CEO Detlev Von Platen today, as he issued a statement where he declined McDowell’s challenge,… Continue Reading...

Formula D Road Atlanta Sees Surprising Victory for Diajiro Yoshihara’s 240SX [video]

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Although Diajiro Yoshihara is hardly a newcomer to the world of drifting, it was something of a surprise to see this series veteran take home the victory at Road Atlanta this past weekend given that he hadn’t won a Formula Drift event since 2007 and was driving a freshly built Discount Tire and Falken sponsored… Continue Reading...

Porsche Cayman Interseries from Road Atlanta [video]

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As if old racing Porsches weren’t cool enough — we proudly display a “hippy” 917 on our desk — someone had the idea to paint new Porsches in historic liveries and go racing. That series is the Cayman Interseries, established in 2009 by Napleton Porsche of Illinois. It’s sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) and… Continue Reading...

BRE Mazda MX-5 to Make its Debut at Road Atlanta

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Racing legends Peter Brock and John Morton will fly their famous #46 red, white, and blue pattern on a classic Japanese roadster once again. But rather than on the Datsuns that made this livery so renowned, it will be on the most popular roadster ever sold or raced, the Mazda MX-5 Miata. The car will… Continue Reading...