This October, IMSA returns to Road Atlanta Raceway for the 21st Annual Motul Petit Le Mans. The Peachtree Chapter will have a presence in the form of a reserved corral space located across from the entrance to the Vendor Village, along with much more. The event takes place October 10–13.
This year’s Petit Le Mans marks the end of the season for both the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patron North America Endurance Cup. Classes will include the expected Prototype, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona, the latter two of which include entrants like BMW Team RLL, racing the M8 GTE, and Turner Motorsport running the M6 GT3. The corral pass includes exclusive parking with like-minded BMW CCA members and a large hospitality tent, complete with seating and a TV streaming a live feed of the race. The chapter gathering will also feature a raffle and other giveaways, along with exclusive access to the race teams via a meet-and-greet.
Tickets and coral passes will be available separately, but also have the option of being purchased together. A four-day Superticket runs $85 and includes full hospitality and track access, along with corral access—but not parking—and a single raffle ticket. Single-day Supertickets are also for sale at at a price of $65, but only for the main event on Saturday, October 13. The single-day Superticket still includes the same hospitality, corral, and event access, along with a raffle ticket.
The BMW CCA Corral Parking Pass is available for $125 and includes secure corral parking for the entire four days, along with an additional infield parking pass and all of the other club benefits, like entry into the hospitality tent and a single raffle ticket.
It’s been a difficult year for BMW in terms of racing, as has been chronicled by our own Brian Morgan, but things are looking up after a victory at VIR in late August. The latest win was secured by drivers Alexander Sims and Connor De Phillippi behind the wheel of BMW Team RLL M8 GTE #25, while Car #24 came in third overall, with John Edwards and Jesse Krohn at the helm. Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen was another unsuccessful event for Team RLL, but Turner Motorsport actually won their GTD class with an M6 GT3 piloted by Don Yount, Dillon Machavern, and Markus Palttala.
Of course, we hope for continued momentum in the form of wins, or at least podium finishes, but regardless of the results, the Peachtree Chapter’s corral at Road Atlanta will certainly be one best places to enjoy the competition. Find some useful links below.—Alex Tock
[Photos courtesy BMW AG.]