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The deep South has a reputation for taking it slow, but fans who like it fast will find plenty of action at speedways in Georgia. Road Atlanta is a leading venue for motor sports action. The 2.54-mile course hosts events like the American Le Mans series, WERA motorcycle races, the National Automobile Sports Association high-performance street car races, and the MotoAmerica Suzuki Championship.
Atlanta is also the setting for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500. As many as 99,000 fans pack Atlanta Motor Speedway for events there. Besides NASCAR, the speedway hosts Legends and Bandoleros races, autocross, and non-race events like the Atlanta Air Show. Driving and racing experience events let you experience the high-speed thrill of the track yourself.
For great dirt racing, head to Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Coastal Georgia. The park hosts stock car, mini-stock car, bicycle, motorcycle, and go kart races on a 1/2-mile clay track. Weekly Friday night events are great for the whole family.
As the home of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series AdvoCare 500, the Atlanta Motor Speedway is a top destination for race fans planning a visit to the Atlanta area. Built in 1960 and originally known as the Atlanta International Raceway, Atlanta Motor Speedway seats 99,000 fans, and is a 1.54 mile, quad-oval track. It's also the home of the NASCAR Nationwide Series Great Clips 300 and Grit Chips 300.
On race day, make the drive south from Atlanta into Hampton and check out all of the excitement. Nearby cities also include Peachtree City and McDonough. As you explore the Atlanta Motor Speedway, keep an eye out for the girls of the Rev It Up Crew for excellent picture opportunities. The kids will enjoy having their picture taken with Monkey Wrench, the Atlanta Motor Speedway official mascot.
A popular dirt racing track in Pooler, the Oglethorpe Speedway Park sees some of Coastal Georgia's most popular mini stock and stock car races. Drop by to enjoy events like the annual Sideways in Savannah, go kart racing, OSP Racing, and the Annual Showdown in Savannah.
When you next travel to Georgia and visit the coast, plan a day of hot rods, exhaust, and photo-finishes at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park. There are many excellent and world class attractions in Georgia, helping make your stay a great success – don't pass on a chance to see some racing at the Oglethorpe Speedway Park.
An ideal destination for race fans, Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile road course in northern Georgia near Braselton. Opened in 1970, Road Atlanta hosts major races events like AMA Superbike, Suzuki Superbike Showdown, and the American Le Mans Series. Road Atlanta features 12 turns and is owned by NASCAR through Panoz Motor Sports Group. It is less than six miles north of Braselton.
The inaugural race at Road Atlanta was held on September 13, 1970 – it was a 300km Can-Am event. In early October, be sure to catch the annual Petit Le Mans, an ultra competitive endurance style race where it's the first to 1,000 miles or when 10 hours is up, which ever comes first. Road Atlanta is one of the most popular and attractive racing venues in Georgia, and is just across from the Lanier National Speedway.