Motul Petit Le Mans at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, Sep. 28 to Oct. 1
Start your engines! Join 140,000 racing enthusiasts from around the world at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta on Sept. 28 to Oct. 1, 2022. With four days of on-track battles culminating in the 10-hour IMSA WeatherTech Championship finale showdown, the action is nonstop. Don’t miss the 25th anniversary of one of the biggest sporting events in the Southeast.
While you satisfy your need for speed, slow down and discover Braselton, a small town with big charm that attracts racing enthusiasts from around the world. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, world-class dining options, Chateau Elan Golf Club’s 45 holes of championship golf, and a quaint historic downtown—all right at your doorstep.
Race fans at the Motul Petit Le Mans, November 2021
For the past 20+ years, Motul Petit Le Mans has been THE sporting event in the southeast to experience. And this year is the Motul Petit Le Mans’ 25th anniversary, and the racing is guaranteed to be action packed and full of high-octane excitement for the whole family. In addition to the feature race, four other series will be competing for victory: the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge (Fox Factory 120), the Porsche Carrera Cup North America, the Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup, and the IMSA Prototype Challenge.
Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is recognized as one of the world's best road courses and has been hosting sportscar racing for more than 50 years. The multi-purpose motor sports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres and attracts more than 320,000 visitors annually.
Road Atlanta’s racing legacy began in 1969 with an attempt to save the Can-Am race, and over the years it has been the setting for historic races such as the 300km Can-Am, Formula 5000, Trans-Am and the SCCA Runoffs, and the Petit Le Mans. It has been the proving ground for racing legends such as Vic Elford, Tony Dean, Paul Newman, Mario Andretti and Darrell Waltrip. And it is the testing ground for performance, automotive engineering, and the newest technological advances in racing.
As one of the top entertainment centers in Georgia, Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta offers individuals, families and large corporate groups a fun and family-friendly environment. The Kids 12 & Under Are Always Free policy gives families an affordable family outing. Families share the thrill of competition and the passion of motorsport along with an unbeatable fan experience. There are camping options and golf cart rentals so that everyone can stay, get around comfortably, and satisfy their need for speed for the entire race weekend.
Nestled in the foothills of North Georgia, discover historic Downtown Braselton. The vibe here is a little bit southern and a lot more relaxed. The Town Green hosts events, arts and music. There are quaint shops and antiques all within walking distance. Stroll or ride a vintage-inspired trolley to shopping, dining, nightlife and family fun among Braselton’s historic landmarks. While you are exploring Braselton, slow down and enjoy two local taprooms or a winery.
Braselton Brewing Company located in Historic Downtown Braselton
Braselton Brewing Company
Located in a restored cotton gin, enjoy craft beer and comfort food served up in a casual pet-friendly neighborhood brewpub at Braselton Brewing Company. The tap list includes some interesting choices like The Hefe that Killed Elvis and the Love Magnet IPA, and they also sell wine and brew cocktails.
Beer & Wine Bar at Flourish Taproom
Stroll just across the way to another restored historic building, The 1904 building. The second floor is home to Flourish Taproom. It was founded with the idea of creating a community gathering place. There are 20 craft beers on tap as well as a wide variety of wines and ciders. This is not a restaurant but they do serve light snacks and some meats/cheeses from Boars Head, or guests can order from a local restaurant.
The Chateau Elan Winery Tasting Room
Chateau Elan Winery
For those who prefer grapes to barley and hops, visit the winery at Chateau Elan, just a few minutes from downtown Braselton. The resort is reminiscent of an elegant French country estate with lush vineyards, spa, golf, tennis, winery and eight restaurants. One of the largest and most awarded wineries on the East Coast, Chateau Elan Winery offers a selection of more than 30 wines from locally made muscadine wine to the premium Fingerprint Collection. The winery is also open daily for guided tours and tastings.
Yurt interior at Fort Yargo State Park in Winder, GA
Camping, RVs, cabins & yurts
Ticket holders can choose to camp/RV onsite and close to the action at the raceway. At the time of this posting, there are no reserved spots available, but the raceway does offer non-reserved spots. See roadatlanta.com for more information. Just 12 miles away in Winder, Fort Yargo State Park is another camping option. The park offers tent, trailer, and RV campsites, recently renovated cottages and even “glamping” yurt reservations.
Braselton has seven in-town hotel options for travelers of all budgets.
Looking for a bit more luxury—and maybe a couple of rounds of golf—during your stay? Just minutes away, Chateau Elan Resort offers a choice of luxurious accommodations, including inn rooms and suites, spa suites and villas.
The on-track action at Motul Petit Le Mans is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat, but be sure to also slow down and enjoy the attractions around Braselton during your stay. Use the handy Explore Braselton Trip Planner to map out your itinerary and plan your race weekend.