Grand Prix of Atlanta

The Grand Prix of Atlanta is a sports car race held at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Georgia. The first running was held in 1973, as part of the IMSA GT Championship. The race was held annually from 1973 until 1999, with separate spring and fall races held from 1976–1982. With the rise of the Petit Le Mans as Road Atlanta's marquee sports car event, the Grand Prix was held only sporadically in the American Le Mans Series era.

In 1993 only, the event was held on the combined road course at Atlanta Motor Speedway[1] as Road Atlanta was going through a bankruptcy and sale.

In 2020 due to New York state restrictions for crowds because of COVID-19, the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen was moved to Road Atlanta.

Winners

Date Overall Winner(s) Team Car Distance/Duration Race Title Report
IMSA GT Championship
Road Atlanta
1973 United States Peter Gregg United States Peter Gregg Porsche 911 Carrera 200 miles (320 km) Camel 200
1974 United States Al Holbert
United States Elliott Forbes-Robinson
United States Paris Properties Porsche Carrera RSR 6 hours 6 Hours of Atlanta
1975 United States Peter Gregg United States Brumos Porsche Porsche Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km)
United States Al Holbert United States Holbert's Porsche-Audi Porsche Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km)
1976
(spring)
United States Al Holbert United States Dickinson/Holbert Racing Chevy Monza 100 miles (160 km)
1976
(fall)
United States Al Holbert
United States
United States Chevy Monza 500 km (310 mi) WZGC 93 FM Camel GT
1977
(spring)
United States Al Holbert United States Holbert Racing Chevy Monza 100 miles (160 km) WQXI Camel GT Road Atlanta 100 Miles
1977
(fall)
United Kingdom David Hobbs United Kingdom McLaren North America BMW 320i Turbo 100 miles (160 km) Labor Day Race
1978
(spring)
United States Peter Gregg United States Brumos Porsche-Audi Porsche 935 100 miles (160 km) Camel GT Challenge
1978
(fall)
United States Peter Gregg United States Brumos Porsche-Audi Porsche 935 100 miles (160 km) Arthur Montgomery 100 Camel GT Challenge
1979
(spring)
United States Peter Gregg United States Brumos Porsche-Audi Porsche 935/79 100 miles (160 km)
1979
(fall)
United States Peter Gregg United States Peter Gregg Racing Porsche 935/79 100 miles (160 km)
1980
(spring)
United States Bill Whittington United States Porsche 935 K3 100 miles (160 km)
1980
(fall)
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United States Porsche 935 K3/80 50 miles (80 km)
Italy Giampiero Moretti Italy Momo/Electrodyne Porsche 935J 50 miles (80 km)
1981
(spring)
United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick United Kingdom John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 935 K3/80 100 miles (160 km)
1981
(fall)
United Kingdom Brian Redman United States Lola T600-Chevrolet 150 miles (80 km)
1982
(spring)
United States John Paul, Jr. United States Porsche 935 JLP-3 150 miles (80 km)
1982
(fall)
United States John Paul, Jr.
United States John Paul, Sr.
United States Porsche 935 JLP-3 500 km (310 mi) Sprite 500 Camel GT Endurance
1983 United States Bob Tullius
Canada Bill Adam
United States Jaguar XJR-5 500 km (310 mi) Nissan/Datsun Camel GT 500 Kilometers
1984 United States Don Whittington United States March 83G-Chevrolet 500 km (310 mi) Road Atlanta 500 Kilometers Camel GT
1985 United Kingdom Brian Redman
United States Hurley Haywood
United States Jaguar XJR-5 500 km (310 mi) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix Camel GT
1986 South Africa Sarel van der Merwe
United States Doc Bundy
United States Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette GTP 500 km (310 mi) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Camel Grand Prix
1987 United Kingdom James Weaver
United States Price Cobb
United States Dyson Racing Porsche 962 500 km (310 mi) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix
1988 Australia Geoff Brabham
United States John Morton
United States Nissan GTP ZX-T 500 km (310 mi) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Camel GP
1989 Australia Geoff Brabham
United States Chip Robinson
United States Nissan GTP ZX-T 500 km (310 mi) Nissan Camel Grand Prix of Road Atlanta
1990 Australia Geoff Brabham
Republic of Ireland Derek Daly
United States Nissan GTP ZX-T 500 km (310 mi) Nissan Grand Prix of Atlanta
1991 United States Davy Jones United Kingdom Bud Light/Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJR-16 300 km (190 mi) Nissan Grand Prix of Road Atlanta
1992 United States Davy Jones United Kingdom Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJR-14 1 hour,
45 minutes
Nissan Grand Prix of Road Atlanta
Atlanta Motor Speedway ROVAL
1993 Argentina Juan Manuel Fangio II United States All American Racers Eagle Mk III-Toyota 1 hour,
45 minutes
Toyota Grand Prix of Atlanta
Road Atlanta
1994 United States United States Euromotorsport Ferrari 333SP 2 hours IMSA Grand Prix of Atlanta
1995 United Kingdom James Weaver United States Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 3 hours Rain-X/Motorola Grand Prix of Atlanta
1996 Italy Gianpiero Moretti
Italy Max Papis
Italy Momo Corse Ferrari 333SP 3 hours Advance Auto Parts presents The Grand Prix of Atlanta
1997 United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom James Weaver
United States Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 2 hours NAPA Auto Parts Grand Prix of Atlanta
Presented By Royal Purple Motor Oil
1998 United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom James Weaver
United States Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 3 hours,
45 minutes
Sports Car Grand Prix at Road Atlanta
American Le Mans Series
1999 Belgium Eric van de Poele
Italy Mimmo Schiattarella
Italy Riley & Scott Mk III-Judd 2 hours,
45 minutes
The Grand Prix at Road Atlanta presented by Lease Plan USA report
2000

2002
not held
2003 United Kingdom Johnny Herbert
Finland JJ Lehto
United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours,
45 minutes
Chevy Grand Prix of Atlanta report
2004 not held
2005 Germany Marco Werner
Finland JJ Lehto
United States ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours,
45 minutes
Sportsbook.com Grand Prix of Atlanta report
2006

2012
not held
Rolex Sports Car Series
2013 United States Scott Pruett
Mexico Memo Rojas
United States Chip Ganassi Racing -BMW 2 hours,
45 minutes
Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta
2014

2019
not held
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
2020
6 hours 6 Hours of Atlanta

See also

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