Road Atlanta was picked by Car and Driver as one of 6 road racing courses around the US that they say, "generally date back to a time when racetracks were supposed to have elevation changes, blind corners, and distinct personalities." And, "In the good old days, the danger was an accepted part of the deal, and we think a scintilla of fear makes for a more challenging competition venue." That's right, Road Atlanta was one of them! Road Atlanta is recognized as one the world's best road courses. Our multi-purpose motorsports facility is situated on 750 park-like acres in the rolling hills of Northeast Georgia. Road Atlanta is located 35 miles north of Atlanta and just minutes away from Chateau Elan, a 4-Star resort offering guests comfort and amenities such as three championship golf courses and a European-style Spa.
The facility is utilized for a wide variety of events, including professional and amateur sports car and motorcycle races, racing and driving schools, corporate programs, and testing for motorsports teams.
Road Atlanta is host to major events like Petit Le Mans, Drift Atlanta, and The Mitty.
Road Atlanta Track Facts:
- 2.54-mile, 12-turn world-class road course
- 320,000 annual visitors from 33 states and 18 countries
- Family-friendly atmosphere: Kids 12 & Under Are Always Free!
Pharmaceutical entrepreneur Don Panoz purchased Road Atlanta in 2006 and embarked on a major improvement program, drastically updating the circuit. Panoz also established the Petit Le Mans race in 1998 and the American Le Mans Series the following year. In 2012, Road Atlanta was purchased by NASCAR Holdings. Road Atlanta will join the new United SportsCar Racing Series in 2014, beginning an exciting new era of road racing in North America.
As one of the top entertainment centers in Georgia, Road Atlanta offers individuals, families, and large corporate groups a fun and family-friendly environment. Our Kids 12 & Under Are Always Free policy gives families an affordable family outing.
Gates open at 7:00 am on the first day of the event and remain open for 24 hours throughout the weekend. Children age 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by a ticket-holding adult. Children over 12 years are required to purchase tickets at full gate price. Be sure to visit the playground located next to the Jim Fitzgerald Memorial Park.
- Take I-85 to Exit 129
- Go West on Highway 53 approximately 5.5 miles
- Road Atlanta is on the left
- 53 E
- Exit 16 if traveling North on 985
- Exit 17 if Traveling South on 985
- Approx 6 miles
- Road Atlanta is on right
Distances to Road Atlanta
- Hartsfield Intl. Airport - 55 miles
- I-85 & I-285 Intersection - 35 miles
- I-75 & I-285 Intersection - 45 miles
- I-20 & I-285 Intersection (east) - 45 miles
- I-20 & I-285 Intersection (west) - 50 miles
Braselton, GA and area supporting Road America
The Town of Braselton has a rich heritage and the unique characteristic of being located not only in Jackson County but also spanning into three additional counties: Hall, Gwinnett, and Barrow. Our dynamic community is the home to the world-class amenity, Chateau Elan Winery, and Resort. The resort attracts more than half a million visitors a year and the adjoining Chateau Elan Golf and Residential community has thrived as part of Braselton. Add to this the excellent business location on the I-85 business corridor and you have a premier live, work, and play community that boasts an excellent quality of life.www.braselton.net/
Hampton Inn & Suites - Room Special $90 per night!
As the traffic of northern Atlanta slows and the multilane interstates narrow to become tree-line parkways, you'll find the Hampton Inn & Suites� Flowery Branch. Located off I-985 exit 12, on the banks of Lake Lanier, in the foothills of Appalachia, Flowery Branch is a quaint southern town with a bit of an adventuresome spirit. The charming, historic facades of the antique shops and art galleries along Main Street provide postcard-perfect snapshots that contrast sharply with the rugged hills of the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you're hunting antiques or seeking adventure, our hotel in Flowery Branch is conveniently located to be your perfect home base.
4660 Holland Dam Rd.
Flowery Branch, GA 30542
Best Western Plus
Feel right at home in the well-appointed, large rooms at this recently renovated Oakwood hotel. Enjoy the comfort of having cable or satellite television on a crystal clear LCD TV, free Wi-Fi, a desk, a coffee maker, a microwave, and a refrigerator in your room at this Oakwood hotel. Be sure to fuel up with our complimentary full breakfast, featuring coffee, cereal, fruit, juice, yogurt, eggs, and other hot items.
With easy access to Interstate 985 and within less than 10 miles of Flowery Branch, Gainesville and Braselton, you're sure to find something for everyone without ever needing to travel too far. Experience the excitement of local events like the Petit Le Mans race and other events at Road Atlanta or take in the natural beauty of Lake Lanier, North Georgia Mountains, Blue Ridge Mountains and the Chicopee Woods.
4535 Oakwood Dr
Oakwood, GA 30566
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
The Comfort Inn & Suites - Near Lake Lanier is conveniently located, providing easy access to Interstate 985 exit 8 and the surrounding area. This Buford, GA hotel is near many local points of interest, including the Atlanta Falcons Training Camp and Mall of Georgia.
This Buford, GA hotel offers many fine features and amenities, including free breakfast, free wi-fi, exercise room, outdoor pool.
All spacious guest rooms come equipped with hairdryers, coffee makers, microwaves, refrigerators, irons, and ironing boards. Valet cleaning services and a tour desk are both provided on the premises for added guest convenience.
4951 Bristol Industrial Way
Buford, GA 30518
Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Braselton
From the moment you arrive at the Country Inn & Suites Braselton hotel, you will experience the unique charm of one of the city's newest hotels. Our North Atlanta hotel boasts a gorgeous four-story atrium lobby and charming decor, with a unique combination of modern amenities and Southern hospitality. Conveniently located off I-85 exit 126, Country Inn & Suites provides easy access to Atlanta and the surrounding area. Our Braselton hotel's services include a deluxe complimentary hot breakfast, wireless Internet, flexible meeting space, a large indoor pool with a tranquil pool deck and a Fitness Center. At the new Country Inn & Suites Braselton, GA, we offer everything you need for the perfect trip to Georgia.
925 Hwy. 124
Braselton, GA 30517
Hampton Inn & Suites
Make the Hampton Inn & Suites Atlanta/Duluth/Gwinnett County hotel your first choice of hotels in Duluth, Georgia. Stay at our Duluth hotel and enjoy easy access to natural wonders such as Stone Mountain and Lake Lanier, as well as the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center and attractions in Atlanta. Our Duluth hotel also provides convenient access to many nearby businesses.
1725 Pineland Road
Duluth, GA 30096
Hilton Garden Inn
Treat yourself to an excellent lodging experience at the Hilton Garden Inn Gainesville, Georgia hotel located off I-985, exit 20. Spacious, amenity-rich guestrooms and suites along with the ultimate in southern hospitality ensure that business travelers and family vacationers will feel comfortable and welcome at our Gainesville, GA hotel.
The Hilton Garden Inn hotel services are plentiful and include an on-site restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, meeting rooms, and complimentary high-speed wireless Internet access.
1735 Browns Bridge Rd
Gainesville, Ga 30501