Partner for Inaugural Road RallyFirst-ever Sports Car Road Rally set for Oct. 15-18, from Georgia to Virginia
Have a passion for sports cars? Have a desire to support a worthy cause? You can do both this October, and have fun in the process.The inaugural Grand-Am Sports Car Road Rally, a four-day, three-night journey through the mountains of Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia, will take place Oct. 15-18, less than a week following the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The rally is an all-inclusive package that includes hotel accommodations, meals, fuel, apparel, ride and drive at Virginia International Raceway and more.The event, which will visit some of the most luxurious resorts in the area and provide participants with some of the most beautiful scenery in the U.S., will benefit and bring awareness to Camp Boggy Creek, the official charity of Grand-Am. Camp Boggy Creek enriches the lives of children who have life-threatening illness by creating camping experiences that are memorable, exciting, fun, empowering, physically safe and medically sound.Participants will begin Thursday, Oct. 15 at the Chateau Élan Winery & Resort in Braselton, Ga., located a few miles north of Atlanta. The resort combines French and Southern hospitality, and is well-known for its scenic vineyards and on-site winery.From there, participants will travel about 100 miles north, just a few miles across the North Carolina border, to the Old Edwards Inn in Highlands. Old Edwards Inn operates as a full-service spa destination resort in the Smokey Mountains.On Saturday, participants will travel due east and arrive at Pinehurst Resort in Pinehurst, N.C. The resort has provided elegant and historic accommodations since it opened in 1895. And on Sunday, Oct. 18, participants will end their journey at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., the site of two Grand-Am race weekends in 2009. The track will host a ride and drive, giving participants the opportunity to tour, at speed, one of the most scenic tracks on the Grand-Am circuit.During the rally, participants will partake in fine dining, wine tastings and silent auctions. Other forms of entertainment, including an optional golf outing, are also scheduled.Participants may compete in any sports car they choose, and single (driver only) and double (driver and rider) packages are available. Space is limited, so interested parties are encouraged to register now. Corporate sponsorships are available.