Next Weekend at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta
Growing List of More Than 175 Entries Nearly Doubles 2019 HSR Atlanta Fall Historics Entry List
Hall of Famers and Racing Legends Bill Elliott, Ray Evernham and More Return to Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for Four Days of On-Track HSR Action
A large field of cars and current and legendary driving stars are set for next weekend's Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) Fall Historics at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta, October 8 - 11.
The full weekend of competition on the 2.54-mile road course North of Atlanta kicks-off a three-race stretch featuring some of HSR's most popular events and venues that are favorites of race fans and competitors alike from around the world.
It all starts next weekend in Georgia, however, where on-track competitor battles will be renewed and off-track camaraderie rekindled after HSR paused its 2020 racing schedule for more than half a year in support of the global fight against COVID-19.
After returning to the track for the first time in 2020 last month at Road America in a guest appearance with the VSCDA, the Fall Historics is the first traditional and fully HSR sanctioned event of the year, and competitors have enthusiastically responded.
The current entry list of more than 175 cars is nearly twice the size of last year's Fall Historics field and promises a weekend of HSR racing not to be missed.
Among the drivers returning to the 2.54-mile Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta is NASCAR legend Bill Elliott. "Awesome Bill from Dawsonville" was inducted into the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America (MSHFA) in 2007 and the NASCAR Hall of Fame in 2015, but he has continued his winning ways on track in HSR the last few seasons.
At last year's Fall Historics, Elliott scored the overall and American-class victories in the Sasco Sports International/American Challenge sprint race. Driving the Ray Evernham-owned No. 19 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster, Elliott's win was his fourth HSR feature race victory of the 2019 season in three different race cars.
Elliott first swept the Stock Car class wins in last year's HSR Mitty at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta and backed it up one race later at Barber Motorsports Park with his first overall HSR Sasco Sports International/American Challenge victory.
Elliott's entry for this year's Fall Historics is a NASCAR-spec 2014 Camaro carrying his trademark No. 9.
Evernham, the winning NASCAR crew chief, team owner and innovator who was a short track driver early in his career, is also set to return to HSR competition at the Fall Historics. The 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee is entered in a pair of Corvettes, including the 1965 No. 19 roadster Elliott won in last year and a 2011 No. 9 Corvette C6. Evernham is also listed as a co-driver with Dave Roberts in a 2013 Audi R8 LMS GT3.
A jam-packed HSR schedule of Atlanta Fall Historics events includes five feature races and the always exciting WeatherTech Sprint races for all run groups in the standard Saturday/Sunday doubleheader format.
The feature-race lineup includes two B.R.M. Chronographes Enduro Challenges, Friday's weekend-opening Sasco Sports International/American Challenge sprint and Sunday's HSR Stoner Car Care Global GT and HSR Classic RS Cup races.
The one-hour B.R.M. Enduros are home to specific and period-matching groups of race cars. Saturday's Vintage and GT Classic (GTC) race features a variety of cars from the 1960s and '70s while Sunday's Historic, Prototype and GT Modern (GTM) B.R.M. race is home to race cars from primarily this century.
Friday's Sasco Sports race is a production-car showcase of big-bore American iron going head-to-head with top sports cars from Europe and beyond. The flat-out sprint has competitors racing for the overall win in addition to top-three honors in the International, American and Porsche classes.
The popular HSR Stoner Car Care Global GT and HSR Classic RS Cup series share the track in a dual-feature sprint race Sunday afternoon. Global GT showcases contemporary but retired GT racing machines while the Classic RS Cup rekindles the thrill of the original 1970's International Race of Champions (IROC) Porsche series.
In addition to weekend spectator tickets, camping is available and a great trackside way to take in all of the HSR racing action. COVID-19 social distancing rules and CDC recommended safety guidelines will be mandatory for all spectators and participants throughout the HSR Fall Historics weekend. For complete ticket and camping options, please click here for HSRTickets.com.