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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.

Grand Prix of Atlanta
VenueRoad Atlanta
First race1970
Last race2013
Duration2 hours, 45 minutes
Previous namesGrand Prix of Road Atlanta
Most wins (driver)Peter Gregg (6)
Most wins (team)Brumos Racing (4)
Most wins (manufacturer)Porsche (15)

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.

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WinnersEdit

Date Overall Winner(s) Team Car Distance/Duration Race Title Report
IMSA GT Championship
1973   Peter Gregg   Peter Gregg Porsche 911 Carrera 200 miles (320 km) Camel 200 report
1974   Al Holbert
  Elliott Forbes-Robinson
  Paris Properties Porsche Carrera RSR 6 hours 6 Hours of Atlanta report
1975   Peter Gregg   Brumos Porsche Porsche Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km) report
  Al Holbert   Holbert's Porsche-Audi Porsche Carrera RSR 100 miles (160 km)
1976 (spring)   Al Holbert   Dickinson/Holbert Racing Chevy Monza 100 miles (160 km) report
1976 (fall)   Al Holbert
  Jim Busby
  Busby Racing Chevy Monza 500 km (310 mi) WZGC 93 FM Camel GT report
1977 (spring)   Al Holbert   Holbert Racing Chevy Monza 100 miles (160 km) WQXI Camel GT Road Atlanta 100 Miles report
1977 (fall)   David Hobbs   McLaren North America BMW 320i Turbo 100 miles (160 km) Labor Day Race report
1978 (spring)   Peter Gregg   Brumos Porsche-Audi Porsche 935 100 miles (160 km) Camel GT Challenge report
1978 (fall)   Peter Gregg   Brumos Porsche-Audi Porsche 935 100 miles (160 km) Arthur Montgomery 100 Camel GT Challenge report
1979 (spring)   Peter Gregg   Brumos Porsche-Audi Porsche 935/79 100 miles (160 km) report
1979 (fall)   Peter Gregg   Peter Gregg Racing Porsche 935/79 100 miles (160 km) report
1980 (spring)   Bill Whittington   Whittington Brothers Racing Porsche 935 K3 100 miles (160 km) report
1980 (fall)   John Fitzpatrick   Dick Barbour Racing Porsche 935 K3/80 50 miles (80 km) report
  Giampiero Moretti   Momo/Electrodyne Porsche 935J 50 miles (80 km)
1981 (spring)   John Fitzpatrick   John Fitzpatrick Racing Porsche 935 K3/80 100 miles (160 km) report
1981 (fall)   Brian Redman   Cooke Woods Racing Lola T600-Chevrolet 150 miles (80 km) report
1982 (spring)   John Paul, Jr.   JLP Racing Porsche 935 JLP-3 150 miles (80 km) report
1982 (fall)   John Paul, Jr.
  John Paul, Sr.
  JLP Racing Porsche 935 JLP-3 500 km (310 mi) Sprite 500 Camel GT Endurance report
1983   Bob Tullius
  Bill Adam
  Group 44 Jaguar XJR-5 500 km (310 mi) Nissan/Datsun Camel GT 500 Kilometers report
1984   Don Whittington   Marty Hinze Racing March 83G-Chevrolet 500 km (310 mi) Road Atlanta 500 Kilometers Camel GT report
1985   Brian Redman
  Hurley Haywood
  Group 44 Jaguar XJR-5 500 km (310 mi) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix Camel GT report
1986   Sarel van der Merwe
  Doc Bundy
  Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette GTP 500 km (310 mi) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Camel Grand Prix report
1987   James Weaver
  Price Cobb
  Dyson Racing Porsche 962 500 km (310 mi) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Grand Prix report
1988   Geoff Brabham
  John Morton
  Electramotive Engineering Nissan GTP ZX-T 500 km (310 mi) Atlanta Journal-Constitution Camel GP report
1989   Geoff Brabham
  Chip Robinson
  Electramotive Engineering Nissan GTP ZX-T 500 km (310 mi) Nissan Camel Grand Prix of Road Atlanta report
1990   Geoff Brabham
  Derek Daly
  Nissan Performance Nissan GTP ZX-T 500 km (310 mi) Nissan Grand Prix of Atlanta report
1991   Davy Jones   Bud Light/Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJR-16 300 km (190 mi) Nissan Grand Prix of Road Atlanta report
1992   Davy Jones   Jaguar Racing Jaguar XJR-14 1 hour, 45 minutes Nissan Grand Prix of Road Atlanta report
1993   Juan Manuel Fangio II   All American Racers Eagle Mk III-Toyota 1 hour, 45 minutes Toyota Grand Prix of Atlanta report
1994   Jay Cochran   Euromotorsport Ferrari 333SP 2 hours IMSA Grand Prix of Atlanta report
1995   James Weaver   Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 3 hours Rain-X/Motorola Grand Prix of Atlanta report
1996   Gianpiero Moretti
  Max Papis
  Momo Corse Ferrari 333SP 3 hours Advance Auto Parts presents The Grand Prix of Atlanta report
1997   Butch Leitzinger
  James Weaver
  Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 2 hours NAPA Auto Parts Grand Prix of Atlanta
Presented By Royal Purple Motor Oil
report
1998   Butch Leitzinger
  James Weaver
  Dyson Racing Riley & Scott Mk III-Ford 3 hours, 45 minutes Sports Car Grand Prix at Road Atlanta report
American Le Mans Series
1999   Eric van de Poele
  Mimmo Schiattarella
  Team Rafanelli SRL 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   Johnny Herbert
  JJ Lehto
  ADT Champion Racing Audi R8 2 hours, 45 minutes Chevy Grand Prix of Atlanta report
2004 not held
2005   Marco Werner
  JJ Lehto
  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   Scott Pruett
  Memo Rojas
  Chip Ganassi Racing Riley Mk. XXVI-BMW 2 hours, 45 minutes Visual Studio Ultimate Grand Prix of Atlanta report

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