Road Atlanta is a 2.54-mile (4.08KM) permanent road course located in Braselton, USA. The circuit was built in 1969, and took only 6 months to built, with the first race taking place the next year. Events at the circuit gained popularity, and larger events took place at the Road Atlanta track. In 1978, the circuit was sold, and passed through various different owners in the next decade, and the because circuit did not get the attention needed (As well as being involved in drug smuggling), it meant bankruptcy in 1993. Fortunately a group of businessmen took over and started to make the necessary improvements, which carried on when the new owners (Don Panoz of Panoz motorsports) took place in 1996. Events held at the circuit included the petit Le Mans, a 12 hour endurance race which is often used as a test for the Le Mans 24 hours. With 12 corners and countless gradient changes the track is challenging to drive, and is enjoyed by drivers and fans alike. A little interesting fact about the Road Atlanta circuit (and the Petit Le Mans) is the car corrals they usually have set aside for different car makes. In turn it means you can view all the awesome cars that the fans turn up in, all in the designated area! At the petit Le Mans, they had a Porsche, Corvette, Audi and Ferrari corral, providing super viewing during the breaks.