Nissan deltaWing History Motor City

Nissan DeltaWing History

Nissan deltaWing History Motor City

The Nissan DeltaWing has grabbed headlines, turned heads, and divided opinions wherever it has gone. For Nissan, a company known for delivering innovation that excites, this project has gathered great momentum throughout the season, providing excitement for fans of motorsport but has also caught the eye of non-motorsport fans intrigued by the car’s unique design.

Here we look back at how it all started – a timeline of DeltaWing development. (more…)

Raod Atlanta Road Racing App

Road Atlanta Offers Mobile App for IPhone, IPad and Andriod Users

Raod Atlanta Road Racing App

Finally! One of the first race track phone apps has been released! Road Atlanta is right with the curve of technology trying to make the fan experience even better! This application can be downloaded for free on iPhones (click here) or Android (click here).

The app serves many purposes for our fans:

Navigation
The Road Atlanta phone app is intended to help fans navigate around the facility. It has an interactive track map that is GPS enabled. The map shows everything from the turns of the track, restrooms, concessions and souvenir locations to medical and camping/parking areas. The most important part of the app shows fans where the shuttle stops are and what routes they take.

News Updates
The app also keeps fans connected with the latest updates from Road Atlanta and Petit Le Mans with the news section. This is updated frequently so fans can check back anytime throughout the year.

Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda Timing/Scoring
Petit Le Mans can be a difficult race to follow and keep track of who is in the lead. We are making this easy on fans with live timing and scoring. Check in anytime here to know lead teams.

Track and Event Schedules
Of course, we added our yearly schedule and event schedules as well. This will help keep our fans in the loop of what is happening year-round and during each event!

As you can see, the Road Atlanta app will be helpful on many levels and will be a very useful tool for those at the track for an event and for those at home wanting to stay in touch.

Skip Barber Road Atlanta Open House 2012 Miata MX5 Cup Car Skid Pad Hot Laps

Skip Barber Hosts Road Atlanta Open House

Skip Barber Road Atlanta Open House 2012 Miata MX5 Cup Car Skid Pad Hot Laps
Skip Barber Racing School will host the 3rd Annual FREE Open House at Road Atlanta on Friday, May 4, 2012. Tickets are limited, register ONLINE today for either the morning or afternoon session.

 

Spend the day getting free seat time in Mazda MX-5 Miata on the Autocross course, taking hot laps arounud the full 2.54 mile track in a Playboy Cup Car, drifting the RX-8 on the Skidpad, or riding along in a Lotus Evora, Lexus ISF, Porsche 911 or Cayman.

 

Last year we had a great time attending the event at the 2.54 mile 12 turn road course that hosts the Petite LeMans. I took dad along and meet up with our friend Brian Medford from AutoTrader Classics. After passing pleasantries our competitive edge (egos) got the best of us and we battled it out on the Skipad and infield Autocross course to see who was the best driver. Brian took the 2012 Miata out first in Autocross, but appeared to be out for more of a Sunday drive than a record lap attempt. The fact that I daily drive a Miata proved to be a huge advantage as I dazzled the race instructors and set the base lap of session. Dad, who drives a Mustang, was quickest of the line, but his brisk pace was offset by his off track excursions.

 

On the Skidpad we all found the RX-8 slightly unresponsive, under powered and overweight. The car suffers from alternating understeer and overtsteer and the back end wants to dance around as soon as you lose traction. One dad decided that driving the RX-8 was like have a dance partner with two left feet he decided to set the record for consecutive 360s. He managed 3 full spins before being hauled back to the pits. I managed to drift a quarter lap before losing control, but spent the vast majority of my time on the pad dodging other drivers. Brain rebounded from the Autocross and had the Mazda sideways for 3/4 of a lap.

 

The verdict? Great fun was had all in Hotlanta. Dad got the win for having the most fun. Skip Barber and Road Atlanta get props for hosting such a fun event, and having nice cold water on hand. Can’t wait to get back to the track again!

 

 3rd Annual FREE Open House at Road Atlanta on Friday, May 4, 2012
Activities include:

Skip Barber Racing School Open House Road Atlanta Mazda Speed3 Girl

– Riding Hot Laps on track in a Mazda MX-5 Cup Car with the best instructors
– Driving a Mazda RX-8 on the Skid Pad
– Driving a Mazda on the Autocross
– Riding in a Lotus Evora, Lexus ISF, Porsche 911 or Cayman
 Attendees will be able to receive up to 20% OFF retail programs purchased at the event.
 Don’t wait to use your vacation time, if your boss doesn’t understand, just bring them along. See what Skip Barber Racing School has to offer at one of the world’s most famous race tracks. Click on the links below to register for either the 8AM-12PM or 1PM-5PM session.

Be prepared, having fun is mandatory.

*Minors will not be permitted to attend this event.
**No open-toed shoes permitted
speed@skipbarber.com