Large Field Set for Oct. 8-11 HSR Atlanta Fall Historics

Braselton, GA — A robust entry list of cars and legendary drivers will converge on Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta for Historic Sportscar Racing’s Oct. 8-11 Fall Historics.

Photo: Patrick Tremblay (HSR)

With more than 175 cars on the entry list, the field is twice the size of last year’s Fall Historics.

The competition schedule includes five feature races and the WeatherTech Sprint races for all run groups in the standard Saturday/Sunday doubleheader format.

Photo: Patrick Tremblay (HSR)

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 1965 Chevrolet Corvette Roadster. Elliott’s entry this year is a NASCAR-spec 2014 Camaro.

Photo: Patrick Tremblay (HSR)

Evernham — the winning NASCAR crew chief, team owner and innovator who was a short track driver early in his career — is entered in a pair of Corvettes, including the 1965 that Elliott won in last year and a 2011 Corvette C6. Evernham is also listed as a co-driver with Dave Roberts in a 2013 Audi R8 LMS GT3.

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.

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