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      07-16-2019, 03:17 PM   #1
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2019 Petit LeMans @ Road Atlanta - travel tips

After many years of wanting to go, I'm finally headed to Petit this year, then to BMW CCA Oktoberfest in Greenville

Corral tickets go on sale Aug 1st, but where does everyone stay? Checking AirBnB, there's some cool places in Lake Lanier and Lawrenceville, are those decent places? Any other suggestions?

I've been to my fair share of IMSA/F1 races, so I know what to bring. Just looking for some local area tips amongst motorsport fans.
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Those aren't bad areas at all. If you want to be fancy, check to see if there's room at Chateau Elan. Its only a couple of miles from the track.

What's your plan? Just the race on Saturday, or are you coming in early for all the practice days?
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Those aren't bad areas at all. If you want to be fancy, check to see if there's room at Chateau Elan. Its only a couple of miles from the track.

What's your plan? Just the race on Saturday, or are you coming in early for all the practice days?
I won't get there until Friday so I'll check out practice/qualifying, then race on Saturday.

Seems like Chateau Elan is booked.

Any great places in the area to eat?
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Anyone else going? Bought my corral tickets and 4 day superticket already, so I'm counting down the days! Plus, I heard that BMW is bringing in the hospitality chalet that they had at Sebring

Anything good to do at Lake Lanier?
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I'm not sure I'm going to make it this year.

As a chapter president, I'm sure you're aware that BMW NA and BMWCCA don't always play nicely together. Your corral tickets don't get you into the hospitality chalet. Its been a point of contention for several years at this event that BMW NA doesn't seem to recognize that the CCA exists.
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I'm not sure I'm going to make it this year.

As a chapter president, I'm sure you're aware that BMW NA and BMWCCA don't always play nicely together. Your corral tickets don't get you into the hospitality chalet. Its been a point of contention for several years at this event that BMW NA doesn't seem to recognize that the CCA exists.
I think we have a good relationship with BMWNA, especially with the Performance Center. They've historically supported our VIR corral in more ways than I could have asked; this is my first time at Petit, so I'm excited to be there.

I know corral tickets won't get me into hospitality, so I made other arrangements
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