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2011 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta Photo Gallery

Photos by Zerin Dube/Speed:Sport:Life

I finally had time to sit down and crunch through the thousands of photos taken on race weekend to come up with some of my favorites from the American Le Mans Series at Petit Le Mans.  Some of these photos are from various practice sessions and qualifying sessions but most are from race day.  Take a good look at the early morning shots versus the shots towards the evening and you’ll see the kind of grit these drivers go through to survive the 1,000 mile/10-hour enduro that is the excitement of Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

Full photo gallery after the jump…

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Peugeot Sport Takes Pole At 2011 Petit Le Mans

Photos: Zerin Dube/Speed:Sport:Life

Anthony Davidson captured the pole for the second year in a row in the #7 Peugeot Sport 908 during Friday’s qualifying session for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with a lap time of 1:07.556.

Audi Sport will try to hold off the Peugeot 908s from winning their third straight Petit Le Mans with the pair of R18 TDIs.  Timo Bernhard showed how competitive the two European teams are by qualifying second in the #1 Audi R18 TDI only 0.128 seconds beind Davidson’s 908.  The top four cars set qualifying times within 0.585 seconds of one another.

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2009 Petit Le Mans Mega Photo Gallery

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Photos by Zerin Dube

When we hit the road for the 2009 Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6, we knew we were in for a special few days at the race track.  With the weather reports predicting gloom and doom over the skies of Atlanta, we prepared for the worst and figured the weather would at least for some interesting racing.  We weren’t disappointed in the least.   Thankfully, the weather gave us a couple of days of fantastic weather with blue skies and sunshine before the heavens opened up on Saturday. 

Now that we’re back home (with a few bumps, bruises and fire ant bites), we can get to work.  Jack Baruth will be posting up his thoughts on the weekend in a new Avoidable Contact post that will be up soon, and Nick Salvatore is busy twittering away about the weekend.  So, I guess that leaves me to produce something of value from the trip by way of these photo galleries.  I’ve created several galleries from the various events throughout the weekend and inserted them all into this post.   I probably have a few more photos to upload to each of the galleries throughout the day, but this should get you started.  

View full 2009 Petit Le Mans Photo Galleries after the jump

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2009 Petit Le Mans – Day 1 Gallery

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Photos by Zerin Dube

The S:S:L team of Jack Baruth, Nick Salvatore and Zerin Dube are hard at work in Atlanta for the cornerstone race of the American Le Mans series, Petit Le Mans.  We arrived at Road Atlanta yesterday and spent the day meeting folks, getting some paperwork taken care of, and enjoying the sights and sounds of the race.  Today, we get to work to bring you as much photographic coverage as we can, along with a couple of interviews with the Audi Sport team.  In the meantime, enjoy these photos from Day 1.  We’ll have MANY more throughout the weekend!

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More photos after the jump!

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Speed:Sport:Life Radio: I Love Guinness Edition

Behold, our new, colon-filled title! Seriously, Speed:Sport:Life is a much better title than Dubspeed Driven, despite my ineffectual and half-hearted grousing to the contrary, since, as I mention in the podcast, it’s hard to make a quality first impression that shows off our professionalism and dedication to the honest truth about the automotive industry when I have the word “Dub” tacked onto the front of my name badge. And the fact that I’m roughly 20 years too young to be considered a human being in the automotive industry. And my wardrobe, which consists almost entirely of jeans and t-shirts purchased off the Internet. But I’ll be damned if we didn’t fix that first problem! Anyway, we’ve got a quality but short podcast for you this week. Enjoy.