Regional Sports

Braves partner with Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Childrens Healthcare

Braves partner with Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Childrens Healthcare

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

ATLANTA — The Atlanta Braves have announced a new partnership with The Ryan Seacrest Foundation (RSF) that will create an ongoing collaboration between both organizations to support the Foundation’s work with children’s hospitals throughout the country, including Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. The Braves plan to integrate the foundation’s good works and programs into various elements […]

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Georgia-based Panoz looks to return to GT Racing

Georgia-based Panoz looks to return to GT Racing

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

MILNER NAMED PANOZ MANAGER; LOOKS TO GT4 EFFORT WITH NEW AVEZZANO BRASELTON – Tom Milner, motorsports veteran and team owner with more than 40 years of top-level auto racing experience, has been named manager, Panoz Racing. Milner oversees all motorsports efforts for the Georgia-based Panoz sports car brand. Milner is spearheading Panoz Racing’s development of […]

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Road Atlanta hosts Sports Car Racing Finale; Nielson makes History

Road Atlanta hosts Sports Car Racing Finale; Nielson makes History

| October 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer BRASELTON – The Road Atlanta course near Braselton hosted the finale of the IMSA Weather Tech Sports Car series Saturday.  Under clear skies and moderate temperatures, America’s premier sports car series crowned its class champions at the historic Georgia track. In the final race as a prototype team, […]

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A Conversation with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen

A Conversation with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer I was recently given the opportunity to have an exclusive interview with Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen.  The native of Denmark has had a long and successful career in racing, spanning everything from Formula One to Sports Cars.  His son, Kevin, currently drives in Formula One for the factory […]

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HSR hosts Packed Racing Weekend at Road Atlanta

HSR hosts Packed Racing Weekend at Road Atlanta

| September 18, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer BRASELTON, GEORGIA – The Road Atlanta circuit near Braselton hosted the Atlanta Fall Historics over the weekend, an event that saw a wide variety of racing cars and action. The event is organized and sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing, who manages events across the country to allow owners […]

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TPC Sawgrass features New Hole Design

TPC Sawgrass features New Hole Design

| September 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer PONTE VEDRA, FLORIDA – As golf prepares for the season finale at East Lake in Atlanta, big changes are under way at the TPC Sawgrass course in Ponte Vedra. The home of golf’s “fifth major”, the PLAYERS Championship, will feature redesigned holes, including holes 6 and 7. The […]

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The Mitty: A Spring Racing Tradition

The Mitty: A Spring Racing Tradition

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer ROAD ATLANTA – Decades of classic sports racing machines descended on Road Atlanta near Braselton for an incredible weekend of speed and history. Organized and sanctioned by Historic Sportscar Racing, the nation’s premier historic racing organization, The Mitty is an annual event that still brings excitement, speed, and […]

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Rub Elbows with History at a Champions Tour Event

Rub Elbows with History at a Champions Tour Event

| April 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

  Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer DULUTH – In professional sports today, spectators and fans seem more and more distant from the athletes they follow.  Security is tighter.  Ropes are farther away from the action.  And in golf, anyone who has attended a tournament knows some of the biggest stars can seem distant […]

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Regional Sports Car GT Racing Series Announced

Regional Sports Car GT Racing Series Announced

| April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer CLEARWATER –  Fans of sports car racing in the southeast will be treated to a new 5-race series based on late-model GT cars. Historic Sportscar Racing (HSR) announced a five-race championship, called the HSR Global GT series, showcasing modern GT race cars. It will debut on Memorial Day Weekend […]

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The 2016 IMSA Sports Car Season Roars to an Open

The 2016 IMSA Sports Car Season Roars to an Open

| January 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Chip Harp, Valdosta Today Sports Feature Writer DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY — The start of the 2016 Weather Tech SportsCar Championship launched into full gear as Daytona hosted the annual Roar before the Rolex 24 Hours testing event over the weekend. The annual dress rehearsal before the season-opening Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona showcased cars from […]

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