2016 #GRIDLIFE South at Road Atlanta


The event filled Road Atlanta’s infield paddock with all manner of vehicles, tow rigs, and camping gear, including some vendor pavilions. Front and center was Vaughn Gittin JR and other members of the Drift Alliance crew (Forsberg, Tuerck), who participated in the drift portion of the event.
Marketing isn’t necessarily just about making sales – vendors tried to do nice things for participants. Powerstop had a tent full of water to help people stay cool throughout the weekend. As is typical for late August in Atlanta, it was a scorching weekend with temperatures well into the 90-degree range.
Various car clubs were on site not just for show, but also to go.
Not all of the “clubs” took themselves too seriously, though.
One of the events during the #GRIDLIFE weekend is a time attack that they call TrackBattle. The format is interesting, with continual competition throughout the weekend which culminates in a #FINALGRID session where the top-12 fastest vehicles, regardless of class, compete on a single hot lap for extra bragging rights.
Even though the time attack was a competitive event, competitors still managed to be good sportsmen (and sportsladies!) — here two drivers are just relaxing during the cool down laps at the end of a session.

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