Race Day

A few moments ago, there was a roar in the distance, fireworks in front of us and a rumble set into the air around us – the Petit Le Mans is under way at Road Atlanta in Brasleton, Ga., and my students are out there, everywhere.

We’ve been on-site since 7 a.m. – 15 students, five editors and our marketing representative from Canon (who came bearing gifts, but that’s a post for another time).

A few scenes …

Dave Tulis, with the Athens Banner-Herald, looks over images of pre-race activities for the Petit Le Mans with Anne Connaughton at Road Atlanta in Brasleton, Georgia, on Saturday, October 2, 2010. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson)

Woody Marshall, from the Macon Telegraph and one of the five editors at the workshop, works the pre-race activities for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Brasleton, Georgia, on Saturday, October 2, 2010. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson)

Melissa Harward works the pre-race activities for the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in Brasleton, Georgia, on Saturday, October 2, 2010. (Photo/Mark E. Johnson)