Petit Le Mans 2017 Racetrack Painting

This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Petit Le Mans. APM was contracted by Road Atlanta for specialty racetrack painting services for this big event.  The Petit Le Mans race is a 10hrs. endurance race covering approx. 1000 miles (390+ laps) on the 2.54 mile Road Atlanta course.  Our racetrack painting crew was rapidly dispatched from Michigan taking advantage of clear Atlanta weather along with a 2 day closed track “maintenance” work window.

Marking this years anniversary race Road Atlanta received a revised color scheme on all race curbs.  Past color was alternating (Dark Green) & (White) combination.  The new color (Road Atlanta Green & Road Atlanta Yellow) both colors are from a custom creation, following the brands logo colors.

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Racetrack finish lineCheckered finish line

Our crew members were able to service the entire 2.54 mile track in 2 days!

The project scope for this racetrack painting project covered: 33,000+ lineal feet of 6″ (white & yellow) lines, 18,000+ square feet of multi-colored curbs.  Our crew members pulled two long shifts on Monday and Tuesday to ensure track would be ready for Wednesday morning’s kick off to racing events.  Not a easy task considering this job required multiple colors along with ensuring proper cure times were met.  This marks our third time painting the historic track, typically we service track just ahead of the MotoAmerica superbike series.  Our crew members did enjoy seeing all the behind the scenes action of race teams arriving and unloading.

Petit Le MansPorsche Motul Petit Le Mans racer

The Motul Petit Le Mans will be airing live on Fox Sports

Painting racetracks requires more than just ambition and a paint machine.  It takes extensive planning and preparation to ensure project is completed on time.  Specialized materials is also key to a successful, durable & professional painting.  Advanced Pavement Marking crews have extensive experience with large scale pavement marking projects including servicing racetracks.  Our team members know what it takes to plan and prepare for projects all across the USA.  When it comes to professional materials, we use only the absolute best!  From the specialized FIA & FIM approved 09NS “Circuit Paint” to ultra durable coatings we use them all.  When it’s time to apply these various coatings our crews utilize specialized application equipment built specifically for racetrack painting.  Standard striping equipment DOES NOT work for servicing racetrack painting.

Racetrack painting machineMarking Gunspavement painting hand gun

From airports, roads, warehouses, racetracks and more we have the experience, equipment and materials to do the job right!

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