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The Panoz Motor Sports Group is an entity made up of the many motorsports holdings of Don Panoz. Headquartered in Braselton, Georgia, the Panoz Motor Sports Group includes several racing series and race tracks. The group also owns a racing school operating at multiple locations.
One of the main Panoz holdings is the American Le Mans Series. All aspects of the series are run from the Braselton headquarters. Panoz Motor Sports Group holdings also include famous Formula Ford builders Van Diemen, the Panoz Racing Series, Mosport International Raceway, Road Atlanta, Sebring Raceway and the Panoz Racing Schools.
The automobile side of the Panoz organization includes Panoz Auto Development, a company started in the late 1980s by Don's son Danny. Panoz Auto Development produces the Panoz AIV Roadster and Panoz Esperante, street legal road cars. Both automobiles are hand-crafted on-site at Braselton. An Esperante GTLM won the GT2 class at the 2006 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Panoz also builds the G-Force chassis used in the Indy Racing League IndyCar Series which have distinctive triangular air intake inlets. Panoz chassis driven by Gil de Ferran and Buddy Rice won the 2003 and 2004 Indianapolis 500 races. Panoz will also produce all chassis for the Champ Car World Series beginning with the 2007 season. Champ Car and Panoz officially unveiled the 2007 Panoz DP01 Champ Car on Friday, July 28, 2006 at the San Jose Grand Prix in San Jose, California. The first Panoz DP01s were delivered in Indianapolis on December 20, 2006.
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News and References
- New Panoz DP01s delivered
- In-depth article about one man's experience at the Panoz Racing School, driving the Panoz GT-RA
- REPORT: Panoz ditches proposed LMP1 program in favor of new Esperante successor
- Panoz to unveil new Abruzzi sportscar at Le Mans
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