Terry Borcheller is ready for his first home race at Road Atlanta as the ACEMCO Motorsports driver prepares to take part in the Petit Le Mans this weekend.

Although he has raced on the classic road course since his karting days, Petit will be his first race at Road Atlanta, where he clinched the 2001 American Le Mans Series GTS driver championship, since he moved to nearby Gainesville last winter.

"It's my home track now, and I like that!" Borcheller said. "There have been a lot of special moments with Road Atlanta, dating back to 1983 with my karting championship and, of course, the 2001 ALMS championship.

"It's been a big race for me throughout my career in a lot of ways. Skip Barber used to do an invitational Formula Ford race in the early 1990s. Just to be invited was a big deal and I won it, out of the best in the entire U.S. in that festival."

Borcheller will again be partnered by Johnny Mowlem for the race, with Portuguese driver Joao Barbosa the third driver in the Saleen.

Borcheller is clearly excited heading into the weekend, with the 1000 mile race the penultimate round of the 2004 American Le Mans Series.

"It's really not a race, it's an event," he said. "It has the atmosphere of Le Mans, on a smaller scale, which is what it is supposed to be. It's a great event for spectators - last year the attendance was 64,000. I'm just real excited that it's my home track now, my home event."

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