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American Le Mans Series

Volume 11

    • 2011 American Le Mans Series Results and Information Page: 2011 American Le Mans Series Results and Information Page
    • Cytosport and AMR Team Up for 2011:

      Pickett Racing - popularly known as Muscle Milk Team CytoSport - is set to become an Aston Martin Racing Official LMP1 Team Partner for the 2011 American Le Mans Series season in which the team will compete as Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing.

    • American Le Mans Series Page
    • Walker Racing to Run the Falken Tires Porsche in 2011:

      Falken Tire and Derrick Walker will join forces in the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Walker Racing, one of motorsports’ most successful operations, is heading race operations for Team Falken Tire in the coming season.

    • ALMS Announces American TV Schedule:

      The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announced today a ground-breaking, multi-year broadcast and digital agreement with ESPN that ALMS President/CEO Scott Atherton is calling “a game changer.” The innovative deal involves televising the world’s premier sports car series over several ESPN programming and media platforms, including ABC, ESPN2 and ESPN3.com. Intersport, an award-winning media and marketing agency, represented the Series in the new television and digital agreement with ESPN.

Volume 10

    • Have a Happy New Year! Enjoy it by Reliving the Race of 1000 Years...:

      This weekend in the year 2000, Adelaide hosted its one and only ALMS event - aptly titled the Race of 1000 Years. For reasons that we can only describe as short sited politics by motorsport and governmental bodies here in Australia, the race was never repeated (despite IMSA holding a multi year contract) - read more about that here.

    • A Post Christmas News Catchup:

      Today we look at what has happened while we were away, which is a bit actually...We have news from the Le Mans Series and the ALMS.

    • Porsche Show the 2011 Version of the 911 GT3 RSR:

      Stuttgart. The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR takes off into the new motorsport season with extensive modifications. The 2011 version of the world’s most successful GT race car celebrated its international premiere at the “Night of Champions” party held at the R&D Centre in Weissach to mark the end of the motorsport season. Priority in the further development of the GT3 RSR was given to the newly designed aerodynamics at the front and rear, changes to the suspension kinematics and to the engine.

    • Marco Holzer Joins Porsche Factory Squad:

      Stuttgart. Porsche Motorsport heads into the 2011 racing season in strong form. The works driver squad grows from eight to nine pilots. After his three year training stint as a Porsche Junior, Marco Holzer has now been signed on as a factory pilot. Established pilots Joerg Bergmeister, Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas, Wolf Henzler, Marc Lieb, Richard Lietz, Patrick Long and Patrick Pilet continue their contracts in 2011.

    • Gianluca Roda first Italian to win the Porsche Cup:

      Stuttgart - December 12, 2010 -- Gianluca Roda is the first Italian to win the Porsche Cup, which has been awarded by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, since 1970. As the brainchild of Ferry Porsche, the company honours the best private Porsche race driver each year with this trophy.

    • Level 5 Motorsports Steps Up to LMP2 with Former Class Champ:

      Level 5 Motorsports owner / driver Scott Tucker announced today that his LMPC championship-winning team in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón will field two Honda-powered Lola entries in the Series’ LMP2 class for the 2011 season. The move comes after a record-setting season for Level 5 as the team won five events en route to the overall LMPC title and Tucker being named Rookie of the Year.

    • Audi R18 Revealed:

      Audi aims to continue its string of victories at the Le Mans 24 Hours with a completely new LMP1 sports car development. Since its debut in 1999, the brand with the Four Rings has won the world’s most important endurance race as many as nine times with the R8, R10 TDI and R15 TDI models. In doing so, Audi has equaled this feat in the race’s roll of honor with Ferrari. With the new R18, which was presented at the Audi Sportpark in Ingolstadt on the evening of Friday, December 10, 2010, Audi is aiming for its tenth Le Mans success in 2011.

    • Prominent Biofuel Eexpert Calls on Others to Follow ALMS' Example:

      A founding member of Advanced Biofuels USA recognizes the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón as the primary example of a global motorsports platform that promotes and advocates the use of advanced biofuels in competition.

    • ALMS' Yokohama Lamborghini Team Sets Out Shakedown Dates:

      One of the exciting announcements coming out the this past season’s State of the Series address at Petit Le Mans was the news that Yokohama was going to support a two-car Lamborghini effort under the auspices of West Racing Team headed by team owner Eduardo Espindola.

    • Pagenaud to Complete More Testing on 2011 HPD LMP2 Engine:

      Simon Pagenaud will be back behind the wheel of the championship-winning Highcroft ARX-01c this week as testing continues for Honda Performance Development's new V6 turbo LMP2 engine.

    • BMW Announces 2011 Racing Plans, New Motorsport Director:

      Munich, 4th December 2010. BMW announced details concerning its 2011 motor racing programme during the BMW Sports Trophy Awards Ceremony held in Munich on Saturday. The company’s programme for the coming season has four main stays: Numerous campaigns with the BMW M3 GT2 in endurance racing, with a simultaneous ramping up of the successful Customer Racing programme. Preparations for BMW’s return to the DTM in 2012 are running flat out, while the brand’s decades-long young driver development commitment continues under the Formula BMW Talent Cup banner.

    • Pat Long's Career in Pictures:

      At the Armor All Gold Coast 600 held recently on the Gold Coast of Australia, we were able to catch up with Pat Long. Pat was not fancied by Australian media for the race but proved to be the shining light of the international drivers for the weekend - proving what we already know, and what some Aussie journos didn't - that he is a top class racer.

    • EXCLUSIVE: We Catch Up with Flying Lizard Motorsports' Pat Long:

      At the Armor All Gold Coast 600 held recently on the Gold Coast of Australia, we were able to catch up with Pat Long. Pat was not fancied by Australian media for the race but proved to be the shining light of the international drivers for the weekend - proving what we already know, and what some Aussie journos didn't - that he is a top class racer.

    • News in Brief for 30 November:

      Today we have news as Audi and Aston Martin launch new GT4 cars, news from Flying Lizard Motorsport and the AARWBA nominees.

    • Details Added to the 2011 ILMC Calendar :

      BRASELTON, GA (Monday, November 29, 2010) -- The Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) today confirmed that the two premier races on the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón 2011 schedule would be featured as part of the prestigious Intercontinental Le Mans Cup championship next season.

    • News in Brief for 18 November:

      Today we have news from the Le Mans Series and the American Le Mans Series.

    • Marino Franchitti's Career in Pictures:

      Today we are publishing an exclusive feature on Marino Franchitti. To view this feature, >please click this link. As part of our feature, we though we we would bring you pictures of some of David's cars and moments in his career. Some pictures can be viewed in higher resolution and can be done so by clicking on the photo.

    • EXCLUSIVE: We Catch Up with Highcroft's Marino Franchitti:

      Recently we were able to catch with with ALMS driver Marino Franchitti while he was holidaying on the Gold Coast and supporting his brother Dario, while he competed in the Armor All Gold Coast 600. Marino has been a stalwart of the sportscar scene for the last decade, competing in Europe and in America. He has competed in the FIA GT Championship in a Scuderia Ecosse Ferrari and in the ALMS with Panoz, Dyson, Andretti-Green and most recently Highcroft. He as raced the Acura ARX-01a and c models, the Lola Mazda and the Porsche RS Spyder. He has also competed in Grand Am. He took his, do date only outright win in the ALMS at Laguna Seca this year and has taken 13 class wins. I'd like to thank Marino for taking the time to sit with us and do the interview.

    • EXCLUSIVE: An In Depth Q&A With David Brabham:

      Recently we were able to catch up with ALMS Champion David Brabham. Competing at the Armor All Gold Coast 600 with Stone Brothers Racing, Brabham was completing another successful year of racing. Brabham's career in sportscar racing has been something to behold, with 25 wins and 23 class wins from 221 starts in ALMS, Grand Am, Le Mans, Le Mans Series, World Sportscar Championship and All Japanese GT Championship, Brabham has become a true elderstatsman of the sportscar world. He also has an All Japanese GT Championship, ALMS Championships, a Le Mans GT1 and overall win, a win at the Spa 24 Hours, a win at the Bathurst 1000 and has raced in Formula 1. The man has become a sportscar great and it was an honour to catch up with him and to be able to bring you this in depth interview.

    • David Brabham's Career in Pictures:

      David Brabham's Career in Pictures

    • News Catchup from Petit Le Mans:

      Petit Le Mans certainly had more than it's fair share of news. Here in brief is what we learnt from Petit. In no particular order...

    • ALMS Points After Round 9 - Final Standings:

      ALMS Points After Round 9 - Final Standings

    • Porsche Hybrid Proves Itself at Petit Le Mans + Video:

      Away from the intense battle between the main protagonists of LM P1 and LM GT2, the Porsche 911 GT3 R hybrid was one of the major attractions of the second round of the Intercontinental Cup in Le Mans.

    • Highcroft and Flying Lizard Motorsport Take Michelin Green X Championships:

      BRASELTON, GA (October 2, 2010) – The second full season of MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge competition in the American Le Mans Series ended in dramatic fashion here at the 1000 mile Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

    • Scott Atherton and the State of the ALMS:

      “Strength and new growth” are on tap for the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. That is the forecast Series President and CEO Scott Atherton delivered today in the annual State of the Series address at Road Atlanta. The Series is closing an incredibly tight 2010 championship with Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2.

    • Photos: Exclusive Pictures from Mosport - Drivers:

      We have also been fortunate enough to get some photos from our Canadian friends from the ALMS round in Mosport. Here we have the drivers that make up the ALMS. Thanks to Gail Shankland begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting for these pictures!

    • Photos: Exclusive Pictures from Mosport - Cars:

      We have also been fortunate enough to get some photos from our Canadian friends from the ALMS round in Mosport. Here we have the cars that make up the ALMS. Thanks to Gail Shankland begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting for these pictures!

    • Photos: Exclusive Pictures of Luke Hines' Mosport Accident:

      You probably have seen the footage of Luke Hines massive crash at Mosport (if not, see >here). We have also been fortunate enough to get some photos from our Canadian friends. We will have more from Mosport as the week progresses. Thanks to Gail Shankland begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting     end_of_the_skype_highlighting for these pictures!

    • Petit Le Mans: Peugeot Takes 1-2, Highcroft & Lizards Take Driver's Titles:

      Peugeot won Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Saturday, this time running the full 1,000 miles. A year after the French manufacturer won a rain-shortened race at Road Atlanta, the trio of Franck Montagny, Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy scored a 61-second victory in their diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDi. They led a second straight 1-2 finish for the 908s in the cornerstone event for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

    • ALMS - Petit Le Mans: Race Results:

      ALMS - Petit Le Mans: Race Results

    • Petit Le Mans: Warm Up Times:

      Petit Le Mans: Warm Up Times

    • Petit: Peugeot Sweep the Front Row, Porsche Struggle in GT2:

      Peugeot swept the front row for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Friday with Anthony Davidson taking pole position with a lap of 1:07.187 (136.098 mph) at Road Atlanta. The British pilot put his Peugeot 908 HDi ahead of Pedro Lamy in the sister car by 0.222 seconds.

    • Petit Le Mans: Qualifying Times:

      ALMS - Petit Le Mans: Qualifying Times

    • Petit: Peugeot Leads Final Practice Before Qualifying:

      Peugeot’s two diesel-powered 908 HDi prototypes kept up the pace at Road Atlanta with the fastest two times in Friday morning’s official practice for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2. Pedro Lamy’s best lap of 1:07.723 (135.021 mph) was 0.487 seconds better than Anthony Davidson in the second Peugeot.

    • Petit Le Mans: Practice 4 Times:

      ALMS - Petit Le Mans: Practice 4 Times

    • Petit Le Mans: Practice 3 Times:

      ALMS - Petit Le Mans: Practice 3 Times

    • Petit: New Ford GT-R Fastest During Damp Thursday Afternoon Session:

      Rob Bell made a bit of history Thursday afternoon at Road Atlanta with the fastest lap in a wet second practice session for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2
      . The British driver set the time in the new Robertson Racing Ford GT-R that he is driving with David Murry and Anthony Lazzaro.

    • Petit: Audi Fastest in Practice 1:

      Marcel Fässler set the fastest time for Audi Sport in the first official practice session for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 on Friday. The Swiss factory driver turned in a lap of 1:09.579 (131.419 mph) in the Audi R15 TDI that he is sharing with Andre Lotterer and Benoit Treluyer. Fässler is the only one in the trio who has raced at Road Atlanta - albeit in a GT2 Corvette last year.

    • Petit Le Mans: Practice 2 Times:

      ALMS - Petit Le Mans: Practice 2 Times

    • Petit Le Mans: Practice 1 Times:

      Petit Le Mans: Practice 1 Times

    • Petit Le Mans: In Their Own Words - GT:

      If the 13th Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 isn’t the most important race in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, it certainly ranks on the podium. Championships in all four classes are up for grabs – a first in the Series – and none is as hotly contested as GT. Some of the key players in the class spoke about what’s at stake – race victory, class championship, invitation to the Le Mans 24 Hours next year, among others – in the annual 1,000-mile/10-hour classic at Road Atlanta.

    • Petit: Montagny More Than a Second Quicker than Second-Place Audi in Test Session:

      Franck Montagny and Peugeot fired the first shots of Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA 2 with the fastest lap in Wednesday’s official test session at Road Atlanta. The fast Frenchman turned a lap of 1:07.652 (135.162 mph) in the Peugeot 908 HDi factory prototype that he will share with Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy.

    • Gallery: Production Sports and Support Categories from Morgan Park:

      This weekend we are back out to the track. This time we are shooting the Australian Production Sportscar Championship and its (car) support categories.

    • Petit Le Mans: Test Times:

      Petit Le Mans: Test Times

    • Petit Le Mans: Entry List:

      Petit Le Mans: Entry List

    • News in Brief for 16 September:

      Today we have Petit Le Mans news and news from RML.

    • Homologation Nears for Panoz Abruzzi:

      Panoz Auto Development’s latest wonder is getting closer and closer to appearing on public roadways around the world. The homologation process for the Panoz Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans” will be complete by the end of the year. PADC also confirmed that it will begin taking orders at that point for the new American-made supercar.

    • News in Brief for 08 September:

      Today we have news from Le Mans and the ACO; the ALMS and the FIA GT1 World Championship.

    • News in Brief for 02 September:

      Today we have news from Oreca, ALMS, Grand Am, Dome and the Bathurst 12 Hour.

    • ALMS Points After Round 8:

      ALMS Points After Round 8

    • Mosport: Orbit Racing Loses GTC Win with Violent Crash + Video:

      ORBIT / Paul Miller Racing dominated the GTC class in American Le Mans Series competition at Mosport International Raceway on Sunday, but a hit from a prototype car took the team's No. 48 Marquis Jet / GPR Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car out of the race

    • Mosport: Cytosport Wins Drama Filled Race:

      Klaus Graf and Romain Dumas won Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport on Sunday, taking Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Porsche RS Spyder to victory in a race called after 2:19 running. A heavy accident between Luke Hines and Jonny Cocker on Mosport International Raceway’s Andretti Straight damaged the Armco safety barrier beyond timely repair.

    • Mosport: Race Results:

      Mosport: Race Results

    • Mosport: Cytosport Takes First Pole in Crucial Race:

      A wild season of qualifying in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón continued Saturday. Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf grabbed pole position for Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mospot, the seventh driver in eight races to earn those honors. He set a best lap of 1:06.956 (132.212 mph) around Mosport International Raceway in the Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder that he will drive with factory pilot Romain Dumas.

    • Mosport: Qualifying Times:

      Mosport: Qualifying Times

    • Mosport: Cytosport Lead Practice Times:

      Porsche factory driver Romain Dumas was quickest again at Mosport International Raceway on Saturday in the first official practice for Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. The reigning overall champion at the 24 Hours of Le Mans set a lap of 1:07.489 (131.168 mph) around Mosport International Raceway for Muscle Milk Team CytoSport in its Porsche RS Spyder.

    • Mosport: Practice 2 Times:

      Mosport: Practice 2 Times

    • Mosport: Practice 1 Times:

      Mosport: Practice 1 Times

    • David Brabham to Make 100th ALMS Start at Mosport:

      DANBURY, CT, Tuesday, August 24, 2010: Patrón Highcroft Racing will be looking to return to victory lane to celebrate David Brabham's 100th American Le Mans Series race this weekend as the championship heads north of the border to Mosport International Raceway near Toronto.

    • Mosport: Entry List:

      Mosport: Entry List

    • ALMS Points After Round 7:

      ALMS Points After Round 7

    • ALMS Announces Expanded 2011 Schedule:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – The 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón will go down as a season of remarkable growth and expansion. Already, the 2011 championship is shaping up similarly with Sunday’s announcement of next year’s schedule. Ten venues are on the docket including a familiar mix of high-profile street circuits and North America’s best permanent road courses.

    • Road America: Jonny Cocker Gives Drayson Last Lap Win:

      Jonny Cocker went from fourth to first in the last four laps Sunday as Drayson Racing won its first race in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Cocker passed Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf with two turns left at Road America and won the American Le Mans Series powered by eStar by 1.051 seconds in the Lola-Judd coupe that he shares with Paul Drayson.

    • Road America: Race Results:

      Road America: Race Results

    • Road America: Warm Up Times:

      Road America: Warm Up Times

    • Road America: Jonny Cocker Dominates Qualifying :

      Drayson Racing’s Jonny Cocker picked up his second straight pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with the fastest lap in qualifying Saturday for the American Le Mans Series powered by eStar. The young British star turned a lap of 1:49.554 (133.019 mph) around Road America in the Lola-Judd coupe that he will share with Paul Drayson.

    • Road America: Qualifying Times:

      Road America: Qualifying Times

    • Road America: Practice 2 Times:

      Road America: Practice 2 Times

    • Road America: Practice 1 Times:

      Road America: Practice 1 Times

    • Road America, Where Close Finishes are the Norm:

      Despite being the longest circuit on the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón calendar, Road America has had a knack of producing close finishes in the last five years. The 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit has played host to the Series each year since 2002 and has produced five of its 30 tightest endings.

    • Jaguar RSR Gaining Confidence and Looking Forward to Road America:

      With two solid consecutive top-ten runs in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the JaguarRSR team heads to Road America. Road America is a track that has that has been successful for Principal Partner Paul Gentilozzi and his former squads in Trans-Am and Champ Car. With reliability constant, the #75 JaguarRSR XKR GT will focus on how to reduce lap times and improve race performance.

    • Road America: Entry List:

      Road America: Entry List

    • Libra Racing on Their First ALMS Event:

      Libra Racing’s debut entry in the American Le Mans Series met with mixed results at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge on Saturday. A strong opening stint by former Indy Lights ace Andrew Prendeville set the stage for a solid fourth-in-class finish until a sudden loss in oil pressure on the 44th lap forced the Libra Racing Radical SR9 into the garage.

    • ALMS Points After Round 6:

      ALMS Points After Round 6

    • Mid Ohio: Highcroft and Flying Lizards Take Michelin Green X Challenge:

      LEXINGTON, OHIO (August 7, 2010) – Repeat winners were the order of the day in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge at Mid Ohio.

    • Medical Update for Greg Pickett:

      Muscle Milk Team CytoSport's Greg Pickett will miss the remainder of the 2010 American Le Mans Series championship after being diagnosed with rib and back injuries overnight.

    • Mid Ohio: Trilling Race as LMP and GT2 Separated by Less Than 1 Second:

      Dyson Racing won an absolute classic race Saturday in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón as Chris Dyson held off Patrón Highcroft Racing’s Simon Pagenaud by 0.506 seconds in the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. Dyson and Guy Smith each won overall in the Series for the first time, as did their Castrol-liveried, Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupe running on isobutanol.

    • Mid Ohio: Race Results:

      Mid Ohio: Race Results

    • Mid Ohio: Jonny Cocker Takes Pole as Risi Tops GT2:

      Ask and ye shall receive. The old saying held true for Drayson Racing’s Jonny Cocker, who parlayed a clean windscreen into his first overall pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The young English driver turned a lap of 1:10.034 (116.069 mph) Friday in qualifying for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge.

    • Mid Ohio: Qualifying Times:

      Mid Ohio: Qualifying Times

    • Mid Ohio: Practice 2 Times:

      Mid Ohio: Practice 2 Times

    • Mid Ohio: Practice 1 Times:

      Mid Ohio: Practice 1 Times

    • Mid Ohio: Fastest Time for Cytosport but Heavy Crash Ends Weekend:

      Two weeks following its first overall victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, Muscle Milk Team CytoSport and Klaus Graf set the fastest lap time in testing Thursday for the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge. His lap of 1:12.841 (111.596 mph) led a very close LMP field around Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

    • Mid Ohio: Test Times:

      Mid Ohio: Test Times

    • News in Brief for 05 August:

      Today we have good news for the ALMS, Grand Am and the Intercontinental Le Mans Challenge.

    • Lime Rock: Porsche and Ferrari Take Out Michelin X Challenge:

      LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 24, 2010) – The Porsche RS Spyder of Muscle Milk Team CytoSport turned the double play in the American Le Mans Series Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park taking the overall race win and the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge here at the fifth stop of the 2010 ALMS season.

    • News in Brief for 28 July:

      News in Brief for 28 July
      Today we have news from Japan, Australia and the winning photo from BMW's Le Mans Art Car competition.

    • ALMS Points After Round 5:

      ALMS Points After Round 5

    • Lime Rock: Cytosport Upsets Highcroft for First Outright ALMS Win:

      Klaus Graf, Greg Pickett and Muscle Milk Team CytoSport earned their first overall victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with a stunning victory Saturday in the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Graf outdueled Patrón Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham in the final half-hour that saw the PHR HPD ARX-01c pushed off track as the two leaders went past the start-finish line in heavy traffic.

    • Lime Rock: Race Results:

      Lime Rock: Race Results

    • Lime Rock: Brabham and Highcroft Remain Fast in Morning Warm Up:

      David Brabham followed up Friday's run to pole position with the fastest time in Saturday's warmup session for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Brabham's best lap of 50.700 (106.509 mph) was a scant 0.035 seconds better than Drayson Racing's Jonny Cocker.

    • Lime Rock: Warm Up Times:

      Lime Rock: Warm Up Times

    • Lime Rock: Brabham Takes PHR to Pole in Wet Qualifying:

      Patrón Highcroft Racing's David Brabham won a stunning wet qualifying session Friday at Lime Rock Park for his second overall pole position in the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Brabham turned in a best lap of 58.106 (92.934 mph) in the HPD ARX-01c that he will drive with Simon Pagenaud. He outpaced Muscle Milk Team CytoSport's Klaus Graf by 0.64 seconds.

    • Lime Rock: Qualifying Times:

      Lime Rock: Qualifying Times

    • Lime Rock: Cytosport Outpaces PHR in First Practice:

      Klaus Graf set the quickest time in a damp first practice for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix on Friday morning, a lap of 1:02.289 (86.693 mph) in Muscle Milk Team CytoSport's Porsche RS Spyder. Graf outpaced Patrón Highcroft Racing's David Brabham by just 0.069 seconds around the wet 1.5-mile, 10-turn Lime Rock Park circuit.

    • Lime Rock: Practice 2 Times:

      Lime Rock: Practice 2 Times

    • Lime Rock: Practice 1 Times:

      Lime Rock: Practice 1 Times

    • News in Brief for 21 July:

      Today we have news from Lola, the ACO and the ALMS with Porsche and Michelin.

    • Lime Rock: Entry List:

      Lime Rock: Entry List

    • Weekend Racing Recap from 10-11 June:

      Last weekend we had a variety of sportscar series racing including GT Open, IMSA Cooper Prototype Lites and Patron GT3 Cup Challenge. We also catch up on the World Series by Renault which raced in the weekend beforehand.

    • ALMS Points After Round 4:

      ALMS Points After Round 4

    • Utah: Highcroft Resumes the ALMS Season with a Win:

      Patrón Highcroft Racing scored its third consecutive victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Sunday with a hard-fought victory in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. Simon Pagenaud drove the final 1:45 in the team’s HPD ARX-01c, and the Patrón Highcroft crew took advantage of a quick final pit stop to beat Drayson Racing’s Emanuele Pirro to the line by 19.116 seconds at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Utah: Race Results:

      Utah: Race Results

    • Utah: Highcroft and Pagenaud Take Pole with Lap Record:

      Simon Pagenaud captured his second straight pole position at the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix on Saturday. The sterling Frenchman set a best lap of 1:34.350 (116.229 mph) in Patrón Highcroft Racing’s HPD ARX-01c that he will drive with David Brabham.

    • Utah: Qualifying Times:

      Utah: Qualifying Times

    • Utah: Practice 2 Times:

      Utah: Practice 2 Times

    • Utah: Intersport Leads Practice, Falken Porsche Suffers Fire:

      Jon Field and Intersport Racing flexed their muscle again at Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday morning with the fastest lap of the first official practice for the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. Field’s time of 1:35.961 in the Intersport Lola B06/10-AER put him 0.834 seconds clear of Dyson Racing’s Guy Smith.

    • Utah: Practice 1 Times:

      Utah: Practice 1 Times

    • Utah: Drayson Lola-Judd Quickest in Testing at Miller Motorsports Park:

      Emanuele Pirro put Drayson Racing at the top of the timesheets for the first time in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with a lap of 1:36.295 in testing for the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix on Friday. The Italian star, a late driver substitution for injured team owner Paul Drayson, set his time on the 20th of the Lola B09/60-Judd’s 25 laps around Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Utah: Test Times:

      Utah: Test Times

    • Peugeot on Le Mans, the Rest of 2010 and 2011:

      Three weeks after the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours, and after inspecting the cars that contested this year’s event, Peugeot Sport looks back at the problems that affected the 908 HDi FAPs in the French race and provides details of its plans for its Intercontinental Le Mans Cup programme during the second half of the season.

    • ALMS News Coming into Utah:

      In the lead up to the Utah race, Robertson Racing, Risi and Autocon have news along with a new Series alliance.

    • Utah: Entry List:

      Utah: Entry List

    • Q&A With Duncan Dayton: "We Will Be So Much Stronger Next Time":

      Highcroft Racing has returned from its first assault on the world famous 24 Hours of Le Mans and have now set their sights on defending its points lead in the American Le Mans Series.

    • Q&A With Andy Lally:

      If it has wheels, Andy Lally wants it to go fast. Cars, trucks, bikes…even Big Wheels! So what drives this all-American racer? We asked in the latest edition of Getting to Know You.

    • Presenting The New Panoz Abruzzi + Video!:

      LE MANS, France – Don Panoz again has captured the Spirit of Le Mans. This time, one of the world’s most forward-thinking entrepreneurs is pairing his newest automotive masterpiece with the legacy of the world’s greatest auto race. The Panoz Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans” broke cover today at the Circuit de La Sarthe, an appropriate venue for the world debut of a ground-breaking automobile with a very appropriate delivery and acquisition program for its customers.

    • ALMS Points After Round 3:

      ALMS Points After Round 3

    • News from the Weekend's Racing Action:

      Racing this weekend from the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites and the Patron GT3 Challenge. We also bring you news and condition updates from two heavy crashes from the weekend.

    • Laguna Seca: Dyson's Mechanical Issues Gives Highcroft a Comfortable Win
    • Laguna Seca: Race Results:

      Laguna Seca: Race Results

    • Laguna Seca: Highcroft Tops Morning Warm Up:

      It’s raceday on the Monterey Peninsula. Marino Franchitti put in the fastest time in a 20-minute warmup for today’s American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón with a lap of 1:17.190 in Patrón Highcroft Racing’s HPD ARX-01c. He will drive with David Brabham and Simon Pagenaud with the car starting from the rear of the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca grid.

    • Laguna Seca: Warm Up Times:

      Laguna Seca: Warm Up Times

    • Rumours: A Rush of New LMP1s for 2011?:

      A rush of teams for LMP1 could occur with the new rules for 2011. Here is a rundown of what has been said in just the past week or so.

    • Laguna Seca: Smith Takes Dyson Racing to First Pole of 2010:

      Guy Smith gave Mazda power its first overall pole position on its home track Friday. Dyson Racing’s popular Brit set a fast lap of 1:12.338 (111.377 mph) in qualifying for the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Tequila Patrón. Smith outpaced Muscle Milk Team CytoSport’s Klaus Graf by 1.517 seconds for his first career pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

    • Laguna Seca: Qualifying Times:

      Laguna Seca: Qualifying Times

    • Laguna Seca: Dyson Tops Practice Times:

      Guy Smith put Mazda power out front at its home track with the fastest time in Friday’s first official practice session for the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón. Dyson Racing’s English ace posted a best lap of 1:14.335 (108.385 mph) in the Lola-Mazda coupe that he will drive with Chris Dyson and Andy Meyrick.

    • Laguna Seca: Practice Times:

      Laguna Seca: Practice Times

    • Laguna Seca: Cytosport Tops Testing Times:

      Seeing a Porsche out front at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is nothing new. Klaus Graf set the fastest time in Thursday’s test session for the American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patrón. He set his best lap of 1:15.444 in the Muscle Milk Team CytoSport Porsche RS Spyder, a car that has had tremendous success at the circuit on the Monterey Peninsula.

    • Laguna Seca: Test Session Times:

      Laguna Seca: Test Session Times

    • News in Brief for 20 May:

      In today's news we have an update on Paul Drayson, RSR Jaguar and a charitable imitative from the Australian GT Championship.

    • Laguna Seca: Entry List:

      Laguna Seca: Entry List

    • Panoz to Present the New 'Abruzzi' at Le Mans:

      The recurring rumor is now put to rest. Don Panoz, the founder of Panoz Auto Development and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, made it official today with the announcement of an exciting new and exclusive Panoz super sports car – the Abruzzi “Spirit of Le Mans.”

    • News in Brief for 05 May:

      In this week's news catch-up, we have news from Beachdean-Mansell, Norma, Dome, BMW, Highcroft, the GT1 World Championship and more!

    • News in Brief for 21 April:

      Big news update today with news from the Australian GT Championship, ALMS, Peugeot and more!
      Ascari, Level 5, Tyre testing, South African prototype, F1 with Lola and Prodrive, Volcano

    • VIDEO: The Last Laps of the Long Beach Grand Prix:

      The ALMS has this habit of having close, exciting finishes without the need for 'competition yellows' or other such external assistance. They can do it through actual racing and driver talent.

    • ALMS Points After Round 2:

      ALMS Points After Round 2

    • Long Beach: Highcroft Take the Race After a Thrilling Last Lap:

      Two years ago, David Brabham made a pass on the second-to-last-lap to give Patrón Highcroft Racing a class victory at the historic Long Beach circuit. Saturday, he watched teammate Simon Pagenaud do the same thing – this time for an overall victory on the final lap– as the duo won the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.

    • Long Beach: Race Results:

      Long Beach: Race Results

    • Long Beach: Fernandez Takes Pole, Risi Quick in GT2:

      Adrian Fernandez made himself quite at home – again – at the historic Long Beach circuit Friday. The Mexican racing legend captured his first overall pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with a lap of 1:13.213 (96.770 mph) in Aston Martin Racing’s Lola-Aston Martin prototype coupe for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.

    • Long Beach: Qualifying Times:

      Long Beach: Qualifying Times

    • Long Beach: AMR and Highcroft Top Practice Sessions:

      The confines of the historic Long Beach circuit proved friendly again for Adrian Fernandez. The Mexican star and veteran of 16 open-wheel and sports car races turned the fastest time in Friday morning’s opening practice for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. He drove the Aston Martin Racing Lola-Aston Martin prototype coupe to a quick lap of 1:15.112 (94.323 mph) around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn circuit.

    • Long Beach: Practice 2 Times:

      Long Beach: Practice 2 Times

    • Long Beach: Practice 1 Times:

      Long Beach: Practice 1 Times

    • News in Brief for 15 April:

      News today comes from the ALMS, Le Mans, GT1 World Championship and a quick recap of weekend results from some friends of Feedmesportscars!
      Bryce Miller, Oreca, Nissan, Wirth, Drewer

    • Long Beach: Entry List:

      Long Beach: Entry List

    • IMSA Statement on Revised Sebring Results:

      IMSA stewards reinstated two LMP Challenge entries to the official results for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida – G-Oil’s Green Earth Team Gunnar and Level 5 Motorsports. The decision elevates the ORECA FLM09 of Green Earth Team Gunnar to the runner-up spot in class and Level 5 Motorsports’ second entry to sixth for the opening round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

    • Q&A With Johnny Mowlem:

      Sports car ace Johnny Mowlem has established himself as quite the prototype pilot in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. After race-winning stints in GT competition, the charismatic Brit is back behind the wheel of an LMP car for the Series’ next round at Long Beach – specifically an ORECA FLM09 for newcomer PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports in the LMP Challenge class. Mowlem, who will drive with Tom Papadopolous, spoke on his involvement with the new program.

    • Sebring: Revised Race Results:

      Sebring: Revised Race Results

    • Sebring: Lites Race Results:

      Sebring: Lites Race Results

    • Sebring: GT3 Cup Race Results:

      Sebring: GT3 Cup Race Results

    • Sebring: Peugeot Take their First Sebring; Level 5 Take the First LMPC Race:

      Alexander Wurz's outlap after his final stop was quick enough for an overall victory for himself and Team Peugeot Total teammates Marc Gene and Anthony Davidson. Wurz drove his diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDi FAP to a 13.817-second win at the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, a first in the event for the famed French marque.

    • Sebring: Race Results:

      Sebring: Race Results

    • Sebring: Bizarre Incident Effectively Ends Falken and Lizards Run for Victory:

      The #17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, which was running sixth in the GT2 class for the first seven hours of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, lost a right rear wheel on the course, came in for a replacement and fender repair, and then lost the same wheel again, bringing out a full course yellow flag.

    • Sebring: 9 Hour Race Report:

      Peugeot still ahead but CytoSport Porsche leads P2

    • Sebring: 4 Hour Race Report:

      Peugeot ran 1-2 overall at the four-hour mark of the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida with Nic Minassian leading Anthony Davidson by 8.439 seconds one-third of the way through the opening round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

    • Sebring: Warm Up Times:

      Sebring: Warm Up Times

    • Sebring: Pole Winning BMW Sent To Back of Grid:

      Sebring, Fla - March 19, 2010 -- The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team completed an intense week of pre-race preparations and practice with a bittersweet qualifying result for the 58th running of the American Le Mans Series 12 Hours of Sebring. The No. 92 and No. 90 BMW M3 GT Coupes will start from 7th and 13th on the GT2 grid1, respectively.

    • ACO Announces Regulations Change in Intercontinental Cup:

      The Automobile Club de l’Ouest – the governing body of the 24 Hours of Le Mans – confirmed Friday the launch of the 2010 Intercontinental Cup with the 13th annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta as the second of the three-race global championship.

    • Sebring: Peugeot Dominates to Take Pole; Highcroft and Lizards Lead Class:

      Marc Gene��s first trip to Sebring International Raceway has been a productive one already. The Spanish star qualified on pole position for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida with a lap of 1:45.214 (126.599 mph) for Team Peugeot Total, beating out teammate Nic Minassian by 0.627 seconds.

    • Sebring: Qualifying Times:

      Sebring: Qualifying Times

    • Sebring: Practice 4 Times:

      Sebring: Practice 4 Times

    • Sebring: Closer Times in Night Practice:

      Marc Gene went back to the top of the timing screen Thursday night with the quickest time in Thursday's night practice for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. The Spanish star turned a lap of 1:45.494 (126.263 mph) in the Peugeot 908 HDi FAP that he will share with fellow reigning Le Mans 24 Hours winner Alexander Wurz and Anthony Davidson in the opening round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

    • Sebring: Peugeot Top the Times in Thursday Practice:

      For the second straight session, Team Peugeot Total's No. 08 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP was the quickest car in practice for the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Nic Minassian turned in the fastest lap around 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway at 1:45.371. Minassian is driving with Pedro Lamy and Sebastien Bourdias, who was quickest in the morning practice for the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron.

    • Kolles and Level 5 Team Up for Le Mans:

      Thanks to the unstinting efforts of Christophe Bouchut, the Kolles team will have a fine driver line-up for the 78th Le Mans 24 Hours in June. It consists of a former race winner and two gentlemen drivers in a prototype that has won the event three times on the trot!

    • Sebring: Practice 3 Times (Night):

      Sebring: Practice 3 Times (Night)

    • Sebring: Practice 2 Times:

      Sebring: Practice 2 Times

    • Sebring: Practice 1 Times:

      Sebring: Practice 1 Times

    • News from Sebring - Thursday:

      On track action from Lites and GT3 along with sponsor and partnership agreements for the ALMS.

    • Sebring: Test Session 1 Times:

      Sebring: Test Session 1 Times

    • Intersport Statement on Sebring Test Crash:

      (Sebring, Fla. March 16, 2010) As reported, the #37 AER-powered Lola B06/10 LMP1 race car got airborne and flipped several times on the straight between Turns 9 and 10 of the 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway circuit while testing for the 58th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring Presented by Fresh from Florida. The event is the opening race of the 2010 season for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.

    • Sebring: Entry List:

      A total of 34 cars will line up for Sebring (noting the withdrawal of the LMP1 Intersport, see separate story) with 5 in P1; 3 in P2; 6 in LMPC; 13 in GT2 and 7 in GTC

    • News Coming into Sebring:

      A huge crash for Intersport, an approved fuel and new paint schemes are all in the news in the leadup to Sebring.

    • News in Brief for 14 March:

      Today we have news from the GT1 World Championship, Australia's new Sports Racer Series, Porsche Supercup and Sebring updates!

    • News in Brief for 10 March:

      Today's news includes changes at JMW, Alex Job and Marc VDS, plus more Le Mans driver announcements.

    • News in Brief for 04 March:

      Today we have additional GT1 driver announcements, tyre supplier confirmations in ALMS, news from the Australian GT Championship and a couple of rumours for you!
      Matech, PekaRacing, Vodka O

    • News in Brief for 03 March:

      In today's news we have season announcements from Spyker and GMG and Oreca confirms their third driver for the Peugeot 908.

    • News in Brief for 26 February:

      Today we have news from the ALMS, LMS, 24 Hours of Le Mans and SCCA World Challenge.
      Risi, Flying Lizard, RML, Brass Monkey

    • Winter Test: Aston Martin Quickest Desipte Crash in Day 2:

      Aston Martin Racing ended the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón's annual Winter Test at the top of the time sheets but with a lot of work to do for the 2010 season opener. The factory Aston Martin-powered Lola B09/60 set the fastest time Tuesday with a lap of 1:46.894 (124.609 mph) at Sebring International Raceway.

    • Winter Test: Session 4 Times:

      Winter Test: Session 4 Times

    • Winter Test: Session 3 Times:

      Winter Test: Session 3 Times

    • Winter Test: Session 2 Times:

      Winter Test: Session 2 Times

    • Winter Test: Session 1 Times:

      Winter Test: Session 1 Times

    • Aston Martin Racing Quickest in Opening Day of Winter Testing:

      It didn’t take long for Adrian Fernandez and Aston Martin Racing to find their comfort zone at Sebring International Raceway. The exquisite Aston Martin-powered Lola coupe was the quickest car on the first day of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s annual Winter Test at Sebring.

    • ALMS Boss, Atherton Confident for the Season Ahead:

      American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton wishes he had more fingers.

      As he begins to count all the positive and progressive things that have happened during the offseason, he runs out of digits quickly. The toes may be next. As the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón rolls into its 12th season March 20 with the 58th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida in a few weeks, Atherton’s enthusiasm is evident.

    • Tequlia Patron to be the Presenting Sponsor of ALMS:

      Simply perfect. That succinctly describes the partnership between the American Le Mans Series and Tequila Patrón. On Monday, the Series announced that Tequila Patrón would take a premium position as its presenting sponsor, a move that further solidifies the relationship between two companies and brands that are the pinnacles of their class.

    • News from the ALMS Winter Test:

      News from the winter test includes new partners, team sponsors, drivers and more!

    • First Pics: Some of the ALMS 2010 Cars:

      First Pics: Some of the ALMS 2010 Cars - including Highcroft, Extreme Speed Motorsports and Rahal Letterman

    • News in Brief for 22 February:

      I love it when we get days like this - days with great driver announcements for the endurance events and the ALMS season.

    • News in Brief for 16 February :

      Today we have driver announcements from the Le Mans Series and a team announcement from the ALMS.
      Guy Smith, Rebellion, Oak Racing, de Ferran, Cytosport

    • Q&A With Gimmi Bruni:

      Gianmaria "Gimmi" Bruni is one of the world's best GT pilots, and he will compete full-time in the American Le Mans Series for the first time in 2010. Teaming with fellow Ferrari standout and former GT2 champion Jaime Melo, the duo is eager to bring the American Le Mans Series GT championship back to Risi and Ferrari. Oh, there's also the matter of a third straight class title at Le Mans for the team.

    • News in Brief for 13 February:

      Grand Am again has bad news connected to it, while we look at engine changes and driver signings today in our news.
      RML, KSM, Young AMR, All-Inkl, MarcVDS, SRT Nissan, Level 5

    • News in Brief for 11 February:

      Today we have driver announcements from Corvette and Nissan to bring you up to speed on the ALMS, SuperGT and GT1 World Championship.

    • ALMS Winter Test Entry List:

      ALMS Winter Test Entry List

    • The ALMS Winter Test Entry List Rundown:

      The American Le Mans Series has confirmed that the GTC field will have reasonable numbers throughout the season.

    • A Rumour Round Up - 08 February:

      Rumours on Grand Am, Le Mans Series, ALMS and GT1 World Championship are all inside!

    • News in Brief for 08 February :

      An additional entry in the Le Mans Series and GT Open make today's news, plus more driver news.

    • Alex Job Racing Returns to ALMS Competition :

      Alex Job Racing, one of the most successful teams in American Le Mans Series history, announced Friday that it will make a return to full-time Series competition for the 2010 season as part of the new GT Challenge class with a two-car entry.

    • News in Brief for 02 February:

      As we catch up on some news, here is some ALMS and Le Mans Series updates!

    • News in Brief for 28 January:

      More good news for ALMS and Grand Am, plus an honour for a former sportscar racer makes today's news in brief.

    • Audi Announces New Drivers and Further 2010 Plans:

      Ingolstadt, January 28, 2010 – Audi Sport leaves nothing to chance in its endeavor to bring the prestigious Le Mans trophy back to Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm. Not only the technology of the Audi R15 TDI is being subjected to further development. The drivers’ line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans (France) has been extended as well.

    • Patron GT3 Challenge Test Recap:

      SEBRING, FL. January 23 The New Year is already proving to be an exciting one for the Patron GT3 Challenge by Yokohama. With seventeen confirmed entries, as well as several more interested parties, the grid is shaping up to be one of the most competitive and talented the series has ever seen. Series Manager, Mike Simons, is positive about the upcoming season.

    • Prototype Lites Test Recap:

      SEBRING, Fl. January 23 With their eyes on the radar and their feet on the pedals, the drivers of the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship risked a little rainwater to get out and put down some miles at Sebring International Raceway. But the intermittent weather turned out to be a great opportunity for the Cooper Tires to demonstrate their performance.

    • News in Brief for 25 January:

      More information has come to light about the Fernandez Aston Martin rumours. That plus Toyota rumours update, news from the Le Mans Series and the Prototype Lites Series

    • Q&A With Jonny Cocker:

      If Jonny Cocker's 2010 season continues like 2009 ended, it will be a banner year for Drayson Racing's young ace pilot. The team's move to LMP racing late in 2009 and confirmation of a full American Le Mans Series entry for this year have fans buzzing on both sides of the Atlantic. Lolacars.com caught up with Cocker for a brief Q&A.

    • News in Brief for 22 January :

      More on the Aston Martin to Sebring rumour plus other ALMS and LMS make today's news.

    • So What Have We Learnt From the Porsche Driver Announcement?:

      Well it seems that with Timo Bernhard (28, Germany) and Romain Dumas (32, France) only racing in major events they have two too many drivers - what are they holding on to them for??? Something exciting?

    • News in Brief for 21 January:

      More ALMS announcements, we find out how screwed Donington actually is and we take on bit of rallying in today's news

    • Porsche Confirms Works Drivers for 2010:

      Stuttgart. Eight works drivers compete for Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, this motorsport season. The professional racers, all of whom held a Porsche contract last year, will support Porsche customer teams around the world.

    • Risi Competizione Confirms One Car for ALMS:

      Risi Competizione has finally put to rest the speculation on their plans for 2010 by announcing a one car team for the ALMS.

    • A Surprise for Brabs at the Autosport International:

      DANBURY, CT, Tuesday, January 19, 2010: Patrón Highcroft Racing's David Brabham's trophy cabinet was already bulging at the seams after a highly successful 2009 season, but the popular Australian finally received a surprise award at last week's Autosport International show in the UK.

    • EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Le Mans and IMSA GTP Legend - Geoff Brabham:

      Late last year were able to catch up with Geoff Brabham, 1993 Le Mans Winner and four times IMSA GT Champion. He was at the SuperGP as part of his father, Sir Jack Brabham's 50th anniversary of his first F1 Championship celebrations. It must be said that those celebrations, particularly the ontrack aspect was truly one of the most awesome motorsport experiences that I have witnessed.

    • News in Brief for January 18:

      Major team and driver announcements from the ALMS, Le Mans Series and a few rumours for you too!

    • Q&A with Julian Sole, Chief Engineer, Lola Cars:

      Q&A with Julian Sole, Chief Engineer, Lola Cars

    • News in Brief for 16 January :

      A bunch of ALMS news and more British GT news makes today's news in brief.

    • Q&A With Marino Franchitti:

      Patrón Highcroft Racing's newest signing Marino Franchitti will hit the track at Autosport International in the UK today, doing battle in teammate David Brabham's Celebrity Karting Challenge.

      Franchitti will also appear on the Autosport Stage at 10:30am this morning alongside team boss Duncan Dayton. David Brabham will follow on stage at 11:00am.

    • Gallery: Part 2 of our FOUR Part Geoff Brabham Series:

      Part two of our Geoff Brabham series - to see part 1 - the exclusive interview, please click >here. Otherwise enjoy our gallery of some of Brabham's moments. Stay tuned for a video gallery of Geoff Brabham and a rundown of his

    • Risi Preparing for 2010:

      Risi Comeptizione prepares to return to action in its Ferrari 430 GT in 2010. After extending its run of victories in the endurance classics to five - starting with the 2008 24 Hours of Le Mans and including the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans - and finishing second in the GT2 team and driver championships in the American Le Mans Series, Team Manager Dave Sims reports on the team’s progress during the off-season.

    • News in Brief for 13 January:

      Another massive day of announcements with good news from Risi, Aston Marin Young Driver team, Luc Alphand and RSR.

    • News in Brief for 12 January Pt2:

      Grand Am Daytona news, promising noise from Peugeot and an Autocon driver announcement news makes up the rest of today's news!

    • News in Brief for 12 January Pt1:

      A massive day of news today! We have split it into 2 parts and the first part we have ALMS and LMS announcements!

    • O'Connell Racing Confirms LMPC Plans:

      O'Connell Racing has announced that they will participate in selected rounds of the 2010 ALMS Championship in the new LMPC class.

Volume 9

    • News in Brief for December 24 :

      Just one piece of news for you today. Have a safe and enjoyable holiday season (for whatever religious or social occasions you may be celebrating). Remember to keep checking us! Please stay calm safe on the roads and treat others with respect.

    • News in Brief - 30 December:

      Today we look into news from Grand Am, Le Mans Series and what a bunch of ALMS drivers are up to.

    • Drayson Comfirms LMIC for 2010:

      Drayson Racing has confirmed its participation in the 2010 Intercontinental Cup - bringing the number of confirmed teams to three.

    • Q&A Wtih Corvette's Doug Fehan:

      DETROIT -- Corvette Racing program manager Doug Fehan has seen it all in motorsports, and he had to rely on every element of that hard-earned experience to navigate through a tumultuous 2009 season. In the midst of a global economic storm, Fehan steered Corvette Racing to the team's sixth win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the successful mid-year introduction of the GT2 version of the Corvette C6.R in the American Le Mans Series.

    • De Ferran and Honda End Partnership:

      Honda Performance Division has confirmed that they have cut ties with de Ferran Motorsport.

      de Ferran Motorsport had been the development team for the Acura ALMS effort in 2009 but lost the title to Highcroft Racing.

    • News in Brief for 21 December :

      WTCC, PK Carsport, Porsche and their RS Spyder, Racing Box and Spyker makes up today's news in brief

    • News in Brief - 19 December:

      News today includes major Signature-Plus news, de Ferran and Grand Am updates!

    • Extreme Speed Motorsports Finalises 2010 Driver Lineup:

      WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (December 17, 2009) - Extreme Speed Motorsports, the new race team created and owned by veteran race car driver Scott Sharp, revealed today its driver lineup for the American Le Mans Series' GT2 class in 2010. The announcement follows a successful day of testing the team's first new Ferrari F430 GTC on Wednesday at Sebring International Raceway - the car's first run on American soil after arriving from the factory in Italy.

    • News in Brief - 17 December - pt 1:

      Rumours about Peugeot and Porsche make today's news, plus Oliver Pla and Grand Am announce good news.

    • News in Brief - 17 December - pt 2:

      ALMS rumours and an expectation from JWM are in today's second helping of news!

    • News in Brief - 16 December:

      News in Brief - 16 December

    • Pagenaud Joins Highcroft for 2010:

      After going head-to-head against Patrón Highcroft Racing the last two years, young French sports car star Simon Pagenaud will join the championship-winning squad alongside David Brabham for the 2010 American Le Mans Series.

    • Flying Lizards Commit 2 Cars for 2010:

      Flying Lizard Motorsports will try for its third consecutive American Le Mans Series class championship with two Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs in the team’s seventh season of competition in the Series. Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Long, both Porsche factory drivers, will reunite in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche to defend their 2009 GT2 driver’s championship title. Team principal Seth Neiman and Darren Law will drive in the No. 44 Porsche.

    • News in Brief for 11 December:

      News in Brief for 11 December

    • A Quick Look at the 2010 ALMS Regulations:

      The first wave of 2010 rule additions and modifications for the American Le Mans Series’ prototypes and GT classes were recently sent to competitors by IMSA, the Series’ sanctioning body. Key focus areas were safety, pit stops and refueling, performance, leader lights and class distinctions and LMP points distribution.

    • News in Brief for 08 December:

      News in Brief for 08 December

    • ACO Releases Full Regulations for 2010:

      The ACO has released the Le Mans branded races regulations for 2010. Items of note include revised front and rear body work. While most cars would have been effected, Pescarolo LMP1/P2, ORECA LMP1, Lola LMP1/LMP2 and Acura ARX-01C LMP2 have been given waivers.

    • BMW Announce Their 2010 Sportscar Programs:

      BMW has announced their 2010 plans which include a number of exciting sportscar programs. Firstly, they plan to contest the 2010 ALMS Championship with Rahal Letterman Racing. They will have an unchanged lineup of Dirk Muller, Tommy Milner, Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand.

    • News in Brief - 05 December:

      News from the Sebring Hall of Fame, Extreme Speed, Grand Am and Bob Stallings Racing in today's news brief!

    • News in Brief for 02 December:

      On the brief today is - will Abu Dhabi be part of the Le Mans Series Calendar, will Eco Racing race, VdeV and Porshce GT3 Challenge race updates.

    • News on Highcroft, Wurz and Callaway!:

      News on Highcroft, Wurz and Callaway!

    • Sportscar News from Around the World:

      News from all round the world today, including Trans Am, ALMS, LMS and Porsche racing from Australia.

    • Comprent Seeking to Move to LMPC in 2010:

      The highly successful IMSA Prototype Lites outfit Comprent Motor Sports is prepared to take up the challenge for anyone wanting to run in the American Le Mans Series’ new Le Mans Prototype Challenge category in 2010.

    • Highcroft Back with Acura for 2010:

      DANBURY, CT, Monday, November 23, 2009: After becoming the top point-scoring Acura team for each of the past three seasons and earning the brand's first LMP1 championship in 2009, Patrón Highcroft Racing will continue its relationship with Honda Performance Development (HPD), the racing arm of American Honda Motor Company, in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.

    • ALMS News Update:

      Brabham and Salo drive things that aren't the ALMS mounts, and another gift idea, for someone or for you!

    • An ALMS GT2 Team on the Way Out???:

      Worrying rumours have emerges suggesting that a major GT2 team in the ALMS GT2 field will not return in 2009.

    • Good News for Sportscars on the Way? + More!:

      Today we catch up with some driver movements, plus more from from the world of ACO racing!

    • IMSA Lites Announces 2010 Schedule and Naming Partner:

      The International Motor Sports Association and Cooper Tires announced today a new partnership highlighted by the renaming of IMSA’s prototype development series to the Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship. It will feature an expanded schedule and a points restructuring that will make one of the sanctioning body’s most competitive championships even tighter.

    • Testing, Development and Rumours from the ALMS:

      The ALMS is well and truely in their off season. Not much is coming out of their offices at the moment - but here is what we are hearing.

    • New Cars, Awards and an Annual all on Offer!:

      It's time to get your Christmas shopping done (or just a gift for yourself!) underway with some great gifts. Plus a new car and an award in today's article!

    • Aston Martins, Speedy Racing, A Green Match and More:

      It seems that the ACO world is keeping up with the news as we head towards the end of the year. Here is a selection of the news and opinion from the last few days.

    • The Internet Rumour Roundup:

      It has been a while since we updated you on all the rumour and gossip as to what could be happening in 2010 and beyond. So here is a quick update. You can decide what is fact and what is not...

    • Winter Test Schedule Announced for ALMS:

      The annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test is scheduled for February 22 and 23, sanctioning body IMSA announced Wednesday. The two-day test format at Sebring International Raceway will make participation more feasible for teams, many of whom requested a later date compared to previous years so they could be more prepared for the event.

    • Three Patron Cars for 2010 and a Vacancy at Highcroft:

      DANBURY, CT, Monday, November 2, 2009: After a highly-successful championship-winning 2009 season for Patrón Highcroft Racing, American Le Mans Series fans will get to enjoy a triple shot of Patrón in 2010.

    • Passionate and Quick - The Hallmarks of a Future Star:

      When one thinks about Australian Champion drivers trying to make it overseas, you think of Mark Webber, Casey Stoner, David Brabham and soon you will be thinking of Adelaide native, Tom Drewer.

    • Intersport To Race LMPC in 2010:

      Intersport Racing, one of the premier independent teams in sports car racing, is pioneering a developmental ladder system within its own organization that aims to groom a new generation of prototype drivers from its American Le Mans Series program.

    • Three ALMS Crews Heads to Okayama:

      The 2009 season isn’t quite over for a trio of teams from the American Le Mans Series. Drayson Racing, Robertson Racing and BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team are eight days away from the first practice session of the inaugural Asian Le Mans Series Race on October 31-November 1 at the Okayama circuit in Japan

    • Tom Drewer Talks About his LMPC Test:

      There has been buzz around the internet about the LMPC class that will be introduced in the ALMS in 2010. As part of a series of articles that we will be bringing you on Australian driver, Tom Drewer, we were able to get the young Australian driver’s take on these new cars.

    • Chris McMurry Ends Full Time Career after Laguna Podium:

      Amid the hoopla of Gil de Ferran’s retirement following the Monterey Sports Car Championship presented by Patrón, another driver quietly exited the stage after building an impressive array of results in his American Le Mans Series career. On the podium following the race, emotions for AutoCon Motorsports were particularly high as Chris McMurry bid farewell to full-time racing.

    • Acura's Dominating 2009 in Brief:

      TORRANCE, Calif. -- Acura Motorsports teams and drivers dominated the 2009 American Le Mans Series with record runs in both the LMP1 and LMP2 prototype classes.

      The 2009 10-race ALMS campaign concluded last weekend with another Acura 1-2-3 overall finish at Laguna Seca Raceway. It marked the fifth time in 2009 that Acura placed in the top three positions overall. Acura became the first carmaker in ALMS history to win both the LMP1 and LMP2 classes in the same season.

    • Q&A with Highcroft Racing's Duncan Dayton:

      Patrón Highcroft Racing celebrated the team's 2009 LMP1 championship victory in grand style in Monterey, CA tonight - collecting a host of silverware at the American Le Mans Series Night of Champions.

    • ALMS Points - 2009 Final:

      ALMS Points - 2009 Final

    • Scott Sharp Announces the Formation of Extreme Speed Morotsport:

      Champion race car driver Scott Sharp, who has made his mark everywhere from Trans-Am and Champ Car to IndyCar and the American Le Mans Series, announced Saturday his latest venture in motorsports. The Patrón Highcroft Racing star has created and will own a new race team called Extreme Speed Motorsports that will compete in the American Le Mans Series’ GT2 class.

    • Michelin Green X Challenge To Continue in 2010:

      Michelin today announced that it will continue its support of the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge in the American Le Mans Series for the 2010 season.

    • Laguna Seca: Thrilling Race To End the Season:

      Gil de Ferran rode into the sunset with a victory in his final race Saturday, and Patrón Highcroft Racing had its own special ride as well at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to close the 2009 American Le Mans Series. De Ferran and Simon Pagenaud won the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón after the retiring Brazilian legend’s thrilling duel with Adrian Fernandez in the final 30 minutes of the four-hour classic.

    • Laguna Seca: Race Results:

      Laguna Seca: Race Results

    • Laguna Seca: Warm Up Times:

      Laguna Seca: Warm Up Times

    • Laguna Seca: Retiring Legend Nips Brabham for Mazda Raceway Qualifying Honors:

      Gil de Ferran’s storybook weekend continued Friday with pole position for the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón, the final race in the Brazilian legend’s storybook career. His best lap of 1:11.206 (113.148 mph) at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the de Ferran Motorsports XM Acura ARX-02a barely beat out good friend but close rival David Brabham in the Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura.

    • Laguna Seca: Qualifying Times:

      Laguna Seca: Qualifying Times

    • Laguna Seca: P2 Cars Steal the Spotlight in Practice:

      Adrian Fernandez turned in the best time in the first official practice session Friday morning for the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón. The Mexican driving legend turned a best lap of 1:13.311 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and the final race of the American Le Mans Series season.

    • Laguna Seca: Practice 2 Times:

      Laguna Seca: Practice 2 Times

    • Laguna Seca: Practice 1 Times:

      Laguna Seca: Practice 1 Times

    • Chaparrals Turn Back Time at Laguna Seca:

      The white surroundings of a Chaparral suited Gil de Ferran just fine. His last weekend as a driver started out like a dream – behind the wheel of Jim Hall’s Chaparral 2 around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The American Le Mans Series’ Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón marks the final race of de Ferran’s outstanding career. But Thursday showed that even the most legendary of figures can still find new thrills.

    • Intersport to Start their 100th ALMS Race at Laguna Seca:

      The number ‘100’ has played a prominent role this year in the American Le Mans Series. The season opener at Sebring was the 100th all-time Series event. Corvette Racing’s Johnny O’Connell made his 100th Series start at Mosport. Porsche is on the verge of its 100th Series victory.

    • Laguna Seca: de Ferran Leads Test Session:

      On his final weekend of competitive driving, Gil de Ferran turned in the fastest lap in testing Thursday for the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón with a lap of 1:12.557 (111.041 mph) around Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. De Ferran, driving the XM Radio Acura ARX-02a with Simon Pagenaud, announced in August that he is stepping out of the cockpit after the season to focus on growing his de Ferran Motorsports operation.

    • Laguna Seca: Test Session Times:

      Laguna Seca: Test Session Times

    • Laguna Seca: Three of Four Driver Championships Remain in Play Heading West:

      Since 2004, the American Le Mans Series’ annual visit to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca means four hours of the world’s premier sports cars, teams and drivers racing into the twilight and darkness on the Pacific coast. It also draws a curtain to the championship chase, and this year is no different.

    • Gil de Ferran Picks his Top 12 Motorsport Moments:

      Gil de Ferran’s illustrious career comes to an end this weekend with the four-hour Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón. De Ferran Motorsports’ team owner hopes to end his run on a high note with a victory at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the site where he scored his first IndyCar victory in the 1995 season.

    • New Livery for Dyson for Final Round:

      The Petit Le Mans LMP2 class-winning car of Butch Leitzinger and Marino Franchitti will be sporting new livery this weekend for the last race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. BP’s prominent west coast brand, ARCO, will be sponsoring the No. 20 Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupe. The Petit win was the second of the year for the No. 20 Dyson Racing entry, which also has three pole positions to its credit this season.

    • Laguna Seca: Entry List:

      Laguna Seca: Entry List

    • The Position of the Series Explained for the End of Petit and the Points:

      The unusual weather circumstances that resulted in a rain-shortened Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 created many questions about how and why certain decisions were made. As a result, the Series feels it important to communicate the process that American Le Mans Series, IMSA and Road Atlanta officials pursued as they dealt with weather and track issues.

    • ALMS Points After Round 9:

      ALMS Points After Round 9

    • VIDEO: How to Destroy and Rebuild a Racecar in 24 Hours:

      So we all know that Scott Sharp crashed at Petit Le Mans. We all know it was bad and we know the Acura ARX 02 is an amazing machine to allow Sharp to walk away and race over the weekend.

      But here is how the crash happened, (thanks to SpeedTV) and how the car was rebuilt (thanks to Patron Highcroft Acura).

    • Petit: Peugeot Add Petit Success to their 2009 Le Mans Win:

      After several days of searing heat, the Georgian weather took a turn for the worse today. A cocktail of showers, storms and flooding caused the race to be interrupted shortly before the halfway point, with the No.08 Peugeot of Montagny and Sarrazin lapping ahead of the No.07 machine of Minassian and Lamy. In the end, the organisers chose not to send the cars back out, handing Peugeot its second one-two finish of the year following its triumph in the Le Mans
      24 Hours in June.

    • Petit: Bad Luck and Rain Hurt Audi's Race:

      Ingolstadt/Atlanta -- Audi Sport Team Joest's test entry in the 1000-mile "Petit Le Mans" race at Road Atlanta (U.S. state of Georgia) had an unexpected outcome: The American endurance classic had to be red flagged just before half-time due to torrential rainfall. Although Audi had led almost entirely, the two R15 TDI prototypes were only classified in third and fourth positions. Small consolation: The Diesel-powered racing car won the efficiency award "Michelin GreenX Challenge" -- a trophy awarded to the most environmentally friendly car.

    • Petit: A Busy Weekend for Acura:

      CHESTNUT MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- On Friday morning, hundreds of parts were strewn around the Patron Highcroft Racing Acura garage area. A new Acura ARX-02a prototype tub had just arrived at Road Atlanta by special charter from Southern California.

    • Petit: Double Victory for Dyson!:

      BRASELTON, GA. September 26, 2009 - Dyson Racing won the American Le Mans Series LMP2 class today at the 12th Annual Petit Le Mans Powered by MAZDA6
      at Road Atlanta. It was the first Petit Le Mans victory for the team. In addition, it was the first class win for Mazda at the Petit Le Mans, making them the first Japanese manufacturer to have won both the 24 Hours of Le Mans and the Petit Le Mans. The #20 BP Mazda Lola of Butch Leitzinger, Marino Franchitti and Ben Devlin was twenty-nine laps ahead of the second place Lowe's Fernandez entry when the race was stopped four hours and forty-nine minutes into the ten hour race for heavy rain. The win from pole was the second win of the season for the team.

    • Petit: Baptism by Rain for Drayson Lola:

      BRASELTON, GA, USA - Drayson Racing had a full baptism of its No. 88 Drayson Racing Lola with Judd Power in a rain-soaked Petit Le Mans today. When it emerged at the end of the rain-shortened race, the Anglo-American team stood 10th in the LMP1 standings having completed 123 laps. The penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) hosted the debut of the team's new LMP1 class prototype with drivers Paul Drayson (London/Gloucestershire, UK), Jonny Cocker (Guisborough, Yorks, UK) and Rob Bell (St Helens, UK). Overall, it was a successful premiere for the Dale White (Bozeman, MT, USA) managed programme as the No. 88 ran as high as fourth in the opening hours and owner/driver Drayson finished second in the Founder's Cup.

    • Petit: Job well done for Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM !:

      After their victory at the1000km of Silverstone, Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM had chosen to cross the Atlantic to prepare for the 2010 Le Mans 24 Hours and to compare themselves to Acura. At the conclusion of a Petit Le Mans interrupted at the end of the fifth hour due to a persistent rain, the team and its drivers - Nicolas Lapierre, Romain Dumas and Olivier Panis - reached the goals set out by Hugues de Chaunac. Despite difficult conditions, the three drivers had an excellent showing, regularly dominating the two Acuras. For their first time at this difficult track, the ORECA finished in fifth place: first of the petrol-powered prototypes, only dominated by Peugeot and Audi.

    • Petit: Ferrari Continue their Run of Endurance Success:

      After last night's victory at the Petit Le Mans, the spectacular race held at the Road Atlanta circuit in Georgia -- the ninth round of the prestigious American Le Mans Series - the Risi Competizione team from Houston received the title for the team, which represented Ferrari the best in the Gran Turismo competitions over the last ten years.

    • Petit: Podium for BMW:

      Braselton, Ga. - Sept. 26, 2009-- At the mid-point of a very wet Petit Le Mans, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team's No. 92 M3, driven by Tommy Milner, Dirk Mu ller, and Jorg Muller stood 2nd in the GT2 class. Under worsening conditions, the action-packed race was red-flagged after 4 hours, 49 minutes. The running order was frozen and eventually made final, securing the team's seventh podium of the 2009 season. Dirk Muller set the fastest GT2 lap of the race, with a 1:21.366 minute lap of the Road Atlanta circuit.

    • Petit: 4th and 6th for Corvette:

      BRASELTON, Ga., Sept. 26, 2009 -- The torrential rain that has inundated Georgia returned today, forcing officials to red flag the scheduled 10-hour Petit Le Mans
      after four hours and 50 minutes of racing. With heavy rainfall and runoff continuing to drench the Road Atlanta circuit and no hope of drying the track, the event was declared official at 8:44 on the race clock. When the race ended with the cars parked in the pit lane, Corvette Racing's No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R was fourth in the GT2 class, one lap behind Risi Competizione's GT2-winning No. 62 Ferrari 430. The No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R was classified sixth, two laps down.

    • Petit: Audi and Flying Lizard Win Michelin Green X Challenge:

      BRASELTON, GA (September 26, 2009) - Red flagged slightly before half distance, the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta provided yet an unexpected range of tests for manufacturers and teams competing in the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge. Facing a difficult variety of damp, wet, drying and dry conditions, the ninth race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season was halted just before the mid-point of its scheduled 1000-mile/10-hour distance due to heavy rain and lightning.

    • Petit: Porsche Clinch GT2 Manufacturers Title:

      FLOWERY BRANCH, Georgia - September 26 - After almost four hours of red flag track condition due to lightning and a flooding downpour, the rain-shortened Petit Le Mans presented by Mazda 6 at Road Atlanta was given the checkered flag when the rain refused to quit, but the race ran long enough for Porsche to clinch the GT2 manufacturers title over Ferrari.

    • Petit: Highcroft Extends Title Lead After Fight Back:

      BRASELTON, GA, Saturday, September 26, 2009: While its championship lead looked shattered among hundreds of pieces of broken carbon fiber on Thursday afternoon, Patron Highcroft Racing bounced back in today's rain-shortened Petit Le Mans to not only return to the track, but extend its lead in the LMP1 championship.

    • 14 Drivers Test the LMPC Car for 2010:

      “It’s a real race car!”

      Those were Gunnar Jeannette’s first words in Sunday’s test session at Road Atlanta for the American Le Mans Series’ new LMP Challenge class car - the ORECA-Courage FLM09.

    • de Ferran Honoured and to Honour at Laguna Seca:

      Two-time IndyCar Champion and 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner Gil de Ferran is preparing for a very special send-off when the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca venue in California plays host to the final round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series – the Monterey Sports Car Championships on October 10. The 41-year-old Brazilian announced recently that he will retire from professional driving at the end of this year's season, though he will continue as President of de Ferran Motorsports, the front-running team he established in 2008.

    • Road Atlanta: A Winning End to the Season for Matt Downs:

      BRASELTON, Ga. September 25 -- Matt Downs started third, dropped back to fourth and then worked his way back up to the front to win his fifth race of the 2009 IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire series at Road Atlanta.

    • Road Atlanta: Feinberg Takes Title after 6th Place Finish:

      BRASELTON, Ga. September 24 -- Kyle Marcelli picked up where he left off at Mosport winning his second consecutive IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire race at Road Atlanta.

    • Road Atlanta: Faieta Takes Out Race 1 & 2:

      BRASELTON, Ga. September 25- Bob Faieta, from Tujunga, Calif., sat on pole and led every lap in his Competition Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer at Road Atlanta for both rounds of the Patron GT3 Challenge by Yokohama, cementing his hold on the overall points lead and closing in on his third straight championship.

    • Petit: Peugeot Adds Petit to the 2009 Le Mans Trimuph:

      Franck Montagny and Stephane Sarrazin gave Peugeot its first American Le Mans Series victory on Friday, winning a weather-shortened 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. Race officials, citing hazardous conditions due to torrential rains that fell at Road Atlanta just past the four-hour mark, called the race at eight hours, 44 minutes running.

    • Petit: Race Results:

      Petit: Race Results

    • Petit: The Red Flag Comes Out Due to Intense Rain:

      We are under a red flag at Road Atlanta for the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 with heavy rains falling and water collecting on the circuit. This is the first competition red for the American Le Mans Series. All cars in pitlane and drivers are out.

    • Petit: The Race After Four Hours:

      Audi Sport's Allan McNish and Dindo Capello dominated the opening hours of the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 at Road Atlanta, but Peugeot's Stephane Sarrazin and Franck Montagny led just past the four-hour mark Saturday at Road Atlanta.

    • Petit: The Race After Two Hours:

      Audi Sport's Dindo Capello led Nic Minassian's Peugeot under yellow as the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 moved past the two-hour mark. The Audi R15 TDI and Peugeot 908 diesels were the only cars on the lead lap on a drying track with the threat of rain still lurking.

    • Petit: The Highcroft Crash and Rebuild by the Numbers:

      Petit: The Highcroft Crash and Rebuild by the Numbers

    • Petit: Highcroft Wins the Race to the Race:

      RASELTON, GA, Saturday, September 26, 2009: Patrón Highcroft Racing's won their "race" to make the grid and maintain the team's championship assault after taking a bare tub into a complete racecar in less than 24 hours today.

    • Petit: Warm Up Times:

      Petit: Warm Up Times

    • The 2010 ALMS Schedule:

      The 2010 ALMS Schedule

    • The State of the ALMS Rundown:

      The 2010 American Le Mans Series will feature both scheduling stability to go alongside a dynamic class restructure, efforts that secure the world’s leading sports car championship in the upper echelon of global motorsport.

    • Drayson Racing Commits to Full 2010 Campaign:

      Drayson Racing utilised today's American Le Mans Series "State of the Series Address" to announce its intention to campaign the full North American tour in 2010. The Anglo-American team owned by Paul and Elspeth Drayson will enter its Le Mans Prototype One (LMP1) Lola Coupé throughout the nine-race season which opens with the 58th Running of the 12 Hours of Sebring (Fla.), 20 March. The decision to commit entirely to the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is a result of that organisation most effectively mirroring Drayson Racing's own long-term environmental, business and competition objectives.

    • Petit: Qualifying Times:

      Petit: Qualifying Times

    • Petit: Practice 4 Times:

      Petit: Practice 4 Times

    • Rahal and BMW Confirm 2010 Plans and '09 Asian Le Mans:

      BMW North America and Rahal Letterman Racing announced that it will return to the American Le Mans Series in 2010 with two BMW M3s, a partnership that already has a victory in the highly competitive GT2 class to its credit this season. The announcement came at Road Atlanta, site of this weekend’s 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6.

    • Petit: Peugeot Takes Pole as we see a Shock in GT2:

      Peugeot broke Audi’s stranglehold on the 24 Hours of Le Mans earlier this year. It could be on the way to doing the same at Road Atlanta. Nic Minassian led a front-row sweep for Peugeot Sport in qualifying Friday for the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6, the first step toward what the French manufacturer hopes is its first victory in the American Le Mans Series.

    • Petit: Peugeot Again Top Night Practice:

      Team Peugeot Total’s Franck Montagny set the fastest lap of the week so far during Thursday’s night practice session for the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. The fast Frenchman turned a lap of 1:07.912 (134.645 mph) in one of Peugeot’s factory 908 HDi diesel-powered coupes. Montagny, a two-time winner in the American Le Mans Series last season, will drive in the 1,000-mile/10-hour classic with countryman Stephane Sarrazin.

    • The Jaguar XKR GT2 Unveiled:

      In preparation for a full championship effort in 2010, RSR unveiled its Jaguar XKR GT2 at the American Le Mans Series’ famed event - the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 - with the intention to introduce the car and utilize the track time for testing and development. The Jaguar brand is launched into what everyone considers the deepest GT2 class in the history of the Series and will have to face off against the likes of Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Corvette, Panoz, Dodge, Viper and Ford.

    • Petit: Massive Crash and a Massive Setback for Highcroft:

      BRASELTON, GA, Thursday, September 24, 2009: Patrón Highcroft Racing's assault on the 2009 Petit Le Mans has suffered a major set-back with a dramatic crash in practice today at Road Atlanta.

    • Petit: Practice 3 Times:

      Petit: Practice 3 Times

    • Petit: Practice 2 Times:

      Petit: Practice 2 Times

    • Petit: Practice 1 Times:

      Petit: Practice 1 Times

    • Petit: Peugeot Fight Back on Thursday:

      Peugeot Sport began flexing its muscles Thursday morning with the top two spots during the day’s first official practice session for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. Stephane Sarrazin was the quickest driver around Road Atlanta with a lap of 1:08.138 in the diesel-powered Peugeot 908 HDi that he will drive with Franck Montagny.

    • Q&A With Patron Highcroft's Duncon Dayton on Petit Le Mans:

      BRASELTON, GA, Wednesday, September 23, 2009: After several days of drenching rain, Road Atlanta provided the American Le Mans Series with a dry track and as Patrón Highcroft Racing kicked off it's assault at Petit Le Mans in testing today at Road Atlanta.

    • Petit: Test Times:

      Petit: Test Times

    • Petit: Audi and McNish Lead Wednesday Testing:

      Audi Sport struck first in the rematch of diesel powers at Road Atlanta with the fastest time in Wednesday’s two-hour test session for the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. Allan McNish, defending race winner with teammate Dindo Capello, put in a quick lap of 1:08.308 (133.864 mph) in the pairing’s Audi R15 TDI. McNish and Capello won Petit Le Mans the last three years in an Audi R10 TDI prototype.

    • IMSA Lites and West Race Cars Renew Partnership:

      BRASELTON, Ga. September 14 -- The International Motorsports Association (IMSA), Elan Motorsports Technologies (EMT) and West Race Cars (West) have officially agreed to a three-year partnership in the IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire series, with West continuing as the exclusive manufacturer for the Lites Two (L2) class through 2012.

    • Around the World for Roberston Ford:

      This is the start of a busy and globe-trotting month for Robertson Racing. The silver Ford GT-R and its Road Atlanta-based crew will travel nearly 20,000 miles between now and early November when its ‘world tour’ finishes. There are three races in that span, starting with Saturday’s 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6, where the husband-wife duo of David and Andrea Robertson along with David Murry will contest the 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic.

    • Petit: Drayson Racing Tests Out Their New Lola:

      So exclaimed Drayson Racing principal/driver Paul Drayson after his first meaningful laps in the team’s new Judd-powered Lola B09/60 LMP1 coupe that will make its debut this week at the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. The American Le Mans Series’ 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic at Road Atlanta is a daunting but welcomed challenge for the Drayson team.

    • Petit: LG Corvette Fires Up Again:

      The last time we saw Lou Gigliotti’s LG Motorsports Corvette C6, it was nearly burnt to a crisp and headed on a truck bound east for Long Beach. Thanks to tireless work and a little help from its friends, the Riley Technologies-built car will make its return to the American Le Mans Series next weekend at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6

    • Petit: Entry List:

      Petit: Entry List

    • Romain Dumas, the third ORECA driver in the Petit Le Mans:

      The Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM is counting on a trio consisting of Olivier Panis, Nicolas Lapierre and Romain Dumas, 2-times ALMS winner, on its trip to the USA for the Petit Le Mans.

    • What We Missed Over the Weekend:

      Over the weekend I was busy at Repco Rally Australia and couldn't tend to the website as I would have liked. Rudely though, news from the sportscar world didn't stop, but in one foul swoop, here is what we missed.

    • Touring Car Aces Join BMW For Petit Le Mans:

      A pair of familiar faces to BMW fans worldwide will join the lineup for BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team for Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6. BMW Motorsport drivers Jörg Müller and Andy Priaulx will join BMW of North America Motorsport drivers Bill Auberlen, Joey Hand, Tommy Milner and Dirk Müller to campaign two BMW M3 coupes in the 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic on September 26 at Road Atlanta.

    • Oreca Aiming High for Petit:

      If anyone doubts the stature of Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6, ORECA team boss Hugues de Chaunac is quick to point out what it means to his team and why he is entering the Road Atlanta classic. Simply put, he told SPEEDtv.com’s John Dagys, it’s one of the world’s premiere endurance events and worthy of the global praise and adulation it annually receives.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS, Grand Am - Porsche Withdrawing from DP Racing???:

      A rumour that has come to light could put ongoing participation of most Porsche teams in the Grand Am Series in doubt.

    • ALMS Points After Round 8:

      ALMS Points After Round 8

    • Marcelli Takes Debut Win in Lites Race 2 at Mosport:

      BOWMANVILLE, Ontario August 30 -- Kyle Marcelli, Barrie, Ontario, was on a mission again today in round 12 of the IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire at Mosport International Raceway winning his first race of the season in front of a home crowd.

    • Matt Downs Takes Race 1 of IMSA Lites at Mosport:

      BOWMANVILLE, Ontario August 29 -- Matt Downs held off a hard charging Kyle Marcelli to take his fourth IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire victory at the Mobil 1 presents the Mosport Grand Prix.

    • Pagerey Takes GT3 Cup Challenge at Mosport:

      BOWMANVILLE, Ontario August 30 -- Mitch Pagerey, Deerfield Beach, Fla., tested a few weeks before the Patron GT3 Challenge by Yokohama series raced at Mosport International Raceway and it paid off as the series newcomer scored his first series victory in round nine Saturday.

    • ALMS Points After Round 6:

      ALMS Points After Round 6

    • Mosport: Highcroft Show the Way to an Unusually Easy Win:

      The fastest venue in the American Le Mans Series produced another historic result Sunday. David Brabham and Scott Sharp drove their Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a to an overall victory at Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport and clinched the LMP1 manufacturer championship for Acura, the marque’s first in the American Le Mans Series. Luis Diaz and Adrian Fernandez won in LMP2 for the seventh time in eight races to wrap up the class’ drivers title in their Acura ARX-01b.

    • Mosport: Race Results:

      Mosport: Race Results

    • Mosport: De Ferran Paces the Morning Warm Up:

      Gil de Ferran set the fastest lap in the morning warmup for Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport with a lap of 1:08.276 (129.656 mph) for Acura and de Ferran Motorsports. The XM Acura ARX-02a that he will share with Simon Pagenaud was 0.45 seconds ahead of Adrian Fernandez in Lowe’s Fernandez Racing’s Acura ARX-01b, the quickest of the LMP2 cars.

    • Mosport: Warm Up Times:

      Mosport: Warm Up Times

    • Mosport: Highcroft takes Pole by a Tight Margin:

      David Brabham captured pole position for Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport on Saturday in his Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a. The reigning 24 Hours of Le Mans champion turned in a best lap of 1:05.323 (135.517 mph) and edged out de Ferran Motorsports’ Simon Pagenaud by a scant 0.074 seconds.

    • Mosport: Qualifying Times:

      Mosport: Qualifying Times

    • Mosport: De Ferran and Highcroft Paces the Practice Session:

      Gil de Ferran turned in the quickest lap in a damp opening practice for Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport on Saturday morning. The owner of de Ferran Motorsports’ XM Acura ARX-02a set a lap of 1:21.447 (108.689 mph) for a 0.489-second advantage over Patrón Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham in the LMP1 championship-leading Acura that he will share with Scott Sharp.

    • Mosport: Practice 2 Times:

      Mosport: Practice 2 Times

    • Mosport: Practice 1 Times:

      Mosport: Practice 1 Times

    • Mosport: Pagenaud Leads the Test Session:

      Simon Pagenaud went quickest for de Ferran Motorsports on Friday at Mosport.
      A year after it suffered the cruelest of fates at Mosport International Raceway – running out of fuel while leading in class on the last lap – de Ferran Motorsports found itself on top following Friday’s test session for Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Simon Pagenaud set the fastest lap in the XM Acura ARX-02a, a 1:05.470 (135.213 mph) tour around the 2.459-mile, 10-turn circuit.

    • Mosport: Test Times:

      Mosport: Test Times

    • Mosport: Entry List:

      Mosport: Entry List

    • Audi Confirm they are IN for Petit Le Mans:

      Setting up what is arguably the most anticipated North American endurance race in a generation, Audi will return to the American Le Mans Series in September in hopes of retaining its title at the 12th annual Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 at Road Atlanta. Audi Sport Team Joest confirmed Tuesday the entry of two Audi R15 TDI factory prototypes for the cornerstone event of the American Le Mans Series, a race the famed German marque has never lost since its inaugural appearance in 2000.

    • Drayson Racing Moves to the Prototype Ranks:

      LONDON - Paul, Lord Drayson and Elspeth, Lady Drayson proudly announce Drayson Racing's move to the pinnacle of motorsports; the Le Mans Prototype One (LMP1) division. Drayson Racing will debut its British built Judd V10-powered Lola B09/60 racing car - commonly known as the "Lola Coupe" - in the 12th Annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, 22-26 September, 2009. The move signifies Drayson Racing's serious motorsport intentions and focus on using the sport as a catalyst to advance environmental technologies.

    • ALMS Points after Round 7:

      ALMS Points after Round 7

    • Comprent Motor Sport and Tom Drewer Comment on Incorrect Penalty:

      Comprent Motor Sport team statement regarding incorrectly issued black flag for car #1, Tom Drewer, during Road America weekend.

      Comprent Motor Sport driver Tom Drewer's weekend was effectively ruined after he was incorrectly issued a black flag during Round 9 of the 2009 IMSA Lites Championship at Road America.

    • RA Lites: Two from Two for Feinberg:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis. August 16 -- Joel Feinberg fought a hard battle with Gary Gibson, Jonathan Gore and Lucas Downs to win his second race of the weekend and fifth of the season.

    • RA Lites: Feinberg takes out Round 9:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wis. August 15 -- Joel Feinberg, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., led when it counted most, the last caution period, to win round nine of the IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire at legendary Road America.

    • RA: Highcroft Returns to the Top Step as BMW Finds Form:

      David Brabham and Scott Sharp ended de Ferran Motorsports’ four-race overall win streak Sunday with a close, tense victory in the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase at Road America. Patrón Highcroft Racing’s Brabham beat Gil de Ferran to the checkered flag by 0.461 seconds.

    • ALMS Announces Its 2010 Plans:

      In a progressive step designed to keep ahead of the rest of the industry, the American Le Mans Series today announced plans to overhaul its four-class structure beginning with the 2010 season. The four classes will be Le Mans Prototype (LMP), Le Mans Prototype Challenge (LMPC), Grand Touring (GT) and Grand Touring Challenge (GTC).

    • Road America: Race Results:

      Road America: Race Results

    • RA: de Ferran Leads Morning Warm Up:

      Simon Pagenaud went quickest in Sunday morning's warmup for the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase and continued de Ferran Motorsports' weekend dominance at Road America. The young Frenchman turned a best lap of 1:51.358 (130.864 mph) in the de Ferran XM Acura ARX-02a. Teammate and team boss Gil de Ferran qualified on pole position Saturday.

    • Road America: Warm Up Times:

      Road America: Warm Up Times

    • RA: Second Pole in Two Weeks for de Ferran Acura:

      In his final race at Road America as a driver, Gil de Ferran claimed his first pole position at the track as de Ferran Motorsports continued its dominating run in the American Le Mans Series. The team owner and Brazilian legend turned in a lap of 1:48.216 (134.664 mph) in qualifying for the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase. The de Ferran Motorsports XM Acura ARX-02a will start from the overall pole for the fourth straight event.

    • Road America: Qualifying Times:

      Road America: Qualifying Times

    • RA: Late Flying Lap Puts de Ferran Acura on Top in Practice:

      Eager to add another of North America’s classic circuits to his victory list this season, Gil de Ferran set the fastest lap in Saturday morning’s practice session for the Time Warner Cable Road Race Showcase at Road America. The Brazilian team owner and driver set a lap of 1:49.874 (132.632 mph) in the XM Acura ARX-02a that he will drive with Frenchman Simon Pagenaud.

    • Road America: Practice 2 Times:

      Road America: Practice 2 Times

    • Road America: Practice 1 Times:

      Road America: Practice 1 Times

    • RA: De Ferran on the Pace Immediately in the Test Session:

      There is no sign of slowing down at de Ferran Motorsports. Team owner Gil de Ferran turned in the quickest time during Friday’s test session for the Time Warner Road Race Showcase at historic Road America, a lap of 1:50.773 (131.793 mph) around the 14-turn, 4.048-mile circuit.

    • Road America: Test Session Times:

      Road America: Test Session Times

    • Road America: Entry List:

      Road America: Entry List

    • Q&A From Greg Pickett for the Cytosport Porsche Debut:

      Trans-Am legend and Muscle Milk creator Greg Pickett returns to the American Le Mans Series this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course aboard the #6 Team Cytosport Porsche RS Spyder.

    • Joey Hand Confident for Road America:

      Joey Hand’s last American Le Mans Series race at Road America behind the wheel of a BMW nearly resulted in one of the biggest victories of his career. The young Californian finished second with Bill Auberlen in a BMW M3 that gave mighty Porsche all it could handle at one of America’s best road courses.

    • de Ferran Announces Retirement Plans, wants to Race Team in ALMS and ICS:

      American Le Mans Series team owner/driver Gil de Ferran, a two-time CART champion and 2003 Indianapolis 500 winner, announced Friday that he will step away from the cockpit at the completion of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season to focus on his role as President of de Ferran Motorsports (DFM), the team he formed in 2008 to compete in Series as the factory-supported Acura team.

    • Mid Ohio: de Ferran Takes Fourth Straight Win:

      Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud went flag-to-flag Saturday to win the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, their fourth consecutive overall victory in the American Le Mans Series. Team owner de Ferran qualified on the overall pole position, and the pairing won at Mid- Ohio for the first time in their careers.

    • Mid Ohio: Race Results:

      Mid Ohio: Race Results

    • Mid Ohio: Corsa Goes Quickest in Warm Up:

      With its KERS-related issue fully sorted from Friday, Johnny Mowlem set the fastest time in Saturday morning's 30-minute warmup for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. The British driver posted a lap of 1:37.308 (83.537 mph) in Corsa Motorsports hybrid-powered Ginetta- Zytek 09HS prototype, the first such achievement for a hybrid vehicle in the American Le Mans Series.

    • Mid Ohio: Warm Up Times:

      Mid Ohio: Warm Up Times

    • Mid Ohio: de Ferran Wins the Battle of the Acuras:

      Gil de Ferran is on the pole at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course…again. The former CART champion and Indianapolis 500 winner was the fastest qualifier for the second straight year for the Acura Sports Car Challenge in the de Ferran Motorsports entry.

    • Mid Ohio: Qualifying Times:

      Mid Ohio: Qualifying Times

    • Watkins Glen: Qualifying Times:

      Watkins Glen: Qualifying Times

    • Mid Ohio:Practice 2 Times:

      Mid Ohio:Practice 2 Times

    • Mid Ohio: Practice 1 Times:

      Mid Ohio: Practice 1 Times

    • Mid Ohio: Acura Has a Stong Start to the Weekend:

      Simon Pagenaud turned the quickest lap Friday in the first official practice session for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for Acura and de Ferran Motorsports. The sterling Frenchman's best time was a 1:11.570 in the XM Acura ARX-02a that he will share with team owner Gil de Ferran.

    • Mid Ohio: Test Session Results:

      Mid Ohio: Test Session Results

    • Mid Ohio: Entry List:

      Mid Ohio: Entry List

    • Corvette Unveils The New GT2 Machine:

      Corvette Racing will open a new chapter with the competition debut of the next-generation Corvette C6.R at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 6-8. In anticipation of a single GT class in 2010, Corvette Racing will test and develop the latest Corvette C6.R in the GT2 category in the final five rounds of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. With the upcoming move to a unified GT category, the twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars will compete against rivals representing Ferrari, Porsche, BMW, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Viper, Panoz and Ford.

    • Oreca to Race at Petit Le Mans:

      After a good result in this year's Le Mans 24 Hours, the Team ORECA-Matmut-AIM is determined to do everything in its power to prepare for the 2010 event in the best possible conditions. Thus, the team has decided to race in the Petit Le Mans, one of the blue riband events of the American Le Mans Series.

    • The Real Question - How Will BMW F1 Decision Impact the ALMS Effort:

      With the news that BMW will remove themselves from the self destructing world of F1 at year's end, one has to wonder what that effect will be on the ALMS effort.

    • Peugeot Confirm 2 Cars for Petit Le Mans:

      Peugeot confirmed today that it will attempt to add the trophy from Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 to its collection with entries into the cornerstone event for the American Le Mans Series. The reigning 24 Hours of Le Mans champion will send two of its diesel-powered Peugeot 908 closed-top prototypes to compete on North America’s grandest sports car racing stage, just as it did to open the season at the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida.

    • Lime Rock: De Ferran Scores Thrid Michelin Green X Challenge Win:

      LAKEVILLE, Conn. (July 18, 2009) - The fastest cars on the track were also the most efficient as the race winning Acura prototype of de Ferran Motorsports and the GT2 class winning Porsche from Flying Lizard Motorsports also won the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge awards here at Lime Rock Park, the fifth stop of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season.

    • Lime Rock: Dyson and Mazda Achieve Victory:

      LAKEVILLE, CT July 18, 2009 "It was a great day to win at home," Rob Dyson said afterwards. Dyson Racing won their first race with Mazda at their home track of Lime Rock CT, the same track where Dyson Racing's first professional race win came in 1985.

    • Lime Rock: Acura Wage Battle in P1 as Luck Robs them in P2:

      LAKEVILLE, Conn. -- Acura drivers Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud made it three-in-a-row Saturday at Lime Rock Park in a dramatic duel with their Acura rivals, Patron Highcroft Racing, during the Northeast Grand Prix, the fifth American Le Mans Series race of the year.

    • Lime Rock: Historic Podium for Corsa and the Hybrid Zytek:

      Lakeville, Connecticut (July 18, 2009). In a turn of fortune from the trials and tribulations that plagued the debut of the Corsa Motorsports LMP1 hybrid electric racecar, the world's first alternative-fueled such propulsion system, the team ended up with a historic podium finish in the first ever outing for the GZ-09-SH car.

    • ALMS Points After Round 5:

      ALMS Points After Round 5

    • Lime Rock: Lites - Feinberg Closes in on Title:

      Lakeville, Conn. July 18 -- Joel Feinberg won his third race of the 2009 IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire series in round seven at Lime Rock Park. Feinberg started third and worked his way up to the top step on the podium with consistent driving while those in front of him, including round eight winner Gary Gibson, made small mistakes.

    • Lime Rock: De Ferran Takes Advantage of Highcroft's Misfortune:

      After a rookie season of near-misses, it’s starting to look like de Ferran Motorsports can do no wrong. Simon Pagenaud and Gil de Ferran won again in the American Le Mans Series, their third straight on the year, in the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on Saturday.

    • Lime Rock: Race Results:

      Lime Rock: Race Results

    • Lime Rock: Highcroft Leads Morning Warm Up:

      Eager for a repeat of last year’s magical victory at Lime Rock Park, David Brabham set the fastest time in the 20-minute raceday warmup for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. The reigning Le Mans champion turned in a time of 48.778 in the Acura ARX-02a that he will drive with Scott Sharp.

    • Lime Rock: Warm Up Times:

      Lime Rock: Warm Up Times

    • Lime Rock: Pole for Pagenaud and Acura:

      The start of the American Le Mans Series’ second half has an uncanny similarity to the way the first ended…with Simon Pagenaud on pole position. The young Frenchman won his second straight pole position in the Series and third of the season for de Ferran Motorsports and Acura with a record qualifying run for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on Friday.

    • Lime Rock: Qualifying Times:

      Lime Rock: Qualifying Times

    • Lime Rock: Acura Starts the Weekend Strongly:

      Simon Pagenaud has picked up where de Ferran Motorsports left off two months ago in the American Le Mans Series with the fastest lap in the opening practice session for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix on Friday. The young Frenchman’s best time was a 47.858 (112.834 mph) around the 1.51-mile, 10-turn circuit at Lime Rock Park.

    • Lime Rock: Practice 2 Times:

      Lime Rock: Practice 2 Times

    • Lime Rock: Practice 1 Times:

      Lime Rock: Practice 1 Times

    • Cosmo Doing Double Duty at Barber and Lime Rock Parks:

      (West Palm Beach, FL) 15 July 2009-- With plenty of power, looks to match, and a racing pedigree that's second to none, most guys spend lifetimes wishing they could drive a Porsche 911. But not Guy Cosmo.

    • Voices of Lime Rock: Dyson Racing:

      Every trip to Lime Rock Park is a special one for Dyson Racing. America’s premier sports car team debuted at the Lakeville, Conn., circuit in 1983 as team owner Rob Dyson competed in a three-hour IMSA race. The squad - based in Poughkeepsie, NY - is hoping this year’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix will mark another breakthrough at Lime Rock, where the team will race its two new Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 LMP2 coupes before the home crowd.

    • Team Cytosport Tests New Car:

      In addition to Monday’s news of Corvette Racing’s GT2 debut at the Acura Sports Car Challenge, another high-profile team will make its return to the Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on August 6-8. Greg Pickett’s Team Cytosport has entered a Porsche RS Spyder with Pickett and Klaus Graf splitting the driving duties.

    • Corsa Motorsports to Compete at Lime Rock in Hybrid Mode:

      Corsa Motorsports’ Ginetta-Zytek 09HS prototype will compete for the first time in hybrid configuration this weekend at Lime Rock Park for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Officials with the FIA were more than satisfied with the performance and stability of the prototype’s battery pack.

    • Voices of Lime Rock: Joey Hand:

      If there’s ever a team that is in need of some home-track luck, it’s BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team. Lime Rock Park, site of this weekend’s American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, is only a couple of hours from BMW North America’s corporate headquarters. Joey Hand is hoping that’s enough to turn around the team’s luck in its first year with BMW’s new M3 racer for GT2.

    • Corvette Officially Submit Entry for Mid Ohio:

      The Acura Sports Car Challenge will officially mark the start of a new era in Corvette Racing with two new Corvette C6.R entries set to debut in the American Le Mans Series’ annual visit to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Wearing the familiar Nos. 3 and 4, cellulosic E85-fueled, V8-powered Corvettes will go head-to-head with Ferrari, Porsche, Panoz, BMW, Ford and Dodge among others throughout the second half of the 2009 season.

    • Voices of Lime Rock: Luis Diaz:

      Luis Diaz enters Lime Rock Park and the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix unbeaten in LMP2 with Lowe’s Fernandez Racing teammate Adrian Fernandez. The pairing was a perfect 4-for-4 in the first half of the 2009 American Le Mans Series behind the wheel of their Acura ARX-01b.

    • Lime Rock: Entry List:

      Lime Rock: Entry List

    • ALMS Reaching a Greener Tomorrow - Faster:

      The American Le Mans Series is deepening its roots into a greener tomorrow by supporting The Nature Conservancy, an internationally recognized conservation organization, and its Adopt an Acre program featuring the Las Californias region. The relationship will help raise awareness and funds for the program through online donations and proceeds from the Series’ sales of organic, American-made apparel.

    • Series Lime Rock spotlight - Bill Sweedler:

      Meet Bill Sweedler, one of the competitors in the American Le Mans Series' new Challenge class. The 42-year-old will make his second career start in the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix next week at Lime Rock Park, his home track. From Westport, Conn., Sweedler has been part of IMSA GT3 competition the last two years and will drive an ORBIT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup entry with longtime friend and Patron Spirits Company CEO Ed Brown.

    • Gallery: Memories of Corvette:

      The Corvette factory reign in the top class of GT racing came to an end a couple weeks ago at Le Mans. While they will still have customer teams in GT1 and will race in GT2, we thought it was appropriate to remember the mighty C5.R and C6.R as run by the the General Motors factory via Pratt & Miller. The cars raced in the GTS category and the GT1 category, beginning in 1999. In 2000 Pratt & Miller took over the operation of the cars. The rest is history with the team winning
      multiple ALMS titles, multiple Le Mans wins and an overall win at the Daytona 24

    • RUMOUR: USA - Does Grand Am want to Purchase ALMS???:

      Robin Miller has reported that Grand Am are looking to purchase the American Le Mans Series.

    • Lime Rock: Van Der Steur Returns to ALMS Competition:

      van der Steur Racing’s return to the American Le Mans Series’ grid and the second round of entries in the new Challenge class highlight the entry list for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, set for July 17-18 at Lime Rock Park.

    • Intersport has their Fans:

      Allan McNish has a worldwide popularity that few drivers in the American Le Mans Series – and endurance racing as a whole – can match. But the wee Scot offered a tribute during his Le Mans preparation to one of his foremost competitors over the years in the American Le Mans Series: Intersport Racing’s Jon Field.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - More to Fuel Audi's Return:

      Most of us seem to be thinking the same thing - that Audi will return to full time sportscar racing in 2010.

    • Utah: Michelin Celebrates 100th ALMS Win:

      The 100th Michelin overall race victory in the American Le Mans Series was delivered in a powerful performance by the young de Ferran Motorsports Acura team and drivers Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud here at the Utah Grand Prix, just the 103rd event in series history.

    • ALMS Best and Brigthest Race to Le Mans:

      With the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix now in the proverbial rear-view mirror, a select group of American Le Mans Series drivers and teams can now turn their attention to the pinnacle of motorsport – Le Mans.

    • ALMS Embrases USA's New Fuel Standards:

      No one in the auto racing world has been more buoyed by the Obama administration's proposed revisions for fuel economy and automobile emissions than the American Le Mans Series.

    • ALMS Points After Round 4:

      ALMS Points After Round 4

    • Utah: Lites - Brothers Downs Dominate the Weekend:

      TOOELE, Utah May 16 -- Matt Downs, Butterfield, Minn., took his second victory of the season winning by 12.147 over brother Lucas Downs, after Lucas spun on lap six of the 30-minute race.

    • Utah: Lites - Race Results:

      Utah: Lites - Race Results

    • Utah: De Ferran Takes the Advantange, Second Straight Win:

      A year ago, Gil de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud were elated with a third-place finish in their American Le Mans Series debut at Miller Motorsports Park. Oh, how times have changed. The de Ferran Motorsports pairing dominated the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix on Sunday for their second overall victory in a row.

    • Utah: Race Results:

      Utah: Race Results

    • Utah: Pagenaud puts De Ferran on Top:

      Simon Pagenaud captured pole position for de Ferran Motorsports with a new track record at the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix on Saturday, a year after the team’s debut in the American Le Mans Series. Pagenaud qualified his Acura ARX-02a with a time of 1:30.645 (121.052 mph) to best David Brabham by 0.736 seconds.

    • Utah: Qualifying Times:

      Utah: Qualifying Times

    • Utah: Practice 2 Times:

      Utah: Practice 2 Times

    • Utah: Practice 1 Times:

      Utah: Practice 1 Times

    • Utah: Highcroft Fastest in Practice:

      David Brabham turned the fastest lap in the first official practice session for the American Le Mans Series’ Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. The LMP1 championship co-leader with teammate Scott Sharp toured the 15-turn, 3.048-mile Miller Motorsports Park circuit at 1:34.104 (116.603 mph) on his final lap of the Saturday morning session.

    • Utah: Pagenaud Tops the Friday Test:

      At the very venue he made his American Le Mans Series debut a year ago, Simon Pagenaud turned in the fastest time in Friday's test for this weekend's Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. Pagenaud posted the five fastest times in the de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a during the two-hour session.

    • Utah: Test Day Times:

      Utah: Test Day Times

    • Corsa Motorsports Ginetta-Zytek 09 hybrid Update:

      Engineers and crew worked well into the morning hours Friday in preparation for the first full-on test run of the Corsa Motorsports Ginetta-Zytek 09 hybrid prototype race car. Test laps will happen at 12:20pm and 3:10pm today.

    • Utah: Corsa Getting Close View of their New Hybrid:

      The countdown to Corsa Motorsports’ history-making debut this weekend with a hybrid prototype in the American Le Mans Series is ever decreasing. The Utah-based team is going through the inner workings of its new Ginetta-Zytek 09HS LMP1 entry just three days before it hits the track for the first time at the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix.

    • Utah: Entry List:

      Utah: Entry List

    • COO, Tim Mayer and IMSA Part Ways:

      IMSA and the American Le Mans Series announced today that Tim Mayer, the Chief Operating Officer of the companies, will be leaving his post as of the end of May 2009, after five and a half years with the company. Mayer’s duties will be re-assigned amongst various personnel and departments within the organization. Following the transition at the end of May, Mayer will continue in an advisory capacity.

    • Utah: A Double Shot of Patron:

      SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Thursday, May 7, 2009: Race fans will get a double dose of Tequila Patrón on track at Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City next week when the Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-02a is joined on track by the Tequila Patrón Porsche of Ed Brown and Bill Sweedler in the new ALMS Challenge Class.

    • Pat Long Advoates Safe Driving:

      A festive and thoughtful spirit surrounds what will be Round Four of the 2009 American Le Mans Series - the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix. With a just a few weeks until the green flag waves at Miller Motorsports Park on May 17th, a snow-filled spring day welcomed Flying Lizard Motorsports’ Patrick Long not only as a sports car driver but also as an advocate for safe driving.

    • Corsa Zytek - Following in Sparky's Wheeltracks:

      The Corsa Motorsports Ginetta-Zytek 09SH hybrid prototype that will debut at the American Le Mans Series’ Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix is a revolutionary entry that looks to change the landscape of motorsports. But it’s not the first hybrid to test the waters of endurance racing.

    • The First Challenge Class Entries for the ALMS are In:

      The official entry list for the fourth round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series, the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix, features a first look at participants in the Series’ new Challenge class. Gruppe Orange, Snow Racing and ORBIT Racing each have entered their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars for the two-hour, 45-minute event.

    • The IMSA Verdict on Highcroft's Penalty and Highcroft's Reaction:

      DANBURY, CT, Thursday, April 30, 2009: Patrón Highcroft Racing is appreciative to IMSA for the efforts applied to the post-event examination of the penalty received by the team during the recent Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series event at Long Beach.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Of An Audi Return???:

      It has been the issue on ALMS's fans lips since the start of the year - when will we see Audi back?

    • ALMS Points After Round 3:

      ALMS Points After Round 3

    • Long Beach: Post Race Team Recaps pt4:

      Long Beach: Post Race Team Recaps pt4
      Acura
      Corvette
      Porsche

    • Long Beach: Post Race Team Recaps pt3:

      Long Beach: Post Race Team Recaps pt3
      Highcroft
      de Ferran
      Fernandez

    • Long Beach: Post Race Team Recaps pt2:

      Long Beach: Post Race Team Recaps pt2
      Dyson
      Rahal Letterman BMW
      Risi

    • Long Beach: Post Race Team Recaps pt1:

      Long Beach: Post Race Team Recaps pt1
      Flying Lizards
      Farnbacher
      VICI
      Michelin

    • GALLERY: Artist Impression of Rocketsports GT2 Jaguar:

      Scott Atherton: “Not only does the Series add another prestigious automobile brand to its already world-class lineup of manufacturers, but the fact that this addition occurs during such a challenging time in our industry makes the announcement truly significant."

    • Long Beach: de Ferran Finally Takes the Win:

      Gil de Ferran finally got his win at Long Beach, and de Ferran Motorsports took its first victory in the American Le Mans Series on Saturday as de Ferran and Simon Pagenaud won at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. de Ferran and his Acura ARX-02a beat Patrón Highcroft Racing’s David Brabham across the finish line on Shoreline Drive under yellow.

    • Long Beach: Race Results:

      Long Beach: Race Results

    • Long Beach: Warm Up Times:

      Long Beach: Warm Up Times

    • Rocketsports to Enter GT2 Jaguar in ALMS:

      In an announcement that defies the current and challenging economic climate, the American Le Mans Series added yet another marquee team Friday with the addition of Rocketsports Racing and Jaguar to the GT2 class. The East Lansing, Michigan-based team reunites with the Jaguar brand by entering a Jaguar XKR for a partial season in 2009 with a full-season championship effort in 2010.

    • Long Beach: Highcroft Leads Acura's Sweep of the Grid:

      A year after helping Patrón Highcroft Racing score a landmark class victory at Long Beach, David Brabham took the overall pole position Friday for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Brabham turned a lap of 1:11.627 in the Acura ARX-02a that he will share with Scott Sharp.

    • Long Beach: Qualifying Times:

      Long Beach: Qualifying Times

    • Long Beach: Practice Times:

      Long Beach: Practice Times

    • Long Beach: De Ferran Leads Practice Times:

      Gil de Ferran made himself feel right at home in his return to Long Beach on Friday with the quickest time in the lone official practice session for Saturday's Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. de Ferran posted a lap of 1:13.857 (95.926 mph) in the de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a that he will drive with Simon Pagenaud.

    • Long Beach: Highcroft Fastest on Day 1:

      With memories of last year’s last-lap pass for an LMP2 victory still fresh in his mind, David Brabham was the quickest driver in Thursday’s test session for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Now in LMP1, Brabham’s best time on the Long Beach circuit was a 1:14.226 (95.449 mph) in Patrón Highcroft Racing’s Acura ARX-02a.

    • Long Beach: Test 2 Times:

      Long Beach: Test 2 Times

    • Long Beach: Test 1 Times:

      Long Beach: Test 1 Times

    • Long Beach: A Love/Hate Relationship for De Ferran:

      Gil de Ferran describes his relationship with the Long Beach street circuit as love-hate. He loves the track from a qualifying perspective, evidenced by three pole positions there in his CART days. Final results are another matter. That’s the part of the trend he is hoping to reverse this weekend at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, de Ferran’s first race there since 2000.

    • Long Beach: BMW Preview:

      Woodcliff Lake, N.J. - April 14, 2009-- BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team is coming off of a strong second place finish in St. Petersburg, FL, and aspires to continue the momentum for the second consecutive street circuit race in Long Beach, California.

    • Long Beach: Porsche Preview:

      LONG BEACH, Calif. - April 15 - Ever since the Formula 5000 race cars proved that the Long Beach Grand Prix street circuit could handle world- class road racing in 1975, the history of Formula 1 and IndyCar racing in the U.S. has been impacted by this Southern California venue - and now sports car racing is making its mark as well.

    • Long Beach: VICI Preview:

      A new chapter for T-Mobile USA and VICI Racing in the American Le Mans series opens tomorrow at one of the world's most famous race circuits, the tough temporary street course round Long Beach in Southern California, a concrete-lined amphitheatre where the greats of motor racing have lined up annually to do battle for more than a third of a century.

    • Long Beach: Entry List:

      Long Beach: Entry List

    • VICI Racing and T-Mobile Form Multi Year Partnership:

      VICI Racing is delighted to announce today an exciting new partnership with T-Mobile USA, Inc., to take up the challenge of one of global motorsports’ most professional championships, the American Le Mans Series. T-Mobile and VICI Racing will kick-off the multi-year relationship, and the 2009 racing program, at this weekend’s Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.

    • Long Beach: Michelin Green X Challenge Heads West
    • Long Beach: De Ferran Preview:

      INDIANAPOLIS, Friday April 10: de Ferran Motorsports heads west next weekend (April 17-18) to compete around the spectacular street circuit of Long Beach, California in round three of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. The one hour forty minute race will form the highlight of Saturday's track action at this famous Californian event.

    • Long Beach: Farnbacher Loles Preview:

      Farnbacher Loles Racing has started the first two rounds of the American Le Mans Series from the front row. Dirk Werner grabbed the pole at Sebring in the #87 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR while his teammate Wolf Henzler notched the P2 starting position at St. Pete. That's the good news. The downside is lady luck snatched victory from the team at both tracks and the podium has been elusive.

    • Long Beach: Risi Preview:

      Houston, Tx, Thursday, April 9, 2009. The historic Long Beach street course near Los Angeles in California plays host to the third round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series, and GT2 challengers Risi Competizione will be looking to make up for the disappointment suffered at St Petersburg two weeks ago.

    • Pagenaud and Kaffer Get To Grips With Long Beach:

      Having never been to the Long Beach circuit, Risi Competizione's Kaffer is turning to the Web to get a good look at North America's most famous street course in advance of the Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. Kaffer will team with Jaime Melo in Risi's Ferrari F430 GT in the highly competitive GT2 class.

    • Scott Sharp and Patron to Race the Indy 500:

      INDIANAPOLIS, IN, THURSDAY, APRIL 9, 2009: Patrón Highcroft Racing's Scott Sharp will return to the Indianapolis 500 this year aboard a Patrón-sponsored entry run by Panther Racing.

    • ALMS Points After Round 2:

      ALMS Points After Round 2

    • St Pete: Post Race Team Recaps pt4:

      St Pete: Post Race Team Recaps pt4
      Acura
      Porsche
      Dyson

    • St Pete: Post Race Team Recaps pt3:

      St Pete: Post Race Team Recaps pt3
      Highcroft
      de Ferran
      Fernandez

    • St Pete: Post Race Team Recaps pt2:

      St Pete: Post Race Team Recaps pt2
      LG Motorsports
      Primetime Race Group
      Michelin
      Yokohama

    • St Pete: Post Race Team Recaps pt1:

      BMW Rahal Letterman
      Risi
      Flying Lizards
      Farnbacher Loles

    • St Pete: Acura and BMW Prove the Greenest in Round 2:

      ST. PETERSBURG, FLA (April 4, 2009) - The first MICHELIN® Green X® Challenge contested on a street course produced a pair of surprise winners today on the second stop of the 2009 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season.

    • Gallery: The Best Pictures from March:

      March saw the Le Mans Series official tests and, importantly, the 12 Hours of Sebring. We saw a fantastic race between Peugeot, Audi and Acura and while some the diesel/petrol equivalency came under dispute yet again, we were witness to a great race, one where Audi showed its supremacy. We also saw the finale of GT1 category at the Sebring event. A small series in Australia also held its first round. iRace round 1 was held at Morgan Park and we got hold of a couple of pictures - just for something different.

    • St Pete: Highcroft Takes First Win for New Acura:

      David Brabham and Scott Sharp scored an overall victory for Acura at the aptly named Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg on Saturday as the auto manufacturer swept both prototype classes in the second round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series.

    • St Pete: Race Results:

      St Pete: Race Results

    • St Pete: Warm Up Times:

      St Pete: Warm Up Times

    • St Pete: Qualifying Times:

      St Pete: Qualifying Times

    • St Pete: Acura Dominate Qualifying With 1-2-3 on the Grid:

      Four rear tires plus a brand new car equaled pole position for Simon Pagenaud on Friday. The young French star was the fastest qualifier Friday for de Ferran Motorsports at the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg with a lap of 1:03.776 (101.606 mph) in the team’s Acura ARX-02a. Pagenaud earned his first American Le Mans Series pole and the team’s second straight to open the season.

    • St Pete: Practice 2 Times:

      St Pete: Practice 2 Times

    • St Pete: Practice 1 Times:

      St Pete: Practice 1 Times

    • St Pete: GT2's Keys to the City:

      With an astounding seven manufacturers present in GT2 for the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg, strategies and setups are likely to be different for each entry. The goal remains the same though – stay clean and collect as many American Le Mans Series championship points as possible. We asked representatives from each marque why they will be successful this weekend and what the keys to Saturday’s race might be.

    • Audi Complete 24 Hours of Le Mans Lineup:

      Ingolstadt/Stuttgart – The Audi driver lineup for the 24 Hours of Le Mans is complete: by signing Timo Bernhard (28/Germany) and Romain Dumas (31/France) Audi managed to engage two absolute endurance specialists for the most important sports car race of the year.

    • Primetime Group Announces a New Partner:

      (April 1st, 2009) Fort Lauderdale, Florida - After a partially successful 12 "days" at Sebring International Raceway, Primetime Race Group has attracted a new partner to the team, BryanMark Financial Group.

    • Tequila Patron Enhances ALMS Support:

      Tequila Patrón will return as title sponsor for Round Three of the 2009 American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, Calif. In addition, the Series announced Tequila Patrón as the exclusive “Official Spirit of the American Le Mans Series”. For the second year in a row, the April 18 event will be named The Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.

    • Falken Tire Confirms Porsche for Long Beach:

      Falken Tire Corporation has officially announced a GT2 program for the American Le Mans Series that will see the Fontana, Calif.-based team entering a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for selected events this season. Team Falken Tire will compete at Long Beach, Petit Le Mans and the Monterey Sports Car Championships in anticipation of a full-season championship effort in 2010

    • Panoz Team PTG Will Enter a Second Esperante for St Pete:

      On the heels of a solid third-place GT2 podium finish to open the 2009 American Le Mans Series season, Panoz Team PTG has entered a second Panoz Esperante GTLM for the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. Sebring teammates Dominik Farnbacher and Ian James will drive the lead entry with Tom Sutherland and newcomer Ryan Phinney in the second car.

    • St Pete: Entry List:

      St Pete: Entry List

    • ALMS To Allow GT3, Challenge Cars For Five Races:

      In an effort to promote the brightest and best of a new generation of sports car drivers, the American Le Mans Series announced today that it will open its grid for five races in 2009 to the crème de la crème of GT3 and Challenge level drivers.

    • Pagenaud Joins Peugeot's Reserve List:

      Having contested the ALMS with Acura since 2008, Poitiers-born Simon Pagenaud has joined Peugeot Sport's official line-up. His test programme will begin in the coming weeks with a view to him replacing Sebastien Bourdais alongside Montagny and Sarrazin for the 1,000km of Spa-Francorchamps (May 8-10). The same weekend, Bourdais will be taking part in the fifth round of the Formula One World Championship at Barcelona in Spain.

    • ALMS Points after Round 1:

      ALMS Points after Round 1

    • Sebring: Team Race Recaps pt4:

      Sebring: Team Race Recaps pt4
      Audi
      Peugeot
      Corvette
      Ferrari
      Porsche

    • Sebring: Audi and Corvette Take Michelin GreenX Challenge:

      SEBRING, FLA. (March 22, 2009) - Proving their race cars to be both faster and greener than the competition, Audi and Corvette scored the prototype and GT race wins respectively while winning the first MICHELIN® Green X® Challenge awards at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, the opening event of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season.

    • Sebring: Team Race Recaps pt3:

      Sebring: Team Race Recaps pt3
      Acura
      Fernandez
      Highcroft
      De Ferran

    • Sebring: Team Race Recaps pt2:

      Sebring: Team Race Recaps pt2
      Dyson
      Krohn/Risi
      Farnbacher Loles
      Michelin

    • Sebring: Team Race Recaps pt1:

      Sebring: Team Race Recaps pt1
      Rahal Letterman
      Drayson
      Risi
      Flying Lizard

    • Sebring: Another 12 Hours, Another Thriller, Another Audi Win:

      One slip up, one extra minute in the pits and the story might be different. Yet it’s a familiar story with a familiar ending – Audi debuts a new car with a victory at Sebring. The German marque posted win No. 1 for the Audi R15 TDI on Saturday as Allan McNish, Dindo Capello and Tom Kristensen beat Peugeot at the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida.

    • Lites: Downs Takes the Endurance Round in Sebring:

      SEBRING, Fla. March 15 -- Matt Downs, Butterfield, Minn., started first and finished first in the 75- minute round two of the IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire at Sebring International Raceway.

    • Lites: Feinberg Takes out Race 1 at Sebring:

      SEBRING, Fla. March 14 -- Joel Feinberg, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., came into the opening round of the IMSA Lites presented by Frisby Performance Tire with his sights set on a winning season. He got off to the right start by winning the 30-minute opening round of the 14-round series.

    • Sebring: Race Results:

      Sebring: Race Results

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Is Panoz Building a New Prototype???:

      Sebring has seen many new prototype cars and if rumour is to be believed, we could see yet another new car by season's end.

    • Sebring: Nine Hour Recap:

      The all-out sprint at Sebring was still going strong as the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida entered the last quarter of the race. Tom Kristensen in the lead Audi R15 TDI led teammate Mike Rockenfeller by 18 seconds at the nine-hour mark in the season opener for the 2009 American Le Mans Series.

    • Sebring: Six Hour Recap:

      The battle between Audi, Peugeot and Acura was living up to expectations halfway through the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Peugeot's Franck Montagny moved ahead of Audi's Allan McNish under a pit stop near the six-hour mark at America's greatest sports car race.

    • Sebring: Three Hour Recap:

      The all-out sprint at Sebring was still going strong as the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida entered the last quarter of the race. Tom Kristensen in the lead Audi R15 TDI led teammate Mike Rockenfeller by 18 seconds at the nine-hour mark in the season opener for the 2009 American Le Mans Series.

    • Sebring: Warm Up Times:

      Sebring: Warm Up Times

    • Sebring: Team Qualifying Recaps pt4:

      Acura
      Audi
      Peugeot

    • Sebring: Team Qualifying Recaps pt3:

      Sebring: Team Qualifying Recaps pt3
      Dyson
      Chevrolet
      Porsche

    • Sebring: Team Qualifying Recaps pt2:

      Sebring: Team Qualifying Recaps pt2
      Highcroft
      De Ferran
      Fernandez
      Drayson

    • Sebring: Team Qualifying Recaps pt1:

      Sebring: Team Qualifying Recaps pt1
      Rahal Letterman
      Flying Lizards
      Farnbacher Loles
      Risi

    • Sebring: Practice 4 Times:

      Sebring: Practice 4 Times

    • Sebring: Peugeot Take Night Practice:

      Peugeot’s Franck Montagny set the fastest time in the annual Thursday night practice for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, a 1:45.920 (125.755 mph) lap around the 3.7-mile, 17-turn circuit in one of the two diesel-powered 908 HDis.

    • Sebring: Qualifying Times:

      Sebring: Qualifying Times

    • Sebring: Dixon Takes Surprise Pole as Acura Go Top in P1 and P2:

      Scott Dixon shocked Sebring International Raceway on Thursday with the overall pole position for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, upsetting the factory diesel powers from Audi and Peugeot in the first round of qualifying for the 2009 American Le Mans Series.

    • Sebring: Practice 3 Times:

      Sebring: Practice 3 Times

    • Sebring: Peugeot Take Practice Day Honours:

      Peugeot’s Stephane Sarrazin set the fastest lap of the day at Sebring International Raceway on Wednesday, the first official day of practice for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. The Frenchman toured the 3.7-mile, 17-turn circuit in 1:44.719 (127.198 mph) in the day’s second practice session.

    • Sebring: Practice 2 Times:

      Sebring: Practice 2 Times

    • Sebring: Practice 1 Times:

      Sebring: Practice 1 Times

    • Sebring: Peugeot Tops Tuesday Testing:

      Peugeot’s Nic Minassian set the unofficial fastest time Tuesday in the final test day prior to the start of the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, the first race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. Official practice starts Wednesday with the race set for 10:30 a.m. ET on Saturday

    • Sebring: The Entry List:

      Sebring: The Entry List

    • Sebring: Impressions After Monday Practice:

      A great majority of the entries for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida hit the circuit Monday for the first of two test days leading up to the American Le Mans Series' 2009 season opener. Most everyone had plenty to say.

    • Sebring: Team Previews pt3:

      Sebring: Team Previews pt3
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Corvette
      BMW (Rahal Letterman Racing)

    • Sebring: Team Previews pt2:

      Sebring: Team Previews pt2
      Highcroft
      de Ferran
      Fernandez
      Krohn/Risi

    • Sebring: Team Previews pt1:

      Sebring: Team Previews pt1
      Drayson
      Primetime
      Guy Smith
      Michelin X Challenge

    • Sebring: VICI Confirms Drivers with Two Stucks to Race:

      VICI Racing is pleased to confirm its driver-line up for the two Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs it will enter in next weekend's 57th 12 Hours of Sebring (March 21) the opening round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. The driver line up will comprise of Marc Basseng, Richard Westbrook and Lance David Arnold in the #5 car, and Nicky Pastorelli, Hans-Joachim Stuck and Johannes Stuck in the #18 car.

    • Sebring: Primetime Confirms Driver Lineup:

      Ft. Lauderdale, FL (March 12, 2009) - Primetime Race Group is pleased to announce their driver lineup for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida at Sebring International Raceway. Campaigning the #11 GT2 Viper on Saturday March 21st, Primetime owner Joel Feinberg will drive alongside his 2008 teammate, Chris Hall, and Ft. Lauderdale native Ritchie Holt.

    • PHOTOS: The Audi R15:

      # Audi launches new LMP1 racing sports car
      # New TDI engine and many innovative approaches
      # Race debut on March 21 at Sebring (USA)

    • Michelin Teams Ready for Sebring:

      SEBRING, FLA. (March 12, 2009) – A wave of exciting new prototypes from Audi, Acura, Mazda and the return of the Peugeot prototypes make the opening race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season, the Twelve Hours of Sebring, especially exciting. America’s most historic sports car race will mark the 100th race in ALMS history.

    • Sebring: Andy Lally Joins Dyson:

      POUGHKEEPSIE, NY March 13, 2009 Andy Lally will be partnering with Chris Dyson and Guy Smith in the #16 LMP2 Mazda Lola Coupe for the 57 t h Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 21. Lally is a long-term contributor to Dyson Racing, having driven in prior American Le Mans Series races at Sebring and Petit Le Mans for the team. At last year's Sebring Twelve Hour, he finished second overall with fellow Dyson drivers Butch Leitzinger and Marino Franchitti.

    • Audi Officially Launches R15:

      Ingolstadt – AUDI AG is the world’s first automobile manufacturer to develop a "second” generation diesel racing sports car. Audi aims to underline its supremacy and consolidate its expertise in car technology once more at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans with the all-new Audi R15 TDI

    • Gil de Ferran Looks Ahead To His Team's P1 Challenge:

      With just two weeks to run before this year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (21 March), opening round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series, de Ferran Motorsports is gearing up for its first appearance in the annual Florida classic. Team Principal and race car driver Gil de Ferran (pictured right) talks about his team's debut at Sebring and its step up to the premier LMP1 category with the new no.66 XM Radio de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-02a.

    • Risi Confirms 2009 Plans:

      Houston, TX -- March 5, 2009. In its bid to challenge for American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT2 Championship honors and retention of its class-winning 24 Hours of Le Mans title, Risi Competizione present for 2009 a mixture of much that is familiar, with some that is new.

    • Q&A With Fernandez Racing's Tom Anderson:

      Tom Anderson has been around the track a time or two, if you'll excuse the phrase. Co-principal of Lowe's Fernandez Racing in the American Le Mans Series, Anderson and the rest of the team are hoping to make amends for what he called one of the most frustrating seasons he can remember following an LMP2 campaign that saw seemingly never-ending bad luck. The first step in turning that page is the season-opening 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida.

    • A Strong and Diverse Field Lining Up for Sebring:

      The second decade of the American Le Mans Series will be off to a roaring start with one of the most exciting and diverse fields ever seen for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, America's greatest sports car race. Thirteen manufacturers are present with the initial entry list release, already more than any other motorsport series. The 57th Sebring 12 Hours also will see the debut of the MICHELIN® Green X® Challenge that awards teams each race for overall performance, best fuel efficiency and smallest environmental impact.

  • February 2009
    • Panoz Team PTG Announces 2009 ALMS Program:

      Panoz Team PTG announced today that it will again field one Panoz Esperante GTLM in the 2009 American Le Mans Series' GT2 class with Dominik Farnbacher driving for the full season and another yet-to-be-named driver. Former Series LMP2 champion Ian James will join Farnbacher for the season opener at the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on March 18-21.

    • Bell Adds ALMS Races To Busy 2009 Programme:

      British GT driver Rob Bell has secured a seat to race in two of the 2009 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) races with the reorganised Drayson Racing team. Rob Bell will be behind the wheel of the No. 007 Drayson Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT2 at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on 21 March and the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on 26 September. Bell will drive alongside owner/driver Paul Drayson and Jonny Cocker at the events.

    • ECOSpeed To Race with Dome in 2009:

      Newly founded Team ECOSpeed, based in Lugano, Switzerland, is ready to challenge the established competitors in Le Mans Series, Asian Le Mans Series, selected events of American Le Mans Series, and, if the entry is accepted, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Vici Confirms Sebring Plans:

      VICI Racing has joined the grid for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, the opening race of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season. The team has submitted paperwork for a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs for America's greatest sports car race.

    • Larry H Miller Passes, Aged 64:

      SALT LAKE CITY (February 20, 2009) --Larry H. Miller, husband, father, grandfather, a well-known entrepreneur, community advocate and humanitarian, died from complications due to type 2 diabetes today, at home, surrounded by his family. He was 64.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Rollcentre Pescarolo Sold - To Race in America???:

      It seems that Martin Short has been successful in selling his Pescarolo - and it seems to on its way to the ALMS.

    • Mundill Purchases Rollcentre Pescarolo:

      Mundill, entering their third year in the Star Mazda Championship, is pleased to announce it will expand its team with the recent acquisition of a Pescarolo/Judd LMP1 car from Rollcentre Racing. The Texas- based team is confident that an American Le Mans Series program will compliment the team's effort in Star Mazda, creating an opportunity for drivers, engineers and mechanics to develop their craft and move up under the same roof.

    • 1st Picture: Audi R15:

      Audi will be racing the R15 at Sebring and Le Mans in 2009. The car has quite obvious differences from the R10 and most of what we have seen in the past. A few things we have seen though - the rear wing mounts from the Acura ARX-2 and the side aero as a WR feel to it. But we will let you judge for yourself.

    • Panoz Q9 Was Ahead Of Its Time:

      The technology that Corsa Motorsports and Zytek will employ with the scheduled race debut of the team's hybrid-powered 07S prototype at the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida is a revolutionary concept. However the Zytek's hybrid powertrain can trace its roots back a decade when the Panoz Q9 hybrid turned its wheels for the first time.

    • Two Cars for Audi at Sebring:

      Ingolstadt/Sebring – The eagerly awaited first race of the new diesel sports car from AUDI AG draws ever closer: Audi Sport Team Joest contests the notorious 12-hour race at Sebring, Florida on 21 March with two Audi R15 TDI. The US endurance classic will act as stern test and dress rehearsal for the 24 Hours of Le Mans on 13 /14 June 2009.

    • Peugeot Announce Early 2009 Plans:

      Despite today's difficult economic context, Peugeot has chosen to pursue its different motor sport activities in 2009. These range from its high profile endurance racing programme to the promotion of its products through its various single-make series. The current crisis has led Peugeot's management to seek synergies within Groupe PSA Peugeot Citroen with the appointment of Olivier Quesnel at the helm of Peugeot Sport.

    • RUMOUR (A)LMS: What New Cars Could We Expect in the Future:

      We might be in the middle of a financial crisis and we might have grids that are smaller than we would like for 2009, but it is likely that the world will recover and these are just some of what we could expect when things improve (or earlier!).

    • Corvette on Michelin Green X Challenge:

      As Corvette Racing prepares for its sixth season as a Michelin partner team in the American Le Mans Series, GM Road Racing Group Manager Steve Wesoloski is embracing the tire corporation's involvement in the MICHELIN Green X Challenge for 2009.

    • De Ferran and Ex-Honda Racing Boss Reunite:

      INDIANAPOLIS (February 4th, 2009) - de Ferran Motorsports founder Gil de Ferran today announced a major new recruit to his ambitious organization: Robert Clarke the recently retired Honda Performance Development President.

    • Drewer Signed by Championship Winning Comprent Motor Sports.:

      Upon his return to America, Tom Drewer, the 2008 American IMSA Lites 2 Champion, has announced he will be driving for reigning Lites 1 Team Champions Comprent Motor Sports in the 2009 IMSA Lites Championship Presented by Frisby Performance Tire.

    • The EPA Comments on the ALMS:

      The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy held a press conference in Washington, D.C. today at the Washington Auto Show
      declaring the importance of President Obama's directive to continually develop sustainable energy sources through alternative fuels for the transportation
      and automobile industry.

    • Corvette Announces 2009 Driver Line Up:

      DETROIT -- Corvette Racing will have a new driver lineup for the 2009 American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Antonio Garcia will join defending ALMS GT1 champions Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R for the Sebring 12-hour, Le Mans 24-hour, and 1000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance races. Marcel Fassler will be teamed with 2005-07 GT1 champions Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R in the three long-distance races. Canadian Ron Fellows, a member of Corvette Racing since its inception, will continue with the team in an advisory and ambassadorial role.

    • Harry Brix Passes Aged 61:

      San Jose, California, Feb 2 2009. It is with enormous sadness that the death of Harry Brix is announced. The 61-year-old passed away on Sunday in his home town of Los Gatos, California after suffering a cardiac arrest some days ago.

    • Gallery: The Best Pictures from January:

      The first month of 2009 has come and gone and we thought we would bring you a selection of the better pictures for the month. January saw the Rolex 24 at Daytona, 24 Hours of Dubai and the Wheels Down Winter Test at Sebring for the ALMS - not a bad month for sportscar fans at all!

    • Lola Reveal Changes to P2 Car for 2009:

      Lola Cars International Ltd today reveal the 2009 development updates to its LMP2 Coupe sportscar, which will see significant performance gains for this already successful design.

    • Michelin to Sponsor the Green Challenge in 2009:

      The American Le Mans Series announced today that Michelin will entitle the Green Challenge award for 2009. Teams to Receive Michelin® Green X® Challenge Award Each Race.

    • ALMS Comment on the Passing of Teddy Mayer:

      ALMS Comment on the Passing of Teddy Mayer

    • ALMS CEO To Address SAE International's Government Industry Meetings:

      Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series, will be the featured speaker and give the Opening Address in Washington, D.C. Wednesday, February 4 at the SAE International's Government Industry Meeting breakfast. Atherton's address will focus on the cooperative efforts of the American Le Mans Series with government agencies, SAE International and the automobile industry to develop alternative fuel solutions and new automotive technologies to create more fuel-efficient vehicles and reduce harmful emissions.

    • Dyson and Mazda Share Positive Test:

      SEBRING, FL January 28, 2009 It was much warmer for Dyson Racing's first public running of their new BP Mazda Lola Coupe than it was in Washington DC a week ago. But the fifth-annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test in Sebring, FL provided a similar public stage for showcasing a new chapter and partnership of Dyson Racing, Mazda, BP, Lola and Advance Engine Research. "It was not a question of `if' - it was a question of `when Mazda and Dyson

    • Newly-designed Acura Machines Show Speed Early in ALMS Three-day Tests:

      SEBRING, Fla -- It was an impressive debut on and off the track this week for the all-new Acura ARX-02a prototype sports cars in pre-season testing for the 10-race 2009 American Le Mans Series.

    • Highcroft Scored Second Fast Time In Sebring Tests:

      SEBRING, FL, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2009: Patrón Highcroft Racing's 2009 American Le Mans Series preparations continued at the historic Sebring International Raceway today as Scott Sharp, David Brabham and Dario Franchitti completed the final day of action at the 'Wheels Down' winter test.

    • BMW Clocks Up Over 850 Miles at Winter Test:

      Woodcliff Lake, NJ -- January 30, 2009-- The first BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 completed more than 850 miles of testing at Sebring International Raceway during this year's annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test, held on January 26, 27 and 28.

    • Jourdain Jr Joins Fernandez Racing as Testing Concludes:

      Lowe's Fernandez Racing continued its preparations for the start of the American Le Mans Series season with its second test of the year at Sebring International Raceway. Participating in the ALMS "Winter Test" which concluded today, team regulars Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz shared the cockpit of the #15 Lowe's Acura ARX-01b LMP2 prototype with Michel Jourdain Jr., who will join the squad for the Sebring and Petit Le Mans endurance classics.

    • Flying Lizards Met Objectives for the Winter Test:

      January 28, 2009 -- Flying Lizard Motorsports, the 2008 American Le Mans Series GT2 team champions, completed a successful three-day test at Sebring this week. The team launched their new 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs during the American Le Mans Series Winter Test, in preparation for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, to be held on March 21.

    • Porsche Test the '09 Version of the 911 GT3 RSR:

      SEBRING, Fla. - January 28 -- The new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR has passed its first challenge on the race track with flying colors on the fast, bumpy course that is Sebring International Raceway.

    • De Ferran Take 3 from 3 at The Wheel Down Winter Test:

      Scott Dixon turned in the fastest time on the final day of the American Le Mans Series' annual Winter Test on Wednesday. The reigning Indy 500 and IndyCar champion turned a lap of 1:45.671 (126.052 mph) in the morning session at Sebring International Raceway for de Ferran Motorsports.

    • Pagenaud Again Quickest at Sebring Testing:

      It hasn't taken Simon Pagenaud long to come to grips with demanding Sebring International Raceway. The talented young Frenchman posted the fastest time for the second day of the American Le Mans Series' annual Winter Test at Sebring for Acura and de Ferran Motorsports.

    • A Strong Test for the New Highcroft Acura:

      SEBRING, FL, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2009: Patron Highcroft Racing completed a strong day's testing at the American Le Mans Series 'Wheels Down' Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway today with all three drivers getting the chance to get behind the wheel of the team's Acura ARX-02a.

    • BMW Homologated and Testing in America:

      Woodcliff Lake, NJ -- January 26, 2009-- A new era in North American motorsports begins on January 26th when the first BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 drives onto Sebring International Raceway for opening day of the American Le Mans Series Winter Test.

    • Clarifications on ALMS' GT1 Stance:

      Clarifications on ALMS' GT1 Stance

    • "The Platform and Branding Remains Unchanged":

      Media Day at the American Le Mans Series' Winter Test was chock full of announcements and new content for the 2009 season. Between new corporate partners, teams, associations and other prominent features, there is no doubt that the Series is keen to build on the success of the 2008 season.

    • ALMS Signs New Corporate Partner:

      The American Le Mans Series today announced MIKIMOTO, The Originator of Cultured Pearls since 1893 and one of the world's premier jewelry brands, as a corporate partner for the 2009 season.

    • Lites: Primetime Test Summary:

      Sebring, FL (January 26, 2009) - Feinberg starts the 2009 racing season on the right foot by crushing the IMSA Lites track record by 2.4 seconds, with a lap time of 2:00.5 at Sebring International Raceway, in his #7 Elan DP-02 during the first practice session of the 3-day American Le Mans Series winter test.

    • Pagenaud Tops Day 1 of ALMS Winter Test:

      Simon Pagenaud capped the first day of the American Le Mans Series' annual Winter Test with the fastest time of the day for de Ferran Motorsports at Sebring International Raceway on Monday. The young Frenchman led all competitors with a 1:45.503 (126.723 mph) around the 3.7-mile, 17-turn circuit at Sebring.

    • Highcroft Launches 2009 Acura:

      SEBRING, FL, Monday, Jan. 26, 2009: Patrón Highcroft Racing's 2009 American Le Mans Series Acura ARX-02a entry was unveiled today in Sebring - hitting the track for the first time in Patrón colours and being officially launched by Acura at a key media event.

    • Sebring: Franchitti Returns to Highcroft Acura:

      Two years ago Dario Franchitti was part of Acura's class-winning debut at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The 2007 Indianapolis 500 winner and IndyCar champion will return to Sebring International Raceway this week as Acura prepares for what it hopes will be another winning debut with its first race in LMP1.

    • Sebring: Dixon To Race with De Ferran Motorsports:

      Current Indianapolis 500 and IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon will rejoin de Ferran Motorsports for the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, the debut for the drivers and crew in America's greatest sports car race. Dixon, Simon Pagenaud and team owner Gil de Ferran will drive the new Acura ARX-02a LMP1 entry.

    • Dyson Announces 2009 Driver Lineup:

      The debut of Dyson Racing's two new Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupes at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 21st will feature the strength of continuity behind the wheel. All four of last year's drivers will return for the 2009 American Le Mans Series season with the key addition of one of the Series' most experience prototype pilots.

    • Flying Lizard Motorsport To Test 2009 Porsche at Winter Test:

      January 19, 2009 -- Flying Lizard Motorsports, the 2008 American Le Mans Series GT2 team champions, will run their new 2009 Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs at the Sebring Winter Test January 26-29 in Sebring, Florida. The annual three-day test is the first opportunity of the season for most ALMS teams to shake down their 2009 entries and get a head start on setup for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, to be held on March 21.

    • ALMS Names to be Part of the North American International Auto Show:

      Gil de Ferran and Ben Devlin will be part of accompany the North American International Auto Show as it hosts its 4th annual Auto Racing Day presented by Sprint on Friday, January 23, 2009 in Detroit. Featuring the most relevant designs and technology, the future of automotive transportation continues to be endorsed by such American Le Mans Series manufacturers as Mazda and Acura.

    • Dyson Back with a Roof Over His Head:

      It's a little like being home, Chris Dyson said. And it's not just because he now has a roof over his head. For the first time since 2006, Dyson Racing is back with Lola in the American Le Mans Series as the team announced the entry of two Mazda-powered Lola B09/86 coupes in LMP2 for the 2009 season.

    • Audi Honoured for Best Teamwork:

      Ingolstadt -- In the 2008 season Audi won everything the brand had set its sights on: The Four Rings stood for the four victories in the DTM, the American Le Mans Series, the Le Mans Series in Europe and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in what has so far been its most successful racing season. Audi now received special recognition for its string of successes with the R10 TDI and the A4 DTM by the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), an important organisation of the British motorsport industry.

    • Porsche Announce 2009 Factory Drivers:

      ATLANTA - January 15 -- The driver line-up for Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, is now complete. A total of ten works drivers will contest various sports car and GT series around the world in the 2009 season, with five factory drivers having season-long assignments in the United States.

    • Primetime Race Group Shows Commitment with New Technical Director:

      Ft. Lauderdale, FL (January 13, 2009) - Primetime Race Group has signed Joe Henry to serve as the Chief Engineer and Technical Director for the #11 ALMS GT2 Viper driven by Joel Feinberg and Chris Hall.

    • More Additions to ALMS Winter Test:

      VICI Racing will bring a Porsche 911 GT3 RSR to the American Le Mans Series' Winter Test at Sebring in two weeks. The Miami-based team will be one of 14 entries present at the three-day session on the famed circuit at Sebring International Raceway, site of the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida.

    • Brabham Helps Worthy Causes at Autosport International Motorshow:

      Sportscar legend David Brabham seized a rare opportunity to meet his British fans at Europe’s biggest motorsport show, Autosport International, held at the NEC Birmingham (UK) 8-11 January. The British-born Australian double Le Mans GT1 class winner and former Formula One driver attended the show to fulfil his various ambassadorial roles, make appearances and raise £45,000 for charity.

    • Frisby Performance Tire Named Presenting Sponsor For IMSA Lites:

      The International Motor Sports Association and Frisby Performance Tire are announcing a partnership for the 2009 season that will see the Illinois-based firm take over the role of presenting sponsor for IMSA's highly competitive prototype development championship.

    • Halliday To Mentor BWRDC Gold Star winners:

      Dual sportswoman Liz Halliday has been selected as a mentor by the British Women Racing Drivers Club (BWRDC) for their new Elite Gold Stars scheme.

    • Paul Drayson Announces Exciting 2009 Plans:

      Paul Drayson (London/Gloucestershire, UK) officially announced the formation of Drayson Racing at today's Autosport International Show. Drayson Racing (DraysonRacing.com) will contest a select number of professional sports car racing events on three continents in 2009 including the three most prominent races in the American Le Mans Series

    • ALMS Winter Test to Showcase Many New Cars:

      The entry list for the American Le Mans Series' annual Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway is out and features several of the most anticipated new entries to the world's premier sports car championship.

    • Organisers Reassure Fans the ALMS is Well Positioned for 2009:

      When American Le Mans Series CEO and President Scott Atherton arrives at the North American International Auto Show next week in Detroit, he intends to deliver one very succinct message: the American Le Mans Series is coming off its most successful year ever and is well-positioned to weather the economic storm facing the auto industry.

    • Q&A with Simon Pagenaud:

      Simon Pagenaud and the rest of de Ferran Motorsports came into the American Le Mans Series with as much hype and excitement as any other team in recent Series memory. A year removed from his rookie effort, Pagenaud is moving to LMP1 with Gil de Ferran and Acura. The young Frenchman took some time to look back on 2008 and look ahead to 2009.

    • Patron Highcroft Kicks off Busy Year:

      DANBURY, CT, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009: The stars and the cars of Patron Highcroft Racing have kicked off the new year with a busy schedule of events and appearances.

    • ALMS Fans Tell of Their Favourite 2008 Races:

      There is no shortage of anticipation for the start of the 2009 American Le Mans Series. The annual Winter Test at Sebring is three weeks away and the 57th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida a little more than two months after that. What race are fans looking forward to the most? They are speaking loudly and in large volumes, and this represents the first selections of many preseason comments.

    • Lola Cars Announce New Managing Director:

      Lola Group Executive Chairman, Martin Birrane, has today announced the appointment of Robin Brundle as Managing Director of Lola Cars International, the Huntingdon based racecar manufacturer and provider of services to the motorsport and automotive sectors.

Volume 8

    • VICI Racing Completes End of Year Test:

      VICI Racing wrapped up its 2008 track programme with two days of testing at the Sebring International Raceway just before Christmas; evaluating three promising young drivers, as the team looks toward an expanded line-up next year. Lance David Arnold, Christer Lindholm, and Johannes Stuck all took turns behind the wheel of a VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on the short configuration circuit at Sebring, in Central Florida. Overcast on day one, a heavy early mist quickly cleared to leave a bright and sunny final day, allowing the team to complete working through the two-day programme.

    • 40 Years of IMSA - Tom Milner Spotlight:

      As the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) prepares for its 40th season of road-racing, it seems appropriate to spend some time with a member of the American Le Mans Series paddock who was part of the first race at Pocono in 1969.

    • Corvette Still Committed to ALMS Despite Recent Media Articles:

      "The primary focus of the race team is the 12 Hours of Sebring, Long Beach and, of course as it always has been, the 24 hours of Le Mans," Fehan said. "We tested the GT1 car at Sebring in November. And we will be utilizing Sebring and Long Beach to put the final touches on the Le Mans effort. We're continuously developing the car and package for fuel mileage, efficiency and new materials from our various suppliers. We want our last GT1 appearance at Le Mans to be successful. The team understands the importance of a victory at Sebring, Long Beach and Le Mans to close the GT1 program."

    • Porsche Announces Factory Involvement in 2009 ALMS Championship:

      Stuttgart. In the 2009 season, three Porsche factory drivers will support the GT teams in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). With this, Porsche underlines its ongoing involvement in the racing series with the world’s fastest sports cars. Joerg Bergmeister (Germany) and Patrick Long (USA) share the cockpit of a Flying Lizard Motorsports GT3 RSR. Wolf Henzler (Germany) backs up the Farnbacher Loles team with its GT3 RSR.

    • Porsche and the ALMS Lose a Friend in Bob Carlson:

      Bob, who turned 60 years-old this past October, had a significant influence as both a journalist and public relations professional in the automotive and motorsports worlds, particularly within Porsche and at the Atlanta headquarters. He was also a friend, mentor, and valued colleague to everyone he touched, both in and out of his work environment.

    • Detroit Grand Prix has been Cancelled for 2009:

      The Grand Prix of Detroit has been cancelled for 2009, reducing the ALMS season to 10 races.

    • BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Finalizes 2009 ALMS Driver Lineup:

      BMW of North America, LLC and Rahal Letterman Racing announced today the addition of Tommy Milner and Dirk Müller as BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team drivers in BMW’s return to American Le Mans Series competition in 2009. The duo will join Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand as the drivers for the team’s inaugural two-car effort in the ALMS GT2 class in 2009.

    • Farnbacher Loles Confirm 2009 Campaign:

      Farnbacher Loles Racing will continue its strong association with Porsche in 2009. The team will again field a host of Porsche race cars in the American Le Mans Series, Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and Patrón GT3 Cup Challenge.

    • Farnbacher Loles and Porsche Strenghten Links for ALMS Season:

      A stronger partnership with Porsche and the addition of factory driver Wolf Henzler highlight the 2009 American Le Mans Series program for Farnbacher Loles Racing as the team announced its plans for next season Monday. Farnbacher Loles will be a Porsche factory partner in the Series' GT2 class with Germans Henzler and Dirk Werner as the primary pilots in a new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

    • L2 Lites Champ Tests Out Championship Winning GT Car:

      Newly crowned Australian GT Champion Mark Eddy and 2008 American IMSA Lites L2 Champion Tom Drewer celebrated their respective wins at Calder Park this week, participating in a Drive Day for the Australian
      Grand Prix.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - 3 Cars for VICI???:

      It seems GT2 will still be strong in the 2009 ALMS as more cars are getting announced.

    • Flying Lizard Motorsports Unveils 2009 Plans:

      December 12, 2008 -- Flying Lizard Motorsports, the 2008 American Le Mans Series GT2 team champions, announced today its 2009 racing program. The Sonoma, California-based team will field two 2009 911 GT3 RSR Porsches in the GT2 class -- the No. 45 and No. 44 -- for the complete 2009 ALMS season.

    • Pat Long Announces 2009 Plans:

      Porsche announced today that factory driver Patrick Long, 2-time winner at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, will return to action in the American Le Mans Series in 2009, driving the #45 Flying Lizard Porsche GT3 RSR with longtime friend and teammate Jorg Bergmeister.

    • A Racing Alternative in These Bad Economic Times:

      In hard economic times, hard decisions have to be made - as we have seen with Audi reducing their sportscar efforts and Honda pulling out of F1. Generally, it seems that over many racing series, 2009 will see a 20-30% drop in entrants. But what could you do to keep your racing shop open or your driving career on track?

    • Dyson Confirms Racing's Worst Kept Secret:

      POUGHKEEPSIE, NY December 11, 2008 Dyson Racing and MAZDASPEED Motorsports have joined forces for a long-term partnership in the top echelon of American sportscar racing. Sponsored by the BP energy company, the team will campaign two Lola LMP2 coupes in the eleven-race American Le Mans Series for the 2009 season. The BP Dyson Racing Mazda coupes will be powered by the 2.0 liter turbo Mazda MZR- engines prepared by Advanced Engine Research (AER) Ltd

    • Mazda Announces 2009 Racing Program:

      December 11, 2008 (Orlando, Florida). The number one brand in road racing went to the countries biggest motorsports trade show to make a number of early announcements for the 2009 season. MAZDASPEED executives gathered at the annual Performance Racing Industry show to share updates on a half-dozen topics.

    • Porsche Comments on the ALMS:

      The annual Porsche Motorsport Night last weekend in Weissach, Germany gave Wolfgang Duerheimer, member of the Executive Board for Research and Development at Porsche, a chance to discuss the famed marque's current and future path in sports cars and the American Le Mans Series.

    • Tafel Racing Reflections - Jim Tafel:

      Jim Tafel had a unique perspective to the success of his Tafel Racing team in the 2008 American Le Mans Series. From both on top of the Tafel pit structure during a race to behind the wheel of one of the team's Ferrari F430 GTs, the season was an unqualified success. Tafel Racing won four GT2 races and finished second in the championship while the team owner continued to make progress on the track. Here is his perspective.

    • Brabham Collects BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy:

      David Brabham was awarded the BRDC Woolf Barnato Trophy, sponsored by Gulf, on Monday 8 December during the British Racing Drivers’ Club Awards 2008 ceremony at the Café Royal, London. For the second year in a row, Brabham jointly collected the award with Aston Martin Racing teammate Darren Turner, as the highest-placed finishing British or Commonwealth drivers in a British car, following their double GT1 Le Mans 24-Hour class victory in the Aston Martin DBR9 #009.

    • ALMS Comment on 2009 Sebring Winter Tests:

      American Le Mans Series Sets Straight The Record On 2009 Sebring Winter Test

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - It's Not All Doom and Gloom:

      Oh dear...Audi have withdrawn. The rock of the ALMS has decided to take the year off - possibly more. But despite the fallout of the economic crisis, everything is not lost.

    • Recolouring Green - Sportscar's Environmental Push:

      Without a shadow of a doubt, sportscar racing led the green push in the motorsport world and made quite a few PR, competitive and positive business blows in 2008.

    • Audi Withdraws from Full Season 2009 ALMS Campaign:

      Audi concentrates its motorsport programmes for the 2009 season on the new R15 TDI sport prototype for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the re-worked racing touring car A4 DTM and the newly developed R8 LMS for customer use in the GT3 class. Audi will not be represented by its factory team Audi Sport North America in the American Le Mans Series in 2009.

    • ALMS Boss Atherton Praises Audi's Accomplishments And Contribution:

      American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton expressed nothing but praise for Audi following its announcement that it will depart after the first event of the 2009 season, calling Audi's near-legendary accomplishments and technological advancements "the pinnacle of achievement in sports car racing."

    • Mowlem: Corsa Shaping Motorsports' Future:

      Since 1999, Johnny Mowlem has been competing in the American Le Mans Series. As one of the most experienced drivers on the grid, Mowlem talks about his dual 2008 season, first behind the wheel of a GT2 sports car and later transitioning into a LMP1 Zytek prototype.

    • Porsche Head, Tomas Laudenbach Wins Award for RS Spyder Engine:

      ATLANTA - December 2 - The 2008 World Motorsport Symposium Awards for the Race Engine Designer of the Year, presented by the UK published Race Tech magazine, has been won by Thomas Laudenbach, the head of motorsport development/power train at Porsche AG, for development of direct fuel injection for the Porsche RS Spyder race car.

    • ALMS Drivers Named to AARWBA All-America Team:

      Four of the American Le Mans Series' best received postseason honors from the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. Motorsports journalists from around the country selected Patron Highcroft Racing's David Brabham and Scott Sharp along with Jorg Bergmeister and Wolf Henzler from Flying Lizard Motorsports as AARWBA first-team All-American Auto Racing Team members.

    • Corsa Motorsports Retain Johnny Mowlem for 2009:

      1st December 2008 -- Announced today is that British racing star Johnny Mowlem will remain with the Corsa Motorsports team with full factory support from Zytek Engineering for the 2009 racing season. He will drive the LMP1 in the North America-based American Le Mans Series.

    • Rahal Letterman Racing BMW Completes First ALMS Tests:

      HILLIARD, Ohio (December 1, 2008) -- The all-new BMW M3 that signals the return of BMW to American sportscar competition in 2009 successfully completed its first test sessions on American soil last week, as BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team and BMW Motorsport put nearly 1,400 miles of work in at Road Atlanta and Sebring International Raceway.

    • 2009 American Le Mans Series Information:

      The 2009 calendar has been announced and the rumours are heating up for the 2009 driver and team line up. So we thought this would be an ideal time to get our 2009 page underway.

    • PHOTOS: Our 2008 Favourites - ALMS:

      2008 was a classic year for the ALMS Series and our Season Review will be posted soon. But in the mean time we thought we would share some of our favourite photos from the season.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - More Information to Prove What We Think We Know???:

      It is 7am outside what used to be B-K Motorsports base in Saukville, WI and the Dyson transporter pulls into the drive.

    • BMW Confirm ALMS and WTCC Programs for 2009:

      Munich, 29th November 2008. In 2009 BMW Motorsport will put its touring and sports car programmes into action on several popular stages, and will use racing versions of the BMW 3 series to fight for victories and titles: BMW once again take part in the FIA World Touring Car Championship, where the marque will be aiming to recapture the World Championship titles it missed out on with the BMW 320si WTCC in 2008.

    • Audi Announces New R15 for Le Mans:

      Ingolstadt – In future, the AUDI AG motorsport programme will be based on three pillars: During the 2009 season, the brand with the four rings will compete once again in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and in the DTM. Additionally, with the new Audi R8 LMS, Audi Sport offers for the first time a racing sports car specifically developed for customer use.

    • De Ferran and Pagenaud Team Up for LMP1 Campaign:

      INDIANAPOLIS, IN (26 NOVEMBER, 2008) -- Frenchman Simon Pagenaud will return to the cockpit of the de Ferran Motorsports Acura in 2009 after being re-signed by the team following his impressive rookie year in the American Le Mans Series.

    • Q&A With Dirk Muller:

      It almost seems like Dirk Müller never left the American Le Mans Series. In his first full season back since 2001, a year after he won the Series' GT driver championship. After driving in seven races in 2007, Müller joined Tafel Racing and pumped championship expectations into the program, which took off to the tune of four GT2 victories and a runner-up finish in the class team championship.

    • Official Statement from the Brabham Family:

      Ferndown, Dorset, November 20, 2008: The Brabham family would like to absolutely and categorically state that the range of cars and accessories being publicised under the Brabham name at the Essen Motor Show 2008 and on global websites, has nothing to do with the Brabham family, or its long and respected motor racing heritage, in any way. It is clear to us, as it must be to the whole world, what these people are trying to do. In our opinion, it is a clear case of using our name, our history and our success, without the backing of the Brabham family.

    • BMW Rahal Letterman Go Testing:

      BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team got its first "meet and greet" with the new BMW M3 on Wednesday at Road Atlanta, a chilly day that saw the North American debut of BMW's newest GT2 challenger. Jörg Müller, the 2001 GT champion in the American Le Mans Series with BMW Motorsport, had most of the seat time Wednesday in the brand-new, freshly liveried M3.

    • Capello Goes Rallying and Wins!:

      Winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Petit Le Mans again apparently wasn't enough for Dindo Capello. So Audi's Italian factory ace decided to cap his 2008 season with a victory at the Rally di Monza over the weekend, a field that included MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi.

    • Ryan Lewis - Looking Back On 2008:

      2008 has proved to be a positive turning point in Ryan Lewis' racing career. After the many successes of his single-seater years Ryan took a risk and moved over to the world of sportscar racing in 2008 and, in the American Le Mans Series, he has found an environment that suits him perfectly.

    • BMW and Rahal Letterman Racing Announce First Drivers for 2009 Season:

      For its return to the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series in 2009, BMW of North America signed Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand as its first two drivers for BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team's new BMW M3. In choosing Auberlen and Hand, BMW of North America has picked two of the most successful BMW drivers in the world and two of the most familiar names to M3 racing fans in North America.

    • ALMS 2008 Review - A Classic Year:

      If people thought the 2007 American Le Mans Series was a classic, then the 2008 edition will go down in the record books as one of the best championships ever.

      It was arguably the most competitive Championship of any in 2008. ALMS fans were treated to numerous late race passes and outright wins from the Audis, Penske Porsches, Andretti-Green and Highcroft Acuras.

    • Barwell Motorsport to Enter LMS, FIA GT3 in 2009:

      British GT/sportscar team, Barwell Motorsport, is returning to European competition in 2009, having spent this season contesting the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). The former British GT Champions operated under the banner of ‘Drayson-Barwell’ in the 2008 ALMS, as part of its joint venture with driver Paul Drayson. The Surrey-based outfit, which is an official partnership team of Aston Martin Racing, spent the season honing the new Aston Martin Vantage GT2 into a competitive proposition against world class opposition in the US.

    • VICI Reflects on Their 2008 Season:

      Miami, Florida - A promising inaugural season in the world's most competitive sports car championship, one that offers a solid platform to build upon, and highlights that a strong future in ALMS can be foreseen, that's the verdict of Ron C. Meixner, President of VICI Racing, and the driving force behind the VICI Group's strategy to emerge as a force to be reckoned with in ALMS. "We've achieved our objectives for our first year and laid the groundwork for a long term future here," says Ron.

    • Drewer Tests Panoz Built Elan Lites 1 Car at Road Atlanta:

      2008 USA IMSA Lites 2 Champion Tom Drewer has tested with Championship winning team Comprent Motorsport at the Road Atlanta circuit in Georgia, USA.

    • Brabham Voted Number One Again:

      David Brabham captured the imagination of motorsport fans across the globe with his characteristic last lap charges that kept crowds on the edge of their seats and saw him narrowly miss out on the American Le Mans Series LMP2 title this season. Already the recipient of two 2008 Most Popular ALMS Driver awards, voted for by ALMS fans and Motors TV viewers, the 43 year-old also topped the Autosport Magazine’s list of elite LMP2 drivers for 2008 (Thursday 6 November issue).

    • Audi Celebrates Most Successful Motorsport Season:

      Ingolstadt/Neckarsulm – Four rings, four wins. The end of season party at the Audi Forum Neckarsulm was celebrated under this motto, and at which Audi thanked its teams and drivers for the most successful motorsport season in the company’s history. Chairman of the Board of Management Rupert Stadler and Michael Dick, Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Technical Development, emphasised the importance of motorsport for the brand.

    • Tony Dowe Looks at Tafel's 2008 Season:

      Tony Dowe has long been considered one of sports car racing's most brilliant minds. It showed again in 2008 as Tafel Racing scored four GT2 victories and a runner-up championship finish in the American Le Mans Series' deepest class. Dowe, who serves as both VP and Technical Director for Tafel, offered his view of 2008 as well as glimpse ahead to 2009.

    • Dyson Racing Split from Porsche:

      Dyson Racing has announced that with the end of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season, it will be concluding its partnership with Porsche Motorsport and Porsche Motorsport North America. For the 2007 and 2008 race seasons, Dyson Racing campaigned two Porsche RS Spyders in the Series' LMP2 class, successfully assisting Porsche in winning back-to-back manufacturer championships.

    • Mazda Aims to Continue ALMS Despite Closure of B-K Motorsports:

      Mazda statement regarding the retirement of Bob Bach/closing of B-K Motorsports

    • B-K Motorsports to Close Doors:

      (Saukville, Wisc.) Friday, October 31, 2008 -- B-K Motorsports announced today that they will be closing their doors effective October 31, 2008 in conjunction with the retirement of owner Bob Bach.

    • Jonny Cocker - "The entire year was memorable":

      Jonny Cocker recently completed his first year driving against the teams and racing on the circuits of the American Le Mans Series. Reflecting on the speed and performance of his and co-pilot Paul Drayson's 007 Aston Martin Vantage GT2, the pairing scored four top-10 finishes in GT2 including a season-best seventh to close the year at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Cocker takes a moment to echo the emotions behind his 2008 season and what he hopes is an active 2009.

    • 2008 Reflections from Primetime's Hall:

      In the traditional sense, Chris Hall is one of those drivers who wasn't quite a rookie in 2008. Oh sure, it was his first full season of competition in the American Le Mans Series but the British-born driver came into the season with plenty of experience from stock cars, sprint cars, open-wheel and sports cars. Having just finished the season with Primetime Race Group's Dodge Viper Competition Coupe in GT2, Hall shared a few insights on his now completed first season.

    • Halliday To Lend A Hand For Children In Need:

      Duel sportswoman Liz Halliday will be taking to the track this weekend to help raise money for the annual BBC charity extravaganza, Children In Need.

      The East Grinstead sportscar star will be getting behind the wheel on Saturday for a charity Karting event organised by former F1 world champion Nigel Mansell at his Devonshire raceway.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Will Conquest Join the Series:

      After their run at Petit Le Mans with the LNT Ginetta Zytek squad, Feedmesportscars has learned more of Conquest's desire to race in the ALMS.

    • Post Season Spotlight: Corvette Racing:

      The start of the 2009 American Le Mans Series will mark the end of an era for Corvette Racing. GM's factory team will focus on its transition to a new GT2 program that will debut in the second half of the season. Program manager
      Doug Fehan shed some light on the project after last weekend's Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón.

    • A Night of Awards for the ALMS:

      The American Le Mans Series honored its drivers, teams, crews and manufacturers Sunday night at the season-ending banquet in Monterey, Calif,, site of Saturday's Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón. In addition to honoring its champions, the Series also awarded several special awards to deserving recipients.

    • Laguna: Post Race Recaps pt4:

      Laguna: Post Race Recaps pt4
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Corvette
      Michelin

    • Laguna: Post Race Recaps pt3:

      Laguna: Post Race Recaps pt3
      Corsa
      Intersport
      Zytek
      B-K Motorsports
      Dyson

    • Laguna: Post Race Recaps pt2:

      Laguna: Post Race Recaps pt2
      Highcroft
      Andretti Green
      De Ferran
      Fernandez
      Primetime

    • Laguna: Post Race Recaps pt1:

      Laguna: Post Race Recaps pt1
      Risi
      Tafel
      Farnbacher Loles
      Flying Lizard
      VICI

    • Laguna: Race Results:

      Laguna: Race Results

    • Laguna: Audi Takes 1-2 as Porsche Takes P2 Title by 1 Point:

      Marco Werner and Lucas Luhr ended their championship season in fitting style Saturday with an overall victory for Audi Sport North America in the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón. Werner passed Emanuele Pirro on a restart with 26 minutes left and won by 1.941 seconds at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • Pioneering Green Technology: Win-Win For The American Le Mans Series:

      Where else can you find a motorsports series that maneuvers premier racecars and pioneers green technology? The American Le Mans Series is the only of its breed challenging manufacturers, teams and drivers to take that extra look under their hoods. For Paul Drayson, owner/principal of Drayson-Barwell, the decision to race competitively while testing alternative fuels on the racetrack to support this new life of endurance racing was an easy choice.

    • Laguna: Goring takes Decisive Win in Lites:

      MONTEREY, Calif. October 18—Jonathan Goring led flag to flag to secure the 2008 IMSA Lites presented by Hankook Lites One championship. Goring finished 16.1 seconds ahead of Matt Downs in the 30-minute race. Goring needed to score just one point to take the championship, a goal the 18- year-old Connecticut racer set at the beginning of the season.

    • Emanuele Pirro Announces Audi Retirement:

      Laguna Seca ALMS will be my last race with an Audi prototype.

      The agreement to end this part of my career together with the R10 TDI was taken a long time ago with Dr. Ullrich as Audi is preparing their future with a new generation of drivers.

    • Audi on Pirro's Retirement:

      Ingolstadt/Laguna Seca -- Emanuele Pirro will race an Audi sports prototype for the last time in his career at the American Le Mans Series finale on 18 October at Laguna Seca. The Italian has served the brand since 1994 and is one of the most successful Audi factory drivers ever with three touring car titles, two sportscar championship victories in the American Le Mans Series and five wins in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Tafel Racing Signs Farnbacher to Contract Extention for 2009 Effort:

      MONTEREY, Calif., October 17, 2008 - Tafel Racing has exercised its option on 2008 American Le Mans Series Driver Championship Runner-up Dominik Farnbacher. The contract extension will return the resident of Ansbach, Germany to the Cumming, Ga.-based organization for a third consecutive season. Entering the October 18 season-finale, Farnbacher has three career American Le Mans Series GT2 class victories; St. Petersburg, Fla., Long Beach, Calif. and Mid-Ohio, eight podiums and two fastest race laps (Mid-Ohio and Road America).

    • Laguna: Acura Dominate Qualifying as they Attempt an Unlikely Title Bid:

      How's this for a comeback? David Brabham took the pole position for the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Friday with a record-breaking run in Patrón Highcroft Racing's Acura ARX-01b. Brabham's time of 1:10.103 (114.928 mph) put the Acura prototype that he will share with Scott Sharp out front for the start of the season's final race.

    • Laguna: Post Qualifying Recaps pt3:

      Laguna: Post Qualifying Recaps pt3
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Corvette

    • Laguna: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2:

      Laguna: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2
      Corsa
      Highcroft
      Fernandez
      Andretti Green
      David Brabham

    • Laguna: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1:

      Laguna: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1
      Flying Lizards
      Farnbacher Loles
      VICI Racing
      Risi
      Tafel Racing

    • Laguna: Qualifying Times:

      Laguna: Qualifying Times

    • Laguna: Practice 2 Times:

      Laguna: Practice 2 Times

    • Laguna: Practice 1 Times:

      Laguna: Practice 1 Times

    • Laguna: Pagenaud Takes First Blood ALMS Finale:

      Simon Pagenaud must be a quick study. The young Frenchman posted the fastest time in Friday's first official practice session for the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patron at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, site of the American Le Mans Series' season finale. Pagenaud's time of 1:11.967 (111.953 mph) in de Ferran Motorsports' Acura ARX-01b headed a field that saw four LMP2 cars head the timesheet.

    • Laguna: Voices of Monterey - The 'P' Classes:

      The Corkscrew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca gets plenty of attention when the American Le Mans Series rolls into the circuit for the Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón. It's one of the aspects that make the season-ending event so special. There are plenty of others that Series drivers look forward to this time each season, especially in the prototype ranks.

    • Andreas Wirth - A Major Talent Trying to Break into the ALMS:

      Andreas Wirth has faced the share of hard knocks in the world of motorsport as he attempts to forge his own path and build his racing career. As a German racing in America during this generation’s biggest financial collapse, things have not been easy.

    • Laguna: Voices of Monterey - The GT Class:

      Is there a better place to close the American Le Mans Series' season than at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca? The Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patrón has proven over the years to be a fantastic finale with a four-hour race into the California darkness. One of the remaining championships in play is the GT2 manufacturer battle between Porsche and Ferrari with the German marque leading by 15 points with 25 available for the race.

    • Petit: IMSA Statement On Road Atlanta Fuel Protest:

      IMSA Statement On Road Atlanta Fuel Protest

    • Lizards Taking In Long-Awaited Championship:

      So it's true after all...the best things do come to those who wait. There is no need to tell that to anyone at Flying Lizard Motorsports now that the Sonoma, Calif.-based team finally has its GT2 championship. After a pair of runner-up and third-place title finishes in its first four years in the American Le Mans Series, the season trophy resides with Flying Lizard; or at least it will after this weekend's Monterey Sports Car Championships presented by Patroacute.

    • Petit: Farnbacher Loles Race Recap:

      Farnbacher Loles Racing led the GT2 class and held a top-two position for most of the first half of the Petit Le Mans, second-last race of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season.

    • Laguna: ECO Racing Enters ALMS Season Finale:

      The much-anticipated world debut of ECO Racing's environmentally ground-breaking, production-engined, bio-diesel LMP1 Radical AER is scheduled to occur at the American Le Mans Series' season finale, the Monterey Sports Car Championships Oct. 16-18 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif.

    • Laguna: Christijan Albers Joins Audi for Season Finale:

      Ingolstadt – After Swiss driver Marcel Fässler, Audi now gives another driver the opportunity to contest a race with the powerful 650 hp plus Audi R10 TDI: At the American Le Mans Series finale at Laguna Seca (US state of California) on 18 October, the former Dutch Formula 1 driver Christijan Albers starts together with Emanuele Pirro (Italy) for Team Audi Sport North America. The Audi R10 TDI with start number 2 will be driven by the usual German duo of Lucas Luhr and Marco Werner.

    • Petit Le Mans Continues Record Breaking Run:

      The record-breaking spectator count at Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6 last weekend at Road Atlanta continued a strong trend in attendance gains for the American Le Mans Series. Attendance this season through 10 races is up six percent over last year's record with a season-to-date average weekend crowd of nearly 80,000 fans.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Update on Penske and Porsche:

      As previously reported, there could be a change at Penske Porsche next year - a major one with Porsche withdrawing manufacturer support.

    • Motors TV Secure Two-Year Extension to American Le Mans Series Coverage:

      Prior to a scintillating race at Road Atlanta last weekend, Motors TV (Sky Channel 413 and Virgin Media 545) and the American Le Mans Series were pleased to announce a two-year television contract extension.

    • Petit: Post Race Team and Driver Recaps pt4:

      Petit: Post Race Team and Driver Recaps pt4
      Audi
      Peugeot
      Porsche
      Acura
      Corvette

    • Petit: Post Race Team and Driver Recaps pt3:

      Petit: Post Race Team and Driver Recaps pt3
      Highcroft
      Fernandez
      Andretti-Green
      De Ferran

    • Petit: Post Race Team and Driver Recaps pt2:

      Petit: Post Race Team and Driver Recaps pt2
      Dyson
      Tafel
      Johnny Mowlem
      Michelin

    • Petit: Post Race Team and Driver Recaps pt1:

      Petit: Post Race Team and Driver Recaps pt1
      Flying Lizard
      Harold Primat
      Liz Halliday
      David Brabham
      Marino Franchitti
      Ryan Lewis

    • Petit: Zytek Race Recap:

      Half way
      Twelve laps in possession of the overall lead has been the high point of
      a rollercoaster ride for the new Ginetta-Zytek 07S during the first five
      hours of the Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. Around the forty-four
      minute mark of the 10-hour or 1,000 mile race, Danny Watts powered past
      all three works Porches into the lead of the American Le Mans Series
      flagship event.

    • Paul Drayson Rejoins the British Government:

      Drayson-Barwell driver and principal Paul Drayson will be returning to the British government in the position of Science Minister, Prime Minister Gordon Brown announced last week. Before joining the American Le Mans Series, Drayson served a Minister for Defense Procurement and in the House of Lords before taking a leave of absence to pursue a dream of racing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Petit: Corvette and Porsche Win the Inaugural Green Challenge:

      A world debut only happens once. And the following names will go down in history as the inaugural winners of the Green Challenge, part of the American Le Mans Series' signature endurance race - Petit Le Mans - at Road Atlanta on Saturday.

    • Drivers of the Decade Voting is Now Open!!!:

      The 10th season of the American Le Mans Series is coming to close, and it has been a year for the ages. With the Series heading west for the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it is time to honor those who have made the first 10 years of the American Le Mans Series unforgettable. From now until October 15, the Series is asking fans to pick their ultimate podiums in voting for the Drivers of the Decade.

    • Petit: Risi Race Recap:

      Risi Competizione’s #62 has staged a tremendous fight back into contention for a GT2 win after losing two laps in the early stages of the race due to a freak mechanical problem. A small broken part from a drinks bottle connecter came loose and lodged itself temporarily under the throttle. The problem was detected and resolved, but required two extra pit stops.

    • Petit: VICI Race Recap:

      Petit: VICI Race Recap
      3 Hours
      6 Hours
      Race finish

    • Petit: Another Victory for Audi in Another Thrilling ALMS Race:

      The battle that everyone expected at Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6 lived up to its billing. Audi remained unbeaten at Road Atlanta as Allan McNish, Dindo Capello and Emanuele Pirro spotted the field two laps at the start of the race but came back for a stunning victory in the 11th annual 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic.

    • Petit: Race Results:

      Petit: Race Results

    • Petit: Post Qualifying Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt4:

      Petit: Post Qualifying Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt4
      Peugeot
      Audi
      Acura
      Corvette

    • Petit: Post Qualifying Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt3:

      Petit: Post Qualifying Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt3
      Porsche
      Dyson
      Zytek

    • Petit: Post Qualifying Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt2:

      Petit: Post Qualifying Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt2
      Highcroft
      de Ferran
      Andretti Green
      Fernandez

    • Petit: Post Qualifying Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt1:

      Petit: Post Qualifying Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt1
      Flying Lizard
      Vici
      Farnbacher Loles
      Tafel
      Risi

    • Petit: Battling into Dusk:

      The sun is setting at Road Atlanta as Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6 is well into its second half. The anticipated battle between Audi and Peugeot is into the seventh hour with Peugeot's Stephane Sarrazin leading Audi Sport North America's Lucas Luhr in a battle of diesel prototypes.

    • Petit: Warm Up Times:

      Petit: Warm up times

    • Petit: Qualifying Times:

      Petit: Qualifying Times

    • 2009 Calendar Revealed along with Bold Plans for the Future:

      Having already established itself as the Global Leader in Green Racing, Scott Atherton - President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series - wasted little time in his State of the Series address Friday providing a vision he believes will allow the Series to attain leadership in other areas as well.

    • Petit: A Day of Records in Qualifying:

      All four classes set qualifying records Friday at Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6, highlighted by Stephane Sarrazin's run to the overall pole position for Saturday's 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic at Road Atlanta. Sarrazin's time of 1:06.242 (138.039 mph) nipped Audi Sport North America's Allan McNish by 0.085 seconds as the battle between the two marques intensified even more.

    • Green Challenge Presents Milestone for SAE International Members:

      A landmark event that represents years of commitment by SAE International members will come to fruition when the circular-shaped trophy representing sustainability is awarded Saturday night at the American Le Mans Series' Green Challenge.

    • Road Atlanta: Tom Drewer Takes the L2 Title in Round 10:

      BRASELTON, Ga. October 3 – Jonathan Goring, Lites One point leader, and Tom Drewer, Lites Two Champion, continued their winning ways Friday at Road Atlanta in round 10 of the IMSA Lites presented by Hankook series.

    • Road Atlanta: Goring Dominates Round 9:

      BRASELTON, Ga. October 2 -- Jonathan Goring started on the pole and never looked back as he took his seventh IMSA Lites presented by Hankook victory at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.

    • Petit: Practice 4 Times:

      Petit: Practice 4 Times

    • Petit: Practice 3 Times:

      Petit: Practice 3 Times

    • Petit: Practice 2 Times:

      Petit: Practice 2 Times

    • Petit: Practice 1 Times:

      Petit: Practice 1 Times

    • Petit: Wednesday Test Recap:

      Eager to keep its unbeaten streak at Road Atlanta, Audi held the top spot in testing Wednesday at Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans Powered by the Totally New MAZDA6. The No. 2 Audi R10 TDI of Marco Werner and Lucas Luhr set the fastest time in a two-hour session, a 1:07.091 (136.292 mph) for the American Le Mans Series' newly crowned LMP1 champions.

    • Petit: Wednesday Times:

      Petit: Wednesday Times

    • Petit: Fuel Shortage Proves the Need of a Successful 'Green Challenge':

      "While news reports have extensively reported concerns regarding the fuel supply in the Atlanta area, we do not anticipate this to have an effect on attendance for this weekend's 11th annual Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6," says Scott Atherton, President & CEO of the American Le Mans Series.

    • Voices Of Petit Le Mans: The GTs:

      Corvette, Porsche, Aston Martin, Ferrari, Panoz, Ford, Dodge...you get the picture. The American Le Mans Series' two GT classes feature the world's best manufacturers and their premium auto offerings on a world-class stage. This weekend, that stage is Road Atlanta for the 11th annual Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6. The 1,000-mile/10-hour classic is the cornerstone of the American Le Mans Series and one of the top events on the schedule for drivers.

    • Petit: Audi Looking for Knock Out Blow in 2008 Diesel Battle:

      Ingolstadt – The Audi R10 TDI has already scored a hat-trick at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. On 4 October Audi now also targets the third consecutive victory with the 650 hp plus diesel-powered sportscar in the French long-distance classic’s "little brother".

    • Petit: Peugeot Aims for Petit Revenge:

      After a particularly intensive and fiercely-fought campaign in 2008, Peugeot Sport has already started to look ahead to next season and has stepped up its work programme which began several months ago. Its visit to Road Atlanta stands out as a key session with a view to acquiring additional experience and furthering the development of the 908 HDi FAP.

    • ALMS Teams, Founder Comments on Paul Newman:

      The American Le Mans Series paddock remembered Paul Newman on Saturday as a larger-than-life personality and one of the world's most renowned figures in motorsports. When hearing the news of his passing, stories and memories came flooding as testing began at Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6, an event Newman competed in during the 2000 season.

    • Petit: Corvette Previews the Green Challenge:

      BRASELTON, GA., Sept. 26, 2008 -- Powered by cellulosic E85R ethanol racing fuel made primarily from wood waste and armed with a variety of energy-saving technologies, Corvette Racing is aiming for an overall victory in the inaugural American Le Mans Series Green Challenge. This race-within-a-race will be contested on October 4 in conjunction with the 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the 10th round of the 11-race series.

    • Petit: Drayson-Barwell Take Up Green Challenge:

      Green is a common theme with Drayson-Barwell's GT2 effort in the American Le Mans Series. The transporter is green. So is the team's Aston Martin Vantage GT2. Even more important, though, is the green mindset the British team has employed all season. As a result, that makes next week's Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6 more relevant as the debut of the Green Challenge coincides with the annual 1,000-mile/10-hour event.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Could the New ACO Rules Give New Life to the Penske Program???:

      As previously rumoured at feedmesportscars.com, the factory Penske Porsche entry could be discontinued at the end of the year but the new ACO rules could change this situation.

    • Petit: Ryan Lewis and Luke Hynes Team Up, Racing for Intersport:

      Ryan Lewis returns to the American Le Mans Series next week when he arrives at Road Atlanta for ‘Petit Le Mans', one of the top sportscar races in the United States. The 1,000mile/10 hour race is a true endurance classic and, after racing at the Silverstone 1000kms recently, Ryan is relishing the opportunity get back to the States to race a new car against some of the world's top teams and drivers at an event that pulls in many big names.

    • Petit: Primat Joins Creation for American Assault:

      Geneva-based racing driver Harold Primat has been signed by Creation AIM for the British team’s assault on the prestigious Petit Le Mans endurance race in the USA.

    • Petit: De Ferran's Preparations Continue:

      INDIANAPOLIS, IN (24 September, 2008) -- De Ferran Motorsports has been preparing over the past few weeks for its longest and biggest race of the season, Petit Le Mans, which takes place October 4.

    • Petit: The Inside Track with Risi:

      It's the race that Risi Competizione wants most. It has class victories at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans to its credit. All that's left in endurance racing's "Triple Crown" is a triumph at Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New MAZDA6. As he has all season, Risi technical director Rick Mayer gives his insight on what it will take for Risi's two Ferrari F430 GTs to be successful in the American Le Mans Series.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - An Update on Petit Le Mans:

      With Petit Le Mans less then two weeks away, the rumours regarding the entry list has not ceased despite constant announcements.

    • Petit: Olivier Pla Joins LNT Zytek:

      Team LNT is pleased to announce that the rapid Frenchman Olivier Pla is to drive the new Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 at next week's Petit Le Mans race. He will join Danny Watts at the wheel of the latest Ginetta-Zytek for the American Le Mans Series flagship event, which takes place over 10 hours or 1,000 miles on Saturday October 4.

    • Petit: LG Motorsports Announces Driver Lineup:

      Lou Gigliotti of LG Motorsports will team with Tomy Drissi for the 10 hour Petit Lemans race in the Riley Technologies Corvette.

      The car will carry Sponsorship from the Fox Movie "The Day the Earth Stood Still" that will be in theaters December 12th.

    • Petit: Flying Lizard Confirms Drivers:

      September 22, 2008 -- Sonoma, Calif --The final countdown for the 2008 ALMS championship has begun. Just two races remain of the 11-race season: Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta and the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Laguna Seca. The flagship race of the ALMS season, Petit Le Mans -- which runs 1000 miles (or 10 hours maximum) -- will be held on October 4. The 4-hour season finale at Laguna Seca will be held on October 18.

    • Petit: Conquest Racing to Partner with LNT Zytek Team:

      INDIANAPOLIS (September 22, 2008) - After taking on a new project in the IndyCar Series this season, Conquest Racing will now be taking on a second one as it makes its first foray into the world of sports car racing. The open-wheel team announced today that it will be present at Petit Le Mans on October 4 by providing Zytek and Team LNT with personnel, engineering and logistical support.

    • Petit: Audi Announces Their Lineup:

      Ingolstadt -- Two of this year's Le Mans 24 Hour race winners Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) strengthen the Audi driver squad at the 1000-mile race Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (Georgia) on 4 October.

    • Risi Weathers the Hurricane Ike Storm:

      There have been more than a few tense moments for Risi Competizione in the past week. The Houston-based team sits on the same site as Ferrari of Houston, owned by team principal Guiseppe Risi. Hurricane Ike damaged the dealership but spared the racing infrastructure.

    • Petit: Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 for Team LNT:

      Team LNT today are pleased to announce their entry to the 2008 Petit
      Le Mans race at Road Atlanta with a Ginetta-Zytek LMP1 car.

      Team LNT’s previous LMP entry was a ‘one off’ LMP2 Zytek at
      Silverstone exactly 12 months ago. That effort resulted in pole
      position, fastest lap and second place having dominated the race
      early on with Danny Watts and Tom Kimber Smith at the wheel. Prior to
      that, Team LNT was an ever-present part of the LMS and Le Mans 24
      Hours with TVR in 2004 and 2005 and the Panoz GT2 team during 2006 &
      2007.

    • ALMS Competitors and Supports Get Into Giving Season Early:

      American Le Mans Series competitors, manufacturers and supporters have helped put together one of the largest collections of racing memorabilia, merchandise and experiences as part of the second annual Le Petit Elegance.

    • Petit: Penske Adds a Third Car:

      Two more of racing's biggest names will take part in this year's Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New Mazda6 with the entry of a third Penske Porsche RS Spyder for former works driver Ryan Briscoe and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves. The pair will race the No. 5 Penske Motorsports entry October 4 in the annual 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic that is the cornerstone event of the American Le Mans Series.

    • Petit: Dario Franchitti to Join Patrón Highcroft Racing:

      DANBURY, Conn. (Sept. 17, 2008) -- Dario Franchitti, the 2007 Indy 500 and IndyCar Series champion, will join the multi race-winning Patrón Highcroft Racing duo of Scott Sharp and David Brabham for the next round of the American Le Mans Series, Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, on Saturday, October 4. The Scotland native will drive the No. 9 Patrón Highcroft Acura ARX-01b prototype sports car for the first time in the prestigious 1,000-mile event and penultimate 2008 ALMS round.

    • From the Fans Award Five Finalists Named:

      The top five nominees for this year's American Le Mans Series "From the Fans" award are in. From now until Sunday, October 5 - the end of Petit Le Mans weekend - voting will determine this year's winner. The award will be presented at the season-ending banquet in Monterey, Calif., the day after the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • The ACO Outlines the Rule Direction for the Future:

      The 2009 endurance season will be marked by the application of new equivalence that prefigure the new regulations for the years 2010 and 2011.

    • Petit: AGR Announce their Lineup:

      On the heels of its first overall victory in the American Le Mans Series - and second in LMP2 - Andretti Green Racing will enter Franck Montagny, Marco Andretti and Tony Kanaan in its Acura ARX-01b for Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New Mazda6. The annual 1,000-mile/10-hour race is scheduled for October 4 at Road Atlanta.

    • RUMOUR: (A)LMS - Has Chamberlain Sold their Lola???:

      With all the hype surrounding Petit Le Mans entries, it seems we could be in for more news.

    • Corvette Announces 2009 Program:

      America's premier sports car team is set to write another history-making chapter in the American Le Mans Series. Corvette Racing unveiled its plans for the 2009 season Tuesday that will see the most successful team in Series history compete in two classes in the American Le Mans Series while shooting for another title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • RUMOUR: (A)LMS - Will Eco Race or Not:

      After Eco Racing announced their intention to race at the Silverstone 1000km and at Petit Le Mans, people were getting excited at the prospect of seeing the Radical LMP1 on track and to see what this car could do.

    • Johnny Mowlem and the Hybrid Zytek:

      CHARVIL, England (September 2, 2008) -- When the England-based Zytek Corporation brings its technical prowess to bear on the task of taking a hybrid petrol/electric engine to the highest levels of international sports car racing, Johnny Mowlem will be at the wheel.

    • Detroit: Post Race ALMS Recaps pt4:

      Detroit: Post Race ALMS Recaps pt4
      Acura
      Audi
      Porsche
      Corvette

    • Detroit: Post Race ALMS Recaps pt3:

      Detroit: Post Race ALMS Recaps pt3
      Intersport Racing
      David Brabham
      Rob Bell
      Marino Franchitti
      Michelin

    • Detroit: Post Race ALMS Recaps pt2:

      Detroit: Post Race ALMS Recaps pt2
      Andretti Green Racing
      Highcroft
      De Ferran Racing
      Fernandez Racing
      Dyson Racing

    • Detroit: Post Race ALMS Recaps:

      Detroit: Post Race ALMS Recaps
      Flying Lizard Motorsports
      VICI Racing
      Tafel Racing
      Risi Competizione
      Primetime

    • PHOTOS - The Generac 500 - A Third Gallery:

      PHOTOS - The Generac 500 - A Third Gallery

    • PHOTOS - The Generac 500 - A Second Gallery:

      PHOTOS - The Generac 500 - A Second Gallery

    • PHOTOS - The Generac 500 - A Gallery:

      PHOTOS - The Generac 500 - A Gallery

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Announcements, Manufacturer Speculation and Why is the ACO in Detroit?:

      You don't get weekends as exciting as this one very often with Acura and Corsa announcing their plans for the future but there is still a lot to fall into place for next year.

    • Detroit: AGR Breaks Winless Streak as Highcroft Closes Point Gap:

      Andretti Green Racing fulfilled the promise and potential it showed all season with its first overall victory in the American Le Mans Series on Saturday. James Rossiter and Franck Montagny won the Detroit Sports Car Challenge as Acura swept the overall podium for the first time in its two-year stint in the Series. Audi's Lucas Luhr and Marco Werner clinched the LMP1 driver championship when the race-winning Audi R10 TDI of Emanuele Pirro and Marcel Fassler was excluded after it failed to meet the required minimum weight in post-race technical inspection.

    • Acura Announce Plans to Move to P1 and P2 in 2009:

      Fulfilling plans set two years ago when it entered the American Le Mans Series, Acura Motorsports announced that it will move to LMP1 in the 2009 American Le Mans Series. De Ferran Motorsports and Patrón Highcroft Racing each will field prototypes in the Series' highest classification starting with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in March.

    • Patrón Highcroft Racing To Field ARX-02a Car In Premier Series Class In 2009:

      DETROIT (Aug. 29, 2008) - Acura Motorsports will enter the LMP1 class in the 2009 American Le Mans Series, company officials announced today.

      Acura's entry into the most powerful and technically advanced division in ALMS will feature two Acura ARX-02a prototype sports cars developed by Honda Performance Development (HPD).

    • Corsa and Zytek Come Together in ALMS Hybrid Project:

      Corsa Motorsports has announced a revolutionary program aimed at the 2009 American Le Mans Series that will see the Utah-based team field a hybrid-powered Zytek in the LMP1 class. Corsa will compete as a Zytek factory team with its hybrid set to debut at Petit Le Mans and the Green Challenge at Road Atlanta on October 4.

    • Detroit: Highcroft Takes Pole as GT2 Produces a Tight Fight for Pole:

      It has turned out to be quite a day for Patrón Highcroft Racing. David Brabham captured the overall pole position for the Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch, only hours after Acura announced that Patrón Highcroft would be one of its two LMP1 entries for the 2009 American Le Mans Series season.

    • Detroit: Qualifying Recaps from the ALMS pt2:

      Detroit: Qualifying Recaps from the ALMS pt2
      Highcroft
      Fernandez
      de Ferran
      Dyson

    • Detroit: Qualifying Recaps from the ALMS pt3:

      Detroit: Qualifying Recaps from the ALMS pt3
      Acura
      Audi
      Porsche
      Corvette

    • Detroit: Qualifying Recaps from the ALMS:

      Detroit: Qualifying Recaps from the ALMS
      Andretti Green
      Flying Lizard
      Tafel Racing
      VICI Racing
      David Brabham

    • Detroit: Ryan Briscoe to Race for Penkse:

      Ryan Briscoe appears set to do double-duty in Detroit this weekend as the Australian is joining Patrick Long in one of Penske Racing's two Porsche RS Spyders for the Detroit Sports Car Challenge by Bosch, Round 9 of the 2008 American Le Mans Series.

    • Detroit: Dyson Racing's Perspective:

      Just because Dyson Racing is going head-to-head with Penske Racing in LMP2, don't think the Dyson gang doesn't appreciate all the work that Roger Penske and his organization has done at Detroit's Belle Isle. As the American Le Mans Series prepares for this week's Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch, the Dyson team discusses the high points and enthusiasm for Belle Isle.

    • Detroit: GT2 Championship Chase In Home Stretch:

      The front of any American Le Mans Series grid gets plenty of attention. But the GT2 action has been fast and furious all season. It also has been the closest championship battle throughout the 2008 season, which is starting to wind down.

    • Designer Mark England Hits The Fast Lane With American Le Mans Team:

      Internationally known, Detroit based designer, Mark England continues to extol his unique brand of fashion. After recently dressing R&B vocalist Christopher Williams during his appearance at the Ribs 'n Soul Festival on Detroit's riverfront he has taken his talents to the international motorsports arena via a partnership with the Primetime Race Group of the American Le Mans Series. Already a globally sexy sport with its core fanbase of the beautiful and wealthy, bolstered by some of the world's most exotic automotive brands Porsche, Panoz, Dodge, Ferrari, Corvette it will be made even sexier by Mark England's direct agreement with Primetime Owner, Joel Feinberg.

    • Detroit: Ryan Lewis and the #30 Intersport Lola to Miss the Race:

      After a difficult start to his Mosport race weekend, Ryan Lewis put in a top performance during the opening stages of the American Le Mans race on Sunday. Unfortunately things didn't go so well for his team-mate, John Faulkner, who had a high speed crash which ended the race for the pair and practically destroyed the car.

    • Risi Competizione Confirms Petit Le Mans And Laguna Seca Line Up:

      The American Le Mans Series GT2 Championship-winning Risi Competizione team will extend its racing relationship with Krohn Racing for the final two rounds of the 2008 season.

    • Elkins Joins Technical Staff Of International Motorsports Association:

      Elkins Joins Technical Staff Of International Motorsports Association

    • Barfield Named American Le Mans Series Race Director:

      Beaux Barfield, formerly Race Director of Champ Car's Atlantic and Trans Am sanctioned series, has been named to the same post by IMSA Chief Operating Officer Tim Mayer.

    • Mosport: Selected Recaps from the ALMS pt3:

      Mosport: Selected Recaps from the ALMS pt3
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Corvette
      Ferrari

    • Mosport: Selected Recaps from the ALMS pt2:

      Mosport: Selected Recaps from the ALMS pt2
      Highcroft
      AGR
      Fernandez
      De Ferran
      Dyson

    • Mosport: Selected Recaps from the ALMS pt1:

      Mosport: Selected Recaps from the ALMS pt1
      Risi
      Tafel
      Flying Lizards
      Farnbacher Loles
      VICI
      Primetime

    • RUMOUR: (A)LMS - Who May Use Chevy Power in 2009???:

      With the relaxing of the engine rules for Le Mans Style series, rumour has been heating up on who may use the 7.0 litre Chevrolet unit that is currently been used in the GT1 car.

    • Mosport: Audi Win but De Ferran Heartbreak Closes LMP2 Title Race:

      Traffic at Mosport International Raceway did little to faze Audi Sport North America's Lucas Luhr and Marco Werner on Sunday as they drove to their third straight overall American Le Mans Series victory in the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Luhr crossed the finish line 21.392 seconds ahead of teammate Emanuele Pirro as Gil de Ferran ran out of fuel on the last lap while leading in LMP2. That sent David Brabham and Scott Sharp to their fourth class victory of the season.

    • Mosport: A Win for Jonathan Goring in the Lites:

      BOWMANVILLE, Ontario. August 24 – Jonathan Goring continued his dominance of the Lites One class at Mosport International Raceway leading the entire IMSA Lites presented by Hankook race.

    • Mosport: Audi Take the Front Row with Record Times:

      Audi Sport North America's Dindo Capello made Mosport International Raceway the fastest circuit in the American Le Mans Series with a stunning lap time of 1:04.094 (138.116 mph) in qualifying Saturday for the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport. Capello smashed his own previous record at the track by 1.735 seconds, one of 10 cars to go under last year's pole time.

    • Mosport: Goring Takes Flag to Flag Win:

      BOWMANVILLE, Ontario. August 23 – Jonathan Goring, Torrington, Conn., led from flag to flag in the 30-minute IMSA Lites presented by Hankook race at Mosport International Raceway, a 10-turn, 2.5-mile course outside of Toronto.

    • VIDEO: On Board at Mosport...:

      With the ALMS going to Mosport this weekend we thought we would bring you a couple of videos to show the track - in 1984 and another in 2007.

    • Honda Performance Division President Talks about Acura's ALMS Success:

      When you're as dedicated to and passionate about racing as Honda Performance Development and Acura, it's hard not to accept anything other than winning. Coincidentally enough, winning is becoming more and more common for Acura which is a relief to first-year HPD president Erik Berkman.

    • Voices of Mosport:

      The only thing American Le Mans Series drivers love more than a fast circuit are two consecutive ones. That's what the field is in for this weekend in Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport at historic Mosport International Raceway. The 2.459-mile, 10-turn circuit rivals Road America - the previous Series stop - as the fastest on the schedule, and the enthusiasm of the Mosport fans makes the Series' only annual Canadian stop one of the highlights of the season.

    • Mosport off to an Impressive Start:

      The Mobil 1 Presents Grand Prix of Mosport got off to an exciting pre-race start Tuesday on downtown Toronto's famed Yonge-Dundas Square as Corvette Racing and its Canadian hero Ron Fellows entertained a large mid-day crowd for Mosport's 2008 Racefest activities. Joining Fellows and the rest of the Racefest activities was fellow acclaimed Canadian driver Tony Burgess, who will be driving for Autocon Motorsports this weekend.

    • Indycar Star, Scott Dixon to Join de Ferran Acura at Petit Le Mans:

      Indianapolis 500 champion Scott Dixon will drive for de Ferran Motorsports in the team's No. 66 Panasonic ELS Surround Acura ARX-01b prototype sports car in the October 4 Petit Le Mans powered by the Totally New Mazda6 at Road Atlanta in the 10th round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series.

    • In His Own Words: Gregory Loles:

      "We're really close." The saying might be overused but not in the case of Farnbacher Loles Racing. The first six races of the American Le Mans Series were more often than not filled with misfortune and just general bad luck - podium finishes at St. Petersburg and Lime Rock not withstanding. Persistence paid off two weeks ago with a well-earned GT2 class victory in its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR at Road America with drivers Dirk Werner, Richard Westbrook and Bryce Miller. Naturally team principal Gregory Loles thinks may serve as a springboard for more good fortune down the road.

    • Bucking Another Motorsport Trend:

      With some elements of motorsport seemingly choosing 'sports entertainment' rather then just sports, the American Le Mans Series again seems to be bucking the trend.

    • Peugeot to Compete at Petit Le Mans:

      In addition to its bid to defend its Le Mans Series title, Peugeot Sport is already focusing its resources on its preparations for the 2009 Le Mans 24 Hours. To this end, an entry for October's Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta has been added to the 908 HDi FAP's programme.

    • Keith Jones' Condition Improves:

      INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 13, 2008) -- Injured de Ferran Motorsports crew member Keith Jones has been released from the Richard Fairbanks Burn Center, as his condition was downgraded to good Wednesday at Wishard Health Services, according the Fairbanks Burn Center doctors.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Will We See A Mustang in GT1???:

      Whispers about a new GT1 car to the ALMS have emerged, somewhat from left field.

    • Road America: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Field pt4:

      Road America: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Field pt4
      Intersport Racing
      B-K Motorsports
      Primetime Race Group
      David Brabham
      Gregor Fisken

    • Road America: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Field pt3:

      Road America: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Field pt3
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Corvette
      Michelin

    • Road America: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Field pt2:

      Road America: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Field pt2
      Highcroft
      Andretti-Green Racing
      Fernandez Racing
      de Ferran Racing
      Dyson

    • Road America: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Field pt1:

      Road America: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Field pt1
      Farnbacher Loles
      Flying Lizard
      VICI Racing
      Risi Competizione
      Tafel Racing

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - What Will Penske do in 2009???:

      It's now August so it must be the time of year to talk Porsche...

    • Road America: Audi Take 1-2 With Highcroft Taking Another P2 Win:

      Audi scored its second straight 1-2 finish in the 2008 American Le Mans Series with Marco Werner and Lucas Luhr taking a 2.463-second victory Saturday in the Generac 500 presented by Time Warner Cable. Diesel power won overall at Road America for the first time since 2006 as Werner crossed the finish line just ahead of teammate Marcel Fässler.

    • Liz Halliday and Creation Team Up for End Season ALMS Races:

      Female racing driver Liz Halliday will make her long awaited return to the American Le Mans Series later in the year after signing for British squad Creation AIM to contest the Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca events.

    • Keith Jones, Injured de Ferran Crew Member Making Good Progress:

      Injured de Ferran Motorsports crew member Keith Jones' condition has been changed from serious to fair, as the Greenwood, Ind., racing veteran continues to make good progress at Wishard Health Services, according the Fairbanks Burn Center doctors.

    • Road America: Audi Take Pole as Lap Records Tumble:

      Will the fourth time be the charm for Lucas Luhr? Audi's German factory driver certainly hopes so. Luhr earned his fourth career pole position at Road America on Friday and was the fastest overall qualifier for the Generac 500 presented by Time Warner Cable. His lap of 1:46.935 (136.277 mph) gave him a 0.41-second margin over Andretti Green Racing's Franck Montagny.

    • Road America: Post Qualifying Recaps pt3:

      Road America: Post Qualifying Recaps pt3
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche

    • Road America: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2:

      Road America: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2
      Penske
      Dyson
      Fernandez
      Highcroft
      David Brabham

    • Road America: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1:

      Road America: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1
      Risi
      Flying Lizards
      Farnbacher Loles
      Vici Racing

    • Road America: ALMS Thursday Recap:

      This weekend's Generac 500 presented by Time Warner Cable will mark the second race that both Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyders will compete with a new 3.4-liter direct fuel injection engine. The development by Porsche Motorsport has moved away from a standard port fuel injected motor and toward a more powerful and more efficient powerplant in the LMP2 car for the American Le Mans Series.

    • Road America: Manufacturer Previews Leading into the Generac 500:

      Road America: Manufacturer Previews Leading into the Generac 500
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Mazda
      Corvette

    • Voices of Road America:

      The American Le Mans Series is full of fantastic tracks and venues but none enjoy the popularity of Road America. Year in and year out, the classic 14-turn, 4.048-mile circuit ranks as the favorite of teams and drivers throughout the paddock. There are many reasons. The speed, the flow of the track through the woods of Wisconsin and the combination of corners are just a few.

    • The Tour de Road America Returns to Elkhart Lake:

      The Tour de Road America – Bike Ride to Fight Cancer presented by Delta Dental returns to Elkhart Lake's Road America 4.048-mile, 14-turn auto racing circuit for the fifth time at 7 p.m. Friday. The event coincides with the Road Race Showcase weekend of auto races at the track.

    • Yokahama and Panoz Team PTG to Continue Partnership:

      The longstanding partnership between Yokohama Tire Corporation (YTC) and Panoz Team PTG Racing will resume for the remainder of the 2008 American Le Mans Series GT2 season, including the Generac 500 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI August 7-9.

    • Road America: Bell Motorsports Look Forward to a Clean Race:

      The joke going around at Bell Motorsports has the team wanting to paint a target on its Aston Martin DBR9 so they can pick where the car will be hit next. Sometimes that's the best thing to do when adversity is staring at you in the face...just laugh it off.

    • Road America: Rob Bell Joins Risi:

      Le Mans winners Risi Competizione welcome a new face to their team at Road America, 2007 Le Mans Series GT2 Champion, Robert Bell.

      The 29-year-old Briton will be teaming with Harrison Brix in place of Patrick Friesacher who last week suffered a testing accident in the new A1 Grand Prix car powered by Ferrari. The incident, which is under investigation by the open-wheel series, left the Austrian with a significant back injury and has put him out of action for an indeterminate amount of time.

    • Road America: Gregor Fisken Joins Intersport:

      Gregor Fisken is to return to modern racing for the first time this season after signing for Intersport Racing to compete at this weekend’s American Le Mans Series meeting at Elkhart Lake.

    • 'Get Well Jonesie' Stickers To Be Made Available:

      Special racing stickers, "Get Well Jonesie," have been produced by Shadow Graphics in Indianapolis to send best wishes to injured de Ferran Motorsports crew member Keith Jones.

    • Rossiter To Join Montagny in AGR at Road America, Mosport:

      Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today it has signed James Rossiter as co-driver of the XM Satellite Radio Acura for upcoming American Le Mans Series stops at Road America and Mosport International Raceway.

    • Porsche to Introduce New Engine to RS Spyder:

      Stuttgart. After the road-going Porsche Cayenne and 911, now the sports prototype RS Spyder profits from direct fuel injection technology (DFI). The new engine, with which Porsche underlines its role as technology leader in energy efficiency, celebrated its race premiere with a victory in the American Le Mans Series: On the demanding Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) won the LMP2 class.

    • TV Audience, Attendance Up For American Le Mans Series This Season:

      The American Le Mans Series reports gains in both television ratings (Nielsen Media Research) and attendance as the world's premier sports car series heads to Road America August 9 for Round Seven of its 2008 season.

    • New Sponsor for BMW's Return to ALMS Competition:

      The return of BMW to American Le Mans Series competition with Rahal Letterman Racing in 2009 will provide a new showcase of on-track speed for the fabled German manufacturer, and RLR’s newest sponsor partner will provide the latest technologies in measuring those blinding speeds.

  • July 2008
    • Marcel Fassler To Race Audi R10 TDI in America:

      Ingolstadt -- The Swiss racing driver Marcel Fassler (32) gets the chance to contest two races in the American Le Mans Series with the Audi R10 TDI. The former DTM driver starts at Road America (9 August) and Detroit (30 August) for Team Audi Sport North America as team-mate to Emanuele Pirro.

    • Tafel Racing Announces New Partnership:

      ATLANTA, July 29, 2008 - Tafel Racing and Swiss watchmaker Ulysse Nardin introduced a marketing partnership today for the remainder of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. Team principal Jim Tafel (Alpharetta, Ga.) announced the relationship between the Le Locle, Switzerland timepiece artisans and the Cumming, Ga.- based race team for both the No. 71 Tafel/Bell Micro Racing Ferrari F430 GTC, driven by Dominik Farnbacher (Ansbach, Germany) and Dirk Müller (a native of Germany living in Monaco), and the No. 73 Tafel Racing Ferrari F430 GTC raced by Jim Tafel and Alex Figge (Denver, Col.).

    • RUMOUR: WTCC, ALMS - ALMS Drivers to be Announced Soon:

      The eagerly awaited BMW ALMS seats will be hotly contested among the drivers and it seems to be a hard fought affair to be one of four drivers to pilot the ALMS BMW M3.

    • New Intersport Drivers Enjoy Debut Podium:

      Candidly, neither Ryan Lewis nor John Faulkner knew what to expect in their first American Le Mans Series start at Mid-Ohio. Surely the four different classes of cars, constant passing and sharing a prototype together would just a bit much for Intersport Racing's pair of rookies. So imagine the emotions when the pairing stood on the LMP1 podium after the Acura Sports Car Challenge.

    • Brabham To Compete in Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix:

      Sportscar ace David Brabham will contest the Copenhagen Historic Grand Prix at Fælledparken, Denmark, 2-3 August 2008. Competing by invitation in Royal Pro-Am, Brabham will race a 1968 Ford Mustang alongside Denmark's Christian Nordal.

    • Fund Established For Injured De Ferran Crew Member Keith Jones:

      A fund has been established to assist injured De Ferran Motorsports crew member Keith Jones in his recovery process

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - More Cars for Road America???:

      The ALMS field is the healthiest it has been, well ever but there are rumours of even more cars to the field.

    • Medical Update on De Ferran's Crew Member Keith Jones:

      MEDICAL UPDATE ON DE FERRAN CREW MEMBER KEITH JONES:

    • Mid Ohio: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Teams pt4:

      Mid Ohio: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Teams pt4
      Audi
      Porsche
      Acura
      Corvette

    • Mid Ohio: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Teams pt3:

      Mid Ohio: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Teams pt3
      Penske
      Dyson
      B-K Motorsports
      Intersport

    • Mid Ohio: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Teams pt2:

      Mid Ohio: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Teams pt2

      Highcroft
      Fernandez
      Andretti-Green

    • Mid Ohio: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Teams pt1:

      Mid Ohio: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS Teams pt1
      Tafel
      Risi
      Flying Lizards
      VICI
      Primetime

    • Mid Ohio: Audi Take 1-2 as Corvette and De Ferran have Pit Lane Drama:

      Audi returned to its dominating style at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course with a 1-2 finish in the Acura Sports Car Challenge on Saturday with Lucas Luhr and Marco Werner taking the first overall victory for the R10 TDI since April. Luhr crossed the finish line 7.717 seconds ahead of teammates Emanuele Pirro and Dindo Capello.

    • ALMS Fueler In Critical Condition Following Pit Lane Incident:

      Keith Jones, the fueler for de Ferran Motorsports who was injured Saturday in a pit lane fueling incident at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the Acura Sports Car Challenge, was transported by medical helicopter to The Ohio State University Medical Center. As of Saturday evening, he was listed in critical condition in the intensive care unit of the hospital.

    • Mid Ohio: Manufacturer Recaps after Qualifying:

      Mid Ohio: Manufacturer Recaps after Qualifying
      Acura
      Porsche
      Audi
      Corvette

    • VIDEO: The Thrilling Last Lap at Lime Rock:

      The end of the Lime Rock ALMS race was a blinder - good enough to be remembered.

    • Mid Ohio: De Ferran Leads an Acura Front Row + Grid:

      Gil de Ferran won his third straight pole position at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Friday...seven years since his last. The storybook debut season for De Ferran Motorsports continued with de Ferran's first pole in the American Le Mans Series, a record-breaking 1:07.969 (119.596 mph) for the Acura Sports Car Challenge.

    • Mid Ohio: ALMS Race Preview:

      DUBLIN, OH (July 15, 2008) -- Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course will be home for the second year in a row to the largest and most significant motorsports event in the state of Ohio: the dual-headline Acura Sports Car Challenge / The Honda Indy 200 presented by Westfield Insurance, July 18-20.

    • Mid Ohio: Matos to Join AGR Acura:

      Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today that Raphael Matos will join Franck Montagny in the #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura for the Acura Sports Car Challenge this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

    • Mid Ohio: Black Swan Encouraged After Lime Rock:

      Friday at Lime Rock Park, Tim Pappas said all he wanted to see was his Black Swan Racing finish the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. That may not sound like much but consider that the team didn't receive its Falken-shod Ford GT-R until earlier that morning. So Saturday's eighth-place finish for Pappas and co-driver Anthony Lazzaro was more than gratifying.

    • Mid Ohio: Manufacturer Previews Coming into Mid Ohio:

      Mid Ohio: Manufacturer Previews Coming into Mid Ohio
      Acura
      Porsche
      Corvette
      Michelin

    • VIDEO: BMW's 2009 ALMS Car on Track:

      Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) will be running the BMW M3 GT2 car in the ALMS next year. This car has seen its first on track action.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - The Series to See Zyteks???:

      The continuing rumours regarding additional cars for the ALMS has again gained momentum as the ALMS returns to racing.

    • The ALMS Adopts the Austin Hatcher Foundation as the Official Charity:

      Columbus, OH -- July 14, 2008 -- The American Le Mans Series officially kicks off its affiliation with the Austin Hatcher Foundation on Tuesday as four of the world's top sports drivers visit pediatric wards at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus. Clint and Jon Field of Intersport Racing in Dublin, Ohio along with Patro^Hn Highcroft Racing's David Brabham and Drayson-Barwell's Paul Drayson will visit with young people and their families from 12:30 p.m. -- 1:30 p.m. to kick off the Series' partnership with the foundation as its official charity.

    • Marco Andretti Talks About Doing the Double with Indycar and ALMS:

      Marco Andretti arrived at Lime Rock Park and back in the American Le Mans Series on Saturday morning, just hours after arriving Friday night from Nashville and qualifying for the IndyCar Series. Andretti will drive Andretti Green Racing's Acura ARX-01b with Franck Montagny and was third-fastest overall (second in LMP2) in Saturday morning's 25-minute warmup. After starting from the rear of the field this afternoon and following his first stint, Andretti will fly back to Nashville for tonight's IndyCar race. He spoke on the experience Saturday morning.

    • Lime Rock: Post Race Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt4:

      Lime Rock: Post Race Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt4
      Acura
      Audi
      Porsche
      Corvette

    • Lime Rock: Post Race Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt3:

      Lime Rock: Post Race Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt3
      Intersport
      B-K Motorsports
      Lime Rock
      Michelin

    • Lime Rock: Post Race Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt2:

      Lime Rock: Post Race Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt2
      Highcroft
      Andretti Green Racing
      Fernandez Racing
      de Ferran Racing
      Penske Racing

    • Lime Rock: Post Race Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt1:

      Lime Rock: Post Race Team and Manufacturer Recaps pt1
      Flying Lizard Racing
      Farnbacher Loles
      Risi Competizione
      Tafel Racing

    • Lime Rock: Acura, Highcroft Breakthrough for Overall Win + Results:

      David Brabham did it again. Another late-race pass meant victory in the American Le Mans Series, this time a historic first overall victory for Acura and Patrón Highcroft Racing. Brabham passed Penske Racing's Timo Bernhard with 90 seconds left Saturday to win the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix with Scott Sharp at Lime Rock Park.

    • Lites: Feinberg and Vassian take the Spoils at Lime Rock:

      LAKEVILLE, Conn. July 12 -- Jonathan Goring and Tom Drewer continued their winning in round five at Lime Rock Park, but it was Feinberg and Vassian who upset the point leaders in round six.

    • Lime Rock: Post Qualifying Recaps pt3:

      Lime Rock: Post Qualifying Recaps pt3
      Acura
      Porsche
      Audi
      Corvette

    • Lime Rock: Post Qualifying Recaps pt2:

      Highcroft
      Fernandez
      De Ferran
      Andretti Green
      Dyson

    • Lime Rock: Post Qualifying Recaps pt1:

      Lime Rock: Post Qualifying Recaps
      Farnbacher Loles
      Flying Lizards
      Tafel Racing
      Risi Competizione

    • Lime Rock: Acura Seals Pole as Audi Struggles + Grid:

      Racing at home never felt so good for David Brabham and Dirk Werner. Brabham scored his fifth overall pole position and Werner his first class pole in qualifying Friday for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Brabham's Patrón Highcroft Racing and Werner's Farnbacher Loles Racing both are based in nearby Danbury, Conn., about 50 miles from the freshly repaved circuit.

    • Lites: Lime Rock Preview:

      Lime Rock, Conn. July 7 -- Jonathan Goring, the points leader in the IMSA Lites presented by Hankook Lites One class, will try to extend his points lead when the IMSA Lites competitors take to the track for rounds five and six at Lime Rock Park July 11 and 12.

    • Eco Racing To Compete In Three ALMS Series Races In 2008:

      The environmentally inspired British racing team ECO Racing is to race its production-engined biodiesel sports prototype race car in three of the most challenging events on the American Le Mans Series calendar: Road America, Road Atlanta and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • Lime Rock: Selected ALMS Previews pt2:

      Lime Rock: Selected ALMS Previews pt2
      Porsche
      Acura
      Risi
      Michelin

    • Lime Rock: Selected ALMS Previews:

      Lime Rock: Selected ALMS Previews
      B-K Motorsports
      Fernandez
      de Ferran

    • Lime Rock: Series Debut for Montagny:

      The anticipation of his American Le Mans Series start is getting to Franck Montagny. The newest member of the Acura and Andretti Green Racing family got his first taste of the AGR Acura ARX-01b on Tuesday, just three days before his debut at Lime Rock Park and the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix.

    • Corsa Motorsports to Skip Lime Rock, Mid-Ohio:

      SALT LAKE CITY (July 8, 2008) -- Corsa Motorsports announced today that its GT2 Ferrari F430 program will forego the upcoming American Le Mans Series races at Lime Rock Park and Mid-Ohio; however team principal and owner Steve Pruitt is committed to returning to the ALMS grid as quickly as possible.

    • Vici Racing to Skip Lime Rock:

      Miami, Fla. - VICI Racing and development partner Kumho Tires will skip the next round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock, Connecticut, next weekend (July 10-12) and instead will return to the series for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid Ohio one week later (July 17-19).

    • Old Becomes New Again At Lime Rock:

      One of the more visceral appeals of England's Goodwood Festival of Speed is the ability to see iconic race cars run up their famed hill. It is very fitting that this year's Goodwood Festival is on the same weekend as the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, for on July 12, the race fans at Lime Rock Park will be treated to an equally historic run.

    • Lime Rock: Murry Turning Back The Clock:

      Ahhh, 1985. It was the year of "We Are the World", Windows 1.0, "Back to the Future" and New Coke. For David Murry, it marked the beginning of a professional racing career that produced drives for some of the biggest names in sports car racing - Lotus, Porsche and BMW for example. But two race victories at Lime Rock Park in SCCA Sports Renault 23 years ago helped launch the Atlanta resident's career.

    • Dyson Racing Celebrates 25th Anniversary:

      POUGHKEEPSIE, NY July 012008 Twenty-five years ago, Rob Dyson raced a 1983 Firebird at the IMSA Coca-Cola Three Hours of Lime Rock. Of the thirty seven cars entered in that race, there is onlyone team still racing today: Dyson Racing. The upcoming American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park on July 12 marks their celebration of twenty five years in professional motorsports. It is a silver anniversary built on success at the highest levels: sixty one victories, one hundred sixty five podiums and seventeen championships.

    • Business Honours for ALMS Drivers:

      Two American Le Mans Series drivers - Autocon Motorsports' Chris McMurry and Black Swan Racing's Tim Pappas - recently received national recognition for their work off the track in their respective business ventures.

    • Lime Rock: Capello Makes ALMS and Audi Return:

      Dindo Capello will return to the American Le Mans Series with the two-time LMP1 champion teaming with fellow Italian Emanuele Pirro at Lime Rock Park for next week's American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. The July 12 race will be Capello's first in the Series since taking P1 honors (and third overall) for Audi at Sebring.

    • Lime Rock: 30th Race For The Audi R10 TDI:

      After a seven-week break, the American Le Mans Series continues in the middle of July with back-to-back races: At Lime Rock (Connecticut) and Mid-Ohio (Ohio) the world’s fastest sportscar contest two races within eight days on 12 and 19 July.

    • From Le Mans To Lime Rock - Flying Lizard Motorsports:

      It hasn't been completely relaxing and carefree, but Eric Ingraham says Flying Lizard Motorsports has had its easiest year yet coming back from the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The American Le Mans Series' GT2 championship-leading squad is now squarely focused on continuing its early season success and put the disappointment from Le Mans in the rear-view mirror.

    • From Le Mans To Lime Rock - Corvette Racing:

      For all the planning, preparations and sometimes panic with getting cars and equipment ready for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, not much is said about the return trip back to the States for American Le Mans Series teams. This year the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park is four weeks after Le Mans, which is a contrast to the two-week turnaround needed to ship cargo to Europe for the Le Mans Test Day following the Utah Grand Prix.

    • David Brabham Announced As New Go Motorsport Ambassador:

      Go Motorsport is delighted to announce that David Brabham is the latest star name to join the distinguished list of official Go Motorsport Ambassadors - a collection of high profile personalities all actively supporting the far-reaching campaign set up by the Motor Sports Association, the governing body of UK motor sport. Go Motorsport was launched recently by Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton at the McLaren Technology Centre.

  • June 2008
    • Intersport Adds John Faulkner for Mid-Ohio:

      Dublin, Ohio - ntersport Racing announced today Star Mazda veteran John Faulkner will join Champ Car Atlantic star Ryan Lewis in the team's second LMP1 car as driver for the Acura Sports Car Challenge July 17-19 at Mid-Ohio in the 2008 American Le Mans Series.

    • What They Are Saying About The Green Challenge:

      On Wednesday, the American Le Mans Series announced the competition rules and regulations for its Green Challenge™ that will debut at Road Atlanta on Oct. 4 for Petit Le Mans. The Green Challenge™ has been developed in association with the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and SAE International, formerly known as the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE).

    • Montagny To Race for AGR Acura, Second Seat to be Rotated:

      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 26, 2008) – Andretti Green Racing (AGR) announced today it has signed Franck Montagny to become the primary driver of the #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura ARX-01b for the remainder of the 2008 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season, beginning with the next tour stop at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Ct.

    • ALMS Green Challenge Rules and Regulations Announced:

      ATLANTA, Ga. (June 25, 2008) - It seems only a short time ago that a $60 barrel of oil caused great concern among industry business leaders, politicians and consumers. There are now predictions that $200 a barrel may be likely. Gasoline prices have escalated to all-time highs while automobile sales are decreasing at rates not seen in decades. Combined with higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions, climate change becomes increasingly apparent.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Trouble for LG Motorsports???:

      LG Motorsports could have seen its last ALMS race for the time being as financial woes strike the team.

    • Ryan Lewis Joins Intersport Racing for the Remainder of 2008:

      Indianapolis, USA - 23 June 2008: It was announced today that British racing driver, Ryan Lewis, will contest the remainder of the 2008 American Le Mans Series with Intersport Racing. The 24 year-old will race a Lola B07/10 AER in the LMP1 class, starting at Mid-Ohio in just over three weeks' time.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - Just Some of What Could Happen From What We Have Heard...:

      RUMOUR: Le Mans - Just Some of What Could Happen From What We Have Heard...

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans - The Test Day Rumour Round-Up:

      The Le Mans Test Day has come and gone and typically, a number of rumours has come from it. This is what has been reported.

    • Jourdain Jr Joins Fernandez Racing for the Major Events:

      INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 5, 2008) -- Lowe's Fernandez Racing today announced that open-wheel and NASCAR talent Michel Jourdain Jr. has been signed as a third driver for the team in the American Le Mans Series. Jourdain will join long-time friends and fellow countrymen Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz behind the wheel of the #15 Lowe's Acura ARX LMP2 prototype beginning with the renowned 1,000-mile/10-hour Petit Le Mans endurance classic on October 4. He will also drive for the team in the 2009 Twelve Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans.

  • May 2008
    • Lime Rock: Grand Am GT Results:

      The Results of Lime Rock GT Classic 250

    • Hughes Technology Drives VICI Racing Into The Future:

      HUGHES Telematics, a pioneer in end-to-end telematics solutions, and development partner Hughes Network Systems, LLC, the world's leading provider of broadband satellite networks and services, announced they will be the primary sponsors of the VICI Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR car in the American Le Mans Series. The #18 Porsche, driven by VICI Racing’s Nicky Pastorelli, Francesco Pastorelli and Ruben Carrapatoso, ran its first HUGHES-sponsored race in this past weekend’s Utah Grand Prix in Tooele, UT.

    • Close Competition: 'It's Never Been Better':

      It couldn't get any more competitive, could it? The opening half of the American Le Mans Series was tantalizingly tight with the closest and fastest racing seen in the Series' 10 seasons. And last weekend at Miller Motorsports Park, the world got a hint that the remaining seven rounds may be even better.

    • The Utah Grand Prix Marks Hankook’s Entry into ALMS:

      Hankook Tire took its first lap of green flag racing in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at this past weekend’s Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix.

    • Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt5:

      Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt5
      Audi
      Porsche
      Acura
      Miller Motorsports Park

    • Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt4:

      Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt4
      Intersport
      Penske
      Dyson
      B-K Motorsports

    • Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt3:

      Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt3
      de Ferran
      Fernandez
      Andretti-Green
      Highcroft

    • Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt2:

      Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt2
      Corvette
      Flying Lizard
      Farnbacher
      Michelin

    • Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt1:

      Utah: Post Race Recaps from the ALMS pt1
      Corsa
      Tafel
      Risi
      VICI

    • Utah: Porsche Takes a P2 Sweep as de Ferran Takes Podium + Results!:

      With all the focus at Miller Motorsports Park on the new de Ferran Motorsports Acura entry, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas did what they do best - win in the American Le Mans Series for Penske Racing and Porsche. The duo took a hard-fought victory Sunday in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels.

    • Utah: Post-Qualifying Manufacturer Recaps:

      Utah: Post-Qualifying Manufacturer Recaps
      Audi
      Porsche
      Acura
      Corvette

    • Utah: P2 Dominate Qualifying as de Ferran Gets to the Front Row + Grid!:

      Timo Bernhard stole the thunder from Gil de Ferran and de Ferran Motorsports at Miller Motorsports Park with a stunning pole position run for Porsche and Penske Racing in qualifying for the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels. Bernhard turned a lap of 1:31.050 (120.514 mph) in the Porsche RS Spyder he will share with Romain Dumas.

    • Interview with Gil de Ferran Before his ALMS Debut:

      New American Le Mans Series driver and team owner Gil de Ferran spoke with the media regarding the debut of the de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-01b. De Ferran, a two-time CART champion and former Indy 500 winner, will team with Simon Pagenaud at Miller Motorsports Park in the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels. An audio file is available for download by clicking here.

    • Utah: Voices of the ALMS:

      A "new" Miller Motorsports Park awaits the American Le Mans Series this week for the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels. The prototype field is expected to reach near-record speeds on the 3.048-mile, 15-turn outer circuit as the Series returns to a natural road course for the first time since mid-March.

    • Utah: Selected Previews ahead of Miller Motorsports Park pt4:

      Utah: Selected Previews ahead of Miller Motorsports Park pt4
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche

    • Utah: Selected Previews ahead of Miller Motorsports Park pt3:

      Utah: Selected Previews ahead of Miller Motorsports Park pt3
      de Ferran Motorsports
      Fernandez Racing
      Andretti Green Racing
      B-K Motorsports

    • Utah: Selected Previews ahead of Miller Motorsports Park pt2:

      Utah: Selected Previews ahead of Miller Motorsports Park pt2
      Corvette
      Flying Lizard
      VICI
      Farnbacher Loles

    • Utah: Selected Previews ahead of Miller Motorsports Park pt1:

      Utah: Selected Previews ahead of Miller Motorsports Park
      Risi
      Corsa
      Tafel
      Michelin

    • Primetime Race Group Chooses Hankook Race Tires for ALMS Competition:

      Hankook Tire America Corp. has teamed up with Primetime Race Group to serve as the team’s official tire supplier for competition in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

    • Will Utah Be The Fastest ALMS Track ?:

      That's the $64,000 question as American Le Mans Series teams ready themselves for the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels. For the first time, the field will compete on the 3.048-mile, 15-turn perimeter circuit at Miller Motorsports Park for the fourth round of the 2008 season. And indeed, some in the paddock believe this will be the fastest venue in Series history.

    • Scott Sharp in Focus:

      Although Scott Sharp's big news in the past 10 years has been centered on his great results in open-wheel racing, his professional career began in sports cars in the 1980s. He achieved great success in his first SCCA season in 1986, bringing home the GT2 Championship and Rookie of the Year honors. Proving that was no fluke, he went on to claim back-to back SCCA GT1 championships in 1987 and 1988.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - When Will the ECO Radical be Back???:

      After an aborted attempt to debut at Sebring, not much has been heard about the ECO Radical LMP1 project.

    • Counting Down To Gil De Ferran's American Le Mans Series Debut:

      De Ferran Motorsports' debut in the American Le Mans Series is getting closer and closer each day. The newest member of the Acura Motorsports stable will make its highly anticipated first start at next week's Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels. So what's going through team owner and driver Gil de Ferran's mind as his first start in the Series approaches?

  • April 2008
    • Wins Aplenty Over The Years For Brabs:

      So now that David Brabham is the only driver in the American Le Mans Series to win races in four different classes, the question becomes obvious. Which one is the most memorable? With 13 victories over the years, it's naturally quite a task for even someone the level of Brabs.

    • RUMOUR: Le Mans Series - The Zytek Plans:

      A Radio Le Mans interview with Zytek's John Manchester turned up some interesting plans for the future.

    • VIDOEO: ALMS - Highlights from Long Beach:

      Audi's run at Long Beach was a surprise. The good money was on a Penske win but that was not the case...

    • American Le Mans Series Delivers Noteworthy Television And Attendance Gains:

      In an era where television ratings and attendance at many sporting events are showing declines, the American Le Mans Series is moving the needle appreciably. Any way you cut it or count it, attendance and television viewing for the Series is up significantly.

    • Long Beach: Selected Recaps after the Race pt4:

      Long Beach: Selected Recaps after the Race pt4
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Corvette

    • Long Beach: Selected Post Race Recaps pt2:

      Long Beach: Selected Post Race Recaps pt2
      Highcroft
      Andretti-Green
      Fernandez

    • Long Beach: Selected Reports after the Race pt1:

      Long Beach: Selected Reports after the Race pt1
      Tafel
      Risi
      Primetime
      Farnbacher/Loles

    • Long Beach: Audi Take 1-2 In Thrilling Race + Results:

      It's hard to remember a time when an Audi victory in the American Le Mans Series was considered a surprise. But that's just what happened on Saturday though as Marco Werner and Lucas Luhr scored an unlikely victory in the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach as the two Audi R10 TDIs finished 1-2.

    • Long Beach: Post Qualifying Recaps Pt3:

      Long Beach: Post Qualifying Recaps Pt3
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Corvette

    • Long Beach: Post Qualifying Recaps Pt2:

      Long Beach: Post Qualifying Recaps Pt2
      Fernandez
      Highcroft
      Andretti-Green
      Dyson

    • Long Beach: Recaps After Qualifying Pt1:

      Long Beach: Recaps After Qualifying Pt1
      Risi
      Tafel
      Flying Lizard
      Farnbacher/Loles

    • Long Beach: Bernard Scores Pole in P2 Domination + Grid:

      Back at the track where he and Romain Dumas started their run to the American Le Mans Series LMP2 championship a year ago, Timo Bernhard took pole position for Porsche and Penske Racing at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach on Friday. The German Porsche factory pilot posted a lap of 1:11.330 (99.324 mph) in a competitive and record-breaking day in southern California.

    • Panasonic and Pagenaud Join De Ferran Acura!:

      Former Indy 500 winner and two-time CART Champion Gil de Ferran today unveiled details of de Ferran Motorsports' Acura ARX-01b bid for the LMP2 class championship in the 2008 American Le Mans Series.

    • Long Beach:Selected Previews For the Second Street Race of the Year:

      Long Beach:Selected Previews For the Second Street Race of the Year
      Audi
      Andretti Green
      Fernandez
      Tafel
      Risi

    • VIDEO: St Pete Wrap Up from Patron Highcroft:

      The Streets of St Petersburg was the first of the ALMS street fights for 2008. Typically, it saw its fair share of the action with a seemingly trademarked ALMS close finish.

    • Long Beach: Drissi Returns to Bolster Autocon Effort:

      It's fair - and probably obvious - to say that prototype design and performance has changed significantly since the last time Tomy Drissi raced in the American Le Mans Series. More than four years later, Drissi will return to the Series as part of the Autocon Motorsports lineup at next week's Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.

    • Long Beach: Audi ALMS Race Preview - Two Anniversaries:

      AUDI AG celebrates two anniversaries during the weekend of the "Grand Prix of Long Beach" on 19 / 20 April: Almost 20 years ago to the day, Audi’s unique winning streak on closed circuits started around the famous street circuit near Los Angeles, California. Furthermore, Long Beach is the 25th race for the R10 TDI diesel sportscar.

    • Long Beach: Tafel Going To For Two-Race American Le Mans Series Street Streak:

      It only took 14 races, including just two with a Ferrari F430 GT, for Tafel Racing to post its first victory in the American Le Mans Series. Dirk Mueller and Dominik Farnbacher drove to a GT2 win in the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg as Tafel became the 11th different entrant to win in the highly competitive class, one that features 11 different full-time entrants.

    • St Pete: Audi Come Through to Win on the Streets + Results!:

      Audi's Lucas Luhr passed Romain Dumas on a restart with three minutes left Saturday to give Audi a victory in the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg presented by XM Satellite Radio, the German manufacturer's first overall victory of 2008. Luhr teamed with Marco Werner in Audi Sport North America's No. 2 Audi R10 TDI as a diesel-powered prototype won on the streets of St. Petersburg for the second straight season.

    • St Pete: Manufacturer Recaps after the Race:

      St Pete: Manufacturer Recaps after the Race
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche

    • St Pete: LMP2 Team Recaps:

      St Pete: LMP2 Team Recaps
      Highcroft
      Andretti Green
      Dyson

    • St Pete: GT Post Race Recaps pt2:

      St Pete: GT Post Race Recaps pt2
      Corvette
      LG Motorsports
      Flying Lizards
      Farnbacher Loles

    • St Pete: GT Post Race Recaps pt1:

      St Pete: GT Post Race Recaps pt1
      Tafel
      Risi
      Corsa

    • St Pete: Audi Take Pole by Comfortable Margin + Grid:

      Marco Werner's affinity for street circuits shone again Friday. The Audi factory driver captured the overall pole position for Saturday's Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg presented by XM Satellite Radio with a record run, besting Penske Racing's Romain Dumas as Audi looked to regain its winning ways in the American Le Mans Series.

    • St Pete: Prototype Manufacturer Reports after Qualifying:

      St Pete: Prototype Manufacturer Reports after Qualifying
      Audi
      Porsche
      Acura

    • St Pete: LMP2 Team Reports After Qualifying:

      St Pete: LMP2 Team Reports After Qualifying
      Dyson
      Andretti-Green
      Highcroft

    • St Pete: Qualifying Recaps from the GT Classes:

      St Pete: Qualifying Recaps from the GT Classes
      Corvette
      Tafel
      Risi
      Farnbacher Loles

    • St. Pete: Risi Competizione ALMS Race Preview:

      Houston,Tx-based racing team, Risi Competizione, today sets out its store in St. Petersburg, Florida ready for Saturday’s second leg of the 2008 American Le Mans Series; the two-car Ferrari team has much to prove.

    • ABC Headlines U.S. Coverage Of St. Petersburg Round:

      The American Le Mans Series launches one of its most extensive telecast ventures ever this weekend in conjunction with the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg presented by XM Satellite Radio. In the U.S., ABC will broadcast the race live Saturday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. In Europe, in addition to live coverage on MotorsTV, new telecast partners in Germany's DSF, Europe's trans-terrestrial Eurosport2 and Sport Italia will provide special produced highlight coverage for the first time.

    • PHOTOS: First Pictures of the Aston Martin Vantage GT2!!!:

      Aston Martin Racing has revealed the first official pictures of the Vantage GT2, which will make its race debut with James Watts Automotive at the first round of the Le Mans Series at Barcelona on 5 April.

    • Voices of St Pete - The Prototypes:

      The head of the grid at this weekend's Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg presented by XM Satellite Radio has no shortage of storylines. Audi, Acura, Porsche and Mazda all are represented in one of the deepest prototype fields in American Le Mans Series history.

    • St Pete: Acura Good for a Street Fight:

      ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The most technologically-advanced racing machines in North America will be forced into a "street fight" in the April 5 Acura Sports Car Challenge.

    • St Pete: Fernandez Racing Looking to Prove their Point:

      The Lowe's Fernandez Racing driving stable of Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz head to St. Petersburg, Fla., this week with a vengeance as the duo prepare for their second appearance in the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. Round Two of 2008 American Le Mans Series competition highlights a double-header of racing action this weekend as the sports cars share the circuit with the IndyCar Series, which will contest the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.

    • St Pete: Farnbacher Loles Fight to Rejoin the Fray:

      Farnbacher Loles Racing returns to the American Le Mans Series with a rebuilt race car. The team's No. 87 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR took a big hit during the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 15. The crew has used every available moment since then to repair the car for this week's race in St. Petersburg, Fla.

    • St Pete: Flying Lizard Readies for ALMS Round Two:

      April 1, 2008 -- Sonoma, Calif -- Coming on the heels of their one/two GT2 finish at Sebring, Flying Lizard heads back to Florida this week for ALMS round two: the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. The California-based team fields three 2008 911 GT3 RSR Porsches in GT2: the No. 44, No. 45, and No. 46. For St. Petersburg, the driver lineup will be: Seth Neiman and Darren Law in the No. 44; Joerg Bergmeister and Wolf Henzler in the No. 45; and Johannes van Overbeek and Patrick Pilet in the No. 46.

    • Voices Of St. Petersburg: The ALMS GT Class Drivers:

      The American Le Mans Series returns to the streets of St. Petersburg this weekend for the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg presented by XM Satellite Radio with new teams, new drivers, new cars and even new fuel throughout its GT classes. For one, there is Corvette Racing's debut race with cellulosic E85 to think about.

  • March 2008
    • RUMOUR: ALMS - 3 New Teams and a New Manfacturer on the Way??? UPDATED:

      Boy, the forums and newslines have been running hot of late with rumours that the ALMS could see three new cars including a new manufacturer on the grid as early as 2009.

    • St Pete: Porsche Returns to as Double Winner in 2008:

      Stuttgart. The second race of the American Le Mans Series also takes place
      in Florida. Variety, however, is guaranteed: After the 12 hour classic on
      the airfield circuit of Sebring, the race series featuring the world’s
      fastest sports cars takes off on 5th April, 2008, at the St. Petersburg
      city track on the Gulf of Mexico. And the chequered flag will fall on the
      second shortest race of the year after just 1.55 hours.

    • Audi To Compete In Two Races On Same Weekend:

      Even in its third year of racing the Audi R10 TDI still experiences some débuts: on the first weekend in April, the diesel-powered sportscar will compete simultaneously for the first time in two races, in America and in Europe. In St Petersburg (U.S. state of Florida), on Saturday (5 April), the second round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series will be staged. One day later, the European Le Mans Series kicks off with the 1000-kilometre race at Barcelona (Spain).

    • Series Welcomes Back Biela:

      It has been five years since Audi's Frank Biela raced on a street circuit in the American Le Mans Series. Coincidentally, his return to the Series next week in the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg presented by XM Satellite Radio takes place in the same state as his last street race (Miami in 2003). Biela's history of street races in the Series is admirable: two victories, five podiums, two pole positions and two fastest race laps in six starts.

    • Michelin to use New 'Street Soft' Tyres in ALMS:

      ST. PETERSBURG, FLA (March 27, 2008) - Michelin engineers are never satisfied. Despite having won every temporary circuit or "street race" in the history of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Michelin race tire designers, chemists, engineers and technical leaders are set to unveil a new "street soft" tire option for the second and third stops of the 2008 ALMS season, the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg and the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.

    • Q&A: Corvette ALMS Driver Johnny O'Connell, Program Director Doug Fehan:

      Earlier today, Johnny O'Connell and Doug Fehan of Corvette Racing were part of a conference call discussing the team's 2008 American Le Mans Series program and its move to cellulosic E85 starting at next week's Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. The team becomes the first factory program in the Series to compete on the alternative fuel. What follows are selected quotes from both.

    • Views From the American Le Mans Paddock and the 2008 Season:

      "It's all downhill from here." Such an expression no doubt was circulating through the American Le Mans Series paddock following the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. America's greatest sports car race traditionally has been the first event on the Series schedule and it prepares a driver, car and team to a degree that no other race in the world can for the grind of a full-season effort, which continues April 5 in St. Petersburg. Here's how some of the newer faces in the Series paddock viewed Sebring and the rest of the 2008 season.

    • Oliver Gavin to Help Battle Cystic Fibrosis:

      Corvette Racing’s three-time American Le Mans Series GT1 Champion, Oliver Gavin, is taking on a challenge every bit as tough as a 12 or 24 hour motor race.

    • VIDEO: 2008 Sebring 12 Hours Highlights:

      The race last weekend was a tight affair with the LMP2 Penske Porsche overcoming the LMP1 challenge from Audi and Peugeot as the two favourites for the events threw the race away with technical problems. They did not have the race their own way, however with the fight for the win extending well into the last hour and after the last pitstop.

    • VIDEO: Barazi Epsilon Zytek Crashes Heavily at Sebring:

      The Barazi Epsilon Zytek came to America to prepare for the Le Mans Series season and to better prepare for the 2008, 24 Hours of Le Mans. But it did not all go so smoothly for the former Le Mans Series champions.

    • In His Own Words: Head Of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich:

      No, it wasn't a perfect week for Audi at the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. But there were plenty of positives to be had including a ninth consecutive LMP1 victory at Sebring International Raceway. Chief among them were the news that the German marque will be part of the American Le Mans Series grid for the full season with two diesel-powered R10 TDIs and Audi's induction into the Sebring Hall of Fame. Head of Audi Motorsport Dr. Wolfgang Ullrich used that platform to reflect on Audi's record at the 12 Hours and what the Series means to Audi as one of its leading manufacturers.

    • ALMS Sees Increase in Audience Numbers for 2008:

      The momentum for the American Le Mans Series continued to build as reports for attendance, TV ratings and website traffic trickled in following the 56th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida last Saturday.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Saleen to Re-Enter the ALMS:

      Steve Saleen has alluded to the possibility that he could re-enter the ALMS Championship.

    • Scott Sharp and Rahal Letterman Court Case Settled:

      Hilliard, Ohio (March 14, 2008) -- Rahal Letterman Racing, Scott Sharp Sports LLC, Scott Sharp Inc. and Scott Sharp, joined by The Patron Spirits Company today announced that the parties have reached an amicable settlement in their breach-of-contract case claims against each other.

    • Rahal Letterman Announces Initial Partner For 2009 BMW ALMS Campaign:

      The return of BMW to American Le Mans Series competition with Rahal Letterman Racing will feature cutting-edge technology and the latest in performance and innovation, so it is only fitting that a company that embodies all of these ideals has become the first to sign on as a sponsor of the new racing program.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Forsythe to the ALMS???:

      One surprising rumour that came from the Sebring weekend is that Forsythe Racing is considering a move to the American Le Mans Series.

    • Primetime Race Group Takes Home A Top Five GT2 Finish:

      Primetime Race Group and their #11 ALMS GT2 Dodge Viper took the checkered flag after 295 grueling laps for a fifth in class and 17th overall finish in their 12 Hour debut.

    • Sebring: Porsche Takes Flag in a Tight Finish + Results!:

      The 2007 American Le Mans Series was a magical one for Penske Racing. The 2008 season may be even better if Saturday was any indication. Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Emmanuel Collard drove to an historic overall win at the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida.

    • Sebring: Fernandez Acura Disqualified - Comments + Revised Results:

      Statement by HPD President Erik Berkman following the exclusion of the No.15 Lowe's Fernandez Racing's ARX-01b for failure in the post race inspection at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • Sebring: Manufacturer Race Recaps:

      Sebring: Manufacturer Race Recaps
      Porsche
      Audi
      Peugeot

    • Sebring: Prototype Teams Race Reports:

      Sebring: Prototype Teams Race Reports
      Dyson
      Horag
      Andretti-Green
      Highcroft

    • Sebring: Further GT Race Recaps:

      Sebring: Further GT Race Recaps
      Corvette
      Flying Lizard
      Vici
      Farnbacher Loles
      Dirk Werner

    • Sebring: GT Race Reports:

      Sebring: GT Race Reports
      Risi-Krohn
      Risi
      Tafel
      Rob Bell

    • Sebring Race Featured More Marques Than Any Other Major Series In The World:

      The American Le Mans Series boasts more auto manufacturers involved in its series than any other in the world. Aligned for its annual inaugural race of the year, the Mobil Twelve Hours of Sebring, are 10 manufacturers that will see action in this year's endurance classic.

    • Sebring: Peugeot Quickest But Red Flag Sees Audi Pole + Grid!:

      Allan McNish gave Audi pole position for Saturday's 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida after the grid for the season-opening race for the American Le Mans Series was set by practice times. Because the prototype field had less than 10 minutes of green-flag qualifying time, the results from the session were disallowed.

    • Audi Confirms Two Cars for Full ALMS Season:

      Audi AG confirmed Friday that it will enter two cars for a full-season run in the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. Audi Sport North America will field two factory R10 TDI diesel-powered prototypes as it goes for a third straight LMP1 championship.

    • Risi Competizione Announces New Driver Pairing For Remaining ALMS:

      Risi Competizione is pleased to announce that former Formula One driver, Patrick Friesacher, and Grand-Am regular, Harrison Brix, will be joining the team for the 2008 American Le Mans Series from St Petersburg onwards.

    • Sebring: Further Prototype Reports After Qualifying:

      Sebring: Further Prototype Reports After Qualifying
      Audi
      Peugeot
      Acura
      Zytek

    • Sebring: Prototype Reports after Qualifying:

      Sebring: Prototype Reports after Qualifying
      Penkse
      Dyson
      Horag
      Highcroft
      Andretti-Green
      Fernandez

    • Sebring: Further Reports from the GT Field after Qualifying:

      Sebring: Further Reports from the GT Field after Qualifying
      Corvette
      Farnbacher Loles
      Kumho
      Brembo

    • Sebring: GT Teams Qualifying Reports:

      Sebring: GT Teams Qualifying Reports
      Risi
      Risi-Krohn
      Tafel
      Vici

    • Eco Racing Withdraws from Sebring but Commits to ALMS:

      Sebring, Florida. Eco Racing has reluctantly had to withdraw its new bio diesel Radical SR10 from the 12 Hours of Sebring due to the incorrect provision of homologation papers from chassis manufacturer, Radical.

    • Sebring: Audi Takes Honours on Wednesday:

      Audi's Dindo Capello fired back at Peugeot on Wednesday by posting the fastest time for the first official practice session for the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, the opening race of the 2008 American Le Mans Series. Capello's lap of 1:45.491 in the diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI was 0.017 seconds better than Stephane Sarrazin in the Peugeot 908.

    • Sebring: Team and Driver Previews:

      Sebring: Team and Driver Previews
      Zytek
      Highcroft Racing
      Andretti Green Racing
      Rob Bell

    • Peugeot Continues To Outpace Audi At American Le Mans Tuesday Sebring Test:

      Pedro Lamy kept Peugeot at the top of the timing sheets at Sebring International Raceway on Tuesday in the final test session for the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Lamy's time of 1:43.710 (128.435 mph) was the best in the field by 0.725 seconds with official practice sessions starting Wednesday.

    • ALMS String Of Announcements Creates Momentum Unparalleled In Series' History:

      It all started at the State of the Series annual media and constituent update session a little more than four months ago at Petit Le Mans in October 2007.

      Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series, has coined a favorite line or two over the last several years - "If you only knew what we knew" followed by "It is not our news to announce. And while such comments may have been frustrating for some to hear, the Series has consistently delivered on the veiled promises, albeit on a schedule that has been dictated by others."

    • Sebring: Peugeot Takes Top Honours After Day 1:

      Peugeot picked up where it left off at the American Le Mans Series Winter Test by turning in the fastest time in Monday's first test session for the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Stephane Sarrazin's unofficial time of 1:43.302 was the quickest in the two sessions at the 3.7-mile, 17-turn circuit.

    • Sebring: Audi Leads in Early Testing:

      Audi Sport North America fired the first shot at Sebring International Raceway this week with the unofficial fastest time in Monday morning's first test session for the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Allan McNish's time of 1:44.093 was just 0.244 seconds better than diesel rival Peugeot.

    • Piloti Joins up with Robertson Racing and the Ford GT:

      The team that is bringing Ford back to the American Le Mans Series is proud to announce the primary sponsor for their 2008 effort, starting with the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring on March 15, 2008. Robertson Racing is pleased and excited to have Piloti on its feet.

    • Corvette Takes on New Challenges for 2008:

      SEBRING, Fla., March 10, 2008 – From the early days of the marque when mechanical fuel injection and disc brakes were novelties to the advanced carbon fiber construction and sophisticated CFD aerodynamics of the 21st century, Corvette has long been a leader in developing and refining new technology. That process is continuing in 2008 as Chevrolet's factory road racing team develops new components and materials for its transition to E85 ethanol racing fuel.

    • Sebring: New Drivers in at BK Motorsports for Sebring:

      Sebring, Florida -B-K Motorsports will debut the BP Lola B07/46-Mazda MZR-R LMP2 featuring its new livery at the 56th running of the American Le Mans Series 56th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Florida Fresh, March 12-15. The team plans to capitalize on the well developed MAZDASPEED MZR-R engine's strengths during the grueling 12 hour event while using E85 and supporting the "Green" movement within the American Le Mans series. This years 12 Hours of Sebring will be aired live on SPEED starting at 9:30AM EDT, March 15.

    • Sebring: Lowe's Fernandez Racing Prepares for Challenges of Sebring:

      The American Le Mans Series kicks off its 2008 season with one of its signature events -- the 56th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Lowe's Fernandez Racing drivers Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz will be preparing for their second career starts in the historic race, one of North America's premier endurance classics.

    • Sebring: Lola, Krohn and Vici Preview their Races:

      Sebring team previews
      Lola
      Krohn
      Vici

    • Sebring: Tafel, Farnbacher and LG Preview Sebring:

      Team Previews of Sebring
      Tafel
      Farnbacher
      LG Motorsports

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Change at BK Motorsports???:

      It has been rumoured that there could be a driver change at BK Motorsports.

    • Sebring: Q&A with Dumas and Bernhard:

      Stuttgart. With the 12 hour race in Sebring/Florida, the new American Le Mans Series season takes off on 15th March. Driving the Porsche RS Spyder, Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) contest America’s oldest sports car race as title defenders and consider their chances to be good. “We are very well prepared,” says Timo Bernhard, “and we will do everything in our power to build on Porsche’s great success with the RS Spyder at this classic.”

    • Sebring: Guy Smith Previews his Race:

      Guy Smith looks to get his American Le Mans Series campaign off to a flying start by scoring a top LM P2 class result in the Sebring 12 Hours on Saturday (15 Mar).

    • Sebring: Brand-New Lista Porsche RS Spyder to Debut:

      The start of a new racing season is always exciting.

      So is the debut of a brand-new race car.

      Combine the two and one understands the excitement level of the Horag Racing team of Sulgen, Switzerland. It will debut its brand-new Lista- and Lista Office-sponsored Porsche RS Spyder No. 27 next Saturday, March 15, in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida at Sebring International Raceway in Sebring, Fla.

    • ALMS and Sebring Facts and Figures:

      The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) was created in 1999. The regulations are based on the rules of the Le Mans 24 hour race. This season eleven rounds will be contested in the USA and Canada. The traditional highlights of the year are the Sebring 12 hour race and the 1,000 mile "Petit Le Mans" race in Road Atlanta. Most races run over 2.45 hours. The ALMS is the American counterpart to the European-based Le Mans Series (LMS).

    • Voices Of Sebring: Bryan Herta:

      Bryan Herta could not have imagined a better return to the American Le Mans Series last season. It's not every season a new manufacturer and new team debuts with the success that Acura and Andretti Green Racing saw last year at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. After taking a historic LMP2 victory and overall runner-up finish last year, Herta is back with AGR, a new Acura chassis and new teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Marco Andretti.

    • Five RS Spyders Line Up for Sebring:

      Stuttgart. The American Le Mans Series takes off into the new season with a true classic: The Sebring 12 Hours on the bumpy airfield circuit in the heart of Florida on 15 March is the longest and toughest race of the year and presents the greatest challenge for drivers and teams. “At this race we’re all at our limits,” says Porsche works driver Timo Bernhard (Germany). “Those who are not optimally prepared have no chance.”

    • Depth, Quality Highlight 2008 ALMS GT Classes:

      It's appropriate that the 10th season of the American Le Mans Series begins with maybe the strongest contingent of GT cars ever present on a single Series grid. Looking at the list of manufacturers in GT1 and GT2 for next week's 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, it would be hard to argue against it.

    • Peugeot Prepares For The Le Mans 24 Hours With Run In 12 Hours Of Sebring:

      As Peugeot Sport Director Michel Barge underlined during the presentation of the team's 2008 season, Team Peugeot Total's priority objective this year is victory in the Le Mans 24 Hours. To prepare for this exacting race, the team went straight into an intensive test programme after last November's 1000 Milhas Brasil at Interlagos with a view to continuing the development and reliability-enhancing of the 908 HDi FAP which turned out to be competitive out of the box. But nothing can replace actual competition and this is why a car has been entered for the 12 Hours of Sebring.

    • American Le Mans Series Prepares To Usher In Next Era Of Green Racing:

      The American Le Mans Series unleashes a new era next week at the 56th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida when it becomes the first major racing series in the world to have every race car on its grid racing one of three alternative "street legal" fuels. Widely acclaimed as the global leader in green racing, every car in the Series will race a clean diesel, an E10 or an E85 ethanol blend that is virtually identical to what consumers put in their cars at the fuel station.

    • Sebring International Raceway To Showcase Mulit-Million Dollar Improvements:

      When fans enter the hallowed grounds of Sebring International Raceway this year for the 56th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida, they will notice the results of a multi-million dollar improvement campaign truly worthy of American's oldest and most prestigious sports car race.

    • Sebring: The Andretti Name Returns to the Cockpit for the Legendary Race:

      More than 40 years after the name first competed at Sebring, the Andretti name is returning to the cockpit for the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Marco Andretti will drive the XM Satellite Radio Acura ARX-01b entered by Andretti Green Racing, of which his father Michael is a principal owner. The youngest Andretti will team with Bryan Herta and Christian Fittipaldi in America's greatest sports car race.

    • Sebring: Audi to Test Steller Driver and Techincal Lineup:

      Ingolstadt/Sebring – AUDI AG once again demonstrated its courage to innovate and pioneering spirit with the vision to build a diesel-powered sportscar capable of winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans. In the meantime the revolutionary Audi R10 TDI has won twice at Le Mans, and remains unbeaten in its class after 21 races.

    • Voices of a Decade - Tom Milner:

      "I'm probably one of the oldest original IMSA members that are still running in the Series," Tom Milner boasts. "That was in 1969, and our first race was in Pocono, Pa. Not many people remember that." But for those who have followed the American Le Mans Series, Milner and his Team PTG (Prototype Technology Group) are iconic figures after taking the Series' first GT championship in 1999. After winning five times with BMW, Milner and PTG are preparing for their second season with the Panoz Esperante GTLM in the Series' 10th season.

    • Grand Prix of Houston Cancelled for 2008:

      HOUSTON, March 3, 2008 - The Grand Prix of Houston announced today that the 2008 event, originally scheduled for April 25-27 at Reliant Park, has been cancelled. Grand Prix officials made the determination that after the unexpected unification of the Champ Car World Series and Indy Racing League and the resulting exclusion of Houston from the schedule, it was not possible to stage the event in 2008. However, Grand Prix officials are already in discussions about the possibility of holding the Grand Prix of Houston in 2009 with the American Le Mans Series and Indy Racing League.

    • Farnbacher Loles Racing will Race in ALMS in 2008:

      Farnbacher Loles Racing will carry its championship form to the American Le Mans Series this season, combining forces with champion drivers Dirk Werner and Marc Basseng. Farnbacher Loles and Werner won the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT team and driver titles in 2007. Basseng adds a European championship. They hope to match that success in the ALMS this year.

    • MIA Returns To Sebring For 2nd Annual Motorsport Energy Efficiency Conference:

      The Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) will hold its second annual conference at Sebring International Raceway prior to the 56th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. The March 13 event entitled "Developing Energy Efficiency Through Motorsports" will continue to address motorsports' role in developing energy efficient solutions, focusing on the American Le Mans Series' position as the global leader in green racing.

  • February 2008
    • A Surprise or Two - The Sebring Entry List:

      IMSA has released the entry list for the 2008 Mobil 1 Sebring 12 Hours, which contains a surprise or two.

    • Vici Racing And Kumho Tire Announce ALMS Program:

      VICI Racing and Kumho Tire are pleased to announce their participation in the 2008 American Le Mans Series (ALMS), in a collaboration focusing on an innovative new tire development programme, which will center on the evolution of new compounds designed specifically for the GT2 class championship.

    • Mowlem: Corsa Heading In The Right Direction:

      The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is a tough enough race for even the most seasoned teams in the American Le Mans Series. But for a first-year full-season outfit such as Corsa Motorsports, the task of competing in America's greatest sports car race is daunting at best.

    • Eco Racing To Compete In 12 Hours Of Sebring:

      Pioneering and unique British bio diesel sportscar project to debut at one of the world’s top sportscar events Environmentally inspired British racing team, ECO Racing is to race its production engined bio diesel sports prototype race car in the upcoming 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the world motorsport’s most prestigious and demanding events.

    • Risi Competizione Confirm 2008 Sebring Line Up:

      Continuity and consistency are the key themes central to Risi Competizione’s attack on the 2008 American Le Mans Series which opens with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on March 12-15.

    • Krohn Racing and Risi Competizione Join Forces Again in 2008:

      Krohn Racing and Risi Competizione, both based in Houston, Texas, have joined forces again in 2008 to run a Ferrari 430GT in three races. The races will include the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) sanctioned 56th Annual 12 Hours of Sebring race in Sebring, Florida on Saturday, March 15, the ALMS Lone Star Grand Prix, in Houston, Texas on April 26 and the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France on June 14-15. Once again they will field the No. 61 Risi-Krohn Ferrari 430GT in the GT2 class.

    • Intersport Joins Green Revolution:

      Dublin, Ohio - Intersport Racing became one of the first American Le Mans Series teams to run the Series' new cellulosic E85 race fuel on the track. The Dublin, Ohio-based team tested its AER-powered Lola B06/10 on Monday and Tuesday at Sebring International Raceway in preparation for the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on March 15.

    • American Le Mans Series Statement Regarding Open Wheel Unification:

      "IMSA and the American Le Mans Series have been monitoring the talks between the owners of the Champ Car World Series and the Indy Racing League very closely. We have enjoyed good relations with both. However, instability in the business of auto racing is bad for everyone concerned. We hope that the events of recent days lead to a more stable situation; one where teams, promoters, sponsors and fans can invest their time and money back into the sport. Ultimately this would be the best resolution for all of us, including the American Le Mans Series.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Pacific Coast to Return to ALMS???:

      Former Grand Am and ALMS runners, Pacific Coast Motorsports may make the trip back to sportscars after spending 2007 in the Champ Car World Series.

    • Corvette Announces ALMS Driver Lineup:

      DETROIT, Feb. 20, 2008 -- Corvette Racing's roster of championship-winning drivers will return in 2008 to race the Chevrolet factory team's twin Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars in the 12-race American Le Mans Series and the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen will drive the No. 3 Corvette C6.R, joined by Ron Fellows for three endurance races (Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans). Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta will drive the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, teamed with Max Papis in long-distance events.

    • Porsche Drivers go to Fitness Camp:

      Stuttgart. Porsche’s works drivers enter the final sprint in preparation
      for the season. At a ten day intensive fitness camp on Fuerteventura, Timo
      Bernhard (26), Romain Dumas (30), Sascha Maassen (38), Patrick Long (26),
      Joerg Bergmeister (32), Wolf Henzler (32), Patrick Pilet (26), Marc Lieb
      (27), Richard Lietz (24), Richard Westbrook (32) and Emmanuel Collard (36)
      have worked hard on their power and endurance. Porsche-UPS junior Martin
      Ragginger (19) also took part in the Porsche Fitness Camp under the
      direction of sport medicine specialist Prof. Dr. Frank Mayer from the
      Potsdam University.

    • Peugeot Sets Sights On Sebring & ALMS With 12 Hours Entry:

      On the heels of an impressive showing last month at the American Le Mans Series Winter Test, Peugeot announced Friday that it will compete for the first time in North America by entering the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on March 12-15.

    • PHOTOS: Porsche 911 GT3 RSR and Technical Specs:

      The Porsche 911 GT3 RSR launches into the new model year with extensive modifications, with its North American debut scheduled next month at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – round one of the 2008 American Le Mans Series.

    • Rahal Letterman Racing vs Scott Sharp Statement Regarding Legal Suit:

      Miami (February 13, 2008) -- Because Scott Sharp violated his obligation to race exclusively for Rahal Letterman Racing in 2008, Rahal Letterman Racing was vindicated today in its breach-of-contract allegations against Scott Sharp Sports, LLC pursuant to an order issued by United States District Court Judge Hon. Adalberto Jordan.

    • Audi and Penske to Join Hall of Fame Legends:

      Sebring International Raceway has announced the 2008 inductees into the Sebring Sports Car Racing Hall of Fame. American Le Mans Series team owner Roger Penske, Derek Bell, Hans Stuck, David Cowart and Audi will join the prestigious Hall of Fame during ceremonies on Friday, March 14, the day before the 56th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida.

    • LG Motorsports Confirm Two Corvette C6 GT2 Entries in 2008 ALMS Title:

      Wylie, Texas - Carrying a long string of GT racing success, most recently in the SPEED World Challenge GT Series, LG Motorsports of Wylie, Texas, and Riley Technologies team up with their newly built Riley Corvette C6, to take aim at the likes of Porsche, Panoz, Aston Martin and Ferrari, setting their sites on the American Le Mans Series and the fiercely contested GT2 division.

    • Porsche Strengthens Factory Lineup:

      Stuttgart. Patrick Pilet from France joins the ranks of Porsche works drivers for the 2008 season. With Pilet, the number of pilots driving for the Stuttgart sportscar manufacturer increases to eleven. The 26-year-old from Le Chesnay close to Paris will contest the American Le Mans Series for the Flying Lizard team and drive a Porsche GT3 RSR. Pilet is the reigning champion of the Porsche Carrera Cup France which he won in his inaugural season of 2007.

    • Rahal Joins BMW For Manufacturer's Re-Entry To American Le Mans Series:

      One of the more successful teams in the last 15 years of open-wheel racing announced today that it will partner with one of the most storied manufacturers in the automotive world as Rahal Letterman Racing will field a pair of BMW entries in the German company’s return to American Le Mans Series racing.

    • Henzler Joins List of factory Porshce Drivers:

      Stuttgart. Wolf Henzler from Nuertingen will be starting for Dr. Ing h.c.
      F. Porsche AG in the motorsport season 2008. The 32-year-old German will be
      at the wheel of a Flying Lizard Team’s Porsche GT3 RSR in the American Le
      Mans Series.

    • Sebring: Peugeot ALMS Test Recap - 'The 908 HDi Is A Very Good Car':

      Peugeot Sport took part in the three-day test organised by the American Le Mans Series at Sebring, Florida (Monday January 28 to Wednesday January 30), where three drivers took turns at the wheel of the 908 HDi FAP. Thanks to previous participations in the 12 Hours of Sebring, Pedro Lamy and Stéphane Sarrazin had prior knowledge of the circuit but it was a completely new venue for Nicolas Minassian.

    • Sebring: Dyson ALMS Test Recap - Getting The Most Out Of the Car:

      The 2008 American Le Mans season officially kicked off at historic Sebring International Raceway with their January 28 – 30 three-day Winter Test. It was a three - two - one occasion for Dyson Racing. For the first time in three years, the Thetford/Norcold team will be starting the season with the cars they ran the prior year. For the second year in a row, it was announced that Andy Lally will be joining the driver line-up for the 2008 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 15; and new Dyson driver, Marino Franchitti, had his premier outing with the team.

    • Porsche RS Spyders Complete Successful Test at Sebring:

      Penske Racing and Dyson Racing completed three successful days of testing yesterday at Sebring International Raceway in preparation for the March 15 running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • Lowe’s Fernandez Racing Debuts New Acura Chassis:

      Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz today completed their first test with the team’s new #15 Lowe’s Acura ARX-01b LMP2 prototype. The four-day outing was held at Sebring International Raceway in conjunction with the American Le Man Series Winter Test.

    • Sebring: Highcroft ALMS Test Recap - Strong Showing:

      Patrón Highcroft Racing put on a strong performance at the American Le Mans Series Winter Test this week. Leading the Acura trio for a number of sessions, the team finished the week with a good sense of direction for the annual 12 Hours of Sebring, March 15.

    • Faces In The Crowd: Sebring Winter Test:

      A collection of the American Le Mans Series' new and returning faces gathered at Sebring International Raceway this week for the fourth annual Winter Test, a prelude to the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Each spoke to the challenge of America's greatest sports car race and - in most cases - contesting the full American Le Mans Series season.

    • A Chat With ALMS Boss Scott Atherton & IMSA Man Tim Mayer:

      Proving that there really is no offseason, the leadership of the American Le Mans Series has been hard at work over the winter to fortify the Series for the 2008 season. Scott Atherton and Tim Mayer have been at the forefront as the Series has added new teams, manufacturers and a Green Racing platform that has established the Series as the benchmark among all forms of motorsport in the world. They took some time to visit with media members at the annual Winter Test in Sebring to discuss a few items.

    • Peugeot Fastest Again! 908 Leads American Le Mans Series Testing at Sebring:

      The final day of the fourth annual American Le Mans Series wrapped up on Wednesday with Peugeot on top of the timing charts, with a fastest lap of 1:43.771. The driving team of Pedro Lamy, Nic Minassian and Stephane Sarrazin piloted the diesel-powered Peugeot 908 to the fastest time for the second consecutive day of Winter Test.

  • January 2008
    • De Ferran To Launch Acura LMP2 Program For 2008:

      Acura Motorsports will enter a fourth Acura ARX-01b sports car in the LMP2 class of the 2008 American Le Mans Series, company officials announced today. The newest Acura entry will be campaigned by De Ferran Motorsports, a newly formed team owned by former Indianapolis 500 winner and two-time CART Champ Car champion Gil de Ferran.

    • Peugeot Bests Audi With Record Lap On Day Two Testing:

      The Peugeot 908 fielded by Equipe Total Peugeot was fastest on the second day of the American Le Mans Series 2008 Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway. The No. 07 Peugeot set the fastest lap at 1:42.801 during the morning session, a time faster than last year's 12 Hours of Sebring record qualifying time of 1:44.974.

    • Madza, BK Team up with BP and Yokohama for 2008:

      MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development used the American Le Mans Series Winter Test to unveil their 2008 colors, reflecting the addition of two new partners. BP and Yokohama Tire Corporation have joined the B-K Motorsports Lola B07/46-Mazda MZR-R LMP2 team with multi-year partnerships.

    • Series, Epic Introduce Cellulosic E85 Ethanol For 2008:

      In a technological breakthrough in both the renewable fuels arena and racing, KL Process Design Group (KL) of Rapid City, SD, will supply the American Le Mans Series with cellulosic E85 racing ethanol for the 2008 season. The fuel, produced from waste wood, will be used for the first time during the season opener - the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on March 15.

    • Audi Leads The Pack On First Day Of ALMS Sebring Test + Times!:

      The first day of the American Le Mans Series' Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway began just how the 2007 season ended - with Audi in front. The German manufacturer's diesel-powered R10 TDI set the fastest overall time Monday at Sebring, a 1:43.821 in the first of the day's three sessions that was more than a second off last year's overall pole time.

    • ALMS Welcomes GT1 Competition with Bell Racing and Aston Martin:

      Jim Bell, one of the elite names in the history of sports car racing, announced today a shared venture with prominent businessman Michael Fux to launch a GT1 program with an Aston Martin DBR9 in the American Le Mans Series. The move will see Miami-based Bell Motorsports going head-to-head against stalwart Corvette Racing, which has won seven consecutive class championships.

    • Simonsen and Bell Confirmed For Sebring 12 Hours Race:

      Rob Bell, one of Britain’s leading young sportscar drivers, will take the start for the first time at the famed 12 Hours of Sebring, one of the blue riband events of American sportscar racing. Driving a Ferrari F430 GTC for Tafel Racing, the team will compete for the GT2 Class crown.

    • Lowe's Fernandez Readies For Full Acura Effort in ALMS:

      When Lowe's Fernandez Racing hits the circuit at Sebring International Raceway this weekend, it will enter the second phase of its American Le Mans Series venture. A brand new Acura chassis, the next-generation ARX-01b, will be on display as the team prepares for its second appearance in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The work will continue Monday through Wednesday at the American Le Mans Series' fourth annual Winter Test at Sebring.

    • Two Versions of the Porsche RS Spyder To Compete in 2008:

      Stuttgart. The Porsche RS Spyder will be entering the 2008 motorsport
      season in two different versions: In the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) the
      sports prototypes in the LMP2-class must have a minimum weight of 800 kg.

    • Highcroft Acura Launches Bright 2008 Season:

      Danbury, CT, January 22, 2008 -- Highcroft Racing announces exciting changes for the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. Scott Sharp will be joining the team and partnering with Le Mans-winning driver, David Brabham, with Patrón Spirits as the team's title sponsor. Patrón Spirits is the distiller of Patrón Tequila, the world's number-one selling ultra-premium tequila.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Michael Schumacher to Race at Sebring???:

      Rumours are abound that Michael Schumacher will race at Sebring.

    • Franchitti Joins Dyson in 2 Car Effort in 2008:

      Thetford / Norcold Dyson Racing today is pleased to announce that it will campaign two Porsche RS Spyders in the full 2008 American Le Mans Series Championship. Chris Dyson and Guy Smith will co-drive the team’s #16 machine, while Butch Leitzinger will be joined by Marino Franchitti in the #20 entry.

    • Strong Support for American Le Mans Series 'Green Racing' Initiative:

      Tuesday's announcement of the American Le Mans Series' official partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy and SAE International to incorporate "green racing" principles into its 2008 racing season was greeted by praise from government agencies and prominent figures in motorsports alike.

    • American Le Mans Series Announces Green Racing Initiatives:

      The American Le Mans Series reaffirmed its position as motorsports' global leader in alternative fuels today by announcing that it is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Energy and SAE International to incorporate "green racing" principles into its 2008 racing season. The American Le Mans Series will be the first motorsports series to meet the criteria for green racing being developed by these groups.

    • Corvette Racing Goes Green with E85 Ethanol Fuel for ALMS:

      Corvette Racing will be powered by E85 ethanol, a high-octane, renewable alternative fuel, in the 2008 American Le Mans Series. As part of the series' "green racing" initiative, the most successful team in ALMS history will use a blend of 85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline in the demanding arena of endurance road racing.

    • Barwell Motorsport to Run ALMS and LMS in GT2:

      Barwell Motorsport has announced extremely exciting plans for the 2008 season, which include competing on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean in the GT2 classes of the American Le Mans Series and the (European) Le Mans Series. The Surrey-based outfit is currently evaluating the car options for its programme, and the most logical choice (as an existing Aston Martin team) would be the new Aston Martin V8 Vantage-based GT car (as seen in last week’s Autosport), which is currently being evaluated by Aston Martin Racing (Prodrive) as a potential new GT2 chassis.

    • Peugeot Among Sebring Winter Test Entries for ALMS Season Opener:

      Peugeot is among the list of entries for the American Le Mans Series' annual Winter Test at Sebring, joining Series prototype regulars such as Audi Sport North America, Penske Racing and Dyson Racing from the Porsche camp, three Acura teams, Mazda's B-K Motorsports and Intersport Racing.

    • Lola: Technology to Win Then and Now, 50 Years of Success:

      In 2008 Lola will have plenty to celebrate both on and off the track, when they reach a memorable 50 years in motorsport. During this period the Huntingdon based marque have manufactured almost 4000 competitive cars, recording more race and championship wins than any other racing car manufacturer in the world.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Audi to F1???:

      Well - no, or so the say, but it is a good headline.

    • ALMS Q&A With Pat Long:

      Patrick Long is preparing for the biggest season of his young racing life. When the 2008 American Le Mans Series begins, Porsche's lone American factory driver will pilot one of Penske Racing's Porsche RS Spyders for the full season. The groundwork for the seat at Penske actually began at the 2002 US Grand Prix. What was born then has culminated in a fantastic career for the 26-year-old with Porsche that could very well see its highest points this year.

    • A Decade Of Voices: Butch Leitzinger:

      Leitzinger: "To his absolute credit, and I'm grateful for it, (Don Panoz) kept his word on everything and the Series has progressed."

    • Aston Martin Revel the GT2 Machine:

      Aston Martin Racing has revealed the first impressions of its new GT2 racing car.

    • Mazda's Doonan: Never Give Up In 2008:

      John Doonan is the man who manages all of Mazda's professional motorsports involvements. And there is a lot of racing going on under his watch as Mazda prides itself as being one of the most raced brands in the world. No matter what level, Doonan says that it is all important to Mazda. He takes pride that Mazda is "anywhere from grassroots racing to the American Le Mans Series."

Volume 7

  • December 2007
    • Jan Lammers Announces 2008 Plans:

      Jan Lammers has decided not to compete in the Le Mans 24 Hours with Racing for Holland in 2008. Over the past seven years Racing for Holland often was the best performing privateer team at Le Mans. But Lammers finds the financial risks to big and is focusing in his role as team principal of Racing for Holland on competing with his team in A1GP World Cup of Motorsport. Lammers will also be active as racing driver next season; amongst others he has signed a contract with the Horag Racing team, with whom he will compete at the Sebring 12 Hours and the Le Mans Series with a Porsche RS Spyder prototype.

    • The 2008 Le Mans Technical Regulations: Stability And Opening:

      All the races organized under the Le Mans label in 2008 (Le Mans 24 Hours, the American Le Mans Series in the USA and the Le Mans Series in Europe) will comply with new specifications drawn up by the Automobile Club de l’Ouest, which, in fact, are new technical regulations for all entrants. In 2008, there will be no changes in the categories accepted - LM P1 and LM P2 prototypes, LM GT1 and LM GT2 Grand Touring Cars.

    • Corvette Racing to Compete in 12-Race American Le Mans Series in 2008:

      Corvette Racing, the most successful team in the history of the American Le Mans Series, will compete in the GT1 class in all 12 events on the ALMS schedule in 2008. Chevrolet's two-car factory road racing team will also return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in pursuit of a sixth GT1 title in the world's most famous sports car race.

    • RUMOUR: (A)LMS - So Who Will Run Lola Coupes in 2008???:

      With Lola launching the B08/80 Coupe there has been rumour on who will run them.

    • David Brabham is Racing 4 Charity:

      Over 70 of the world's top motorsport stars will be at Autosport International, 10-13 January 2008, to help David Brabham's Racing 4 Charity organisation reach his fundraising target of 50,000 GBP. The battle of the motorsport formulas is set to ignite once again on the Karting 4 U indoor track in the Autosport International BP Ultimate 102 Unleaded Kart Challenge on Friday 11 January.

    • Henzler and Farnbacher Return to Tafel Racing for 2008 ALMS:

      Cumming, Georgia, December 14, 2007 -- Tafel Racing announced today that Wolf Henzler and Dominik Farnbacher will return for 2008 to drive the team's new No. 71 Tafel Racing Ferrari F-430 in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

    • Corvette Announces Its Intentions:

      The most successful team in the history of the American Le Mans Series will be building on its legacy in 2008. Corvette Racing announced its intentions to compete in all 12 Series rounds with its familiar two-car factory effort in GT1. At stake next season are its eighth consecutive manufacturer and team championships along with another win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Melo, Salo Capture First Team All-American Honors:

      Jaime Melo and Mika Salo, who captured the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT2 championship for Risi Competizione in their Ferrari F430 GT, took first team At-Large honors on the 2007 All-American Racing Team as voted by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters (AARWBA).

    • Audi Celebrates Ultra-Successful Year In Motorsport:

      Sportscar & Touring car honours keep German manufacturer ahead of rivals
      Formula Palmer Audi racer Brundle Jnr gets Audi power on the road
      The German manufacturer’s pioneering diesel engine technology triumphed in arguably the world’s toughest motor race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, for a second consecutive year.

    • Strong 2007 ALMS Finish Bolstering RLR For Next Year:

      When the checkered flag on the 2007 American Le Mans Series flew at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, no team in the paddock wanted the season to continue more than Rahal Letterman Racing. Five podium finishes in the last seven races put the famed Ohio organization in great standing for the 2008 season.

    • Van Overbeek Becomes Fifth U.S. Driver To Win Porsche Cup:

      Johannes van Overbeek, from San Francisco, and partner of the Flying Lizard Motorsports team based in Sonoma, Calif., has won the 2007 Porsche Cup. This is the trophy that the Porsche factory in Stuttgart, Germany, has been awarding each year since 1970 to the most successful driver of a private Porsche racing car. On the occasion of the Porsche Motorsports Night in Weissach, Germany, this past weekend, Executive Vice-President for Development Wolfgang Dürheimer presented the prize and 37,000 Euros ($54,000) prize money to van Overbeek.

    • Pat Long Joins Penske For 2008 ALMS Season:

      Stuttgart. Johannes van Overbeek (USA) is the winner of the 2007 Porsche Cup. This is the trophy Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has been awarding each year since 1970 to the most successful driver of a private Porsche racing car. On the occasion of the Porsche Motorsports Night in Weissach Executive Vice-President for Development Wolfgang Dürheimer presented the prize and Euro 37,000 prize money to van Overbeek.

    • Tafel and Ferrari Join Up for 2008 ALMS GT2 Title Fight:

      Tafel Racing is heading in a different direction for the 2008 American Le Mans Series season after announcing it will campaign two Ferrari F430 GTs in the highly competitive GT2 class. The move comes following a 2007 season that saw the Cumming, Ga.-based team record six podium finishes and third place in both the drivers and team championships using Porsche power.

    • The FMSC View - 2007 Top 10 ALMS Moments and Issues:

      The 2007 ALMS season was one of the closest on record with tight racing in each class. A few moments stood out to us at FeedMeSportsCars and here they are in our 2007 review of the American Le Mans Series

    • McNish Appointed President of the Scottish Motor Racing Club:

      Audi sportscar ace Allan McNish has taken on the most important role in Scottish motorsport by succeeding triple Formula One World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart as President of the Scottish Motor Racing Club (SMRC).

    • Mowlem and Jeanette for Corsa Motorsports in 2008:

      LONDON, England (Nov. 30, 2007) -- Johnny Mowlem announced today that he has joined Corsa Motorsport and will drive a Ferrari in the GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series in 2008.

    • Gidley Takes Sears Point Lap Record in the Cytosport Lola:

      November 27, 2007 (Sonoma, CA) -- Memo Gidley added another impressive stat to his already stellar resume by unofficially smashing both the outright and current track lap record at Infineon raceway last Tuesday in the Muscle Milk Lola/AER LMP1 car.

    • Audi to LMS as they Announce Exciting 2008 Program:

      AUDI AG makes a clear commitment to motorsport for the 2008 season with the most extensive factory involvement in the company’s history. In addition to defending the DTM title with the new A4 and the entry of three diesel-powered sportscars in the 24 Hour of Le Mans, Audi Sport plans the continuation of its involvement in the American Le Mans Series and its entry in the Le Mans Series in Europe.

    • Audi Commits to the American Le Mans Series:

      Audi announced its plans Friday to go for an unprecedented ninth consecutive LMP1 championship in the American Le Mans Series with a two-car effort for the 2008 season. For the second straight season, it is planned that two diesel-powered Audi R10 TDIs will be on the Series' grid for 12 rounds of the world's leading sports car series under the banner of Audi Sport North America.

  • November 2007
    • In Conversation With Oliver Gavin - Corvette Racing's Triple GT1 Champion:

      Throughout this year’s American Le Mans Series season, somewhat inevitably, with the lack of GT1 entries, it seemed to many that focus was too often centred around who the Corvettes were racing rather than what was happening within the team, or how well they were competing.

    • Autocon Plan to Take on Le Mans:

      Six teams from the American Le Mans Series already have received invitations to the next running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. None may be as ecstatic at the prospect of running in the world's most prestigious auto race as Mike Lewis' Autocon Motorsports.

    • Herta Aiming for 2008 Title:

      Consistency may be the biggest key to the 2008 American Le Mans Series, at least in Bryan Herta's eyes. He and the rest of the Andretti Green Racing squad will have a double dose of it when the season opens with the 56th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida in March.

    • GT2 Corvettes Progressing Well:

      The race literally is on for Lou Gigliotti as he prepares for his first foray into the American Le Mans Series. The build process for the first of his Corvette C6 entries for GT2 is well under way with hopes having it ready for the annual Winter Test at Sebring on January 28-30.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Who Will Drive the Penske Porsche:

      With the announcement of Bill Auberlen to Ruby Tuesday, the shortlist of drivers that could drive the Penske Porsche RS Spyder has been shortened.

    • Andretti Green Signs Christian Fittipaldi To Drive Acura in ALMS:

      Andretti Green Racing announced today it has signed Christian Fittipaldi to co-drive its #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura in the American Le Mans Series beginning in 2008. Fittipaldi will join Bryan Herta as the team’s other full-time driver of the car.

    • Fittipaldi Joins Andretti Green, Acura For 2008:

      Eager to jump into championship contention in the American Le Mans Series' LMP2 class in 2008, Andretti Green Racing has signed Christian Fittipaldi to fill out its full-season lineup in the No. 26 XM Satellite Radio Acura. Fittipaldi, a member of another of racing's premier families, will team with Bryan Herta for the 12-round season.

    • Panoz Motor Sports Group Promotions:

      Panoz Motor Sports Group announced today that is has promoted David Tetzlaff to Chief Financial Officer and named Suzanne Thompson Director of Human Resources. Tetzlaff has served as the company's Controller since 2001. Thompson joins PMSG from Liberty Mutual Group where she has served as Principal Human Resources Generalist since May 2002.

    • Fernandez to Move to Acura Chassis in 2008:

      In preparation for its second season in the American Le Mans Series, Lowe's Fernandez Racing today confirmed its move to the Acura ARX-01b chassis next year in LMP2 class competition. The official entry - the No. 15 Lowe's Acura ARX-01b - will once again be piloted by Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz, who recorded three podiums and six top-five results in 2007.

    • RUMOUR: (A)LMS - New Engines for the Series???:

      Rumours and evidence are abound that the LMP2 category of the Le Mans Series and American Le Mans Series could get a power boost over the coming years.

    • Briscoe Exits ALMS to Return to IRL:

      MOORESVILLE, NC - - Penske Racing announced today that Ryan Briscoe has been signed to drive for Team Penske in the IndyCar Series beginning in 2008. The 26 year-old will be piloting the #6 Team Penske Dallara/Honda sponsored by Philip Morris USA, during the 16-event season. Briscoe will replace three-time IndyCar Series Champion Sam Hornish Jr. who announced he will drive the Penske Racing Mobil 1 Dodge in the 2008 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.

    • British Defense Minister to Race in ALMS:

      One of the British government's senior members of the House of Lords has taken a leave of absence from politics -- to go racing in the American Le Mans Series.

    • Corvette Racing Wins Post-Season Accolades:

      The checkered flag at the conclusion of the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on Oct. 21 marked the end of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season, but Chevrolet's factory road racing team kept on winning. Two members of Corvette Racing received special recognition awards in post-season ceremonies: Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows was voted the Most Popular Driver for the fourth consecutive year, and Ray Gongla, crew chief for the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, was honored as the GT1 Crew Chief of the Year.

    • Leadership Changes Announced at Honda Performance Development:

      TORRANCE, Calif., November 1, 2007 -- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. announced today that effective January 1, 2008, Robert Clarke, President of Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD), in Santa Clarita, California, will move to a new executive advisory role at HPD, a position he will hold until his retirement from Honda on June 30, 2008. Named as the new president of HPD (effective 1/1/08) is Erik Berkman, currently Executive Engineer, Honda R&D Americas, Inc., Raymond, Ohio.

    • Corsa Motorsports, Hankook Tire Team For Ferrari Effort In ALMS GT2 Class:

      Hankook Tire Corp., and Corsa Motorsports have reached an agreement for Hankook to be a sponsor and the exclusive tire supplier for Corsa Motorsports, which will compete in the 2008 American Le Mans Series' GT2 class. The sponsorship within the Series will be a showcase for Hankook performance tire technology.

  • October 2007
    • Cosworth ALMS Engine Off - For Now:

      Cosworth has revealed to FeedMeSportsCars that their heavily touted 'XH' engine has been laid to rest - for now.

    • Close Finishes The Rule During 2007 ALMS Season:

      The numbers bear it out: the 2007 American Le Mans Series was the closest and most competitive on record. Thirteen of the 50 closest finishes in Series history came during this season's 12-round schedule, a statistic that stands head and shoulders above any other year of Series competition.

    • Porsche Teams and Drivers Honoured at Night of Champions:

      Stuttgart. At the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) ‘Night of Champions’ in
      Monterey, California, Porsche factory driver Ryan Briscoe (Australia) was
      named ‘Rookie of the Year’ in recognition of his considerable success in
      his first season in the series with the Porsche RS Spyder. It wasn’t the
      only award for Porsche at the annual end-of-season banquet for the race
      series which plays host to the fastest sports cars in the world. Porsche,
      the most successful manufacturer this season with eight overall wins in
      twelve races, came top in the Manufacturer category (chassis and engine) in
      the LMP2 class. Penske Racing, which entered two RS Spyders in the ALMS,
      was awarded first place in the Team category.

    • Fehan: Why We Did What We Did:

      After watching Corvette Racing finish off a sweep of the American Le Mans Series' GT1 class on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, GM Racing Program Doug Fehan explained the reasoning for fielding a two-car team in a class that more often than not provided no other competition. Needless to say, it was eye-opening and showed the passion GM has for the Corvette brand and the legions of its followers.

    • Laguna: LMP Manufacturer Recaps After the Finale:

      Laguna: LMP Manufacturer Recaps After the Finale
      Audi
      Creation
      Zytek
      Porsche
      Acura

    • Laguna: GT Recaps After the Final Race of the Season:

      Laguna: GT Recaps After the Final Race of the Season
      Corvette
      Risi
      Flying Lizard
      Krohn

    • RUMOUR - ALMS: Two New Drivers to the Series???:

      James Hinchcliffe and Justin Wilson could be making their way to the ALMS in 2008.

    • Lagnua: Another Thriller And It's Audi + Results!:

      Didn't we see this a couple of weeks ago? Dindo Capello held off Romain Dumas in the final 32 minutes of the Monterey Sports Car Championships to give Audi Sport North America its second straight overall victory to close the 2007 American Le Mans Series. Capello drove the No. 1 Audi R10 TDI to a 0.41-second victory over Dumas in Penske Racing's No. 7 Porsche RS Spyder.

    • Laguna: Post Qualifying LMP Recaps:

      Laguna: Post Qualifying LMP Recaps
      Audi
      Creation
      Zytek
      Porsche
      Acura

    • Laguna: GT Team Qualifying Recaps:

      Laguna: GT Team Qualifying Recaps
      Corvette
      Risi
      Flying Lizard
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • Laguna: Porsche Take Pole as the Records Tumble + Grid!:

      Sascha Maassen is looking for property on the Monterey Peninsula after Friday's qualifying session for the Monterey Sports Car Championships. The Porsche factory driver qualified the No. 6 Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder on pole position for the season finale of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season by leading a contingent of 13 cars that broke the track qualifying record.

    • SPEED, NBC Sports and ABC in 2008 ALMS TV Coverage:

      In announcing its 2008 event television plan today, the American Le Mans Series introduced a key new network partner, welcomed back a long-standing network broadcast friend and reaffirmed its 10-year relationship with SPEED through its recently announced new three-year agreement with the motorsports network.

    • Laguna: Intersport in a Race to Make Laguna:

      Detroit — As the 2007 American Le Mans Series Championship moves from Road Atlanta to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Intersport Racing finds themselves chasing the clock in an effort just to make the year-end finale.

    • Laguna: Rockenfeller in for Injured Pirro:

      Mike "Rocky” Rockenfeller contests the finale of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca (California) this coming weekend together with his German compatriot Marco Werner. The 23-year old and youngest Audi factory driver replaces Emanuele Pirro at the wheel of the Audi R10 TDI with the start number 2. The Italian Emanuele Pirro is still not fully race fit following his heavy accident during practice for "Petit Le Mans”.

    • Laguna: LMP Previews Coming into the Final Round:

      Laguna: LMP Previews Coming into the Final Round
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Fernandez

    • Laguna: GT Previews Coming into Final Round:

      Laguna: GT Previews Coming into Final Round
      Corvette
      Risi
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • Laguna: Kaanan to Race for AGR:

      "I'm really happy to be driving in the final ALMS event of the season. Unfortunately the Petit race didn't go like we'd hoped but we had a very strong showing at Sebring and I know Bryan (Herta) and I want to help Acura end the season on the same high that we started it on. I had some success at Laguna Seca in my CART days and I'm looking forward to getting back there."

    • Laguna: Injured Mowlem to Miss the Race:

      Following its outstanding North American debut at Petit Le Mans, the LMP2 Zytek 07S moves on to race at the Laguna Seca American Le Mans Series round. The Zytek team had been looking forward to welcoming back Johnny Mowlem to its driver line-up for the race. However, due to an injury received driving at Petit Le Mans, he has sadly had to withdraw from the event.

    • Paul S. Ritchie Named Porsche Motorsport North America President:

      Paul S. Ritchie, executive director – engineering operations for Magna Steyr North America, and former chief executive officer of Porsche Engineering Services, Inc. USA, has been named president of Porsche Motorsport North America (PMNA).

    • Laguna: Andy Wallace Talks Laguna Seca:

      Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the classic sports car venues in the world, just as Dyson Racing's Andy Wallace is one of the all-time great drivers. This season marks 10 years since Wallace's first appearance at the circuit and the first time since 2001 that close friend and former Dyson pilot James Weaver won't be in attendance. Wallace recently spoke about both as he prepares to drive with Andy Wallace in the Dyson No. 16 Porsche RS Spyder.

    • GT2 Championship Goes Down To The Wire:

      It is only ironic that the GT2 championship in the American Le Mans Series will come down to the final race of the year. A season-long battle between Risi Competizione and Flying Lizard Motorsports that started with the closest finish in the history of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will - one way or the other - reach a climax at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • Petit: Zytek 07S Stars On US Debut:

      Zytek has proved the pace of its 07S sports racer on its United States debut with an impressive podium finish. The car took third place in its category in the 10-hour Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta. Running in the leading group throughout the contest, the #5 LMP2 07S showed its full potential this weekend, putting it firmly in the same class as the top factory teams in the USA. The #10 LMP1 07S also led the race in the early stages.

    • Petit: LMP Reports After the Race:

      Petit: LMP Reports After the Race
      Audi
      Porsche
      Acura
      Creation
      Highcroft

    • Petit: GT Team Recaps After the Race:

      Petit: GT Team Recaps After the Race
      Corvette
      Doran Maserati
      Flying Lizard
      Risi
      Krohn

    • Petit: Audi Take the Closest Win in Petit History + Results:

      After 1,000 miles and 394 laps, it came down to just 0.923 seconds between the premier teams in sports car racing. This time, the moment belonged to Dindo Capello and Allan McNish as Audi remained unbeaten at Petit Le Mans with diesel power.

    • Petit: Seclected LMP Reports After Qualifying:

      Petit: Seclected LMP Reports After Qualifying
      Audi
      Creation
      Zytek
      Porsche
      Acura

    • Petit: Selected GT Qualifying Recaps:

      Petit: Selected GT Qualifying Recaps
      Corvette
      Doran Maserati
      Flying Lizard
      Peterson/White Lightning
      Risi

    • Petit: Unwell Pirro Replaced by Luhr:

      Lucas Luhr has been added to the lineup of the No. 2 Audi R10 TDI for Petit Le Mans, replacing Emanuele Pirro. Luhr will team with overall fast qualifier Marco Werner, who will start the 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic at Road Atlanta from the back of the grid.

    • Petit: Audi on Pole While there is a GT1 Surprise + Grid!:

      Marco Werner rewrote the history books at Road Atlanta on Friday with a record-breaking qualifying run for Audi in its diesel-powered R10 TDI at Petit Le Mans. Werner set a time of 1:08.906 to capture pole position for the 10th running of Saturday's 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance classic, a race that Audi has never lost.

    • ALMS Announces 12-Race Schedule for 2008:

      A new three-year agreement with SPEED highlighted the announcement of the American Le Mans Series' 12-race schedule for 2008. The USA's leading motorsports network that now boasts nearly 70 million households plus five million in Canada, will serve as the Series' core network for telecasts, ancillary programming and exciting new ventures in e-programming. SPEED's marquee programming properties include both endurance classics - the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (March 15) and Petit Le Mans (October 4).

    • Three New Cars for ACO Homologation:

      Three new independent customer teams representing three different auto manufacturers will race in the American Le Mans Series GT2 class next season. Bill Riley and Lou Gigliotti will introduce two Corvette C6's to next season's GT2 grid. The production-based Corvette will feature the standard Corvette C.6 engine which produces approximately 430 horsepower versus the 500-plus horsepower of its GT1 class Z06 engine counterpart.

    • American Le Mans Series Announces Vision For The Future:

      The American Le Mans Series mapped its vision toward 2010 at today's annual State of the Series address at Road Atlanta in conjunction with the 10th annual Petit Le Mans by announcing a new three-year television agreement with SPEED, the leader in motorsports television.

    • ALMS Announces 3-year SPEED Deal:

      The American Le Mans Series and SPEED, a telecast partner of the Series since 2000, announced Friday at the annual State of the Series address that a three-year extension of the long-running rights agreement has been finalized to keep the world’s premier sports car series on the world’s most highly distributed motor sports network.

    • PHOTOS: 6 of the Best After Day One at Petit:

      PHOTOS: 6 of the Best After Day One at Petit

    • Petit: Audi Top the Night Practice:

      Audi moved back into the top two spots atop the time charts in a two-hour night practice for Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. Teams moved their focus to race setups and getting their driver rosters eligible to drive in darkness during Saturday's 1,000-mile endurance classic.

    • Peterson/White Lightning Announces New Partner:

      BRASELTON, Ga., October 4, 2007 - Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing and Tifosi Optics, Inc. announced a marketing and development partnership at Road Atlanta today. The two-time American Le Mans Series GT2 Driver's Championship winning team will represent the Watkinsville, Ga. based athletic eyewear manufacturer in the American Le Mans Series.

    • Petit: Meira Replaces Franchitti at AGR:

      Andretti Green Racing announced today that Brazilian Vitor Meira will join drivers Bryan Herta and Tony Kanaan behind the wheel of the #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura ARX-01a in this weekend's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

    • Q&A: Dario Franchitti Joins Ganassi NASCAR Team Press Conference:

      John Olguin (MODERATOR): "Good morning, everyone. I would like to welcome you all here and thank you for coming. My name is John Olguin and I am Vice President of Communications for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.

    • Halliday Misses Petit Le Mans And Laguna Seca To Concentrate On Recovery:

      Dual-sportswoman Liz Halliday has been forced to shelve plans to compete in the final two rounds of the 2007 American Le Mans Series to concentrate on recovering from the broken collarbone she sustained in the summer.

    • Petit: Team Previews from Those Going for Victory:

      Petit: Team Previews from Those Going for Victory
      Audi
      Porsche
      Andretti-Green
      Highcroft

    • Petit: GT Teams Preview Petit Le Mans:

      Petit: GT Teams Preview Petit Le Mans
      Corvette
      Krohn/Risi
      Rahal Letterman
      Flying Lizard
      Peterson/White Lightning

  • September 2007
    • Panoz: Petit Le Mans Has Grown Up:

      When Don Panoz steps on the grounds of Road Atlanta for the first time at this year's Petit Le Mans, he will do so with the same pride and joy that a father feels looking at his grown-up child. The annual 1,000-mile/10-hour sports car race in Braselton, Ga., has matured into one of the world's most prestigious sports car races, one of only two in the world where winners earn automatic entry into the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Tafel Racing Announces Drivers for Petit:

      Tafel Racing is ready for one of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) signature events, the 10-hour Petit Le Mans to be run at Road Atlanta on October 6. New driver pairings highlight the Tafel team’s entry.

    • Flying Lizard Announce Driver Lineup for Petit:

      Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today its driver lineup for Petit Le Mans, the 1,000-mile/10-hour flagship race of the American Le Mans Series season. In the No. 45 Porsche, Johannes van Overbeek and Joerg Bergmeister will be joined by Porsche factory driver Marc Lieb, reprising their lineup from the season-opener at Sebring in March in which they finished second in GT2. The lineup in the Flying Lizard No. 44 Porsche will be Seth Neiman, Darren Law, and Lonnie Pechnik.

    • More Voices of Petit:

      More Voices of Petit
      Sascha Maassen
      Chris Dyson

    • Europe’s Fastest LMP2 Enters Final Two ALMS Rounds:

      Zytek Motorsport has entered the final two rounds of the American Le Mans Series with its incredibly rapid LMP2 contender. Having proved to be the fastest car in its class in Europe, the Zytek 07S will now take on the might of Porsche, Audi and Acura at the Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca races.

    • RUMOUR - ALMS: Wilson and CDW to Race in ALMS???:

      It has been reported that Champ Car driver and former F1 driver, Justin Wilson could race in the ALMS next year and he could bring along his primary sponsor, CDW.

    • Petit: Long Back In The Prototype Picture:

      It's hard to believe that it has been more than 18 months since Patrick Long last completed a racing lap for Penske Racing. But it has been that long, which made the sight of America's lone Porsche factory pilot behind the wheel of a Porsche RS Spyder all the more refreshing.

    • Petit: Highcroft and Robbie Kerr Come Together for Final Two Rounds:

      Highcroft Racing announced today that they have signed Robbie Kerr, a British driver, to drive in the tenth running of the Petit Le Mans in Atlanta and at Laguna Seca in Monterey, CA. Kerr will share driving duties with Highcroft's two main drivers, David Brabham and Stefan Johansson.

    • Petit: Graham Rahal Rejoins Rahal Letterman Racing's ALMS Squad:

      Growing up reading about the exploits not only of his fabled father, but of versatile racing superstars like Dan Gurney, Mario Andretti and Mark Donohue, Graham Rahal gained an appreciation for the guys that were fast not only in their own cars - but in pretty much any car that came along.

    • Voices of Petit:

      Voices of Petit
      Darren Law
      Ryan Briscoe
      Andy Wallace
      Bill Auberlen

    • RUMOUR: Grand Am/ALMS - Ganassi to Join ALMS:

      It has been rumoured that Chip Ganassi could bring his team from the Grand Am Championship to the American Le Mans Series.

    • Oreca To Purchase Courage!:

      Hugues de CHAUNAC has already mentioned it several times, the ORECA team has a double ambition : to enter the top LM-P1 class and to build its own car to race at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Needless to say, such a programme cannot be undertaken without a real strategy

    • American Le Mans Series Names Triolo VP Of Marketing & Brand Development:

      The American Le Mans Series today announced the appointment of Edward Triolo to the newly created position of Vice President of Marketing and Brand Development. Triolo has been associated with the Series in various capacities since its inception in 1999, including the creation and execution of sponsor activations, team management and public relations as well as his most recent Series position as Senior Director of Business Development.

    • Judd to launch new LMP2 Engine for 2008:

      Engine Developments is delighted to announce that it is introducing a completely new LMP2 engine for the 2008 season.

    • Penske and Champion to Continue in 2008:

      News that came from the Detroit paddock is that two of the major ALMS teams will continue as is for 2008.

    • American Le Mans Series Raves About Belle Isle:

      The American Le Mans Series' first visit to Detroit and Belle Isle Park was without a doubt a success. All weekend long, Series drivers, officials, teams and manufacturers heaped praise on the venue and Roger Penske's effort to bring major auto racing back to Detroit. The Series made such an impact that event organizers announced its return in 2008 as part of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix weekend. Here is just a small sampling of the reaction to racing in Detroit:

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Penske Porsche to Change Driver Lineup in 2008???:

      It is rumoured that Porsche driver, Ryan Briscoe could be on his way back to the IRL.

    • Detroit: Manufacturer Race Reviews:

      Detroit: Manufacturer Race Reviews
      Audi
      Corvette
      Acura
      Porsche

    • Detroit: Post Race Team Recaps:

      Detroit: Post Race Team Recaps
      Andretti Green
      Highcroft
      Fernandez
      Dyson

    • Detroit: GT Race Reports:

      Detroit: GT Race Reports
      Flying Lizard
      Tafel
      Rahal Letterman
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • RUMOUR: LMS/ALMS - Renewed Commitment From Spyker???:

      With Spyker purchasing the Midland F1 team for 2007, rumours are that they will sell the team - which could mean more money for the sportscar team.

    • Detroit: Penske Once Again Take a Thriller + Results!:

      Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard gave Penske Motorsports and Roger Penske an eighth straight overall victory in the American Le Mans Series on Saturday in the Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch as auto racing made a triumphant return to the Motor City. Dumas beat Audi's Emanuele Pirro to the finish by 5.948 seconds in a spectacular first-year event.

    • Detroit: LMP Qualifying Recaps:

      Detroit: LMP Qualifying Recaps
      Audi
      Porsche
      Acura
      Highcroft

    • Detroit: GT Qualifying Recaps:

      Detroit: GT Qualifying Recaps
      Corvette
      Flying Lizard
      Tafel
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • Detroit: Penske Leads a P2 Domination + Grid!:

      If Ryan Briscoe felt any pressure Friday under the watchful eye of Roger Penske, he didn't show it. The young Aussie captured his first pole in the American Le Mans Series as Penske Motorsports swept the front row in qualifying for the Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch. Briscoe turned in a stellar time of 1:13.357 in the Porsche RS Spyder he will share with Sascha Maassen.

  • August 2007
    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Good News from Acura and Mazda:

      With the run of bad news rumours lately, something positive seems to be simering underneath the sportscar surface.

    • Detroit: Corvette and Audi Sport NA on Home Ground:

      Audi Sport North America and Corvette Racing will be the "home teams" this weekend as the American Le Mans Series visits the Motor City for the first time with the inaugural Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch. The 10th round of the 12-race 2007 season, part of the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix weekend, gets the green flag at 3:15 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 1.

    • Detroit: Selected Previews ahead of the Weekend:

      Detroit: Manufacturer Previews ahead of the Weekend
      Fernandez
      Porsche
      Acura
      Corvette

    • Mosport: Manufacturer Reports from Mosport:

      Mosport: Manufacturer Reports from Mosport
      Audi
      Porsche
      Acura
      Michelin

    • Mosport:: LMP Team Recaps after the Race:

      Mosport:: LMP Team Recaps after the Race
      Penske
      Dyson
      Highcroft
      Andretti Green
      Fernandez

    • Mosport: Stories from the GT Race:

      Mosport: Stories from the GT Race
      Corvette
      Risi
      Rahal Letterman Racing
      Flying Lizard

    • ALMS Hero Ron Fellows Honored:

      Canadian road racer, Ron Fellows is to be honored this weekend at the Mosport International Karting Academy with a corner - Corner 7 - named after him. The new name for what is now referred to as the 'bowl' turn will be 'The Ron Fellows Bowl'.

    • Mosport: Porsche Upset Struggling Audi + Results!:

      Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas scored another upset overall victory in the American Le Mans Series as the duo led the way for Penske Motorsports, which claimed its second straight LMP2 team championship. Bernhard took the lead with only three minutes left in his Porsche RS Spyder as Allan McNish's Audi R10 TDI became stuck in gear.

    • Mosport: LMP Reports after Qualifying:

      Mosport: LMP Reports after Qualifying
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Dyson

    • Mosport: GT Qualifying Reports:

      Mosport: GT Qualifying Reports
      Corvette
      Risi
      Peterson/White Lightning
      Flying Lizard

    • Mosport: Audi and Porsche in Key Positions for Titles + Grid!:

      Dindo Capello beat the computer. The Italian sports car ace defied Audi's computer simulation Saturday and put Audi Sport North America's No. 1 Audi R10 TDI on the overall pole for Sunday's Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport.

    • Mosport: Fellows out for More Mosport Miles:

      No other name in Canada is more synonymous with excellence in sports car racing than Ron Fellows. That is especially true at Mosport International Raceway, Fellows' home track and site of this weekend's Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport for the American Le Mans Series. A three-time GT1 champion, Fellows will make his final Mosport start with the factory Corvette Racing squad by teaming with Andy Pilgrim in an arctic-white Corvette C6.R, a mirror image of the Ron Fellows signature edition Corvette Z06. Fellows took time to reflect on the emotions of the weekend and his feelings on Mosport.

    • ALMS Leads The Way In Pioneering Alternative Fuel Uses:

      The innovation and leading-edge, relevant technology that is present in the American Le Mans Series continues to gain attention throughout the entire motorsports community. At the forefront in 2007 is the Series' platform of alternative fuels which features Audi's revolutionary diesel-powered R10 TDI.

    • Mosport: Selected Team Previews Ahead of Round Nine:

      Mosport: Selected Team Previews Ahead of Round Nine
      Audi
      Porsche
      Corvette
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • Mosport: In The Driver's Eye:

      Just as they lauded Road America two weeks ago, American Le Mans Series drivers are ever eager to heap praise on Mosport International Raceway. The site of this weekend's Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport is a 2.459-mile layout just outside of Toronto that is blindingly fast and keeps drivers on their toes throughout the 10-turn lap.

    • Q&A: Audi Driver Marco Werner Talks Mosport:

      This coming weekend (24-26 August), the former Grand Prix circuit of Mosport, 60 miles northeast of the Canadian metropolis Toronto in Ontario state, plays host to the American Le Mans Series. Audi factory driver Marco Werner talks about the 4.102 kilometre (2.549 mile) track on which he won in 2003 driving an Audi R8 and around which he competes with the R10 TDI for the first time this year.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Acura Losing Interest???:

      It has been reported that Acura could be reconsidering their slated move to LMP1 in 2009.

    • Intersport And Kumho Suspend LMP1 Tire Development Program:

      Intersport Racing and Kumho Tires have decided to suspend their LMP1 tire development program in the American Le Mans Series. Intersport will use another tire brand for the rest of the season.

    • Variety Is The Spice Of Life For Brabham:

      Just as he did at Sebring and Road America earlier this year, David Brabham will drive in his fourth different American Le Mans Series class when the Series travels to Mosport International Raceway next week for the Mobil 1 presents Grand Prix of Mosport. Brabham is set to make his 70th start, which would place him second in Series history behind former Panoz factory mate Johnny O'Connell.

    • Road America: The Stories from the LMP Field:

      Road America: The Stories from the LMP Field
      Audi
      Porsche
      Highcroft
      Andretti Green
      Fernandez

    • Road America: GT Team Race Recaps:

      Road America: GT Team Race Recaps
      Corvette
      Doran Maserati
      Flying Lizard
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • Road America: Penske Once Again Win on Strategy + Results!:

      On a track dominated by Audi early in the weekend, Penske Motorsports' Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas scored an improbable overall victory Saturday at Road America, their fourth of the American Le Mans Series. Bernhard finished 1.783 seconds ahead of Audi's Dindo Capello and Allan McNish as the Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 entry scored a sixth consecutive overall victory.

    • Road America: The LMP Team and Maufacturer Qualifying Recaps:

      Road America: The LMP Team and Maufacturer Qualifying Recaps
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Highcroft
      Fernandez

    • Road America: GT Recaps from Qualifying:

      Road America: GT Recaps from Qualifying
      Doran Maserati
      Corvette
      Flying Lizard
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • Road America: Audi Back on Top + Grid:

      Allan McNish and Audi returned to the head of the American Le Mans Series grid Friday with a record run to pole position for Saturday's Generac 500 at Road America. The record-setting Scot turned in a lap of 1:47.665 in Audi's diesel-powered R10 TDI as the German marque won its first overall pole in the Series since the season-opening race at Sebring in March.

    • Road America: Lowe's Fernandez ALMS Race Preview:

      The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) heads to Elkhart Lake, Wis., this weekend for Round Eight of competition – the Generac 500. At 4.048 miles, Road America is the second longest circuit on the ALMS tour and a driver favorite with long straights, fast and slow corners and numerous elevation changes.

    • Road America: Capello Back At Friendly Confines:

      Audi Sport North America employs only the best drivers and crew. Dindo Capello definitely qualifies. The defending LMP1 co-champion in the American Le Mans Series and winner of the Italian "Golden Helmet" award (a highly-coveted prize given to the top driver in Italy) has a soft spot for Road America, site of this weekend's Generac 500 and the eighth round of the 2007 season.

    • Road America: RLR Seeking First Win in ALMS:

      The American Le Mans Series season has been a learning experience for the first-year Rahal Letterman Racing GT2 program, but one that has been filled with strong performances and rising potential despite the fact that the team is still seeking its first series victory.

    • Road America: "The Most Fun Have Ever Had":

      AGR Preview

    • Tafel Announce New Driver for ALMS:

      Tafel Racing announced today that driver Nathan Swatzbaugh will join team owner Jim Tafel and Dominik Farnbacher in the No. 73 Tafel Racing/ANCA/TORNOS/ Porsche RSR for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) rounds at Road America, Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca.

    • Road America: Emanuele Pirro Talks About ALMS' Fastest Track:

      Road America (Wisconsin state) plays host to the American Le Mans Series on 11 August. Audi is unbeaten to date on the 6.515 kilometre (4.048 miles) circuit. Last year’s winner Emanuele Pirro (Italy) talks about the fastest circuit of the season with its average lap speed of approximately 215 kph.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS – What will Corvette do in 2008???:

      With the odd, competition-less situation the factory Corvette squad finds themselves in, in 2007 – speculation is starting about their 2008 plans.

    • Road America: Four RS Spyders on the Legendary Track:

      Stuttgart. On one of America's oldest and most beautiful race tracks, Porsche is eager to continue its success streak in the American Le Mans Series: After five overall victories in succession and six class wins so far this season, the RS Spyders fielded by Penske Motorsports and Dyson Racing line up Saturday on the legendary Road America race track to contest the eighth round of this race series featuring the world's fastest sports cars.

    • Road America: Corvette and the European Perspective:

      The one circuit in North America that every road racer relishes is Road America. The four-mile course carved into the rolling hills of Wisconsin's Kettle Moraine forest is a 14-turn test of horsepower, handling, and bravery. Corvette Racing's quartet of drivers are eager to test their mettle on the Road America circuit when it hosts the four-hour Generac 500 on Saturday, August 11.

    • Road America: Audi Aim To End LM P2 Cars Winning Streak:

      The Audi R10 TDI has been front page news in the American Le Mans Series since March 2006. With the revolutionary Diesel Sportscar, Audi is also proving just how efficient modern Diesel engines are on the race track. The programme in the world’s most important Sportscar racing series is important in paving the way for AUDI AG’s forthcoming Diesel offensive in America.

    • Official: A Maserati to Race in the ALMS at Road America:

      It has been confirmed that Doran Racing will race their Maserati MC12 at Road America in the LMGT1 category.

    • Tafel Racing Adds to its Sponsor List:

      ANCA Total Precision and TORNOS will join Tafel Racing as sponsors on the Tafel Racing Porsche RSR race cars for the remainder of the 2007 American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

    • Peterson/White Lightning Announces Replacement:

      ELKHART LAKE, Wisc., July 31, 2007 – Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing announced today that Peter Dumbreck (born in Scotland but living in Adderbury, England) will co-drive the No. 31 MMPIE/PAWS/Petersen Holdings/Michelin Ferrari F430 GT in defense of the team’s two-straight GT2 class victories in the Generac 500 at Road America. Dumbreck, who is currently competing in the Super GT Japan Series as a Toyota factory driver, will join Dirk Müller (a German now living in Monaco) for Round Eight of the American Le Mans Series at Road America’s legendary circuit on August 11. The four hour race marks not only Dumbreck’s first drive for the Michael Petersen (Las Vegas, Nev.) owned team but his first stint behind the wheel of a Ferrari F430 GT, his first at Road America, his first time in the American Le Mans Series and also his first race in the United States.

    • Road America: Napleton Porsche Joins Tafel Racing:

      Napleton Porsche of Westmont will sponsor the No. 73 Tafel Racing Porsche RSR for the Generac 500 at Road America and round eight of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) to be run on August 11.

  • July 2007
    • Portrait of the ALMS Leader:

      Stuttgart. Go to the village of Dittweiler in Germany's south west and ask for Timo Bernhard. Every single person in this hamlet of 800 will be able to tell you: „Just drive up the street, and you'll find our race driver.“ They all seem to know their most prominent and fastest neighbour.

    • American Le Mans Series, Mid-Ohio Create Race Experience 'For The Fans':

      A record crowd for the Acura Sports Car Challenge and the seventh round of the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course experienced far more than just world-class racing. The Lexington, Ohio road course offers one of the country's most challenging layouts and beautiful backdrops as it is surrounded by picturesque, rolling hills and miles of fields.

    • Mid Ohio: LMP Team Reports from the Race:

      Mid Ohio: LMP Team Reports from the Race
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Fernandez
      Highcroft

    • Mid Ohio: GT Team Race Recaps:

      Mid Ohio: GT Team Race Recaps
      Corvette
      Flying Lizard
      Woodhouse Performance
      Tafal
      Rahal Letterman

    • Peterson/White Lightning Dump Enge:

      After another accident at the Mid Ohio round, Czech driver Tomas Enge has been released from his contract with Peterson White Lighting (PWL) with immediate effect.

    • Mid Ohio: Porsche Dominate To Take 5th Straight Win + Results!:

      Mid-Ohio was doubly good to Penske Motorsports on Saturday as Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard led a 1-2 overall team finish at the Acura Sports Car Challenge as Penske and its Porsche RS Spyder took its fifth straight overall victory in the American Le Mans Series.

    • Mid Ohio: LMP Reports from Qualifying:

      Mid Ohio: LMP Reports from Qualifying
      Audi
      Porsche
      Acura

    • Mid Ohio: GT Reports from Qualifying:

      Mid Ohio: GT Reports from Qualifying
      Corvette
      Flying Lizard
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • Mid Ohio: LMP2 Again Dominate in Qualifying + Grid:

      Penske Motorsports' Timo Bernhard had a feeling that Friday would be a record-breaking day at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. He just didn't know by how much. Bernhard earned a bit of redemption with an overall pole position for Saturday's Acura Sports Car Challenge with a landmark lap in his Porsche RS Spyder.

    • American Le Mans CEO Scott Atherton Talks About the Series:

      The second half of the American Le Mans Series officially starts this weekend with the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. There has been plenty to talk about both on and off the track with new manufacturers, teams, corporate partners and venues highlighting the first six rounds of 2007. Series President and CEO Scott Atherton took a few minutes to discuss those topics and others.

    • The ALMS To Return to Long Beach in 2008:

      The American Le Mans Series returns to Southern California's iconic car culture April 18-20 with the 34th running of the annual Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. The Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach has announced a special "Super Saturday" package with the return of America's premier sports car series that had its Long Beach debut earlier this year before a record crowd.

    • Mid Ohio: Cytosport Bringing the Muscle Back to P1:

      Team Cytosport is returning to the American Le Mans Series this weekend at Mid-Ohio for the Acura Sports Car Challenge. The Benicia, Calif., -based team made its Series debut in April at Long Beach and has tested since then to prepare itself for the rest of 2007.

    • Mid Ohio: Woodhouse Previews Viper's Return to the ALMS:

      “Bringing the Comp. Coupe into the American Le Mans series is really an honor. There are no other words that describe it better than that. I look at this race as a process for the future. Being part of a development program is totally different and very exciting. Previously when I ran in the ALMS, it was with a proven car, tire and team. This time around, there are many unknown factors. But the most important part is that we have a team, manufacturer and tire company who has a great deal of passion and commitment towards this effort. Even though there are many firsts in this effort this weekend, there is a ton of motorsports experience.”

    • Mid Ohio: Fernandez Confident Before the Weekend:

      The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) heads to the rolling hills of Lexington, Ohio, this week for the Acura Sports Car Challenge at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Both Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz bring solid credentials to the 2.258-mile permanent road course and their bid for Victory Circle aboard the #15 Lowe’s Acura Lola.

    • Mid-Ohio: Tafel ALMS Race Preview - Expectations:

      Tafel Racing is headed to Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course for round seven of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) nearly one month sabbatical. The team is hungry for mid-season results.

    • ALMS Truely Has International Flair:

      Featuring the world's best talent, American Le Mans Series drivers hail from around the globe including three Scots who are skilled sports car competitors. With 44 podium finishes between them, Allan McNish, Robin Liddell and Marino Franchitti each bring their own driving style and international flair to the diverse body of drivers, manufacturers, and fans that comprise the American Le Mans Series.

    • ALMS IndyCar Championship Battles To Heat Up At Mid-Ohio:

      As the summer season heats up, the American Le Mans and IndyCar Series will both battle for pivotal championship points at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during the Acura Sports Car Challenge / The Honda 200 at Mid-Ohio presented by Westfield Insurance, July 20-22.

    • RUMOUR: LMS/ALMS - Pescarolo has Surprising Plans???:

      With Henri Pescarolo's usual displeasure with the diesel rules, he has created speculation to what his plans are for 2008.

    • Mid Ohio: AGR Hope to Have More Luck:

      Mid-Ohio: AGR ALMS Race Preview - 'Haven't Had A Lot of Good Luck'

    • Mid Ohio: Kuhmo to Grip Dodge Viper's Challenge in the ALMS:

      Kumho is stepping up its American Le Mans Series activity by becoming the tire partner for Woodhouse Performance, which will field a Viper Competition Coupe in GT2 at next week's Acura Sports Car Challenge. It marks the first foray into GT2 for both Kumho and Dodge.

    • Mid Ohio: B-K Hope to Regain Former Glory:

      Former Mid-Ohio winner B-K Motorsports is eagerly awaiting the Acura Sports Car Challenge at the 2.25-mile, 13-turn central Ohio road course this weekend. The team hopes to repeat its 2005 LMP2 victory with a newer, more competitive race package underpinned by a Lola chassis and a newly engineered Mazda MZR-R engine.

    • Mid Ohio: Porsche Hoping to Keep Form Going into 2nd Half of the Season:

      Stuttgart. With the race on the time-honoured Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on 21 July, the American Le Mans Series takes off into the second half of the season. For the seventh round of this race series with the world's fastest sports cars, the Porsche RS Spyders return to the race track where Timo Bernhard (Germany) and Romain Dumas (France) last year claimed the first overall victory with the Weissach-developed and built sports cars. This season the RS Spyders have set new standards claiming four overall victories and are well on course to secure the title.

    • Mid Ohio: Trans Sport on the Right Track:

      A fifth-place GT2 effort at Lime Rock - where it was firmly entrenched in a battle for podium position - has put Team Trans Sport on the right track for the second half of the American Le Mans Series season. Terry Borcheller and team owner Tim Pappas recorded their best finish of the season at a track that gave many of their fellow competitors fits.

    • Mid Ohio: Audi's Dindo Capello Talks about the Next Race:

      The "Mid Ohio Sports Car Course" close to Lexington in Ohio State plays host to the American Le Mans Series on 21 July. The 3.634-kilometre (2.258 miles) long circuit lies picturesquely among the hills and is regarded as one of the most challenging in the USA. The track was resurfaced two years ago. Audi factory driver Dindo Capello talks about the peculiarities of the circuit.

    • Xbox 360's State-of-the-Art Racing Simulator Forza Motorsport 2 To Make Ohio Debut:

      The fastest selling next-gen racing video game worldwide Forza Motorsport® 2 that made its American Le Mans Series debut at the Northeast Grand Prix two weeks ago before a record crowd at Lime Rock Park makes its next appearance July 17 in Columbus, OH at the Klein Tools/Lowe's pit stop demonstration to be held at Lowe's Home Improvement store, 1465 Polaris Parkway.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS/LMS: ACO To Abandon GT1 and GT2???:

      Internet rumours have it that Le Mans, the ALMS and LMS could do away with their current GT structure.

    • Dodge Viper to Return to ALMS:

      A new team and a familiar face is returning to the American Le Mans Series. Woodhouse Performance will make its Series debut at the Acura Sports Car Challenge on July 19-21 and will bring Dodge and its Viper brand back to the Series. The Mid-Ohio appearance will serve as an evaluation of the Viper Competition Coupe in the GT2 class.

    • Sebring Raceway Upgrade Infrastructure:

      Sebring International Raceway and the Sebring Airport Authority announced construction will begin this month on a new office building at America's oldest and most prestigious road racing facility with a scheduled completion date of early December.

    • Mid Ohio: New Turf for the R10:

      Team Audi Sport North America breaks new ground once again with the Audi R10 TDI only 14 days after the accident-packed race at Lime Rock: The Le Mans winning diesel sportscar has, as yet, not driven a single metre at Mid Ohio (US state of Ohio). Dindo Capello/Allan McNish and Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner therefore face yet another big challenge on the weekend of 21 July during the seventh round of the American Le Mans Series.

    • American Le Mans Series Boasts Record Crowd at Lime Rock:

      The American Le Mans Series boasted a record crowd at Lime Rock Park on Saturday at a venue recognized as one of the most charming and historic in all of sports car racing. Traffic backed up as early at 8 a.m. for the race course that celebrated its 50th anniversary. The official souvenir program sold out before noon for the 3 p.m. race and the paddock was gridlocked for the mid-day fan autograph session.

    • Lime Rock: LMP Team Reports from the Race:

      Lime Rock: LMP Team Reports from the Race
      Fernandez
      Dyson
      Andretti Green
      Highcroft

    • Lime Rock: LMP Manufacturer Recaps from the Race:

      Lime Rock: LMP Manufacturer Recaps from the Race
      Audi
      Acura
      Porsche
      Michelin

    • Lime Rock: GT Race Recaps:

      Lime Rock: GT Race Recaps
      Corvette
      Tafel
      Flying Lizard
      Rahal Letterman
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • 'It's Better to Wait Awhile Because It Feels That Much Better:

      David Brabham must feel like he hasn't come back down. The joyous jump on the top step of the podium at Le Mans after winning in GT1 for Aston Martin is forever etched in the minds of Brabham's faithful followers who saw their hero take his first win at Le Mans in 14 tries.

    • Lime Rock: Dumas, Penkse Porsche Take Overall Pole at Lime Rock + Grid!:

      Romain Dumas claimed his second overall pole position at Lime Rock Park on Friday as rain and lightning forced the cancellation of qualifying for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix. Dumas and Timo Bernhard will start at the head of the grid for Penske Motorsports and Porsche for the sixth round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Maserati to Return to GT1???:

      It has been reported that a Maserati MC12 will race in the GT1 category of the ALMS.

  • June 2007
    • ALMS Showcases 'Energy Independence' Message on Green Thursday:

      "Energy Independence" was the message at Tavern on the Green Thursday as the American Le Mans Series showcased its relevancy with automotive technology and consumers - one of the Series' cornerstones since its inception.

    • Porsche to Introduce Ethanol-Mix Fuel for LMP2 RS Spyders at Lime Rock:

      As part of its ongoing environmental protection efforts hallmarked by its array of fuel-efficient production vehicles, Porsche will introduce an ethanol-mixed fuel in its powerful Le Mans Prototype 2 (LMP2) RS Spyders for the July 7 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Connecticut's Lime Rock Park.

    • Lime Rock: Audi Going for More P1 Glory:

      The revolutionary diesel sportscar from AUDI AG squares up to its next challenge only three weeks after the Audi R10 TDI’s second victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans: At "The American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix" at Lime Rock (US state of Connecticut) the 650 hp Audi R10 TDI competes for the first time around the shortest circuit on the calendar of the US sportscar series.

    • Lime Rock: 'Is Like Le Mans':

      Dyson Racing team owner Rob Dyson bought a Porsche 962 race car in 1985 on the advice of long-time friend Bob Aiken. Dyson went on to win his first race that same year at Lime Rock Park - the first of many wins for the Dyson/Porsche partnership.

    • CET Solaroli Motorsports Announce Top Level Driver Lineup:

      Jacksonville, Fla.-- In preparation of their highly anticipated entrance to the American Le Mans Series, CET Solaroli Motorsports last month took delivery of two Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 chassis. In addition, the team also announced the signing of sports car racing legends, Johnny Herbert and JJ Lehto.

    • Fans Will Be the Winners at 10th Anniversary Petit Le Mans:

      Fans attending the 10th Anniversary Petit Le Mans Oct. 3-6 will become part of the biggest celebration in Road Atlanta history. From a high energy, dazzling pre-race ceremony to an extensive fireworks show at the checkered flag, the race will surely be memorable.

    • Autocon Ready for a Good Run at Lime Rock:

      A trip last week to Road Atlanta did nothing to dampen Autocon Motorsports' enthusiasm for the second half of the American Le Mans Series season. A two-day test provided the drivers and team a chance to grow more comfortable with the Creation CA06H-Judd as the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park approaches.

    • Panoz, Skip Barber Racing School and Road Atlanta Create Relationship:

      Skip Barber Racing School, Panoz Racing School, and Road Atlanta announced today the signing of a long-term agreement that will provide Skip Barber with a central presence at one of the nation's most venerable road courses.

  • May 2007
    • New Partners to Strengthen Porsche's Effort:

      Stuttgart. The Porsche Motorsport family continues to grow. Aside from the
      record sales of 260 racing 911 GT3 Cup and 911 GT3 RSR vehicles as well as
      six RS Spyders, Porsche Motorsport is delighted to welcome new partners and
      to announce the continuation of proven co-operation.

    • 12 ALMS Teams To Head To Le Mans:

      With the first five rounds of the American Le Mans Series now in the books, it's time to focus on the greatest race in the world - the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Twelve teams from the American Le Mans Series, including two entries from Panoz, will participate in the 75th running of the most important race in the world and the ultimate test of driver and technology.

    • Sportscars and the Indy 500: We Have a Look at Sportscars Runners:

      With one of the other great motor races on this weekend, FeedMeSportsCars would like to bring you a rundown on the sportscar drivers taking on the Indy 500.

    • Utah: LMP1 Race Recaps:

      Utah: LMP1 Race Recaps
      Audi
      Intersport
      Michelin

    • Utah: LMP2 Race Reports:

      Utah: LMP2 Race Reports
      Porsche
      Dyson Racing
      Highcroft Racing
      Fernandez Racing

    • Utah: Corvette ALMS Race Recap:

      Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta scored their fourth win in five starts this season, taking the GT1 class honors in the American Le Mans Series Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. The "two Ollies" completed 61 laps of the 4.5-mile circuit in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R, finishing 26.550 seconds ahead of Jan Magnussen and Johnny O'Connell in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R. The two Corvettes finished eighth and ninth overall.

    • Utah: GT2 Race Reports:

      Utah: GT2 Race Reports
      Peterson/White Lightning
      Flying Lizard
      Tafel Racing
      Wolf Henzler

    • Utah: First Win of the Season for Dyson - In the Pit Crew Challenge:

      Dyson Racing's No. 16 Porsche RS Spyder, piloted by Butch Leitzinger and Andy Wallace, captured the first round of the 2007 Klein Tools Pit Crew Challenge posting a time of 47.54. It faced off against the Corvette Racing No. 4 and drivers Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin. Corvette registered a pit stop of 56.55 after Beretta was unable to start the car following the tire change.

    • Utah: GT2 Qualifying Reports:

      Utah: GT2 Qualifying Reports
      Peterson/White Lightning
      Tafel
      Flying Lizard
      Porsche

    • Utah: GT1 Qualifying - Gavin Wins Pole:

      The good news for Oliver Gavin: He set the quick qualifying time in the GT1 class for the 13th time in his ALMS career at the Utah Grand Prix. The bad news: A spin on his second timed lap could relegate him and teammate Olivier Beretta to the back of the pack if the team makes a post-qualifying tire change.

    • Utah: LMP2 Qualifying Reports:

      Utah: LMP2 Qualifying Reports
      Porsche
      Dyson
      Highcroft
      Fernandez

    • Utah: LMP1 Qualifying - Audi Lead Again:

      The Audi R10 TDI of Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) will start Saturday's fifth round of the American Le Mans Series at Salt Lake City (US state of Utah) as fastest LM P1 prototype from the fourth row. Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and Marco Werner (Germany) start one place behind in their "sister" Audi Sport North America R10 TDI after Friday's qualifying around the 4.486-mile track was dominated by the lighter LM P2 category cars which filled the top-seven positions.

    • Utah: Penske Takes Another Win After Risky Fuel Strategy + Results!:

      A gamble on fuel paid off Saturday for Penske Motorsports as Ryan Briscoe and Sascha Maassen gave the team and Porsche its third straight overall victory in the American Le Mans Series with a 10-second victory over Audi's Allan McNish in the Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Utah: Penske and Porsche Dominate Qualifying Again + Grid!:

      Timo Bernhard said he was thrilled to see the American Le Mans Series return to road-course racing and Miller Motorsports Park. Just how glad he felt apparently wasn't completely evident until his record-setting qualifying performance on Friday. The German destroyed the Series' record book with his first overall pole position at the wheel of one of Penske Motorsports' Porsche RS Spyders for Saturday's Utah Grand Prix.

    • Utah: Fernandez ALMS Race Preview - Showing Potential:

      The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) returns to competition this weekend following a three-week break and will head to the state-of-the-art Miller Motorsports Park facility near Salt Lake City for the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix on Saturday. The longest track on the ALMS calendar at 4.5 miles, Miller Motorsports Park is one of only four circuits on the schedule that Lowe’s Fernandez Racing enters with past racing experience.

    • Utah: Porsche ALMS Race Preview - Smooth, Long Road Racing:

      After three races preparing cars for the bumpy, tight street courses in St. Petersburg, Long Beach and Houston, Porsche teams in the American Le Mans Series have to completely change their race setup to run on the smoothest, longest road racing track in North America for this weekend’s Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • ALMS Crews Go Head to Head as Pit Crew Challenge Kicks off Friday:

      After two very successful and exciting years of competition, the 2007 Klein Tools Pit Crew Challenge will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday, May 18 at Miller Motorsports Park as part of the American Le Mans Series' Utah Grand Prix. The event in Salt Lake City is the first of four rounds scheduled at Series venues; Lime Rock Park, Detroit and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are the others.

    • Steve Saleen Retires from Saleen Inc:

      IRVINE, CALIF., MAY 14, 2007 – Steve Saleen, founder and vice chairman of the board at Saleen Inc., today announced his official retirement from the company’s executive team. After years of planning, Mr. Saleen will take a greater step back from the company’s day-to-day operations to act as corporate spokesperson and ambassador for the brand.

    • Utah: Audi - The Championship Hunt is On!:

      Now, says Emanuele Pirro, the championship hunt is on. With a stretch of three consecutive street races having come and gone, Pirro and Marco Werner are ready to get back to business as the American Le Mans Series returns to road-course racing and Miller Motorsports Park for the Utah Grand Prix.

    • Utah: AGR - "The Utah Race Will Show Where the Team Stands for the Championship Push":

      If he hadn't been asked to grade its performance on a scale of 1 to 10, Bryan Herta likely would have given Acura a 12. Maybe it would have been a 13 or higher.

    • Utah: Tafel Racing Looking for their First ALMS Win:

      Tafel Racing is headed west to the flat lands of Salt Lake City, Utah for round five of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix to be run this Saturday at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Tomas Enge Recovered and Returning to American Le Mans Series Racing:

      When Tomas Enge looked at the 2007 schedule for the American Le Mans Series, he viewed the Utah Grand Prix as just another race. Oh sure, he won the inaugural event in 2006 at Miller Motorsports Park with Darren Turner but Enge had won before in the Series and throughout his career many, many times.

    • Utah: American Le Mans Series Points Leaders:

      The championship leaders in the four classes of the 2007 American Le Mans Series rank among the elite drivers in its nine-year history. They virtually have rewritten the Series record book with 141 career victories, 233 podium finishes, 77 pole positions and 81 fast laps entering this weekend's Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Utah: Porsche Preview - Aim to Continue Success:

      Stuttgart. Successful start for the Porsche RS Spyder into the 2007
      American Le Mans Series: After claiming overall victories in Long Beach and
      Houston as well as three class wins from the first four races this season,
      the Penske Motorsports and Dyson Racing teams are keen to continue this
      success streak in Salt Lake City, in the state of Utah, where the Winter
      Olympics took place in 2002. The fifth round of the American Le Mans
      Series, the series with the world's fastest sportscars, takes off here on
      Saturday.

    • XM Radio to Broadcast American Le Mans Series Races:

      The action of the American Le Mans Series is hitting the airwaves of XM Satellite Radio with five events airing on America's leading source of satellite radio with more than 7.6 million subscribers. The new relationship between the Series and XM will involve a live broadcast of the Utah Grand Prix from 7 to 10 p.m. ET on XM's Sports Nation channel.

    • Utah: Audi ALMS Race Preview - Hot Battle:

      Following the 12 Hours of Sebring and three successive street races, the Audi R10 TDI faces yet another big challenge in the USA: Quite possibly the hottest race on the 2007 American Le Mans Series calendar held at the Miller Motorsports Park some 30 miles west of Salt Lake City (US state of Utah) awaits the Audi Sport North America team on Saturday (19 May).

    • The Creation has Landed: Autocon Take Delivery of their New Car:

      Autocon Motorsports has taken delivery of its Creation-Judd prototype and is preparing it for its first test and shakedown Monday at Miller Motorsports Park. The car was picked up Wednesday in Los Angeles and taken back to the team's shop near San Diego.

    • Fellows and Pilgram to Reunite in Mosport in Third Corvette:

      Corvette Racing will enter a third Corvette C6.R driven by Ron Fellows and Andy Pilgrim in the Grand Prix of Mosport to be held at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada on August 26, 2007. Former teammates Fellows and Pilgrim will be reunited for the ninth round of the American Le Mans Series at the famed Canadian track near Fellows' home in Mississauga, Ontario.

    • Autocon to Debut Judd-Powered Creation:

      When the American Le Mans Series returns to Miller Motorsports Park next week, so will Autocon Motorsports. The only difference is that the team's Lola won't be with it. Instead the California-based team will debut a Judd-powered Creation, which is awaiting pickup today at Los Angeles International Airport after arriving Monday from England.

    • Enge Make Miracle Comeback from Injury for Utah:

      Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing received two pieces of good news this week that will directly impact the remainder of its 2007 American Le Mans Series season. On Wednesday, Dr. Tim Weber, Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon at OrthoIndy, released team driver Tomas Enge (a native of the Czech Republic now living in Monaco) to drive the No.31 MMPIE/PAWS/Petersen Holdings/Michelin Ferrari F430 GT beginning at the Larry H. Miller Dealership's Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Four Wheels or Four Legs - Tafel Family Racing:

      James Tafel and Jim Tafel share an urge for competition, but take very different mounts to get to the finish line.

    • Congrats! Adrian and Catalina Fernandez Welcome First Child:

      Adrian Fernandez and wife Catalina welcomed their first child - a daughter, Valentina - yesterday (Sunday, April 29). Baby Valentina arrived at 2:17 pm PT at a hospital near the couple's home in Scottsdale, Ariz., and weighed just under seven pounds. Both mother and daughter are doing very well.

  • April 2007
    • ALMS' Team Trans Sport Racing Will Be First Carbon-Neutral Motor Sports Team:

      Team Trans Sport Racing (TSR) of the American Le Mans Series GT2 Class will be the world's first motor sports carbon-neutral team. Through a new partnership with Renewable Choice Energy, TSR will purchase renewable energy credits that will foster the creation of profitable, clean energy projects. The team will purchase enough renewable energy credits (RECS) from Renewable Choice to offset 100% of the carbon dioxide emissions they will produce during the 2007 season. The purchase will offset 444,146 pounds of carbon dioxide, which represents the team's carbon footprint from racing, transportation of the team and equipment, as well as the electrical load at the shop.

    • News from Kuhmo:

      Kumho ALMS teams ready to rest and test
      Mid-Ohio Testing on Tap for Kumho-shod ALMS Teams

    • RUMOUR: ALMS - Is Aston Martin Returning to the ALMS???:

      It has been reported that the Aston Martin DBR9 could be on its way back to the ALMS GT1 category.

    • Houston: Audi R10 TDI ALMS Race Recap - Podium:

      Dindo Capello/Allan McNish (Italy/Scotland) and Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner (Italy/Germany) claimed another 1-2 victory for Audi in the LM P1 category after a turbulent and exciting race. In the fight for the overall victory, Capello/McNish were only beaten by 1.341 seconds on the 1.7 mile city circuit at the "Reliant Park” Stadium in Texas, achieving third place overall behind two lighter LM P2 category cars.

    • Houston: LMP2 Team Race Recaps:

      Houston: LMP2 Team Race Recaps
      Penske
      Fernandez
      Highcroft
      Andretti-Green

    • Houston: O'Connell and Magnussen take GT1 Victory:

      HOUSTON, April 21, 2007 - Jan Magnussen and Johnny O'Connell teamed up to win their first race together since 1999 as the pair drove their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R to their first victory of the season tonight in the Lone Star Grand Prix. Racing on the rough and rugged 1.7-mile JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park temporary street circuit was like riding a mechanical bull, but Magnussen and O'Connell held on throughout the two-hour and 45-minute race to stake their claim to the GT1 winner's circle.

    • Houston: GT2 Team Race Reports:

      Houston: GT2 Team Race Reports
      Flying Lizard
      Tafel
      Krohn Risi

    • Series Honours Virginia Tech at Lone Star Grand Prix:

      As a memorial to the victims of this past week's tragedy at Virginia Tech, all American Le Mans Series race cars (as well as Vitesse cars) in the Lone Star Grand Prix will bear a special decal. The memorial graphic will be located on the cars next to the drivers' names.

    • Housten: Bernhard, Dumas Take Back to Back Wins for Porsche + Results:

      Timo Bernhard used a strong restart to pull away from Bryan Herta on Saturday and then withstood a furious charge from the Andretti Green Racing driver to give Penske Motorsports a hard-earned victory in the Lone Star Grand Prix. It was the team's second straight overall victory in the American Le Mans Series and third in the past year.

    • Houston: Audi R10 TDI ALMS Qualifying Recap - Front Row:

      The two Audi R10 TDI sportscars start Saturday’s fourth round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in Houston (US state of Texas) as fastest LM P1 prototypes from the first and third rows. During the qualifying on Friday evening, Allan McNish (Scotland) was beaten in the fight for pole-position by a mere 0.006 seconds. His team-mate Marco Werner (Germany) qualified the second Audi R10 TDI in sixth place – second in the LM P1 category – with a gap of 0.7 seconds.

    • Houston: LMP2 Team Recaps:

      Houston: LMP2 Team Recaps
      Highcroft
      Fernandez
      Andretti Green
      Dyson

    • Housten: LMP2 Manufacturer Reports:

      Housten: LMP2 Manufacturer Reports
      Acura
      Porsche

    • Houston: Corvette ALMS Qualifying Recap - Record 20th Pole:

      A bumpy track, heavy traffic, and a half-spin couldn't stop Olivier Beretta from extending his record for most career poles in the American Le Mans Series. Beretta hustled his No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to the quickest GT1 qualifying time for Saturday's Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston, capturing the pole for the 20th time in his ALMS career.

    • Houston: GT2 Qualifying Recaps:

      Houston: GT2 Qualifying Recaps
      Tafel
      Peterson/White Lightning
      Flying Lizard

    • Houston: Acura, Highcroft Take Last Minute Pole + Grid:

      It's been a long time since David Brabham qualified in the top overall spot in the American Le Mans Series. He proved Friday that he still has what it takes with a thrilling final-lap pass to claim the pole position for Saturday's Lone Star Grand Prix at JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park in Houston. Brabham turned in a time of 1:01.824 for Highcroft Racing's Acura ARX entry, the first for the team and second straight overall pole for Acura.

    • Houston: ALMS Driver Comments on the New Event, and Season So Far:

      The early part of the 2007 American Le Mans Series has featured new street venues and four events in the season's first six weeks. The challenges of a condensed schedule and competing a three straight street circuits is a daunting one but one that the teams and drivers have been up to. Here are a few more thoughts on street events, some upcoming down time and the nuances of JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park, site of this weekend's Lone Star Grand Prix.

    • Enge Makes Surprise Visit to Housten:

      "The only place I wanted to be this weekend was Houston," Tomas Enge said Friday. "I just wanted to cheer my team and support them and give them the message that I'm doing well."

    • Houston: AGR Acura ALMS Race Preview - 'Need to Keep Working':

      Who: #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura drivers Bryan Herta and Marino Franchitti
      What: Lone Star Grand Prix, Round 4 of the American Le Mans Series, LMP2 Class
      Where: Temporary street circuit, Houston, Texas
      When: Saturday, April 21, 2007
      Television: CBS Sports (tape-delayed), 1 p.m. EDT, April 29, 2007

    • Popular Race Car Drivers Fernandez and Diaz Trade Helmets for Hard Hats:

      Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz will have an additional incentive to take their #15 Lowe’s Acura Lola to the front in this Saturday’s American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race – the Lone Star Grand Prix at JAGFlo Speedway Reliant Park. The Lowe’s Fernandez Racing drivers today participated in a Habitat for Humanity build northeast of downtown Houston with Fernandez announcing that the team will donate 10 percent (10%) of all prize money earned in its 2007 ALMS campaign to Habitat for Humanity.

    • Risi Competizione ALMS Squad Hoping for Happy Houston Homecoming:

      If the start of the 2007 American Le Mans Series is any indication, this weekend will be a very happy homecoming for Risi Competizione. The Houston-based GT2 team is heading into the Lone Star Grand Prix riding a three-race winning streak with its Ferrari F430 GT, both of which haven proven to be the class of a very competitive field.

    • MLB Legend Roger Clemens, Allan McNish Talk Houston:

      One of baseball's best received some much-welcomed advice from one of the American Le Mans Series' best Thursday. Major league legend and Houston resident Roger Clemens got some pointers from reigning LMP1 champion Allan McNish in advance of Saturday's Celebrity Go-Kart Race at JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park, site of Saturday's Lone Star Grand Prix for the American Le Mans Series. Clemens will give the start command for Saturday's two-hour, 45-minute race, Round 4 of the 2007 season.

    • American Le Mans Drivers Comments Regarding Street Racing:

      This weekend's Lone Star Grand Prix marks the third straight street race for the American Le Mans Series. Already the Series' cars and stars have made first-time visits to St. Petersburg and Long Beach. Now they head back to the streets of Houston and JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park for a second consecutive visit. What makes a street event so special, what challenges to they bring, and how will last year's experience at Houston help teams and drivers?

    • Houston: Porsche Race Preview:

      Stuttgart. There is no rest for the teams and drivers contesting the
      American Le Mans Series: Just one week after the premiere on the city
      course in California's Long Beach, where Porsche celebrated its by now
      greatest success in the ALMS securing a triple victory in the race series
      with the world's fastest sportscars, the new RS Spyder takes off into the
      fourth race of the season on Saturday in Reliant Park, Houston/Texas.

    • Houston: Tafel ALMS Race Preview - Third Consecutive Street Race:

      Tafel Racing is going directly from Long Beach to Houston for round four of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Houston Grand Prix to be run this Saturday.

    • Houston: Risi Competizione Ferrari ALMS Race Preview:

      The Lone Star Grand Prix of Houston race has an exciting hometown team. Tracy W. Krohn (Krohn Racing) and Risi Competizione, both based in Houston, Texas, are running a Ferrari 430GT in this weekend’s Lone Star Grand Prix of Houston race. The race, which will be held at the JAGFlo Speedway at Reliant Park in downtown Houston on Saturday, April 21 at 5:30 p.m. CT, is one of four American Le Mans Series (ALMS) races for the Krohn Risi Competizione Ferrari team in 2007.

    • Q&A: Audi ALMS Driver Allan McNish Talks About Houston:

      Just a week after racing in Long Beach (California) round four of the American Le Mans Series is taking place in Houston (Texas). The Audi R10 TDI has to tackle its third consecutive race on a street course. Last year's Houston winner Allan McNish talks about the 1.7-mile temporary track around the Reliant Park Sports complex.

    • Long Beach/Monza: Kuhmo Weekend Race Recaps:

      Intersport Racing drivers Jon and Clint Field took their third podium finish of the season in LMP1, placing third Saturday evening at the American Le Mans Series race at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

    • Long Beach: Risi Competizione ALMS Race Recap - 1st & 3rd in GT2:

      Risi Competizione’s No. 62 Ferrari 430GT, driven by Mika Salo and Jaime Melo, took first in the GT2 Class at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach; while the team’s No. 61 Ferrari 430GT, piloted by Nic Jonsson and Anthony Lazzaro finished third, to give Risi Competizione it’s first double podium of the season.

    • 10th consecutive ALMS LM P1 class victory for Diesel:

      The Audi R10 TDI scored its 10th consecutive LM P1 victory when Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) claimed class honours in Long Beach (US State of California) - the third round of the American Le Mans Series. The championship’s first appearance in the "Monaco of USA” and the shortest in the history of the American Le Mans Series, took place on a 1.968-mile, 11-corner temporary street circuit on the waterfront near Los Angeles, and saw the Audi Sport North America R10 TDI Le Mans Prototypes starting from fourth and sixth on the 25-car grid.

    • Long Beach: Dream Weekend for Porsche:

      Romain Dumas (France) and Timo Bernhard (Germany) brought their Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 prototype, prepared by Penske Motorsports, to a first place finish overall and class win at Saturday's American Le Mans Series race through the streets of Long Beach.

    • Long Beach: LMP2 Race Reports:

      Long Beach: LMP2 Race Reports
      Dyson
      Andretti Green
      Highcroft
      Fernandez

    • Long Beach: Gavin and Beretta take GT1 Honours:

      LONG BEACH, Calif., April 14, 2007 -It was a new venue for the American Le Mans Series but a familiar result in the GT1 class as Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta drove their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R to their third straight win of the season. The two Ollies completed 71 laps on the 1.968-mile Grand Prix of Long Beach street circuit, finishing .349 seconds ahead of the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R driven by Jan Magnussen and Johnny O'Connell.

    • Long Beach: GT2 Race Reports:

      Long Beach: GT2 Race Reports
      Tafel
      Peterson/White Lightning
      Flying Lizard

    • Protest Against Winners Thrown Out at Long Beach:

      A protest against the race winning Porsche Penske car has been dismissed by IMSA officials. It is thought that a protest against how long a single driver was in the car was lodged but was not found to correct.

    • Penske, Porsche Take Overall Victory in Long Beach + Results!:

      Phenomenal strategy and a bit of luck sent Penske Motorsports to its second 1-2 overall finish in the American Le Mans Series as Romain Dumas and Timo Bernhard drove to victory Saturday in the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Dumas crossed the finish line 0.76 seconds ahead of Sascha Maassen in the team's other Penske entry.

    • Long Beach: LMP1 Qualifying Reports:

      Long Beach LMP1 Qualifying Reports
      Audi
      Kuhmo

    • Long Beach: LMP2 Manufacturer Qualifying Reports:

      Long Beach: LMP2 Manufacturer Qualifying Reports
      Acura
      Porsche

    • Long Beach: LMP2 Team Qualifying Reports:

      Long Beach: LMP2 Team Qualifying Reports
      Fernandez
      Highcroft
      Dyson

    • Long Beach: Corvette Qualifying Recap - GT1 Pole:

      Oliver Gavin proved to be a quick learner in his first visit to the Long Beach temporary street circuit. Although he had never driven the 1.968-mile course before this morning's 45-minute practice session, Gavin captured the GT1 class pole in the American Le Mans Series' debut at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Gavin earned his 12th career ALMS pole in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a quick lap at 1:18.215 (90.662 mph). He edged Jan Magnussen by .230 seconds as the Dane turned a fast lap at 1:18.445 in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

    • Long Beach: LMP2 Qualifying Reports:

      Long Beach: LMP2 Qualifying Reports
      Flying Lizard
      Tafel
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • Franchitti, Acura Score Debut Overall Pole Positions + Grid:

      Dario Franchitti took a stunning overall pole position, his first in the American Le Mans Series, with a blazing final lap Friday to put Andretti Green Racing on the point for Saturday's Grand Prix of Long Beach. Franchitti piloted the Andretti Green Racing Acura ARX to a lap of 1:11.838 on the southern California waterfront.

    • Kumho Launches ALMS Speed-Rated Sweepstakes:

      Kumho Tire U.S.A. has launched the ALMS Speed-rated Sweepstakes, which runs from April 1 through December 31, 2007.

    • Long Beach: Corvette ALMS Weekend Preview - Continued Prep for Le Mans:

      The streets of Long Beach are uncharted territory for the American Le Mans Series, but several Corvette Racing drivers already know the ins and outs of the famed waterfront circuit. The upcoming 100-minute sprint race on the bayside circuit on April 14 – the shortest race on the ALMS calendar – will mark the series' first appearance at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, but it will be déjà vu for Corvette Racing's Jan Magnussen and Johnny O'Connell.

    • Le Mans 24 Withdrawal of the White Lightning Racing Ferrari F 430 GT:

      The White Lightning Racing Team/Petersen Motorsport based in Las Vegas Nevada (USA) has taken part in 4 Le Mans 24 Hours on the trot with some considerable success, but has regretfully been obliged to withdraw from the 2007 race. In 2003 and 2004, it came first in LM GT and in 2005 it was second in LM GT2 and eleventh in 2006.

    • Cytosport to Make ALMS LMP1 Debut at Long Beach:

      Greg Pickett and Team Cytosport would be hard-pressed to find a better venue to open their American Le Mans Series campaign. When the Berkeley, Calif.-based team rolls onto the street circuit at Long Beach on Friday, at least Pickett and co-driver Greg Pickett will do so in familiar surroundings.

    • Long Beach: Audi R10 TDI ALMS Weekend Preview - 'Monaco of USA':

      While the wraps are officially being taken off the 2007 DTM season in Dusseldorf on Sunday, the American motorsport fans are looking with mounting interest towards Long Beach (USA) this coming weekend: In the Californian coastal town close to Los Angeles the most important and traditional street race in USA will take place. The event has been held since 1975 and was earlier the scene of the US Formula 1 Grand Prix. The 33rd running this year welcomes the American Le Mans Series for the first time – and, as a result, also the Audi R10 TDI.

    • Liz Halliday joins CBS Sports for American Le Mans Series coverage:

      Liz Halliday will join US network television company CBS Sports at four American Le Mans Series rounds in 2007. The California born dual sportswoman, who is the most successful female driver ever in the ALMS history with 6 class wins, is racing in the European-based Le Mans Series this year, but will return to the US as part of the CBS Sports reporting team for coverage of America’s premier sports car racing championship.

    • Long Beach: Porsche ALMS Weekend LMP2 & GT2 Preview:

      After only two of 12 events completed for the 2007 American Le Mans Series championship chase, Porsche Motorsport North America President Uwe Brettel feels like he has been through the emotional rollercoaster of an entire season already. The Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 prototypes and the GT2 class Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs have both had to pit on the first lap, and led the races on the last lap - sometimes the same car during the same event. He hopes Saturday's 100-minute race at the 1.968-mile street course for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach will less eventful for Porsche entrants in both classes.

    • Mexican Driving Superstar Adrian Fernandez No Stranger to Long Beach:

      No driver in the American Le Mans Series has more time on the track at Long Beach than Adrian Fernandez. One of the most versatile drivers in motorsports, Fernandez will make his 14th career start at Long Beach this weekend when the American Le Mans Series debuts on the southern California waterfront.

    • Long Beach: Acura ALMS Weekend Preview - 'I Love Racing Long Beach':

      Who: #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura drivers Bryan Herta and Dario Franchitti
      What: Grand Prix of Long Beach, Round 3 of the American Le Mans Series, LMP2 Class
      Where: Temporary street circuit, Long Beach, Calif.
      When: Saturday, April 14, 2007
      Television: SPEED Channel, 8 p.m. EDT (tape-delayed)

    • 'Everyone Might Run Into Issues With Some of The Prototypes':

      Going to a new venue is always challenging but Flying Lizard Motorsports may have the upper hand this weekend at Long Beach. Three of the team's entered drivers - Jörg Bergmeister, Darren Law and Patrick Long - each have previously raced at the site of the American Le Mans Series' third round of 2007. What it takes to be successful at Long Beach and expectations for the new Porsche GT2 challenger were just a few of the questions they answered leading up to Saturday's race:

    • Long Beach: Tafel ALMS Weekend Preview - Heading West:

      Tafel Racing is heading west to the streets of Long Beach, California for round three of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach to be run on Saturday, April 14th.

    • ALMS News and Notes Heading to Long Beach:

      The Grand Prix of Long Beach marks the third round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season and the Series' first appearance at the 1.968-mile, 11-turn street circuit on the pristine southern California waterfront. Long Beach becomes the 24th different circuit and seventh different street course to hold an American Le Mans Series event. Two more street circuit events are on the 2007 schedule: Houston on April 21 and the Series' first appearance in Detroit at Belle Isle on September 1.

    • Long Beach Preivew: Double Premiere – New Challenge for RS Spyder:

      Stuttgart. After the first appearance of the American Le Mans Series on the
      city streets of downtown St. Petersburg/Florida, where the Porsche RS
      Spyder celebrated a double class victory after a brilliant catch-up chase,
      the next premiere is now on the schedule: On 14 April the racing series
      with the world's fastest sportscars competes for the first time on the
      famous street course of Long Beach in California.

    • Tafel's 'Street Sense' and Other ALMS Tidbits:

      No, we're not about to recite the pre-race speech by Race Director Marty Kauffman. Street Sense is a horse. And he is a very good horse. Owned by American Le Mans Series driver Jim Tafel and his father James, Street Sense is one of three horses currently at 8-1 odds (current top odds) to win the Kentucky Derby on May 5.

    • Audi Weekend Recap:

      DTM: The first ‘clash of the titans’ occurs at the Motorsportarena Oschersleben less than 14 days before the DTM season starts at Hockenheim on 22 April. The only official pre-season 2007 DTM test days are held from Tuesday to Friday at the East German race track close to Magdeburg. The latest generation Audi A4 DTM meets the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class for the first time. All four Audi teams and all Audi drivers are in action. Tom Kristensen will have his mobile phone permanently at his side: The Dane and his partner Hanne are expecting an addition to the family.

    • 2000 American Le Mans GT2 Champ Steps-In at Long Beach,Houston for Injured Enge:

      LONG BEACH, Calif., April 7, 2007 - Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing
      announced today that Dirk Müller (a native of Germany, living in Monaco) will fill-in
      for regular team driver Tomas Enge (a native Czech who also lives in Monaco) at the
      next two rounds of the American Le Mans Series. Müller, the 2000 GT2 (then known
      as GT) class champion, will co-drive the No.31 MMPIE/PAWS/Petersen
      Holdings/Michelin Ferrari F430 GT at the April 14th Grand Prix of Long Beach and the
      Grand Prix of Houston on April 21st with Tim Bergmeister (Langenfeld, Germany).
      Enge is recuperating from injuries sustained at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on
      March 31.

    • It's a Creation! - Autocon to Upgrade LMP1:

      Autocon Motorsports today announced a mid-season change of chassis/engine combination to the Creation CA06H-Judd, which it plans to debut at the Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park, May 17-19. "Our program has made great strides in the last year and a half, and this is one more step in that process," said team owner and co-driver Mike Lewis. "The Creation-Judd package is a proven, excellent platform capable of competing more evenly among the much enhanced group of prototypes assembled in the American Le Mans Series for 2007."

    • Risi Competizione Show Off Ferrari 430 GT:

      Risi Competizione driver Mika Salo was featured Tuesday along with some of the top names in Hollywood at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach Press Day. The event focused on the celebrities who will compete in the Pro/Celebrity Race on April 13 as well as Salo, who provided rides for the media in a Ferrari 430 GT Challenge car. It was provided by Giacomo Mattioli, who owns the No. 61 Ferrari of Risi's American Le Mans Series operation. Mattioli also owns and operates Beverly Hills Ferrari.

    • Audi R10 TDI Goes to California Undefeated:

      The American Le Mans Series is moving along at a rapid pace: With Long Beach (California) and Houston (Texas) coming up, as many as two city races are on the agenda within just one week – putting the Audi R10 TDI, which has remained unbeaten so far, to the test yet again.

    • 'I Don't Know How We Did It':

      The LMP2 victory Saturday by Penske Motorsports' Sascha Maassen and Ryan Briscoe in the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg marked a couple of different milestones for the Porsche factory drivers.

    • Tomas Enge to go to Surgery on Friday in Indianapolis:

      Tomas Enge (a native of the Czech Republic living in Monaco) will undergo surgery to repair his broken left elbow on Friday, April 6. The Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing driver, who was injured in an accident while leading the GT2 class at the Sports Car Challenge at St. Petersburg American Le Mans Series race, will travel from Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. to Indianapolis, Ind. for the surgery. Due to a partially collapsed lung, Enge cannot be transported by air. Therefore, the four-time American Le Mans Series race winner will travel in team owner Michael Petersen's motorhome to Indianapolis.

    • RUMOUR: ALMS – What will Autocon Do???:

      Autocon, the ALMS runners in LMP1 are looking to sell their aging Lola EX257 and speculation is rising to what they might do.

    • Double ALMS GT1 Champion to Race in Europe:

      Corvette Racing’s Oliver Gavin will make his debut in the European-based Le Mans Series later this year with the French Luc Alphand Aventures team. It will be the first time he’s raced outside the USA (apart from the 24 Hours of Le Mans ) since 2004.

    • St Pete: More Race Reports from the ALMS:

      St Pete Race Reports
      Dyson
      Kuhmo
      Risi Competizione

    • Tomas Enge's Suffers Broken Elbow Amongst Other Injuries:

      Less than 18 hours after a violent accident in the Sports Car Challenge at St. Petersburg American Le Mans Series race, Tomas Enge (a native of the Czech Republic living in Monaco) is awake, alert and resting at the Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. Following overnight evaluation, X-Rays and CT scans of the Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing driver, it has been determined that he has suffered a severely shattered elbow, cracked ribs, a partially collapsed lung and a potentially broken ankle. All the serious injuries were to his left side. Despite being extremely sore and bruised from the accident, Enge is talkative with medical and team personnel and is his lighthearted and humorous self.

    • Audi TDI Power Still Undefeated, Team Wins 10th Straight:

      The Audi R10 TDI has immediately proven to be a first class "street fighter” by claiming first and second positions on the pioneering Diesel sports car’s street course début. Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) led home the "sister” Audi Sport North America R10 TDI of Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and Marco Werner (Germany) by just 0.426secs after 114 dramatic laps in the second round of the American Le Mans Series in St. Petersburg (US state of Florida).

    • St Pete: LMP2 Race Reports:

      LMP2 Race Reports
      Porsche
      Fernandez
      Andretti Green

    • St Pete: Corvette ALMS Race Recap - Second Consecutive Win:

      Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta sailed to their second consecutive GT1 class victory of the season on the waterfront street circuit in St. Petersburg, Fla. The two Ollies had a smooth run to the American Le Mans Series winner's circle in their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R after a driveline problem sidelined the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen.

    • St Pete: GT2 Race Reports:

      GT2 Race Reports
      Tafel Racing
      Wolf Henzler
      Flying Lizard

    • Tomas Enge in Stable Condition After Serious Accident at St Petersburg Grand Prix:

      ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 31, 2007 – Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing driver Tomas Enge (a native of the Czech Republic living in Monaco) is in stable condition at Bayfront Medical Center in St. Petersburg, Fla. following a serious accident on lap 87 of the Sports Car Challenge at St. Petersburg. Enge suffered serious trama, the extent of which is not known at this time, but was awake and alert during the rescue process. Despite a fire that erupted after the car made hard contact with the outside wall in Turn Four of the 14-turn, 1.8-mile street course, he sustained no burns. He will undergo further tests and reviews over the course of the night.

    • St Pete: Audi R10 Remains Unbeaten as Capello leads a 1-2 + Results!:

      From the green flag to the finish, the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg was quite an adventure for Rinaldo Capello and Allan McNish. But just as they did eight times last season, they found their way to Victory Circle again. The defending LMP1 co-champions scored their first win of 2007 on Saturday as the Audi R10 TDI and diesel power remained unbeaten in the American Le Mans Series.

    • The Sebring Finish from Jamie Melo's Viewpoint:

      It was two weeks ago today that the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring saw its closest finish in its now 55-year history. Jaime Melo and his Risi Competizione Ferrari beat Flying Lizard's Jörg Bergmeister and his Porsche by 0.202 seconds. The battle begins anew today at the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. Here are Melo's thoughts on Sebring and his prediction for today's street race.

  • March 2007
    • Penske, Porsche Take Overall ALMS Pole at St. Petersburg + Grid:

      Romain Dumas is a quick learner. Despite seeing the St. Petersburg street circuit only a handful of times before qualifying Friday, he nonetheless earned pole position for the American Le Mans Series' Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg as Penske Motorsports took the front row for Saturday's race.

    • St Pete: LMP1 Reports - Qualifying:

      LMP1 Reports - Qualifying
      Audi
      Kuhmo

    • St Pete: LMP2 Manufacturer Reports - Qualifying:

      LMP2 Manufacturer Reports - Qualifying
      Acura
      Porsche

    • St Pete: LMP2 Team Reports - Qualifying:

      LMP2 Team Reports - Qualifying
      Dyson
      Highcroft
      Fernandez
      Andretti Green

    • Beretta Extends Series Record with GT1 Pole:

      Olivier Beretta claimed his record-setting 19th career ALMS pole today in qualifying for Saturday's inaugural Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. Beretta turned the fastest lap in the GT1 class at 1:09.531 (93.196 mph) in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R. Johnny O'Connell qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R at 1:10.212 (92.292 mph) on the 1.8-mile temporary circuit alongside Tampa Bay.

    • St. Pete: GT2 Team Reviews - Qualifying:

      GT2 Qualifying Team Reviews
      Tafel
      Flying Lizard
      Peterson/White Lightning

    • 'Acura Means Business, and Porsche Doesn't Like to Be Beat':

      "It was a typical Sebring, a real rollercoaster of events," said Dyson Racing's Guy Smith of the team's return to its Porsche roots for the first race of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was both encouraging and challenging, as the team's pair of Porsche RS Spyders ran at a good pace, but on-track contact with other cars and too much time in the pits put victory out of reach.

    • Sebring: Andretti Green ALMS Race Preview - Track Knowledge:

      2007 Acura Sports Car Challenge Fact Sheet
      Who: #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura drivers Bryan Herta and Marino Franchitti
      What: Acura Sportscar Challenge, Round 2 of the American Le Mans Series,
      LMP2 Class
      Where: Temporary street circuit, St. Petersburg, Fla.
      When: Saturday, March 31, 2007
      Television: SPEED Channel, 8 p.m. (tape-delayed)

    • St. Petersburg: Porsche ALMS Race Preview:

      The Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 prototypes and the GT2 class Porsche 911 GT3 RSRs have left the chassis-rattling endurance test that is the 12 Hours of Sebring to compete this Saturday, March 31, in a much different, but equally challenging American Le Mans Series street race through downtown St. Petersburg.

    • Q&A: Audi ALMS Driver Marco Werner:

      Only two weeks after the season opener at Sebring, the American Le Mans Series returns to Florida. In St. Petersburg, along the Gulf Coast near Tampa, the Audi R10 TDI will be contesting its first "city” race this coming Saturday. Marco Werner heads for St. Petersburg as the leader of the standings. He is considered a specialist on street circuits. However, the 1.8-mile temporary track near the St. Petersburg pier and waterfront is new to him and his team-mates.

    • Audi's 'Whispering Revolution' Will Continue, Team Will Race Despite Handicaps:

      The LM P1 prototype was developed for the circuit at Le Mans, which is one of the world's fastest tracks featuring long straights and quick corners. The average speed per lap at Le Mans is more than 230 kph, while the medium speed in St. Petersburg is expected to be less than 160 kph.

    • 'ALMS Is Where We Are Developing the 'Cars of Tomorrow'':

      One of the hallmarks of the American Le Mans Series is its direct tie-in between what its participating manufacturers display on the race track and the products they sell in the showroom. It is a platform that works not only for elite marques such as Audi, Porsche, General Motors, Panoz, Acura and Mazda but also for manufacturers and product suppliers such as Michelin, Kumho, Yokohama, Shell, EPIC and VP Racing Fuels.

    • St. Petersburg: Fernandez ALMS Race Preview:

      The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) will make its first appearance on the streets of St. Petersburg, Fla., this weekend in a double-header of racing action featuring the ALMS Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg on Saturday and the IndyCar Series’ Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on Sunday.

    • St. Petersburg: Tafel ALMS Race Preview:

      Tafel Racing has completed a quick turn around from Sebring to head to the streets of St. Petersburg, Florida for round two of the American Le Mans Series Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg to be run on Saturday, March 31st.

    • Rumour: ALMS – Has Audi Withdrawn???:

      With just days left before the ALMS race in St Petersburg, speculation is growing to whether Audi will appear.

    • St Petersburg: ALMS Preview - A New Venue:

      The Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg marks the second round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series season and the Series' first appearance at the 1.8-mile, 14-turn street circuit on the Florida waterfront. St. Petersburg will become the 24th different circuit and sixth different street course to hold an American Le Mans Series event. Two other new venues for 2007 are street courses: Long Beach on April 14 and Belle Isle in Detroit on September 1 with the Series returning to Houston on April 21.

    • St Petersburg: Porsche Looking to Make Up for Disappointing Sebring:

      Stuttgart. After the twelve-hour classic in Sebring, which opened the new
      American Le Mans Series season, the second round of 2007 also takes place
      in the US state of Florida. On 31 March 2007, the new downtown race circuit
      of St. Petersburg on the Gulf of Mexico hosts the racing series with the
      world's fastest sportscars for the first time, together with the equally
      popular US-formula series, the Indy Racing League.

    • Marino Franchitti to Join Andretti Green ALMS Lineup at St. Petersburg:

      Andretti Green Racing announced today that Marino Franchitti will join Bryan Herta as a co-driver of the #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura for the inaugural Acura Sportscar Challenge of St. Petersburg on Saturday, March 31. Franchitti will jump into the car that won the LMP2 class at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17.

    • Sascha Massan Looking for Win on St. Petersburg Streets:

      Sascha Maassen is as much at home on a street circuit as a natural-terrain road course. He clinched his first American Le Mans Series championship with a win on the streets of Miami, so he's hoping for another strong Florida finish next week at the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg.

    • Jorg Bergmeister Comments on Controversial GT2 Finish at Sebring:

      The GT2 finish at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring still has people buzzing and likely will until next year's race. Jaime Melo and the Risi Competizione Ferrari F430 GT held off Jörg Bergmeister in one of Flying Lizard Motorsports new Porsches in a thrilling final lap duel by 0.020 seconds, the closest finish in America's greatest sports car race. The finish wasn't without controversy as the two cars collided as they entered the frontstretch for the final time.

    • Team and Supplier Reports from Sebring:

      Reports from Sebring
      Audi
      AGR
      Dyson
      Brembo

    • More Recaps from Sebring:

      Recaps from Sebring
      Risi
      Oliver Gavin
      Liz Halliday

    • Sebring - LMP2 Race Reports:

      Sebring - LMP2 Race Reports
      Horag
      Lowes Fernandez
      Highcroft

    • Sebring: GT1 Team Reports:

      GT1 Race Recaps
      Corvette
      Modena

    • Sebring: GT2 Team Reports:

      GT2 Race Reviews
      Tafel Racing
      Spyker Squadron
      Risi/Krohn Racing
      Peterson/White Lightning
      Corsa/White Lightning

    • Acura Win First Race as Sebring Thrills the Crowds + Results:

      Another win for Audi, the first for Acura and Andretti Green Racing, and the most exciting finish in race history marked the start of the 2007 American Le Mans Series on Saturday. Marco Werner, Emanuele Pirro and Frank Biela drove to victory at the 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring in one of the most thrilling editions of the Florida classic in its history.

    • Podium Finishes in LM2 and GT2 for Porsche:

      Porsche Motorsport customers debuted two new race cars . the 2007 Porsche RS Spyder and the 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Type 997) . at the 55th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, and competitors responded by finishing on the podium in both classes.

    • Sebring Mid-Race Reports:

      Marco Werner kept Audi out front through six hours at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the opening round of the 2007 American Le Mans Series on Saturday as Audi goes for its eighth straight victory at Sebring International Raceway and second in a row with the R10 TDI.

    • Team Trans Sport Racing Announces 2007 American Le Mans Series GT2 Program:

      Jim Bell, of Bell Motorsport, and Tim Pappas have joined forces to campaign a 2007 Porsche 997 GT3 RSR in the American Le Mans Series GT2 class. The new team, Team Trans Sport Racing ("TSR"), will be run out of Bell's Miami Florida shop, with management being jointly coordinated between Pappas and Bell. While Jim's accolades are well known in American sports car racing, Tim's are less so, however, he has been involved in professional sports car racing since 2000. Pappas previously fielded three cars in the Speed World Challenge Touring Car Class in 2002 and 2003, as well as being a co-driver in successful Grand Am Cup teams in 2001, 2004, 2005, and 2006.

    • CET/Solaroli Motorsports to Enter Porsche LMP2 in ALMS:

      CET/Solaroli Motorsports, located in Jacksonville, Florida, will make its debut in the American Le Mans Series this summer with two 2007 Porsche RS Spyder prototypes and a 2007 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

    • Brembo Looks to Repeat as ALMS Champions:

      Already 2007 Winners in Grand-Am, NASCAR, MotoGP and AMA Superbike SEBRING, Fl., March 16, 2007 – Whether four-wheel or two, open-wheel, prototype or GT, since Brembo began racing with Ferrari in 1975, the Italian manufacturer of high- performance braking systems has won more world championships at more great venues than any other competitor.

    • Audi R10 TDIs Take Front Row for 12 Hours of Sebring + Grid:

      The Audi machine continued to roll Sebring on Thursday as Marco Werner qualified his diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI on the pole position for Saturday's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the season-opener for the 2007 American Le Mans Series. The two-time Sebring winner set a qualifying record with a lap of 1:44.974 at Sebring International Raceway.

    • Sebring: Audi ALMS Qualifying Recap - Front Row Sweep:

      The updated Audi R10 TDI made a strong impression in its debut: In qualifying for the 12 Hours of Sebring (USA), Marco Werner lowered the track record by almost a second. With his record lap, the Audi factory driver made a perfect comeback in the American Le Mans Series which he already won twice in 2003 and 2004.

    • Sebring: LMP2 Qualifying Reports:

      Sebring: LMP2 Qualifying Reports
      Andretti Green Racing
      Lowes Fernandez
      Highcroft
      Penske Porsche
      Dyson Porsche
      Horag Racing

    • Sebring: GT1 Qualifying Reports:

      Sebring: GT1 Qualifying Reports
      Corvette
      Modena
      Oliver Gavin

    • Sebring: GT2 Qualifying Reports:

      Sebring: GT2 Qualifying Reports
      Tafel
      Risi
      Flying Lizard

    • Audis Continue to Dominate ALMS Practice for 12 Hours of Sebring:

      Allan McNish kept Audi out front for the second straight day at Sebring with a blistering fast lap of 1:45.106 in the Audi R10 TDI he will share with Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen. McNish, a winner at Sebring twice with Audi, was nearly 0.8 seconds better Tuesday than his record-breaking qualifying run from last year's event and 0.1 ahead of Kristensen's best time from Monday.

    • Sebring: XM AGR ALMS Race Preview:

      Who: #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura drivers Bryan Herta, Dario Franchitti and Tony Kanaan
      What: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Round 1 of the American Le Mans Series, LMP2 Class
      Where: Sebring International Raceway, Sebring, Fla.
      When: Saturday, March 17, 2007
      Television: SPEED Channel, 9:30 a.m. EDT (live)

    • Sebring: Porsche ALMS Weekend Preview:

      For the opening weekend for the International Motor Sports Association/Sports Car Club of America racing season at Sebring International Raceway March 15 - 17, teams competing in Porsche race cars outnumber the competition by more than three-to-one, with more than 70 Porsches competing in two classes in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin, and the SCCA SPEED World Challenge.

    • Q&A: Audi ALMS Driver Dindo Capello:

      The 2007 American Le Mans Series begins on one of the world's toughest and roughest race tracks: Sebring (USA). Audi is unbeaten at Sebring since 2000 and aims to continue its winning streak with the R10 TDI on Saturday. Audi factory driver Dindo Capello, a Sebring winner in 2001, 2002 and 2006, comments on the 3.7-mile track situated in Florida and based on a former airfield.

    • Team Modena Season Starts at Sebring:

      Team Modena's race season starts this coming weekend with the prestigious Mobil 1 12-Hours of Sebring in Florida. Saturday's [March 17th] race is one of the most famous endurance races in the world and a stiff test of car and drivers - a perfect opening to the team's 2007 campaign with their Aston Martin DBR9 racecar.

    • Road to Le Mans Starts at Sebring for Corvette Racing:

      The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring may be only half as long in duration as the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but it’s a more demanding test of teams and machines. With a notoriously punishing track surface and sultry conditions in central Florida, the season-opening round of the American Le Mans Series will test the mettle of Corvette Racing's new C6.R race cars and the people who engineer, prepare and drive them.

    • 'Hans' On Approach for American Le Mans Series:

      HANS recently donated four of its safety devices to the American Le Mans Series to use in its Media Car program for the 2007 season. The HANS device is a vital piece of protective equipment that significantly decreases the odds of a driver sustaining a disabling or fatal head and or neck injury. It will be worn by both the driver and media participant during Media Rides conducted at each race of the American Le Mans Series.

    • Shell Named 'Official Diesel Fuel' of American Le Mans Series:

      The American Le Mans Series and Shell have entered into another agreement in 2007 for Shell V-Power Diesel with GTL (Gas to Liquids) to be the Official Diesel Fuel of the American Le Mans Series. It will again be used to power Audi's R10 TDI two-car effort at Sebring and the 2007 season. The technology behind the fuel enabled the Audi R10 TDI to go greater distances between pit stops and still deliver great power, resulting in time benefits over similar gasoline-powered cars during an endurance race such as the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • American Le Mans Series Expanding TV Reach:

      The American Le Mans Series' television reach is expanding for the 2007 season. The Series recently reached agreements with SPEED Latin America and 7TV in Russia that will deliver "live" coverage of Series events into two of the largest international television markets in the world.

    • PHOTOS - Sebring 12 Hours Early Practice Shots:

      FeedMeSportsCars is bringing you some of the early Sebring 12 Hours photos courtesy of the American Le Mans Series.

    • LP Watch Group Named Series' Official Watch & Timekeeper:

      The LP Watch Group, boasting an 84-year history of precision, hand-crafted Swiss timepieces featuring Lucien Piccard, LP Italy and LP Swiss Sports brands, is proud to announce a multi-year partnership with the American Le Mans Series. The LP Watch Group is the Official Watch and Timekeeper of the world's premium brand of motorsports.

    • Audis Post Fastest Times During Practice for 12 Hours of Sebring:

      The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is starting 2007 the way the 2006 American Le Mans Series ended. Audi Sport North America posted the two fastest times Monday during the week's first test session for Saturday's season opener.

    • Famous Names Make a Return to Sebring:

      Nine years ago, Johnny O'Connell and Jan Magnussen first shared a seat at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Monday saw the two reunited in the American Le Mans Series in one of Corvette Racing's championship-winning Corvette C6.R. Magnussen and O'Connell will compete for the full season in the team's No. 3 entry.

    • ALMS Series Stars Ready to Take On Racing's Biggest Names:

      The list of drivers who have posted victories at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has no equal anywhere in North American motorsports. Competitors from all disciplines of racing have tried to tame the 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway, many coming up short.

    • Risi Competizione Announces Two Car Ferrari F430GT Program for ALMS Season:

      Risi Competizione, the private team which notched up four victories on the way to winning the GT2 Championship in the 2006 American Le Mans Series, is please to announce today that it will campaign a pair of Ferrari F430GTs during the upcoming 2007 season. Risi Competizione is further pleased to announce that Krohn Racing will be participating with the team in 2007.

    • Sebring: Oliver Gavin ALMS Race Preview - Going for Third GT1 Title In a Row:

      Reigning American Le Mans Series GT1 Drivers Champion, Oliver Gavin, might have only had one race since the end of the 2006 season, but he’s been far from idle. His participation with the Howard Motorsports/Dyson Racing entry at the Daytona 24 Hours in January was fitted around testing for his main 2007 focus – his fifth consecutive season with the GM Corvette Racing team – and some valuable family time.

    • Sebring: Darren Turner ALMS Race Preview - 'My Real Enjoyment is Racing':

      “Sebring is a great way to start the season; it’s one of my favourite tracks.” Darren Turner’s words, while wholly honest, are somewhat misleading. Next weekend’s American Le Mans Series 12 Hours of Sebring may be the opening race of his 2007 season, but he’s been busier than ever in the first few months of the year, and has already spent a good many days behind the wheel of a racing car.

    • Porsche Aims to Defend LMP2 Title as they Preview 2007 ALMS:

      Stuttgart. The American Le Mans Series heads into the new season with a
      true classic. The 12 hour race in Sebring/Florida, run for the 55th time,
      is the oldest sports car race in the USA and one of the greatest challenges
      for drivers and teams. “This race is a gruelling test and an important
      indicator for how the rest of the season will run,“ says Porsche's head of
      motorsport, Hartmut Kristen. With the improved RS Spyder he wants to
      continue last year's success streak against competition that has not only
      strengthened in numbers. “Our objective this season is to successfully
      defend our title.“

    • Fernandez, Diaz Eager for ALMS Sebring Debut:

      Next week's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring may be the most important race in the careers of Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz. The two will lead the charge for Acura and Lowe's in the LMP2 class of the 2007 American Le Mans Series, along with Sebring third driver David Martinez. Having already claimed victory in a special 12-hour race among the three Acura-powered teams at Sebring, now the focus turns to the real deal in the Series' opener.

    • Klein Tools Pit Crew Demonstration Set for Orlando Lowe's Location:

      The American Le Mans Series is making a literal pit stop in Orlando, Fla., on Saturday, March 10 before heading off to Sebring for the season-opener on March 17. Panoz Team PTG will demonstrate the nuances of a Series pit stop in a simulation of the Klein Tools Pit Crew Challenge beginning at 11 a.m. at the Lowe's Home Improvement Store on W. Colonial Drive in Orlando.

    • Sebring: Tafel ALMS Race Preview - Well Prepared:

      New comers Tafel Racing are well prepared to take on their first American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season opener Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to be run on Saturday, March 17th.

    • Former IndyCar Champion Tony Kanaan Comments Regarding ALMS Sebring Debut:

      The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring has attracted the best and brightest in motorsports throughout the years. Next week, former IRL champion Tony Kanaan gets to add his name to the impressive list of drivers who have attempted to tame Sebring. As part of the Andretti Green Racing lineup, Kanaan will try to help teammates Bryan Herta and Dario Franchitti bring the team and Acura an LMP2 class victory - and possibly more - in its American Le Mans Series debut. What are his thoughts and goals? Here are his answers:

    • PICTURES: More Photos of the 2007 Audi R10:

      The 2007 Audi R10 TDI, which was unveiled to the world’s public on Monday evening in Munich, contests its first race on Saturday (17 March) at Sebring (USA). The 12-hour race in "Sunshine State” Florida is the opening race and one of the highlights of the American Le Mans Series, and also dress rehearsal for the Le Mans 24 Hours for Audi Sport’s team.

    • Spyker Ready for 12 Hours of Sebring:

      Spyker Squadron is almost on their way to Sebring, Florida, for the American Le Mans Series season opener, the famous 12-Hours of Sebring. Spyker will race with one Spyker C8 Spyder GT2R in the most prestigious endurance race on American soil. Traditionally all the teams taking the 24 Hours of Le Mans seriously will compete at Sebring as part of their rigorous preparations for the annual race held mid-June.

    • Quick Quotes For the ALMS Season Opener at Sebring:

      For 54 years, Sebring has been the iconic setting for sports car racing in North America. It all comes together again next week with the 55th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the start of the 2007 American Le Mans Series. A handful of Series competitors share their thoughts on America's greatest sports car race:

    • PICTURES: Audi and Peugeot Launch Their Cars:

      Audi and Peugeot have launched their 2007 colour schemes and FeedMeSportsCars is here to bring you them.

    • Audi R10 and A4 DTM Launched for 2007:

      More than 300 invited guests from media and society attended the world premiere of the technically re-worked Audi R10 TDI sporting its new design only two weeks before the 12 Hours of Sebring – the opening race of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) on 18 March. At the same time Audi unveiled the Audi A4 DTM – the first race car for the 2007 DTM season.

    • Lowe's Announced as "Official Home Improvement Store" of ALMS:

      The American Le Mans Series announced today that Lowe's has become the "Official Home Improvement Store" for the world's leading sports car series. It is an arrangement that not only emphasizes the Series' continued alliance with premium brands, but one that also embraces Acura's new LMP2 entry of Lowe's Fernandez Racing.

    • Sebring: Liz Halliday ALMS Race Preview:

      International Racing Driver and Equestrian Liz Halliday begins her action-packed 2007 sporting season next week as she flies to Florida to compete in the prestigious 12 Hours of Sebring.

    • Rumours: ALMS - New LMP1 Runner for 2007:

      It has been reported that there will be a fourth ALMS LMP1 entry for most of the 2007 season.

    • Sebring Preview: ALMS Ready to Open Season:

      Since the first running of Sebring's 12-hour sports car classic, 2,982 drivers have raced more than 2.2 million miles during 648 hours of racing. Only 102 drivers, however, have managed to win the world's toughest endurance race.

    • Sebring: Dyson ALMS Race Preview - New LMP2 Spyders to Debut:

      The season opening 55th annual Twelve Hours of Sebring marks the twentieth anniversary of Dyson Racing’s first Sebring: March 21, 1987 with the #16 Porsche 962. This year’s March 17th race will feature the race debut of Dyson Racing’s two new LMP2 Porsche RS Spyders: #16, chassis 704 and #20, chassis 705.

    • Graham Rahal to Join ALMS Opener at Sebring:

      The grid for the 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring continues to grow stronger as the opening race for the 2007 American Le Mans Series approaches. Graham Rahal and Marc Lieb were some of the additions announced Monday, seven days before the start of race week at Sebring International Raceway.

    • Rumour: ALMS – Major Sponsor Coming on Board???:

      It has been suggested that the ALMS will announce a ‘major corporate sponsor’ over the coming days.

    • Patrick Long, Ian James Join Tafel Racing For ALMS Sebring Season Opener:

      Porsche factory driver Patrick Long and sportscar star Ian James will join the Tafel Racing effort for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season opener Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to be run on March 17th.

    • David Martinez to Join Lowe’s Fernandez ALMS Squad at Sebring:

      Lowe’s Fernández Racing today announced that up-and-coming open-wheel talent David Martinez will join Adrián Fernández and Luis Díaz in the American Le Mans Series’ season-opener – the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The 55th-running of this historic event on March 17 will mark the debut of the team and its No. 15 Lowe’s Acura-powered Lola LMP2 sports car in ALMS competition.

  • February 2007
    • The 2007 Sebring 12 Hours Entry List:

      The latest official entry list for the 2007 Mobil 1, 12 Hours of Le Mans has been released. As predicted the grid is dominated by P2 and GT2 cars with a few one-off entries. Team Modena and Horag-Lista are two examples of these.

    • Corvette Racing Announces Their 2007 Drivers:

      There will be familiar faces in different places when Corvette Racing returns to the American Le Mans Series in 2007 to defend its drivers, team and manufacturers championships. Corvette Racing officials have announced a revised driver lineup for the two-car Chevrolet factory team.

    • Sebring - Dramatic Racing and Close Finishes:

      After 1,184 miles of racing over 12 hours, negotiating 5,440 turns and making more than 7,000 gear shifts, the GT2 class at last year's Sebring 12-hour classic was decided by a margin of just five seconds. The 55th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on Saturday, March 17th, will add yet another chapter in the history of this legendary event, second only to the 24 Hours of Le Mans in international prestige.

    • Porsche-drivers training at Cyprus:

      Stuttgart. Stuttgart. Preparations for the 2007 motorsport season are in
      full swing. In addition to their personal sports programme the Porsche
      works drivers met up for an intensive ten-day fitness training on Cyprus.
      Under the direction of sports physician Prof. Dr. Frank Mayer from the
      University of Potsdam, factory drivers Timo Bernhard (26), Sascha Maassen
      (37), Romain Dumas (29), Ryan Briscoe (25), Emmanuel Collard (35), Patrick
      Long (25), Joerg Bergmeister (31), Marc Lieb (26) and Richard Lietz (23)
      focus on strength and endurance in preparation for races in international
      sportscar and GT racing series. Also taking part in the Porsche Fitness
      Camp were UPS-Porsche juniors Lance David Arnold (20) and Martin Ragginger
      (18).

    • Rahal Letterman ALMS GT2 Program Off and Running:

      Rahal Letterman Racing's American Le Mans Series GT2 program is off and running. The Hilliard, Ohio-based team spent Monday and Wednesday at Sebring in the first test for its Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (Type 997). Ralf Kelleners and Tom Milner both spent extensive time behind the wheel as preparations continued for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17, the start of the American Le Mans Series season.

    • Darren Turner and Team Modena Join Up for Sebring:

      Team Modena have finalised the driver line-up for the Mobil 1 12-Hours of Sebring next month with Darren Turner now joining Antonio Garcia and Liz Halliday in the team's Aston Martin DBR9 for the classic Florida event. For Turner it will be a return to the car he co-drove to victory at the Nurburgring in 2005, while his unrivalled Aston Martin race experience will further strengthen the already rapid Team Modena driver squad.

    • Darren Turner to Start Season at Sebring 12 Hours:

      Darren Turner will start the wheels turning for his 2007 racing season in a Team Modena Aston Martin DBR9, it was announced today.

    • Herta, Kanaan and Dario Franchitti to Race for AGR at Sebring:

      Andretti Green Racing announced today that Bryan Herta, Tony Kanaan and Dario Franchitti will drive the #26 XM Satellite Radio Acura LMP2 entry in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17 at Sebring International Raceway.

    • Acura to be Title Sponsor of ALMS St. Petersburg Race:

      The Acura Division of American Honda Motor Company will be the title sponsor of the first American Le Mans Series race to be held in St. Petersburg, Fla., in March. The Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg will be the feature event on Saturday, March 31 at the 2007 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

    • Corsa Motorsports and White Lightning Link Up for 2007:

      The GT2 class in the American Le Mans Series has grown even more competitive with the announcement of a second Ferrari F430 GT to be managed by Dale White. The championship-winning manager and Steve Pruitt jointly revealed today that they are joining forces for a full-season effort in the Series. The No. 32 EquiWest/Michelin Ferrari F430 GT will run under the banner of Corsa Motorsports/White Lightning Racing and will debut at next month's season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • VP Racing Fuels Named Official Fuel Supplier of IMSA:

      In a two-year technical and marketing partnership, VP Racing Fuels has been appointed as the Official Fuel Supplier of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), the sanctioning body announced today. VP Racing Fuels, known for its technical racing fuel expertise, will formulate and provide all supply logistics as the IMSA-sanctioned American Le Mans Series adopts multiple ethanol enriched gasoline blends to be used in competition this year and into the future, starting with the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17.

    • 2007 In Preview - ALMS: Excitement and Concern as the ALMS Ventures into 2007:

      The ALMS Championship has experienced a turbulent off season. On one hand, there is the undeniable and exciting growth of the LMP2 category, the stable GT2 category and on the other hand the LMP1 and GT1 categories have been under threat, to the point of possible extinction for the 2007 season.

    • Rumour and News – ALMS: Audi, Creation, Intersport:

      Rumour and News – ALMS: Audi, Creation, Intersport

    • ALMS to Use Ethanol for the 2007 Season:

      The American Le Mans Series continues its tradition of excellence and leading edge technology with its decision to use ethanol-enriched fuel for the 2007 racing season. The organization has partnered with the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC) to make E10, "the official ethanol-enriched fuel" of the Series.

  • January 2007
    • Tafel Racing, Rahal/Letterman Racing Getting Ready for ALMS Season:

      For a first-year effort in the American Le Mans Series, Tafel Racing had an extraordinary week at Sebring last week for the Series' three-day test session. The Cumming, GA-based team posted the fastest time among all GT2 cars during the week with one of its new Porsche 997 RSR racers, both of which will contest the full season beginning with the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17.

    • ALMS Founder Nominated to Prestigious Road-Racing Body:

      American Le Mans Series founder Dr. Don Panoz has been invited to join the prestigious group of members of the Road Racing Drivers Club, the organization's board has announced. The collection of nominees also includes Marty Kaufman, who serves as Series Race Director.

    • Audi Drivers Work on Physical, Mental Game for 2007 Season:

      How do you react to the heat in the DTM cockpit? Wouldn’t you also like to race at Le Mans once? What do you think of the new Audi R8? Questions like this were heard frequently in and around the "Sonnenalp” resort in Ofterschwang during the last few days.

    • Audi: 'We Will Have Our Hands Full':

      Audi Sport North America technical director Brad Kettler was a very interested observer in the Sebring pitlane and paddock this weekend at the American Le Mans Series Winter Test. In an exclusive interview with americanlemans.com, Kettler touched on a number of subjects leading up to the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • Sebring: Tafel Racing ALMS Test Recap - Successful Test:

      Tafel Racing completed their Sebring test today in preparation for the American Le Mans Series season opener Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring to be run on March 17th.

    • Wallace, Dyson Porsche RS Spyder Fastest in ALMS Testing at Sebring + Times:

      Andy Wallace really, really likes the Porsche RS Spyder. After Wednesday's third and final session of the third annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway, who could blame him? The Englishman's time of 1:46.983 in Dyson Racing's new prototype was the fastest of the day and the best of the week.

    • Porsche RS Spyder Captures Fastest Time on Day 3:

      Stuttgart. The Porsche teams are well prepared for the season-opener of the
      American Le Mans Series. At the final day of winter tests on the Sebring
      International Raceway on Wednesday, which serves as the traditional dress
      rehearsal for the Sebring 12 hour race on 17th March, the #16 RS Spyder run
      by Dyson Racing Team with support from Porsche set the fastest lap time.

    • Sebring: Dyson ALMS Test Recap - Smooth Operator:

      Three days and 726 miles – a totally smooth run. Dyson Racing tested the first of their two new Porsche RS Spyders at the three day official American Le Mans Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway January 22 -24.

    • Sebring: Fernandez ALMS Test Recap - Promising Pre-Season Program:

      Lowe’s Fernandez Racing today concluded a successful three-day test session as part of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Open Test held at Sebring International Raceway. Piloting the #15 Lowe’s Acura Lola B05/40, Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz completed over 180 laps on the 3.7-mile, 17-turn road course and posted a best time of 1:47.006 to land second-place overall on the timesheets amongst the 18 participants.

    • Briscoe Heads ALMS Times as Porsche Dominates Again + Times:

      Ryan Briscoe hasn't wasted any time acquainting himself with the Porsche RS Spyder. The Australian factory driver set the fastest time in each of Tuesday's two sessions of the American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway.

    • Porsche Recap from the First 2 Days of Sebring Testing:

      Stuttgart. The new Porsche RS Spyders again set the standards on the second
      day of testing for the American Le Mans Series at the Sebring International
      Raceway. On the airfield circuit in Florida, where the traditional 12 hour
      race on 17th March marks the start of the 2007 season, the new Porsche
      works driver Ryan Briscoe (Australia) beat his team mate Helio Castroneves
      (Brazil) to the fastest time with the Penske Motorsports-run #6 RS Spyder
      by nine-hundredths of a second. In the RS Spyder with starting number 7,
      Sascha Maassen (Belgium) posted the second quickest time.

    • Sebring Interview with Danica Patrick:

      Danica Patrick made her return to American Le Mans Series competition Tuesday afternoon for Andretti Green Racing. She drove approximately 20 laps at Sebring International Raceway in the team's Acura-powered Courage LC75 with a best time of 1:52.4 around the 17-turn, 3.7-mile circuit. It was Patrick's first prototype experience in the Series and her first appearance since Petit Le Mans in 2003 when she drove a Prodrive Ferrari 550 Maranello in GTS.

    • Sebring: Tafel Racing ALMS Test Recap - First Laps of the Season:

      Tafel Racing turned the first laps of the teams inaugural American Le Mans Series season today at Sebring International Raceway.

    • Penkse Strong After First Day of Preseason Testing + Times:

      Penske Motorsports and Porsche finished atop the timing sheets after the first day of the American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway on Monday, besting last year's qualifying pace by more than a half second.

    • Porsche Announce their Drivers for 2007:

      Stuttgart. With a strong lineup of nine factory drivers, who will perform
      worldwide in the American Le Mans Series, the US Grand Am Series, the FIA
      GT Championship, and the European-based Le Mans Series, Porsche is well
      prepared to compete for the 2007 season.

    • New Prototypes Take Center Stage at ALMS Winter Test:

      Leading up to this year's American Le Mans Series Winter Test, the prototype talk revolves around six high-tech sports that will turn their first laps in the public eye. The three-day session, starting Monday at Sebring International Raceway, will serve as a springboard to the 2007season.

    • ALMS GT2 Class Preview for Sebring Test:

      The GT2 class of the American Le Mans Series provided fantastic competition during the 2006 season. Believe it or not, 2007 is shaping up to be even better. The first taste of this year's field comes Monday on the first day of the third annual American Le Mans Series Winter Test at Sebring International Raceway.

    • First Customer Porsche RS Spyder Delivered:

      The first Porsche RS Spyder destined for a customer team went to the US-based Dyson Racing, which, with Porsche support, will field two of the Weissach-developed and built high-tech sports prototypes against strong competition in the 2007 American Le Mans Series. Last season Porsche swept the class with the RS Spyder, claiming all championship titles in the LMP2 category.

    • Audi Drivers Elected for 'All America Team':

      Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) have been elected by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association (AARWBA) for the prestigious "All America Team 2006". The Association of American Motorsport Journalists honoured the two Audi factory drivers for winning the 2006 American Le Mans Series title with the revolutionary Audi R10 TDI diesel sportscar.

    • It's Confirmed: Corvette Will be Back in the ALMS in 2007:

      Corvette Racing officials have announced the perennial championship winning team will return to the American Le Mans Series in 2007 to defend its GT1 drivers, team and manufacturers crown in North America's leading sports car series. In addition, plans are underway for another assault on this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Audi Factory Driver Marco Werner in Profile:

      The Americans were quite astounded when Marco Werner won his first ever American Le Mans Series race he contested in March 2003. "Marco who?” was the question on everybody’s lips. At that time hardly anybody had heard of the then 36-year old German.

    • Petersen/White Lightning Announce Lineup:

      After winning two American Le Mans Series GT2 Driver Championships, Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing has made a significant move towards a third consecutive title in 2007.

    • Audi Outline Their 2007 ALMS Plans:

      Allan McNish and Dindo Capello have been given the opportunity to retain their American Le Mans Series LMP1 championship in 2007 as Audi AG announced its full-season lineup and program with the diesel-powered R10 TDI. Audi Sport North America will field two of the revolutionary cars for all 12 rounds of the 2007 season, starting with the 55th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.McNish and Capello will be joined by Emanuele Pirro and Marco Werner, each two-time champions in the Series' highest class.

    • Audi Banks on TDI Power Again in the USA:

      Audi AG continues its successful involvement in the American Le Mans Series to coincide with the imminent Diesel offensive in the USA. The Audi Sport North America team competes in every round of the world’s leading sportscar race series with a pair of Audi R10 TDI cars during the 2007 season.

    • Mazdaspeed, B-K Motorsports Announce 2007 ALMS Plans - New Powertrain, Chassis:

      Faced with increased competition in the American LeMans Series LMP2 category, MAZDASPEED Motorsports Development and B-K Motorsports today announced they will partner with Advanced Engine Research Ltd (AER) and Lola Cars to develop an all-new Mazda-derived engine and purpose-built chassis for their 2007 championship effort. The goal is to improve on the 2006 result of third place in the American LeMans Series (ALMS) Championship for P2 cars, with an eye on the top step of the podium.

    • Kelleners, Milner to Drive for Rahal Letterman ALMS Porsche Squad:

      Drivers Ralf Kelleners and Tom Milner are set to pilot Rahal Letterman's Porsche in the famed team's initial effort in the American Le Mans Series for the 2007 GT2 class. The Ohio-based team is one of three GT2 squads that will compete with the new Porsche 997 RSR race car.

    • Robertson Racing Panoz Ready for Debut:

      Following a historic season that generated noteworthy victories in the two biggest sports car races of the year, Elan Motorsports Technologies is expanding its customer base with the proven Panoz Esperante GTLM for 2007.

    • Kumho Tyres to Grip Intersport in 2007:

      Eager to compete again for class wins and championships in the American Le Mans Series, Intersport Racing and Kumho Tire USA will team together in the Series' highly competitive LMP2 class for the 2007 season. The Kumho-shod, AER-powered Intersport Lola B05/40 will turn its first competitive laps at the 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 17.

    • Team PTG, Multimatic, Panoz Join Forces for 2007 ALMS Campaign:

      Santa has delivered Panoz fans a unique gift for 2007 with the announcement today that three of the biggest names in North American sportscar racing – Panoz, Multimatic and Team PTG – will jointly launch an assault on the 2007 American Le Mans Series.

    • Bergmeister Joins Overbeek at Flying Lizard for 2007:

      With an eye toward contending for another GT2 championship in the American Le Mans Series, Flying Lizard Motorsports has signed two-time class title winner Jorg Bergmeister for the full 2007 season. Bergmeister, GT2 champion in 2005 and 2006, will join Johannes van Overbeek in the team's No. 45 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR.

    • Franchitti to Race with Andretti Green IndyCar & ALMS Teams in 2007:

      Andretti Green Racing, the winningest team in Indy Racing League history, has announced that Dario Franchitti will return for the 2007 season. Franchitti will return to the IndyCar Series with major sponsor Canadian Club® Canadian whisky in the #27 entry.

    • Tafel Racing Takes Delivery of Porsche RSRs for 2007 Season:

      The 2007 season is getting off to a huge start at Tafel Racing as their cars for both the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve are ready to go racing, or at least testing. As the team was loading their three Porsche GT3 Cup cars for the Daytona test, the two new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR cars arrived from the airport.

    • ALMS GT2 Teams Take Delivery of the First of the New Porsches:

      Flying Lizard Motorsports took delivery of its two Porsche 997 RSRs Thursday. Tafel Racing and Rahal Letterman Racing will have theirs shortly.

    • Road Atlanta Undergoing Extensive Resurfacing:

      An extensive resurfacing project at Road Atlanta is well on its way, the focal point of a series of renovations and capital improvements to the famed Atlanta-area road course.

    • ALMS Staffing Changes:

      In an effort to increase its abilities and focus on the core principle of better servicing the media and related constituents, the American Le Mans Series' Broadcasting & Communications Department has revamped its organizational and personnel planning in preparation for the 2007 season.

Volume 6

  • December 2006
    • PHOTOS: Six Memories from the 2006 ALMS Season:

      Happy New Year to all of our readers. We hope you have a great 2007! To bring in the New Year, FeedMeSportscars is giving you six of the ALMS's best photos as part of our photo retrospective of the 2006 season. We hope you enjoy.

    • In His Own Words: Scott Atherton:

      It doesn't seem like it but the start of the 2007 American Le Mans Series is right around the corner with the third annual Winter Test at Sebring o­n January 22-24. For Series President and CEO Scott Atherton, the offseason hasn't left much time to review some of the remarkable accomplishments from 2006: record attendance at events, all-time marks in television and Internet viewership and unmatched manufacturer involvement

      Here are Atherton's thoughts as he looks back and looks ahead to a 2007 season that features 12 events, the introduction of the Acura factory program and stops in three key new markets:

    • Fernandez Helps Make 'Impossible Dreams Come True':

      Popular racecar driver Adrian Fernandez, who will pilot the No. 15 Lowe's Acura Lola in the American Le Mans Series next year, appeared on Univision's "El Show de Cristina" recently to help make "So?ando Contigo" (Dreaming with You), a heart-warming quarterly special that makes impossible dreams come true, even more special. The entire 60-minute program was dedicated to making the dreams of five very special families come true this Christmas. Fernandez, who represented racing sponsor Lowe's, presented a total of $25,000 in gift cards to two worthy families.

    • Acura ALMS Trio Gets Early Taste of Sebring:

      The three new Acura-powered American Le Mans Series LMP2 sports car teams (Andretti Green Racing, Lowe's Fernandez Racing and Highcroft Racing) completed a successful three-day testing session Wednesday at the legendary Sebring International Raceway, site of the 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring sports car classic set for March 17, 2007.

    • Dyson to Race Two RS Spyders in ALMS LMP2 Class for 2007:

      Dyson Racing is returning to its roots. o­ne of the top independent teams in the American Le Mans Series, the Poughkeepsie, N.Y.-based organization will field two Porsche RS Spyders in the Series' growing LMP2 class for the 2007 season.

    • Porsche Statement on Dyson - Their First LMP2 Customer:

      Stuttgart. Dyson Racing will run two Porsche RS Spyders as the first
      customer team in the American Le Mans Series. With the Weissach-developed
      sports prototype the American team will contest the LM P2 class in 2007,
      where Porsche claimed the drivers, manufacturers and team title this past
      season. Moreover, as in 2006, Penske Motorsports will again enter two RS
      Spyders.

    • ALMS Statement on Dyson's Move to Porsche, LMP2:

      Scott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series, offered this statement following today's announcement regarding Dyson Racing's plans for the 2007 season with Porsche and two of its RS Spyders:

    • Dyson Racing to Campaign Two 2007 Porsche RS Spyders:

      Dyson Racing, located in Poughkeepsie, New York, with Porsche Motorsports roots going back to the mid '80s, will race two 2007 Porsche RS Spyder prototypes in the upcoming American Le Mans Series season.

    • Fellows to Represent ALMS at North American Auto Show:

      Ron Fellows will represent the American Le Mans Series and participate Jan. 17 in "Auto Racing Day" at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Fellows who has won three GT1 championships, ranks second in career starts (68) and is tied for third in wins (25) recently had surgery on his right shoulder to repair ligament and rotator cuff damage. The surgery was performed by orthopedic surgeon Dr. Stephen Kollias who also repaired Fellows' left shoulder in December 2003.

    • Henzler Wins Porsche Cup, Van Overbeek Second:

      After just missing out o­n the American Le Mans Series' GT2 championship, Flying Lizard Motorsports can boast in having the top two finishers in the annual Porsche Cup. Wolf Henzler is the recipient of this year's trophy, which goes to the most successful driver in privately-run race cars, by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, in Stuttgart, Germany.

    • Wolf Henzler Wins Porsche Cup Based on U.S. Road Racing Results:

      Wolf Henzler, from Nuertingen, Germany, on the basis of wins in both the American Le Mans Series and the Grand American Rolex Series, has won the 2007 Porsche Cup - the trophy awarded annually to the most successful driver in privately-run race cars, by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, in Stuttgart, Germany.

    • Audi Signs New Drivers to R10, DTM Campaigns:

      Lucas Luhr (27) and Mike Rockenfeller (23) will strengthen the Audi driver squad in both the DTM and in sportscar events with the revolutionary Audi R10 TDI Diesel sportscar during the forthcoming 2007 motorsport season.

    • In His Own Words: Olivier Beretta:

      Olivier Beretta will enter the 2007 season as the most successful driver in America Le Mans Series history with 28 class wins. With driving mate Oliver Gavin, Beretta drove the No. 4 Corvette to victory in 2006 giving Corvette Racing its sixth American Le Mans Series GT1 Championship. With a challenging 2006 season and new venues in 2007, we wanted to chat with Beretta to find out what this champion driver thought of the previous and upcoming seasons.

    • 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours Names Automatic Entries:

      The winners of the different Le Mans Series have now been designated (the last: the European Le Mans Series, this weekend in the A.C.F Salons in Paris); the list of automatic entries for the 2007 Le Mans 24 Hours can now be completed in the light of the 2006 results.

    • ALMS Teams Among First 24 Le Mans 24 Invitees:

      Ten entries from the American Le Mans Series are among the first 24 invitees to the 75th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most prestigious auto race. The twice-around-the-clock event is scheduled for June 16-17 at the Circuit de la Sarthe.

    • “Golden Helmet” for Audi Driver Dindo Capello:

      Italian wins “Oscar of motorsport”
      Awards also for Allan McNish

    • Marino Franchitti Added to Andretti Green ALMS Lineup:

      Andretti Green Racing announced today that it has signed Scotsman Marino Franchitti to the driver lineup for its XM Satellite Radio-sponsored Acura Courage LC75 LMP2 entry in the 2007 American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

      Franchitti, 28 and the younger brother of Andretti Green driver Dario Franchitti, has spent the past six years driving in various sports car-related series.

    • Bergmeister, Audi Duo Secure All-America Honors:

      A trio of the American Le Mans Series' brightest stars have parlayed their success o­n the track into prestigious honors from o­ne of the most recognized group of American motorsports journalists. Jorg Bergmeister, Allan McNish and Dindo Capello each have been named first-team All-Americans by the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association in the group's Road Racing category.

    • Rumour: ALMS - More on GT1:

      Further to all the conjecture of Corvette and Aston Martin exiting the ALMS to focus on Europe, Feedmesportscars has found more information.

    • Pirelli's Season of Success:

      If Pirelli was a fine wine instead of an ultra-high- performance tire, connoisseurs would acknowledge the 2006 sports car season as one of the finest vintages in its 99 years of motorsports.

    • Audi R10 TDI Wins Autosport Award:

      The revolutionary Audi R10 TDI has won the "Pioneering and Innovation Award of the British magazine "Autosport for the most important innovation of the 2006 motorsport season. Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich accepted the prestigious trophy Sunday evening in London in front of over 1,000 guests.

    • Brabham to Highcroft Acura for 2007:

      David Brabham is returning to prototype racing, having signed with Highcroft Racing to drive its Acura-powered LMP2 entry for the 2007 American Le Mans Series. It is the first prototype ride for the Australian star in the Series since 2003.

    • ALMS Corvette Tandem of Berretta, Gavin Among the Best in 2006:

      It wasn't easy but Corvette Racing's Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin again were the class of GT1 in the American Le Mans Series for 2006. For the second straight year they teamed for the class drivers title and have been nominated to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association's annual All America team.

    • All-American Performances for ALMS Drivers Capello, McNish:

      Capello and Allan McNish rewrote not just the record books in the 2006 American Le Mans Series but in all of motorsports. It's a large reason why they have been nominated to the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association's annual All America team in the At-Large category.

    • Bergmeister Among ALMS All America Nominees:

      Simply put, Jorg Bergmeister had a season to remember in 2006, making him o­ne of five American Le Mans Series drivers nominated for the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association's annual All America team in the Road Racing category.

  • November 2006
    • GP of St. Petersburg Tickets Go On Sale:

      Tickets for the 2007 Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg will go on sale to the general public Friday, Dec. 1, at 10 a.m. (EST).

    • Wallace Returns to Dyson Racing Full-Time in 2007:

      Andy Wallace will be celebrating his thirteenth year with Dyson Racing by partnering with Butch Leitzinger full-time in the team’s #16 entry for the 2007 season.

    • Rumours: ALMS - GT2 Spyker, Ferrari and Lexus...:

      Rumours: ALMS - GT2 Spyker, Ferrari and Lexus...

    • Audi V12 TDI is “Race Engine of the Year”:

      Audi yet again proved "Vorsprung durch Technik” on the race track by taking the first victory for a diesel powered sportscar at the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours. The revolutionary diesel technology has now also triumphed in competition with Formula 1 and other motorsport categories: A panel of experts from the British specialist magazine "Race Engine Technology” voted the 650 hp V12 TDI engine from the Audi R10 TDI as "Race Engine of the Year 2006” and "Alternative Race Engine of the Year”.

    • Milner: Looking Back o­n 2006 Series Return:

      While his plans for the 2007 American Le Mans Series are still coming together, Tom Milner had plenty to say about BMW Team PTG's return to the top level of North American sports car racing in 2006. There were plenty of highlights: three podium finishes in a highly competitive GT2 class plus the championship of the Klein Tools Pit Crew Challenge.

    • Corvette Racing's Small-Block V-8 Wins Global Race Engine of the Year Award:

      GM's small-block V-8 added another accolade to a long list of honors when Corvette Racing's LS7.R was named the Global Motorsport Engine of the Year at the inaugural Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany, on November 9. The race-prepared LS7.R engine, which shares its architecture with the production LS7 small-block V-8, propelled Corvette Racing to its fifth GT1 class victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans on June 18, 2006. The 7.0-liter engine also powered the Compuware Corvette C6.R race cars to the 2006 American Le Mans Series manufacturers, drivers and team championships with a perfect reliability record.

    • Record Year for American Le Mans Series, IMSA:

      When history looks back o­n the 2006 American Le Mans Series, it likely will be seen as the watershed year for the Series. Recognized as not o­nly the fastest growing motorsports series in North America but perhaps also the world, the American Le Mans Series showed increases in most all categories including attendance, TV viewership, manufacturer participation and corporate sponsorship revenues.

    • A Busy 2006 is Over for Darren Turner:

      One of Britain’s busiest and most versatile racing drivers is just about to draw breath for the first time in many months. Darren Turner has always been self-motivated and highly active, and this attitude has led to him being much in demand in many different areas of motorsport.

    • A Tribute to James Weaver:

      On the weekend that Formula 1 lost its finest driver, so did sports car racing. And like Michael Schumacher, James Weaver went out on top. Weaver’s last race was the season-ending American Le Mans race at Laguna Seca on October 21. Each time he brought the car into the Laguna pits, it was from the lead. At the prior race at Road Atlanta, he set fastest lap. At Mosport, he broke the track record in qualifying. He finished second in the championship.

    • Halliday Joins Irvine, Couthard on Sky One:

      Female racing driver and equestrian, Liz Halliday, will help Formula 1 stars David Coulthard and Eddie Irvine put ten celebrity wannabe racing drivers through their paces next week, as part of a new Sky One television show presented by Denise van Outen called, The Race.

    • In His Own Words: Roger Penske Comments o­n His American Le Mans Series Program:

      Roger Penske's full-season return to road racing with Porsche went - more or less - as planned. Penske Racing won the American Le Mans Series' LMP2 team and manufacturer championships with the Porsche RS Spyder as well as the drivers title with Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr. Despite winning seven of 10 races (a Series record in LMP2), the Porsche RS Spyder and Penske faced a huge challenge from Intersport Racing.

    • Byran Herta Announced for AGR's 2007 Acura LMP2 Program:

      Bryan Herta was announced today as a driver for Andretti Green Racing's 2007 American Le Mans Series program, part of a three-team effort for Acura in the LMP2 class. The Andretti Green Racing Courage LC75 will have the support of XM Satellite Radio which will serve as the team's primary sponsor.

    • XM Satellite to be Primary Sponsor of AGR ALMS LMP2 Entry:

      XM Satellite Radio, the nation's leading satellite radio company with more than 7 million subscribers, announced it will be the primary sponsor of the Andretti Green Racing (AGR) Acura Courage car in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

  • October 2006
    • Duncan Dayton: First Courage-Acura LMP2 Test 'Absolutely Impressive':

      "Absolutely impressive," Duncan Dayton said of his first laps in Highcroft Racing's new Courage-Acura LMP2 challenger for the 2007 American Le Mans Series.

    • Rumour: ALMS - Cosworth in the ALMS:

      Rumour: ALMS - Cosworth in the ALMS

    • Laguna Seca: Zytek ALMS Race Recap - Penalties Thwart Great Showing:

      After shattering the lap record in qualifying, the Zytek team was optimistic going into the race knowing it had the pace to run at the front. From the start, Stefan Johansson showed what the Zytek 06S was capable of, opening up a convincing lead and maintaining a strong pace.

    • Laguna Seca: Panoz ALMS Race Recap - Unfortunate Ending:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz suffered an unfortunate ending to its 2006 American Le Mans Series assault with the #50 Panoz forced out of the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca event due to accident damage.

    • Fifth ALMS Win for Pirelli-Shod Aston Martin at Laguna Seca:

      The Pirelli-shod Aston Martins needed a one- two victory over Corvette in the final round of the ALMS season to tie for the 2006 GT1 Manufacturers’ Championship.

    • Laguna Podium is a Perfect Way to Finish!:

      An action-packed four hours of racing, four full course caution periods, accidents and incidents, spins aplenty. The popular Creation team came through it all to take third place in the final round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca, just 29 seconds behind the Championship winning Audi Sport of North America cars. The team was as delighted with the result as if it had won, and it was a fitting way for the British privateer team to round off its 2006 season, even if that much desired victory has to now wait until 2007.

    • Diesel Powered Audi Complete Perfect Season with ALMS Win at Laguna Finale + Results:

      The end of the 2006 American Le Mans Series was about as ideal for Audi as possible. The German marque completed a perfect season Saturday night with a victory in the Monterey Sports Car Championships from Allan McNish and Dindo Capello, their eighth win of the season and the feather in their championship hat.

    • Laguna Seca: Aston Martin ALMS Race Recap - GT2 Win:

      Aston Martin Racing finished first and fourth at the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Laguna Seca on Saturday 21 October. Pedro Lamy and Stephane Sarrazin taking the final victory of the 2006 American Le Mans Series in their Aston Martin DBR9, the team’s fifth win this year.

    • Laguna Seca: Creation ALMS Race Recap - Podium!:

      An action-packed four hours of racing, four full course caution periods, accidents and incidents, spins aplenty. The popular Creation team came through it all to take third place in the final round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca, just 29 seconds behind the Championship winning Audi Sport of North America cars. The team was as delighted with the result as if it had won, and it was a fitting way for the British privateer team to round off its 2006 season, even if that much desired victory has to now wait until 2007.

    • Laguna Seca: Audi ALMS Race Recap - Undefeated!!:

      With a 1-2 victory in the finalé of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca (California), AUDI AG yet again has written a piece of motorsport history: The Audi R10 TDI is the first Le Mans Prototype to remain unbeaten in its début season. The revolutionary diesel sportscar competed in eight races since the début in March, crossing the finish line eight times as the outright winner.

    • Laguna Seca: Corvette ALMS Race Recap - Sweeps of Championships:

      Corvette Racing capped Corvette's 50th anniversary in international road racing by sweeping the American Le Mans Series manufacturers, drivers and team championships in tonight's season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. A runner-up finish by Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R at the Monterey Sports Car Championships wrapped up Chevrolet's sixth consecutive manufacturers' title and gave the pair their second straight drivers championship.

    • Laguna Seca: Risi Competizione ALMS Race Recap - The Perfect Final Episode:

      This was the way it was supposed to end, the perfect final episode for a season of challenges: one race for the GT2 championship, with everything on the line, ace drivers in the cockpit, nothing held back, and an international TV audience watching the every move of a team kissed by destiny and shunned by luck.

    • Laguna Seca: Porsche ALMS LMP2 Race Recap - Seven Wins, and the Title!:

      The Porsche RS Spyder, the car that brought the Porsche factory back to prototype racing for the first time since 1998, won the LMP2 class in seven of the ten 2006 American Le Mans Series races, and finished one-two overall in the event at Mid-Ohio - the only time LMP2 race cars have finished one-two overall in the history of the series.

    • Porsche ALMS Program: A Season of Success:

      Porsche, the most successful manufacturer in the history of the American Le Mans Series, added to its sports car racing legacy by securing six year-end championships as the result of top finishes tonight in the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.

    • Laguna Seca: Porsche ALMS GT2 Race Recap - A Battle to the End:

      The GT2 class has been an interesting points battle all year, with the Ferrari 430 being the fastest car during the season, but the Porsche 911 GT3 RSR being the most consistent. Johannes van Overbeek, one of the owners and senior driver for the #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, entered the event with co-driver Wolf Henzler with a chance to win his first ALMS championship.

    • Laguna Seca: Bruichladdich Radical ALMS Race Recap - Mixed Weekend:

      Practice sessions for the event had gone really well for the team with lap times being cut significantly. Qualifying itself was a matter of getting in good clean laps and avoiding traffic. Stuart Moseley excelled himself setting a time of 1:15.311 putting Team Bruichladdich Radical third in class and eighth overall on the grid for the start of the race.

    • Laguna Seca: Alex Job ALMS Race Recap - 'We Could Have Won':

      Alex Job Racing finished third this evening in GT2 in the final round of the American Le Mans Series run at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • Rumour: ALMS - More on Cosworth's Entry:

      In the continuing rumours around the Cosworth’s entry into the ALMS, Feedmesportscars was able to catch up with Cosworth boss, Kevin Kalkhoven.

    • Johansson, Zytek Take ALMS Pole at Laguna Seca + Grid:

      There is obviously something about Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that suits the Zytek LMP1. For the second straight year a Zytek prototype smashed the qualifying record for the Monterey Sports Car Championships, the final round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series season.

    • Laguna Seca: Audi R10 TDI ALMS Qualifying Recap - Weight Handicap Clearly Visible:

      Audi Sport North America’s pair of Audi R10 TDI sportscars will start the final round of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca (USA) from positions four and five on the grid. As expected, the petrol driven LM P1 cars had an advantage over the diesel powered cars in qualifying, benefiting from 65 kilograms less weight allowed by the regulations. On the track near California’s Pacific coast, featuring many uphill and downhill sections, they took the top two positions on the starting grid. Also the fastest car of the smaller LM P2 class will start ahead of the two Audi R10 TDI sportscars on Saturday at 2:45 p.m. local time (11:45 p.m. in Germany).

    • Laguna Seca: Creation ALMS Qualifying Recap - Front Row Start:

      It was an achingly close, finger nails bitten to the quick, heart-in-the-mouth qualifying session for the Creation team, and it ended up with the Creation CA06/H-Judd just one tenth of a second away from pole position. Nicolas Minassian gave it absolutely everything he could – lap after lap - but a fuel pressure problem and an errant competitor meant his best time of 1:13.838 was just not quite enough to match that of Stefan Johansson’s Zytek.

    • Laguna Seca: Porsche ALMS Qualifying Recap - LMP2 Pole:

      Using what pole-sitter Sascha Maassen called a better track surface and improved car performance the #6 Porsche RS Spyder, prepared by Penske Motorsports, will sit first on the LMP2 grid for tomorrow's American Le mans Series Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway.

    • Laguna Seca: Bruichladdich Radical ALMS Qualifying Recap - Third in Debut:

      Before the 20 minute LMP qualifying session held this afternoon the team had two more opportunities to practice and work on set-up. Overnight changes led to a major improvement in time and 2.28 seconds were shaved off yesterday’s SR9 lap time for the Californian circuit. Qualifying itself was a matter of getting in good clean laps and avoiding traffic. Stuart Moseley was the driver chosen for the job given his familiarity with the car and he excelled himself setting a time of 1:15.311, nearly another half second faster than morning practice. The time puts Team Bruichladdich Radical third in class and eighth overall on the grid for the start of the race tomorrow.

    • Laguna Seca: Aston Martin ALMS Qualifying Recap - GT2 Pole:

      Aston Martin Racing will start the tenth and final round of the American Le Mans Series at Laguna Seca Raceway on Saturday 21 October from first and fourth positions in the GT1 class.

    • Laguna Seca: Corvette ALMS Qualifying Recap - Second, and Third:

      Corvette Racing's yellow Compuware Corvette C6.Rs were sandwiched between a pair of green Aston Martins as qualifying for Saturday's American Le Mans Series season finale was completed today at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • Laguna Seca: Alex Job ALMS Qualifying Recap - Second:

      Alex Job Racing qualified second today in GT2 for the final round of the American Le Mans Series to be run at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca tomorrow afternoon.

    • In Their Own Words: Rahal Letterman Racing Talks About New ALMS GT2 Effort:

      On Thursday, Rahal Letterman Racing announced its entry into the American Le Mans Series' GT2 class starting at the 2007 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. It was the latest in a line of announcements that position the Series for a breakthrough season. Here's a sampling of what was said:

    • Laguna Seca: Creation ALMS Practice Recap - Bumpy, Dirty... Exciting!:

      Each time the Creation Autosportif team visits the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, it is special in the eyes of the team’s co-founder, Mike Jankowski, as it marks a homecoming for the Californian entrepreneur.

    • 24 Heures du Mans, American Le Mans Series, Le Mans Series 2007 Rules:

      Since its creation in 1923 the Le Mans 24-Hours race has always been a testing ground for new motorcar technologies. It is a laboratory in which safety improvements, reliability and engineering performance plus the pleasure of driving are tested and confirmed while respecting the environment.

    • Rahal Letterman Racing To Race in American Le Mans Series:

      Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) announced today it would enter the American Le Mans Series in 2007 as a participant in the GT2 category. RLR intends to run a program in the ALMS and will utilize the new Porsche 911 GT3 RSR for the 2007 campaign.

    • Laguna Seca: Risi Competizione ALMS Race Preview - Salo, Ortelli at the Wheel:

      Risi Competizione announced today that Mika Salo and Stephane Ortelli, who between them accounted for three of Risi Competizione’s American Le Mans Series (ALMS) victories this year, will again drive the team’s ‘rosso corsa’ Ferrari F430GT during the final ALMS race of the season at Laguna Seca, the Monterey Sports Car Championships, on Saturday.

    • Laguna Seca: Multimatic ALMS Race Preview - 'Unfinished Business':

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, ready to tackle "unfinished business" from 2005.

    • Laguna Seca: Liz Halliday ALMS Race Preview - Back in Home State:

      American Le Mans Series driver, Liz Halliday, heads back to her home state of California this weekend for the final round of the season at Mazda Raceway, Laguna Seca. The Monterey Sportscar Championships, as the event is known - in deference to the circuit’s local town - will mark an exciting climax to what has been a spectacular season for Halliday and the Intersport Racing team.

    • Laguna Seca: Pirelli ALMS Race Preview - Looking for More Championships:

      The year 2006 (Pirelli’s 99th year of motorsports) has certainly been a vintage year for Pirelli and its various sports car race teams throughout the world.

    • Rumour: ALMS - Rahal to Move into Series???:

      A new LMP2 team could be on the horizon.

    • Laguna Seca: Corvette ALMS Race Preview - Aiming for Sixth Straight GT1 Title:

      After nine hard-fought races that spanned the length and breadth of North America, it all comes down to this: four intense hours at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that will decide the American Le Mans Series GT1 manufacturers, team and drivers championships.

    • GT2 Championship Chase the Closest of All:

      Before the 2006 season started, the GT2 class in the American Le Mans Series was expected to be the most competitive and wide-open of all the four classes. With nine races down and o­ne to go, GT2 hasn't just met expectations - it has exceeded them in nearly every way.

    • Looking Back at the ALMS 2005 Season Finale at Laguna Seca:

      The 2005 American Le Mans Series - just like this season - was full of competitive battles in all classes. Nowhere was that more evident than last year's Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. In particular, the LMP1 and GT1 battles had fans talking days, weeks and months afterward. o­ne prominent Web site voted it the race of the year in North America.With this year's Monterey Sports Car Championships now a week away, we asked some of the players from last year to recount what was a magical four hours.

    • Laguna Seca: Interesting ALMS News & Notes:

      The 2006 Monterey Sports Car Championships is the eighth American Le Mans Series event held at scenic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, nestled between the California mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The 2.238-mile, 11-turn road course is one of four tracks to have played host to a Series event in each of its eight years - Sebring, Mosport and Road Atlanta are the others. Laguna Seca has hosted the Series finale since 2004.

    • ALMS Championship Chases Have Never Been Closer:

      In its eight-year history, the American Le Mans Series championship chase has never been closer. With seven Series championships still to be determined - three class drivers titles, 2 team championships, one tire (GT1) and one manufacturer (GT1) - the 23 championship points offered in the four-hour Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca are precious indeed!

    • Laguna Seca: Porsche ALMS LMP2 & GT2 Race Previews:

      Driver championship strategy will be front and center for the two Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 prototypes, prepared by Penske Motorsports, this weekend at the Monterey Sports Car Championship at Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway on Saturday, October 21.

    • In Their Own Words: Oliver Gavin and Darren Turner:

      Two of the most pleasant personalities in the American Le Mans Series just happen to be involved in o­ne of the most watched championship battles in its history. Corvette Racing's Oliver Gavin and Aston Martin Racing's Darren Turner each have championships o­n the line in this weekend's Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • Laguna Seca: Alex Job Racing ALMS Race Preview:

      Alex Job Racing is heading west to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the final round of the American Le Mans Series to be run on Saturday, October 21st.

    • Team Bruichladdich Radical SR9 to Cross the Atlantic:

      The Team Bruichladdich Radical SR9 had a quick turn-round before heading across the Atlantic
      ocean to take up position in the grid for the final round of the American Le Mans Series.

    • Rumour: LMS/ALMS/FIA GT – What Will Corvette Do???:

      Corvette has had a frustrating albeit successful 2006 season and this has raised questions on what they will do in 2007.

    • Close Championships o­n the Line in 2006 ALMS Finale:

      To say that the final race of the 2006 American Le Mans Series is a microcosm of the entire season would be more than a fair statement. The racing has been tight, finishes close and the suspense overwhelming at times. The Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca offers o­ne final time for teams to make their championship bids.

    • Unbeaten Audi Hunt Down Records with TDI Diesel Power in USA:

      Audi has already won every title in the LM P1 class of the world’s most popular sportscar series going into the American Le Mans Series finale at Laguna Seca (California) on 21 October. The last race of the year for the Audi Sport North America team is nevertheless of great importance once again. The new Audi R10 TDI could actually achieve something that no other Le Mans Prototype has managed before: to win every race that it has contested in a single season – and this in the revolutionary Diesel sportscar’s début season.

    • Chevrolet Team Aims for Sixth Straight GT1 Manufacturers' Title at Laguna Seca:

      After nine hard-fought races that spanned the length and breadth of North America, it all comes down to this: four intense hours at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca that will decide the American Le Mans Series GT1 manufacturers, team and drivers championships.

    • Laguna Seca: Aston Martin ALMS Race Preview:

      The Aston Martin Racing team and US-based investment bank, Jefferies & Company Inc, have become official partners. In addition to focussing on the team’s competitiveness, the partnership will support certain charities and their related causes.

    • Penske Return to ALMS in 2007 with Revised Porsche RS Spyders:

      ATLANTA – October 12, 2006 -- After a successful championship season in 2006,
      Penske Motorsports and the Porsche RS Spyder will be back together in 2007 with
      a two-car effort in the American Le Mans Series’ LMP2 class.

    • IndyCar Series to Join American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio in 2007:

      Open-wheel racing will return to Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, as TrueSports, Incorporated announced today the IndyCar Series will team up with the American Le Mans Series in an event slated for July 20-22, 2007.

    • 2000 Laguna Seca Finish a Preview of 2006 ?:

      They are teammates now but were rivals in the past. Corvette Racing's Ron Fellows and Olivier Beretta have been part of the GT1 championship picture in the American Le Mans Series since its formation in 1999. Especially thrilling were the battles between the Corvette C5-Rs and the red ORECA Vipers in the early years of the Series.

    • Dyson Racing to Field One Car at ALMS Season Finale:

      Chris Dyson and James Weaver will drive together in the #16 Thetford/Norcold AER-powered Lola for the final race of the 2006 American Le Mans Series at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on October 21st. Dyson Racing will field only one car following the crash of the #20 car at the last race, the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

    • Audi R10 TDI Drives Through New York City:

      Audi Forum New York City is officially opened
      Marco Werner in revolutionary diesel sportscar
      Emanuele Pirro drives Auto Union Type D

    • Sports Car Fans Can See ALMS Pit Stop Action on City Streets:

      Fans visiting Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the Monterey Sports Car Championships October 20-22 will see the stars and cars of the American Le Mans Series, of course. But sports car fans in San Francisco and San Jose will have an opportunity to see these cars in places they couldn’t normally – on the city streets!

    • Rumour: ALMS - More on Cosworth's Entry:

      News and rumour has been going around for a while about the Cosworth entry into the ALMS

    • Audi Captures Win at Petit Le Mans + Results:

      Audi won the battle and the war Saturday night at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7. Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello won for the seventh time this season in the American Le Mans Series, setting an LMP1 class record in the process.

    • Petit Le Mans: Pirelli ALMS Race Recap - 1-2 in GT1:

      With a remarkable 1-2 victory over the factory Corvettes at Road Atlanta, the Pirelli-shod Aston Martins took the 2006 American Le Mans Series GT1 Manufacturers’ Championship down to the wire, now forcing a showdown at the last round at Laguna Seca with only seven points separating the teams. The 1000-mile race was a true test of stamina, reliability, and consistency.

    • Petit Le Mans: Multimatic ALMS Race Recap - Best Result of the Season:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has pulled off its best team result of the 2006 season with the Toronto-based squad finishing third and fourth in the GT2 class at Petit Le Mans.

      David Brabham, Scott Maxwell and Sebastien Bourdais scored their second podium result of the year with third place at Road Atlanta. The trio opened the 2006 season with victory together in GT2 at Sebring.

    • Petit Le Mans: Creation ALMS Race Recap - 'Never Good Enough Until You Win':

      DRIVER QUOTES – CREATION CA06/H #88

    • Petit Le Mans: Corvette Racing ALMS Race Recap - Podium:

      The Battle of Atlanta was fought over hill and over dale today at Road Atlanta as Corvette Racing finished third and fourth in the 1,000-mile Petit Le Mans endurance race. The penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series saw intense wheel-to-wheel combat between the Corvette C6.Rs and the Aston Martin DBR9s. Oliver Gavin, Olivier Beretta and Jan Magnussen finished third in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R behind the No. 007 and No. 009 Aston Martins. Ron Fellows, Johnny O'Connell and Max Papis were fourth in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

    • Oliver Gavin's Thoughts from Petit Le Mans:

      The penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series is traditionally one of the highlights of the season. The 1,000 mile or 10-hour (whichever comes first) Petit Le Mans event attracts an increased entry and offers as bait a guaranteed entry to the 2007 24 Hours of Le Mans for each class winner. While Corvette Racing already has one of those coveted entries thanks to their win at this year’s French classic, the importance of the Road Atlanta race is never underestimated.

    • Petit Le Mans: Audi ALMS Race Recap - R10 TDI Remains Unbeaten:

      For the first time, a diesel-powered sportscar has won the American Endurance classic "Petit Le Mans”. With victory at Road Atlanta (US state of Georgia), Audi prematurely clinched the Manufacturers’ Championship in the LM P1 "top class” of the American Le Mans Series having already won the Drivers’ and Teams’ titles. The new Audi R10 TDI remains unbeaten in the seventh race of its début season, having now won the third most important Endurance race of the year after the 12 Hours of Sebring in March and the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

    • Petit Le Mans: Zytek ALMS Race Recap - Fantastic Second:

      Banbury-based Zytek Motorsport enjoyed a superb second place at the 1000 mile Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta in the USA. Drivers Stefan Johansson, Johnny Mowlem and Haruki Kurosawa finished only second to the factory Audi diesel R10 after a gruelling 9 hour race.

    • Petit Le Mans: Creation ALMS Race Recap - 28 Seconds Away from Podium:

      The Creation team fought hard, recovered from technical and physical set backs and challenged for a podium position for about 85% of the race. But, with just over an hour to go in the 1,000 mile Petit Le Mans race, the Road Atlanta track caught them out. The driving team of Jamie Campbell-Walter (GB), Nicolas Minassian (F) and Harold Primat (CH) finished in fourth place behind the winning Audi of McNish and Capello, the Zytek and Highcroft Racing’s Lola.

    • Petit Le Mans: Dyson ALMS Race Recap - Short Day’s Journey Into Night:

      That is what separates racing from every other sport – in other forms of competition, you know how long your event will last, whether it be nine innings, four quarters, or eighteen holes.

    • Petit Le Mans: Porsche ALMS Race Recap - Two Classes, Two Wins:

      Porsche racing teams which spent early parts of the Ninth Annual Petit Le Mans in the pits with problems came back to win their classes and close in on American Le Mans Series year-end championships.

    • Petit Le Mans: Aston Martin ALMS Race Recap - First & Second:

      Quotes from the Aston Martin team

    • Petit Le Mans: Alex Job ALMS Race Recap - Strong Mid-race Lead Fades:

      Alex Job Racing witnessed a strong mid race lead fade to discontent as the team finished a disappointing eighth place in GT2 in today’s running of the 10-hour Petit Le Mans.

    • The Aston Martin Race Reports from Petit Le Mans:

      The Aston Martin Race Reports from Petit Le Mans

  • September 2006
    • Fernandez Racing Unveils 2007 Acura/Lola LMP2, Fernandez and Diaz to Drive:

      A month after completing an extremely successful shakedown test of its No. 15 Lowe's Acura-powered Lola, Lowe's Fernandez Racing today announced the finishing touches to its 2007 American Le Mans Series campaign.

    • Petit Le Mans: Dyson ALMS Qualifying - 'A-plus' Effort:

      The effort was A-plus but the results were not quite as alphabetical. Chris Dyson and Guy Smith will start eighth in the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series. The sister car of Butch Leitzinger, James Weaver and Andy Wallace will start from the back of the grid after a mid-qualifying incident.

    • Minassian, Creation Motorsports Take Petit Le Mans Pole + Grid:

      Nic Minassian definitely has found a comfort zone racing in the American Le Mans Series. Minassian earned his second Series pole position in three career events, taking the top spot in qualifying for the ninth-annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7 on Friday at Road Atlanta.

    • Petit Le Mans: Audi Qualifying Recap - Two R10 TDIs on Front Two Rows:

      The two Audi R10 TDI sportscars of Team Audi Sport North America will start the "Petit Le Mans” race at Road Atlanta (US state of Georgia) from the front two rows of the grid. Scotland’s Allan McNish missed pole-position in Friday’s exciting qualifying session by just 81 thousandths of a second. Frank Biela was fourth fastest in the "sister” car.

    • Petit Le Mans: Creation ALMS Qualifying Recap - Minassian Takes Overall Pole:

      Nicolas Minassian, driving a Creation CA06/H race car, showed he meant business today by claiming a stunning pole position for tomorrow’s 1,000 mile Petit Le Mans event.

    • Petit Le Mans: Porsche ALMS LMP2 Qualifying Recap - LMP2 Pole!:

      Lucas Luhr, the German sports car driver now living in Monaco, was the only American Le Mans Series driver to set a new qualifying record on Friday as his put his #7 Porsche RS Spyder on the LMP2 class pole for tomorrow's 1000-mile petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta.

    • Petit Le Mans: Corvette ALMS Qualifying Recap - GT1 Pole!:

      Corvette Racing teammates Johnny O'Connell and Oliver Gavin qualified first and second respectively in the GT1 class for Saturday's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta. O'Connell reprised his pole-winning performance at his home track to become the fastest GT1 qualifier for the second time in his ALMS career. He won his first career pole at the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta circuit in April 2005.

    • Petit Le Mans: Alex Job Racing ALMS Qualifying Recap - 10th in GT2:

      Alex Job Racing driver Robin Liddell drove the number 23/Alex Job Racing/Bell Microproducts/Porsche 911 RSR to a 10th place starting position in GT2 for tomorrow’s running of the 10-hour Petit Le Mans, to go off at Road Atlanta.

    • Petit Le Mans: Aston Martin DBR9 ALMS Qualifying Recap - Third & Fourth:

      Aston Martin Racing will start the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday 20 September from third and fourth positions in the GT1 grid.

    • Petit Le Mans: Multimatic Motorsports ALMS Practice Recap - Assault Begins:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has begun its assault on this year's Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with a strong showing in initial practice sessions.

      The venue for the first ever victory by the Panoz Esperante GTLM, Road Atlanta is located only a short distance from the home of Panoz Auto Developments where the Esperante road cars are built.

    • Petit Le Mans: Zytek ALMS Practice Recap - Drivers Get Comfortable:

      Official Practice Days ends with rain, but Zytek continues to improve

      Wednesday proved to be another good day for Zytek, as the team improved their position and the drivers get comfortable with the car and the track. The weather provided the most challenges as rain hit two of the three practice sessions.

    • Petit Le Mans: Cretion Preview:

      Based in England , some 20 miles from the famous Silverstone circuit, Creation has been in existence for nearly 4 years.

      Owned and run by Ian Bickerton and Mike Jankowski, the team is small compared to some. Seven full time employees and a few weekend warriors. But that hasn’t capped their plans or ambitions.

    • Aston Martin Racing Stops Traffic In Atlanta:

      Aston Martin Racing brought traffic to a standstill on Tuesday, 26 September when the team paid a visit to the Aston Martin of Atlanta dealership.

    • Panoz, Multimatic Looking for Luck at Road America:

      The cars with the Shamrock emblem are looking for a change of luck at a familiar place. Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz is back at its first North American endurance race since a historic class win at Sebring in March, hoping for a repeat performance at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7.

    • First Photos: 2007 Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 Prototype Revealed:

      Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG, Stuttgart, has revealed the 2007 Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 prototype race car at the Paris Motor Show, the Mondial de l' Automobile, during the media days before the September 30 - October 15 Public debut of the sleek new car.

    • In Their Own Words: Turn 12 at Road Atlanta:

      Those who have watched - or driven - at the 2.54-mile circuit often leave with a lasting memory of Turn 12, the steep downhill run to a sharp right-hand turn that leads to the frontstretch. It's a roller-coaster ride that takes the breath of even the most experienced drivers, as many of the participants at this weekend's Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7 will attest:

    • Petit Le Mans: Corvette ALMS Race Preview - Run for Third Jewel in Triple Crown:

      Horse racing has the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness, and the Belmont Stakes; road racing has the 12 Hours of Sebring, the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and Petit Le Mans. Corvette Racing has already secured the first two jewels in endurance racing's Triple Crown in 2006 with GT1 class wins in Sebring and Le Mans. On Saturday, Sept. 30, America's premier sports car team will try to complete the collection with a victory in the 10-hour/1,000-mile American Le Mans Series race at Road Atlanta.

    • O'Connell Still Traveling o­n Road of Success in ALMS:

      "You win a few, lose a few, some get rained out, but ya gotta suit up for all of them." The oldest of baseball adages applies quite nicely to Corvette Racing's Johnny O'Connell. Unlike other endeavors, sports car racing competes in the rain, and O'Connell can attest to the validity of the other three truisms.

    • Primat Confirms His Position at Creation for Petit Le Mans:

      British sportscar racing team, Creation Autosportif, have confirmed Jamie Campbell-Walter (GB), Nicolas Minassian (F), and Harold Primat (CH) as their definitive driver line-up for the final two rounds of the American Le Mans Series at Petit Le Mans and Laguna Seca.

    • Zytek Announce Kurosawa as Third Driver for ALMS Petit Le Mans:

      Zytek Motorsport has finalised preparations for the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series, the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, this weekend (29th-30th Sept).

    • Petit Le Mans: Porshe ALMS Race Preview - Looking for Maximum Results:

      With six extra points awarded to each of the finishing teams for the 1000 kilometer/ten hour Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta on Saturday, September 30, the Porsche competitors in both classes are shuffling their team lineups for maximum results.

    • Best of the Best o­n ALMS Petit Le Mans Entry List:

      The cars are the stars in the American Le Mans Series, but the driver lineup for the ninth annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7 also is ripe with the best from various forms of motorsport.

    • Audi Le Mans Winning Team Reunited:

      Sebring, Le Mans, Salt Lake City, Portland, Road America, Mosport – the Audi R10 TDI remains unbeaten after six races and its exploits have already gone down in the history books. The revolutionary Audi diesel-powered sportscar faces yet another tough test: "Petit Le Mans” at Road Atlanta (US state of Georgia) is, with a distance of 1000 miles or a maximum duration of 10 hours, the second longest race in the American Le Mans Series and one of the year’s most important sportscar races.

    • Petit Le Mans: Alex Job ALMS Race Preview:

      Alex Job Racing drivers Marcel Tiemann and Robin Liddell will be joined by newcomer Dominik Farnbacher for round nine of the American Le Mans Series, the traditional 10-hour Petit Le Mans, to be run at Road Atlanta on September 30th.

    • Team Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Adds Sebastien Bourdais & Andy Lally at Petit:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has added a championship-winning duo to its driving strength for the forthcoming Petit Le Mans event at Road Atlanta.

    • Q&A With Liz Halliday:

      Q&A With Liz Halliday

    • Zytek to Compete in ALMS:

      Zytek Motorsport (a division of Zytek Engineering) is extremely pleased to announce its intention to compete in the balance of the 2006 American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Zytek will run in the last two races, the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, GA on September 28 - October 1 and the final round at Laguna Seca , CA on October 19 - 21.

    • Intersport Aiming for Petit Repeat in LMP2:

      With two races left in the season and trailing o­ne of the most storied names in motorsports, this usually would be a time to panic. Not so for Intersport Racing. The independent team from Ohio is relishing the chance to go head-to-head against Porsche and Penske Racing at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7.

    • Mazda, B-K Banking o­n Reliability at Petit Le Mans:

      The high-pitched wail that personifies rotary power is set to return to the 2006 American Le Mans Series . and beyond. B-K Motorsports is preparing for its first Series race - Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7 - since a heavy crash at Lime Rock Park in July sidelined the team for the past four rounds.

    • Ophthonix Partners with Liz Halliday:

      Ophthonix announced at VisionExpo West in Las Vegas, the largest optical professional meeting held annually, it will partner with Liz Halliday, famed female driver in the American Le Mans Series to represent the iZon brand.

    • Petit Le Mans: Then... And Now:

      Petit Le Mans is where it all started for the American Le Mans Series. In 1998, the first 1,000-mile/10-hour endurance event took place at Road Atlanta and set the stage for the debut of the American Le Mans Series the next year and Don Panoz's vision for a professional sports car series in North America based o­n the traditions and rules of the French classic.

    • Van Der Steur's Radical Shakedown 'Flawless':

      Gunnar van der Steur could hardly contain his joy. Even a full day after his first shakedown with his team's new AER-powered Radical SR9, the praise and excitement was overflowing.

    • Aston Martin Racing’s Fantastic Four to Contest Petit Le Mans:

      Aston Martin Racing has today announced its driver line-up for the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Road Atlanta on September 30.

    • Petit Le Mans to be 75th Race for American Le Mans Series:

      It's hard to believe that the ninth annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda CX-7 will mark the 75th race in the history of the American Le Mans Series. Since the inaugural race at Sebring in 1999, the Series has seen a bevy of world-class drivers, teams and exotic sports cars go head-to-head in the ultimate test of man and machine.

    • Van der Steur Targets Next Week for Radical LMP2 Shakedown:

      Everyone knows that feeling every child gets at Christmas as they wait to open gifts under the tree. It's the same as what Gunnar van der Steur is feeling right about now. He knows what he is getting - he's seen it in fact - but he is still a few days away from playing with his new toy.

    • TV Ratings for ALMS Grand Prix of Mosport Increase 28% from 2005:

      American Le Mans Series television ratings for this year's Grand Prix of Mosport were up 28 percent from 2005.

    • Laguna Seca Ready to Host ALMS Four Hour Season Finale:

      The Monterey Sports Car Championships will feature a four-hour American Le Mans Series race into the evening on Saturday, October 21 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but fans returning for the final day of the October 20-22 event will find plenty to see and do as the SPEED World Challenge GT and Touring classes, IMSA GT3 Cup, Star Mazda Series and Super Stars of Super Karts will help provide world-class racing throughout the fall classic.

    • Capello Completes His ALMS Championship Chase:

      After coming so close o­n two previous occasions, Dindo Capello finally has his American Le Mans Series championship. With two prior runner-up championship finishes, Capello and Allan McNish clinched the LMP1 crown Sunday by winning the Grand Prix of Mosport.

    • Oliver Gavin: 'Onwards & Upwards':

      When I look back now at the weekend’s event in Mosport, they didn’t turn out too badly - certainly not from our Championship point of view as we extended the lead in the Drivers’ title chase. It didn’t look as positive at the beginning of the weekend though, and from the first moment we took to the track in Canada I was a bit worried we might be struggling in the race.

    • Audi Duo of McNish and Capello Clinch LMP1 Championship with Win at Mosport + Results:

      Another championship performance by Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello has delivered just that. The two Audi factory drivers clinched the American Le Mans Series' LMP1 championship with a victory Sunday at the Grand Prix of Mosport, their sixth of the season.

    • Mosport: Multimatic Panoz ALMS Race Recap - Best Result, Bittersweet Day:

      American young guns Tom Milner and Gunnar Jeannette pulled off their best result for 2006 in a bittersweet day for Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz at Mosport International Raceway yesterday.

    • Halliday's Most Impressive to Date:

      Californian racing driver and international equestrian, Liz Halliday, received plaudits from rivals and team mates alike on Sunday after a stunning performance in Round 8 of the American Le Mans Series in Mosport, Canada.

    • Audi Claims American Le Mans Series Title:

      With victory in the eighth race of the season at Mosport (Canada), Allan McNish (Scotland) and Dindo Capello (Italy) in their Audi R10 TDI clinched the LM-P1 title in the American Le Mans Series ahead of time. With their fifth outright race victory of the season, the two Audi "works” drivers now have an unassailable championship lead with the final two races at Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca remaining. The Audi R10 TDI, that celebrated a race-winning début at Sebring in March and then won the Le Mans 24 Hours in June, remains unbeaten and is the first diesel-powered sportscar to win an important championship. After the success with the legendary R8 it is the seventh title in the prototype class for Audi. While Allan McNish was already ALMS champion in 2000, his co-driver Dindo Capello wins the championship for the first time on this occasion.

    • Mosport: Dyson ALMS Race Recap - Best Finish of '06:

      Guy Smith and Chris Dyson enjoyed their best finish of 2006 with second place in today’s Mosport Grand Prix. Twenty seconds down with thirty-three laps remaining, the #20 Lola/AER finished less than three seconds in arrears, with Smith breaking the track’s lap record ten minutes from the checkered flag. Joining Smith and Dyson on the podium was the third place pole- winning #16 machine of James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger. They led fifty-two laps including the first twenty-six.

    • Mosport: Porsche ALMS Race Recap - Fifth LMP2 Class Victory:

      The Porsche RS Spyders of Lucas Luhr/Romain Dumas, and Saascha Maassen/Timo Bernhard, finished 1-2 in their class at the Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport. It marked the fifth LMP2 class victory and the fourth 1-2 LMP2 class finish of the season for the Penske Motorsports-entered Porsche prototypes.

    • Mosport: Aston Martin Racing ALMS Race Recap - Victory:

      Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy drove their 009 Aston Martin DBR9 to victory in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Grand Prix of Mosport race at Mosport International Raceway, Sunday, September 3. Tomas Enge and Peter Kox crossed the line third in the 007 DBR9 to make it a double podium finish for the Aston Martin Racing team, the team’s third ALMS victory this season.

    • Mosport: Pirelli ALMS Race Recap - Virtually Flag-to-flag:

      The Pirelli-shod Aston Martin DBR9s led every dry practice session this weekend with Stephane Sarrazin (France) setting a qualifying record in the #009 Aston that he shared with Pedro Lamy (Portugal) for today’s Mobil 1 Grand Prix of Mosport.

    • Mosport: Corvette Racing ALMS Race Recap - Performance Handicaps & Penalties:

      Mother Nature proved to be a fan of sports car racing today as days of rain gave way to a dry track for the Grand Prix of Mosport. But the dark sky overhead reflected the mood in the Corvette Racing pits as performance handicaps and penalties hampered the team's performance in the eighth round of the American Le Mans Series.

    • Mosport: Alex Job Racing ALMS Race Recap - Made Up Six Positions in the Opening Laps:

      Alex Job Racing finished eighth in today’s running of round eight of the American Le Mans Series at Mosport International Raceway.

    • Weaver, Dyson o­n American Le Mans Pole Again at Mosport + Grid:

      Rain washed out qualifying for the Mobil 1 presents Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport o­n Saturday, putting James Weaver and Dyson Racing's No. 16 Lola o­n pole position for Sunday's eighth round of the American Le Mans Series. Weaver's fastest time in three earlier practice sessions was a 1:06.843, the field's best time by 0.245 seconds in the Lola B06/10-AER.

    • Mazda to Sponsor Petit Le Mans:

      Road Atlanta, host site for Petit Le Mans, one of the crown jewels of sports car racing worldwide, has announced a partnership with Mazda North American Operations (MNAO) that will begin with this year's race Sept. 27-30.

    • Audi R10 TDI on the Front Row at Mosport:

      The Audi "works” drivers Allan McNish (Scotland) and Dindo Capello (Italy) will start their Audi R10 TDI from the front row in the eighth race of the American Le Mans Series at Mosport (Canada). Due to heavy rain, the 20 minute qualifying on Saturday was cancelled. For Sunday’s starting grid, the organisers took into account each car’s best lap time achieved in any of the three free practice sessions on Friday and Saturday. The ALMS championship leaders Allan McNish and Dindo Capello will sit next to the Lola drivers and 2005 Mosport race winners, James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger, on the front row. Their Audi team-mates Frank Biela (Germany) and Emanuele Pirro (Italy) start the race on the 2.549 miles circuit, located about 60 miles east of Toronto, from sixth place.

    • Mosport: Dyson ALMS Qualifying Report - Third Consecutive Mosport Pole:

      Dyson Racing won its third consecutive Mosport Grand Prix pole and its fourth of the season today. Qualifying was rained out, so the grid was set by the quickest practice time.

    • Mosport: Porsche LMP2 & GT2 Qualifying Recaps - Pole in LMP2:

      Drivers and crews awoke to a leaden gray sky, signaling the dawn of what became a wet and soggy day. But the stormy weather, courtesy of topical storm Ernesto, held off until mid-day and allowed some of the competitors to hammer out new, faster times including one under the outright Mosport International Raceway track record.

    • Mosport: Aston Martin Racing ALMS Qualifying Recap - Front Row:

      Aston Martin Racing will form the front row of the GT1 starting grid for the Grand Prix of Mosport on Sunday 3 September.

    • Pirelli-Shod Aston Martins Qualify 1-2 for Sixth ALMS Pole:

      Sebring, Road Atlanta, even Lime Rock…but who would have thought that the Grand Prix of Mosport just east of Toronto would be affected by a hurricane? Well, now tropical storm Ernesto is visiting the Toronto area this Labor Day weekend causing the IMSA sanctioning body to cancel qualifying this afternoon and handing the front row of the GT1 grid to the Pirelli-shod Aston Martin Racing DBR9s.

    • Mosport: Alex Job Racing ALMS Qualifying Recap - Eighth:

      Alex Job Racing qualified eighth for tomorrow’s running of round eight of the American Le Mans Series to take the green flag at Mosport International Raceway.

    • Mosport: Porsche ALMS Practice Recap - Unofficial LMP2 Track Record:

      With the remnants of tropical storm Ernesto bearing down on the North East, the weekend's first timed practice session took on added importance today. With experts predicting as much as 4 inches of rain and winds in excess of 25 mph for tomorrow's scheduled qualifying for the Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport, Porsche teams took no chances as they worked to come to grips with one of the most challenging tracks on the 11-race ALMS circuit.

    • Mosport: Risi Competizione ALMS Practice Recap - 'This Is What We Expect':

      A pair of Ferrari F430GTs campaigned by the Houston-based Risi Competizione team screamed into first and second place during the last practice of the day yesterday (Friday) at the Mosport International Raceway in Canada for the Grand Prix of Mosport, the 8th round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series. Risi Competizione, car No. 62, driven by Stephane Ortelli (who is co-driving with Johnny Mowlem for this weekend’s race) was fastest in the GT2 class with a 1.17.964 lap time; that pace put him nearly a full second ahead of the No. 61 Ferri Competizione/Ferrari of Silicon Valley Ferrari F430GT driven by Toni Vilander (co-driver, Maurizio Mediani). Third in the session was the Flying Lizards Motorsports Porsche 911 driven by Johannes van Overbeek and Marc Leib, which notched a 1.19.04 time.

    • Mosport: Aston Martin ALMS Test - Trouble Free:

      Aston Martin Racing completed a one and a half hour test session at the Mosport International raceway earlier today in preparation for round eight of the American Le Mans Series - the Grand Prix of Mosport.

    • Fellow's Karting Series Breeding Next Wave of Stars:

      There is certain to be an incredible amount of attention o­n Ron Fellows this weekend. o­ntario's favorite son will again strap into Corvette Racing's No. 3 Corvette C6.R for the Mobil 1 presents Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport and Round Eight of the 2006 American Le Mans Series.

    • Mosport: Multimatic Panoz ALMS Race Preview - Home Track Advantage:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz is looking to home track advantage this weekend to challenge for GT2 victory at the eighth round of the American Le Mans Series at Mosport International Raceway.

    • American Le Mans Series Season Finale Will Decide Championships at Laguna Seca:

      What better way to close out Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s 50th season of racing than revisiting its roots with the eighth running of the Monterey Sports Car Championships featuring two classes of the ultra-tech Le Mans prototypes and a pair of production-based GT groups racing into the night October 20-22.

    • Mosport Just Like Home for ALMS Team Dyson Racing:

      It's safe to say that Dyson Racing has figured it out at Mosport. Lately it seems that no matter the year, no matter the competition and no matter the circumstances, the New York-based squad has been the cream of the crop at the American Le Mans Series' o­nly Canadian stop.

    • Pirelli Teams Aston Martin and Panoz Look to Return to Winning Ways in Canada:

      For the second time this season, Pirelli- shod cars finished 1-2-3 in GT2 at the Le Mans Series (LMS) race at Donington Park this past weekend. What is even more remarkable is that three different makes – Panoz, Porsche and Ferrari – were on the podium with all drivers wearing the familiar black and yellow Pirelli cap.

    • Mosport: Porsche ALMS Weekend Preview - Trying to Strengthen Points Leads:

      In one of the most visible professional Porsche motorsports weekends in memory, Porsche drivers and teams will be trying to strengthen driver, team, and manufacturers points lead in three different series and four different classes at the Mobil 1 Presents Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport September 1 - 3 at Mosport International Raceway (60 miles east of Toronto).

  • August 2006
    • Race of 1000 Years Lawsuit Settled:

      Back in the year 2000, the ALMS Championship ran a race on New Years Eve on the streets of Adelaide, on the former F1 track. This was meant to run for the next eight years but after a successful debut race and a firm commitment from the government the race was cancelled, permanently. Needless to say Don Panoz, the head of the ALMS was not happy.

    • Fernandez Racing’s Acura Lola LMP2 Turns Its First Laps:

      The Lowe’s Fernandez Racing Acura-powered Lola LMP2 prototype turned its first-ever laps this week in a extremely successful two-day test that concluded today at Firebird International Raceway in Chandler, Ariz. Adrian Fernandez logged over 200 problem-free laps on the 1.2-mile road course as Lowe’s Fernandez Racing and Acura engineers worked through their initial checklist for the team’s 2007 American Le Mans Series entry.

    • Alex Job Racing Takes to the Track in Mosport:

      Alex Job Racing took to the track yesterday at Mosport in preparation for this weekend’s round eight of the American Le Mans Series to be run at Mosport International Raceway on Sunday. Marcel Tiemann handled the prerace testing duties.

    • Mosport: Porsche ALMS Weekend Preview - Trying to Strengthen Points Leads:

      In one of the most visible professional Porsche motorsports weekends in memory, Porsche drivers and teams will be trying to strengthen driver, team, and manufacturers points lead in three different series and four different classes at the Mobil 1 Presents Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport September 1 - 3 at Mosport International Raceway (60 miles east of Toronto).

    • Rumour: ALMS - Saleen to ALMS:

      After ACEMCO ceased operation after Le Mans this year, there has been no Saleen in the ALMS this year, that could change next year.

    • Nielsen Media Research Confirms Upscale Market Demographics for American Le Mans Series:

      The American Le Mans Series has long proclaimed a demographic hierarchy in the sports world similar to professional golf, tennis and other upscale endeavors of affluence and influence. A recently completed Nielsen Media Research strategic analysis has reconfirmed and further detailed the Series' position among the elite of the sports brands.

    • McNish, Capello Hope to End Title Chase at Mosport:

      It has been awhile for Allan McNish. It has been a dream for Dindo Capello. Both are o­n the verge of becoming American Le Mans Series champions - McNish for the second time while Capello can claim his first. That puts a little more importance o­n this weekend's Mobil 1 presents Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport.

    • Mosport Marks Maxwell's Return to Where It All Started:

      Most drivers can say they've been around racing as long as they can remember. Scott Maxwell's start goes back even further than that, to a time he began going to Mosport International Raceway when he was barely old enough to walk.

    • InterContinental, Aston Martin Announce Two-Year Major Strategic Partnership:

      InterContinental Hotels & Resorts is pulling into the fast lane. The luxury hotel brand has announced a two-year major strategic partnership with Aston Martin Racing, the team which is leading the prestigious car manufacturer back into international motorsport.

    • Unbeaten Audi Looking to Wrap up ALMS Title at Mosport:

      The fastest circuit of the year plays host to the American Le Mans Series where Audi will have the first "match ball”: Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) could wrap up the drivers’ title early at the wheel of their Audi R10 TDI at Mosport (Canada), round eight of the ten race championship. It would be the first time in motorsport history that drivers with a diesel sportscar have won an internationally acclaimed championship.

    • Rumour: ALMS - More Weight Penalties for Audi:

      After a dominating performance at Road America, the Audi R10 could be hit with more penalties.

    • Halliday and Intersport Finish 3rd in Class, 8th Overall:

      Californian racing driver and equestrian, Liz Halliday, traded one paddock for another last weekend to compete in Round 7 of the American Le Mans Series: the Generac 500 at Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

    • Road America Winners: A Collection of Champions:

      Simply put, the best of the best came out o­n top in the Generac 500 at Road America. Never has there been such a celebrated collection of drivers to claim American Le Mans Series class victories than the motorsports world saw Sunday.

    • Road America: Multimatic ALMS Race Recap - Sights Set on a Change of Luck:

      After a day filled with misfortune at Road America yesterday, Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has its sights set on a change of luck when the American Le Mans Series heads across the border for the Mosport round of the championship in two week's time.

    • Pirro, Biela Lead Amazing Audi 1-2 Finish at Road America + Results:

      A terrific restart with 15 minutes left sent Emanuele Pirro and Frank Biela to victory for the second straight year in the Generac 500 at Road America o­n Sunday. It was the second American Le Mans Series win in three races for the Audi Sport North America duo following their triumph at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.

    • Fifth Victory for Unbeaten Audi R10 TDI Diesel Sportscar:

      The Audi R10 TDI remains unbeaten: Frank Biela (Germany) and Emanuele Pirro (Italy) celebrated together with their team-mates Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) a double victory in the fifth race of Audi’s new diesel sportscar. In the seventh round of the American Le Mans Series at Road America (US state of Wisconsin) Biela and Pirro clinched their third victory of the season – including the Le Mans 24 Hours – by a margin of just 0.4 seconds.

    • Road America: Dyson Racing ALMS Race Recap - First in Gasoline:

      Last year, Chris Dyson came in second at Road America in the closest finish ever in an American Le Mans series race here with a 3.2 seconds margin. This year, Butch Leitzinger came in third in the #16 car, .713 seconds behind the leaders. It was one of the more exciting races of the year.

    • Road America: Corvette ALMS Race Recap - 1-2 Finish:

      Savvy driving, smart race strategy and spot-on execution propelled Corvette Racing to a 1-2 finish today in the GT1 class in the American Le Mans Series Generac 500 at Road America. Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell scored a popular victory in their No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R with a one-lap margin over the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R of Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta.

    • Road America: Aston Martin ALMS Race Recap - Promising Start:

      Aston Martin Racing finished third and fourth in GT1 in the Generac 500 American Le Mans Series race at Road America, Sunday, August 20. The end result is a disappointment for the team who looked like they were in contention for their third win of the season.

    • Road America: Porsche ALMS Race Recap - LMP2's Flawless:

      In front of more than 45,000 spectators, the Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 prototypes, prepared by Penske Motorsports, ran flawless races at the Generac 500 at Road America to score a one-two class win and take over the class driver's championship points lead in the American Le Mans Series.

    • Road America: Alex Job Racing ALMS Race Recap - Third in GT2:

      Alex Job Racing finished third in round seven of the American Le Mans Series Generac 500 run at Road America this afternoon. The third place finish is the team’s second podium of the season, the first being a win at Houston.

    • Records Fall as McNish Dominates at Road America + Qualifying Results:

      It seems there is no satisfying Allan McNish. The Scot turned in fast lap after fast lap in qualifying Saturday, finally settling o­n a 1:49.181 for Sunday's Generac 500 at Road America, the seventh round of the American Le Mans Series. McNish's time was o­ne of four qualifying records that were broken in the 20-minute sessions.

    • Road America: Audi ALMS Qualifying Recap - Pole & Track Record for McNish:

      The two Audi R10 TDI sports-prototypes start the seventh race of the American Le Mans Series at Road America (US state of Wisconsin) from the first row. In qualifying on Saturday, Audi "works” driver Allan McNish (Scotland) secured pole-position with a lap time of 1:49.181 minutes, shattering the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) track lap record from 2004. Starting beside the championship leaders on the front row are their team-mates Frank Biela (Germany) and Emanuele Pirro (Italy) in the second Audi R10 TDI.

    • Road America: Dyson ALMS Qualifying Recap - Fourbearance:

      Dyson Racing has won the pole at Road America the past two years running, but third time the charm was not to be during today’s qualifying for the Generac 500.

    • Road America: Porsche ALMS Qualifying Recap - Luhr on LMP2 Pole:

      Lucas Luhr, from Monaco, has put the #7 Porsche RS Spyder, prepared by Penske Motorsports, on the LMP2 class pole, setting a new track record and placing the car third overall behind the two LMP1 class Audis on the American Le Mans Series grid for tomorrow's Generac 500 at Road America.

    • Road America: Alex Job Racing ALMS Qualifying Recap - Second in GT:

      Alex Job Racing qualified second for round seven of the American Le Mans Series Generac 500 to be run at Road America tomorrow.

    • Road America: Aston Martin ALMS Qualifying Recap - GT1 Pole & New Track Record:

      Stephane Sarrazin drove the 009 Aston Martin DBR9 to pole position in GT1 today for Sunday’s Generac 500 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race at Road America. Sarrazin’s lap time of 1:59.638s on the 4.048-mile track gave him his first pole in the series and set a new track GT1 qualifying record.

    • Road America: Corvette ALMS Qualifying - Both Cars Break Track Record:

      Ron Fellows and Oliver Gavin both ran quicker than the GT1 track qualifying record in their Compuware Corvette C6.Rs today at Road America, but they weren't quite quick enough to take the pole for Sunday's Generac 500. Fellows broke the 2-minute barrier at the fast 4.0-mile circuit and posted the second quickest time in the GT1 division at 1:59.814 (121.629 mph). Gavin will start fourth in the class with a 2:00.062 (121.377 mph) qualifying run. Both eclipsed the 2:00.328 GT1 track record set one year ago by Gavin.

    • Road America: Aston Martin ALMS Friday Practice Recap:

      The Aston Martin Racing team has today begun preparations for round seven of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) at Road America. A favourite with drivers, the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course near Elkhart Lake was the longest road racing circuit in North America prior to the opening of the Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake earlier this year.

    • Rumour : ALMS - Former F1 Champ to Race in the ALMS?:

      Jacques Villeneuve to the ALMS?

    • ALMS Road America 2005: What a Finish!!:

      This year's running of the Generac 500 at Road America has a tough act to follow. Last year's round produced three of the closest class finishes in the history of the American Le Mans Series, including the smallest margin of victory in GT2.

    • Q&A: ALMS Audi R10 TDI Driver Emanuele Pirro:

      Emanuele Pirro is ecstatic to be back in the American Le Mans Series, and it's safe to say so are his legions fans. After an unfortunate retirement at Sebring in the debut race for the diesel-powered Audi R10 TDI, Pirro and Biela returned to Europe in preparation of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which they captured for the fourth time in June. Now Pirro and Biela are back with Audi Sport North America, which has entered two R10 TDIs for the remaining schedule.

    • Road America: Multimatic ALMS Race Preview - Should Challenge Strongly:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz drivers David Brabham, Scott Maxwell, Gunnar Jeannette and Tom Milner will swap four wheels for two to gain some extra laps at this weekend's round of the American Le Mans Series at Road America.

    • Penske Strategy Enough to Catch Intersport Duo ?:

      It happens in nearly every big-league sport. When things aren't quite going the way a manager or coach thinks it should, tinkering with the daily lineup is o­ne of the first remedies to improve championship chances. Heading into this weekend's Generac 500 at Road America, that begs a question.

    • Road America: Porsche LMP2 & GT2 ALMS Race Preview:

      After completing six of the ten events in its first season of American Le Mans Series competition, the two Porsche RS Spyder prototypes, prepared by Penske Motorsports, have shown the sports car world they can perform at the front of the field, but have also shown the results of the new engine and chassis development.

    • Corvette Racing's 50 Victories: Behind the Numbers:

      Corvette Racing reached a milestone with its 50th victory in the Portland Grand Prix on July 22. Since the team's debut in February 1999, Corvette Racing has competed in 73 events, winning 68 percent of its races. Three of those victories were notched at Road America, the site of this weekend's Generac 500.

    • Ortelli, Dominguez to Drive Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT at Road America:

      Giuseppe Risi, Managing Director of American Le Mans Series team Risi Competizione has announced that Stephane Ortelli and Mario Dominguez will be the team’s drivers for this weekends’ Generac 500 at Road America, the 7th round of the 2006 ALMS series. Ortelli and Dominquez will replace Jaime Melo and Mika Salo, who had piloted the team’s Ferrari F430GT to back-to-back wins at the Utah and Portland ALMS races, the first team in the ALMS series to do so in 2006.

    • Dyson Racing Perplexed by Audi's Reaction, Applauds ALMS Competition Measures:

      After coming off a mid-season competitive run of podium finishes at the last two races at Salt Lake City and Portland, Dyson Racing is looking forward to their annual sojourn to the Kettle Moraine country and the Generac 500 at Road America. One the classic tracks in America, it is a favorite of teams and fans alike.

    • Road America: ALMS Drivers.... In Their Own Words:

      Road America is considered by many as o­ne of the finest road courses in North America, if not the around the globe. It's long, fast, flowing and has everything the best sports car drivers in the world could want. As the American Le Mans Series returns to the 4.048-mile, 14-turn road course this weekend for the Generac 500 at Road America, here's how just a few Series drivers feel about this classic circuit:

    • Audi Racing Toward Seventh LMP1 Crown:

      After six consecutive championships in the American Le Mans Series' LMP1 class, another might seem "old hat" for Audi. That is far from the case as the German marque is closing in o­n another title, this time with a revolutionary prototype that has taken the sports car world by storm.

    • Alex Job Racing Heads North to Road America, Marcel Tiemann to Partner Rockenfeller:

      Alex Job Racing is heading north for round seven of the American Le Mans Series to be run at Road America this Sunday. German Marcel Tiemann will reunite with the team and join Mike Rockenfeller for the remainder of the season.

    • Audi vs the ALMS: the Fight for Competition:

      Over the 2006 season, the American Le Mans Series has seen history made with the Audi R10 diesel factory effort.

    • Audi Disappointed with IMSA Decisions, Further Participation in ALMS Under Discussion:

      On 20 August, the Audi Sport squad is busy on "two fronts” once again: While the second-half of the DTM season starts at the Nürburgring, the American Le Mans Series at Road America (USA) already enters its crucial phase at the seventh round of the ten race championship. Dindo Capello and Allan McNish have a 39-point lead before the race in Wisconsin. The two Audi drivers could actually make a decisive early step towards clinching the title there.

    • Rumour: ALMS - BMW to Pull Out:

      BMW to pull out.

    • John Graham Joining Autocon for Mosport and Selected 2007 ALMS Races:

      Canadian road racer John Graham announced today that he will join Autocon Motorsports for Round 8 of the American Le Mans Series, the Mobil 1 presents The Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport, o­n Sept. 1-3 at Mosport International Raceway.

    • ALMS Drivers Gear Up for Ride to Benefit Lance Armstrong Foundation:

      The annual Tour de Road America is gearing up for yet another ride to benefit the Lance Armstrong Foundation. As in years past, the ride allows American Le Mans Series drivers and teams to join race fans, families, cyclists, cancer survivors to pedal Road America's beautiful 4.048-mile permanent road circuit in support of the Armstrong Foundation's cancer survivorship programs.

    • Road America Ready for American Le Mans Series Plus Four Support Races:

      The Generac 500 at Road America, August 17-20, 2006, will feature the American Le Mans Series and four support races: Speed World Challenge, Star Mazda, IMSA GT3, and IMSA Lites.

    • Zytek Win EGS Contract for 2007 Acura ALMS:

      Motorsport engineering specialist Zytek is to supply their electrically-operated gearshift system (EGS) to Acura teams for their assault on the American Le Mans Series next year. Acura will be involved with three teams in 2007, all competing in the LMP2 class using 3.4 litre V8 engines fitted with EGS.

    • Rumour: ALMS - Brian Herta to get Acura Seat???:

      With the Acura seats being prime spots for the ALMS in 2006, American, Brian Herta could be in line.

    • Rumour: ALMS - Is Creation Going to Race in 2007
    • Tight GT2 Championship Takes Center Stage:

      Through six rounds of the 2006 American Le Mans Series, it's fair to say that the GT2 class has lived up to expectations. It's a pretty impressive feat, given the anticipation and hype surrounding the deepest of the Series' four classes of elite sports cars.

    • Rumour: ALMS - More Delays for Lexus:

      Lexus debut to be delayed???

  • July 2006
    • In Her Own Words: ALMS Driver Liz Halliday:

      Following three wins, a second place and two thirds in the opening six races of the 2006 American Le Mans Series, Liz Halliday's attention now turns to a pivotal stretch of the season. Four races remain for Halliday and her co-drivers, Jon and Clint Field, in the No. 37 Intersport Lola.

    • Portland: Multimatic ALMS Race Recap - Suffered in the Heat Wave:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz again suffered in the heat wave that has gripped the US after a disappointing day in the latest round of the American Le Mans Series at Portland International Raceway.

    • Oliver Gavin's Reflections on Portland ALMS Weekend:

      It was another hot one, and another close one, but this time the “Ollies” came out on top and triumphed in the GT1 class in the 6th round of the American Le Mans Series in Portland, Oregon. Oliver Gavin reflects on what the West Coast win meant to him.

    • Remembering the Audi R8 - Part One:

      Sixty-four wins, eight championship titles, five Le Mans titles and six Sebring titles. This car was something special.

      This is the first of two articles that will delve into life of the all conquering Audi R8.

    • Remembering the Audi R8 - Part Two:

      The Audi R8 was a successful machine as told in the first part of this story. But the Audi was more than just a car. It was a beast, it was alive, and loved by those closest to it.

      This second part of the Audi R8 story will recall the feelings and emotions that this champion brought to those who witnessed and worked with its amazing abilities.

    • Audi R10s Remain Unbeaten, McNish & Capello Win American Le Mans Race at Portland + Results:

      Diesel power is starting to take hold in the American Le Mans Series. The Audi R10 TDI remained unbeaten in three Series races as Allan McNish and Rinaldo Capello won the Portland Grand Prix o­n Saturday, their fourth overall victory of the season.

    • Portland: Risi Competizione ALMS Race Recap - Melo, Salo, F430GT Win GT2:

      The Risi Competizione F430GT, driven by Jaime Melo and Mika Salo, became the first GT2 car in the American Le Mans Series to win two races in 2006 and also the first car to win two races in a row in an incredible come-from-behind victory at the Grand Prix of Portland. Second place in the class went to the Petersen Motorsports/White Lightening Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RSR driven by Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Long, while third place went to the BMW Team PTG BMW E46 M3 driven by Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand.

    • Portland: Audi ALMS Race Racap - Audi R10 TDI Remains Unbeaten:

      After its fourth race, the Audi R10 TDI remains unbeaten: The prototype which became the first diesel-powered sportscar to win the Le Mans 24 Hour race, added another victory in the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series in Portland (US state Oregon). In the third race for the Audi R10 TDI in the US, Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) triumphed ahead of their team-mates Frank Biela (Germany) and Emanuele Pirro (Italy) to score the first double victory of the Audi R10 TDI.

    • Portland: Dyson ALMS Race - No North Rest:

      A week after enduring 103 degree in the Utah desert, Dyson Racing traveled to the Pacific Northwest for an even hotter race weekend at the Portland Grand Prix. Running true heat endurance, Dyson Racing finished well today, bettering their Salt Lake City results with a third-place finish by Chris Dyson and Guy Smith and a fourth by Butch Leitzinger and James Weaver. Smith led the first fifty-three laps.

    • Portland: Corvette ALMS Race - Corvette Scores 50th Victory!:

      Record-breaking heat gave way to a history-making performance today as Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta notched Corvette Racing's 50th victory. It was a day of champagne and roses in the Rose City for the pair as their No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R finished 54.8 seconds ahead of the No. 007 Aston Martin DBR9 of Tomas Enge and Darren Turner. Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell finished third in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

    • Portland: Aston Martin ALMS Race - Second and Fourth in Extreme Heat:

      Tomas Enge, driving with an injured hand, teamed with Darren Turner in the Aston Martin DBR9 No. 007 to finish second in GT1 class at the Portland Grand Prix on Saturday. Pedro Lamy and Stephane Sarrazin drove DBR9 No. 009 to a fourth-place finish.

    • Porsche RS Spyder Misses Fourth Straight Win with Engine Problem:

      After building a five-lap LMP2 class lead with only 15 minutes to go in the American Le Mans Series' Portland Grand Prix, the Porsche RS Spyder, prepared by Penske Motorsports, suddenly came to a halt in the pits with an engine problem and lost its opportunity to score its fourth straight class win.

    • Portland: Alex Job Racing ALMS Race - Seventh in GT2:

      Alex Job Racing finished seventh in this evening’s running of the Grand Prix of Portland and round six of the American Le Mans Series.

    • Bernhard, Porsche RS Spyder Quickest in Final ALMS Practice at Portland:

      In the final practice for this afternoon’s Portland Grand Prix, Timo Bernhard posted the fastest time of the 25-minute session for Penske Racing. His teammate, Romain Dumas, qualified on the class pole Friday.

    • Alex Job Racing Pit Crew Moves on Towards $100,000 Pay Day:

      In a preliminary round that featured some of the most elite teams in the American Le Mans Series paddock, Alex Job Racing came out on top in the second half of the opening round of the $100,000 2006 Klein Tools Pit Crew Challenge on Friday.

    • All-Dyson American Le Mans Front Row at Portland + Qualifying Results:

      Admittedly, Butch Leitzinger says Portland International Raceway isn't really a favorite of Dyson Racing. Surely that will change after Leitzinger's pole position run Friday for the Portland Grand Prix. Leitzinger put his Dyson Racing Lola B06/10-AER o­n the pole for Saturday's sixth round of the American Le Mans Series. Not o­nly has Dyson Racing captured the pole in each of the last three Series races at Portland but it also has swept the front row here for the last three years, too.

    • Portland: Audi ALMS Qualifying - Third and Fifth on the Grid:

      Following another change of the regulations at short notice, the two Audi R10 TDI sports cars will start the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series at Portland (US state of Oregon) from the second and third rows of the grid. Dindo Capello and Emanuele Pirro (both Italy) had to be happy with third and fifth places respectively in Friday’s qualifying session after the toughest competitors in the LM P1 class, Team Dyson Lola, had been granted a further weight-reduction of 40 kilograms (88 pounds). This means the Lola is now 65 kilograms (143 pounds) lighter than the Audi R10 TDI.

    • Portland: Risi Competizione ALMS Qualifying - GT2 Pole:

      This afternoon Jaime Melo drove the red Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT to the pole position in the ALMS GT2 Class for the Grand Prix of Portland with a lap of 1:12.769. Second fastest time was claimed Joerg Bergmeister (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) with a lap of 1:13.235, followed by Mike Rockenfeller (Porsche 911 GT3 RSR) at 1:13.312. It was the second consecutive series pole position for Melo, who also took pole at the Utah Grand Prix ALMS race last weekend, a race the Houston-based team won, and which was their first ALMS race win of the 2006 season.

    • Portland: Porsche ALMS Qualifying - LMP2 Pole, GT2 Front Row:

      Romain Dumas from France captured his third LMP2 pole in three tries today as his Porsche RS Spyder, prepared by Penske Motorsports, was the only car to break the Portland International Raceway track record in preparation for Saturday's American Le Mans Series Portland Grand Prix.

    • Portland: Alex Job Racing ALMS Qualifying - Third in the Heat:

      Alex Job Racing qualified third for tomorrow’s running of the Grand Prix of Portland and round six of the American Le Mans Series to take the green flag Saturday evening.

    • Portland: Third and Fourth for Aston Martin Racing in ALMS Qualifying:

      Following an IMSA decision earlier in the day to give Corvette Racing more power and increased fuel capacity for the Portland Grand Prix, qualifying results were as expected: Aston Martin Racing qualified third and fourth in GT1 Class.

    • Portland Grand Prix Is Pivotal for Corvette Racing:

      The Portland Grand Prix, to be contested at Portland International Raceway on July 22, will kick off the second half of the ALMS season for Corvette Racing. The first half of the season was highlighted by Corvette victories in Sebring, Houston, Mid-Ohio and Le Mans. But back-to-back losses in Lime Rock and Salt Lake City in the wake of rule changes will provide strong motivation for Chevrolet's factory road racing team in the sixth round of the ALMS series.

    • Weaver Paces Field in Friday Morning ALMS Portland Practice:

      On a track where he was headed for certain victory last year, James Weaver posted the fastest time at Friday morning’s practice time for the Portland Grand Prix. Weaver turned in a best lap of 1:03.762 and was nearly 0.2 seconds clear of the field.

    • Portland: Aston Martin ALMS Test - Enge Encouraged with Injured Wrist:

      A week after winning at Salt Lake City, Aston Martin Racing is preparing for the sixth round of the American Le Mans Series at Portland International Raceway. The 1.944-mile, 12-turn road course will be a tough test when combined with temperatures expected to reach triple digits.

    • Audi R10, Dyson Lolas Show the Way at Portland Test:

      Rinaldo Capello last competed at the Grand Prix of Portland in 2001. He showed little rust in his return Thursday to the Rose City, posting the best time in Thursday’s test session for Round 6 of the 2006 American Le Mans Series.

    • Porsche Spyder LMP2 Drivers on the Right Track at ALMS Halfway Point:

      Actor/race car driver Paul Newman, whose on-track successes included a class win in a Porsche 935 at Le Mans, once commented that auto racing, like acting, was frustrating because it was difficult to turn in a perfect performance.

    • Lowe’s Fernandez Racing Joins Acura ALMS Effort:

      Lowe’s Fernandez Racing announced today it will race an Acura-powered Lola in the 2007 American Le Mans Series in Acura’s factory LMP2 class competition program.

    • Andretti Green Racing To Partner with Honda Acura for 2007 Season in American Le Mans Series:

      Andretti Green Racing, the two-time defending IndyCar Series champions and winner of the 2005 Indianapolis 500, announced today it will join forces with Acura as part of a three-team effort in the 2007 American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Andretti Green co-owner Kim Green made the announcement along with officials from Honda Performance Development, Inc. (HPD) and the other two teams involved.

    • Acura Announces Three-Team Lineup for 2007 American Le Mans Series Season:

      Relying o­n their years of experience in various forms of motorsports, Honda Performance Development Inc., announced today the three world-class teams that will field its Acura-powered LMP2 entries in the American Le Mans Series starting in 2007.

    • Perseverance Paying Off for Risi Ferrari:

      If there ever has been a hard-earned victory in the American Le Mans Series, it came from Risi Competizione last weekend. After coming up agonizingly short in the first four rounds of 2006, the Risi Ferrari F430GT finally crossed the finish line first in GT2 at the Utah Grand Prix.

    • Portland: Alex Job Racing Looks for Brighter Days at Portland:

      Alex Job Racing is looking to improve their performances of late at Portland International Raceway for round six of the American Le Mans Series to be run on Saturday. England’s Robin Liddell will partner AJR regular Mike Rockenfeller for this weekend’s race.

    • Corvette Honored in Detroit Le Mans Celebration:

      A month after triumphing o­nce again at Le Mans, Corvette Racing received a hero's welcome in Motor City today when a Corvette caravan commemorated the team's fifth victory in the GT1 class at the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Aston Martin's Enjoying Run Up Front in GT1:

      After 12 races of Corvette yellow at the head of the American Le Mans Series' GT1 field, there's a new color out front - Aston Martin Racing green. The British marque is riding a two-race winning streak heading into the Portland Grand Prix presented by Les Schwab.

    • Portland: Multimatic ALMS Race Preview - Hoping for Better Weather:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz crew members are hoping the weather-man has got it slightly wrong when the American Le Mans Series visits Portland International Raceway this weekend for the Portland Grand Prix Presented by Les Schwab.

    • Oliver Gavin's Reflections on Salt Lake City: One to Chalk Down to Experience:

      It was always going to be a challenge to compete at the brand new, purpose-built, 4.5 mile track at Salt Lake City, Utah, on several different levels. And so it proved. Oliver and his team mate, Olivier Beretta, finished 4th in class which is a long way from where they’d have liked to have been. Olly explains what happened over his most recent racing weekend.

    • Tour de Road America to Raise Support for Lance Armstrong Foundation:

      While professional cyclists prepare to take on the Alps in the Tour de France, a unique mix of stateside cyclists are preparing to take on the hills and twists of the Road America road racing circuit in east-central Wisconsin on August 19, 2006 during the Generac 500 weekend at Road America. The Tour de Road America allows auto racing fans, families, cyclists, cancer survivors, race car drivers, and their teams to pedal Road America’s beautiful 4.048-mile permanent road circuit in support of the Lance Armstrong Foundation and its cancer survivorship programs.

    • Audi Weekend Recaps - Success All Over the World:

      * - Audi R10 TDI wins at USA comeback
      * - Audi driver Thed Björk wins at Falkenberg
      * - Second victory for new Audi RS 4
      * - Two victories for SEAT squad at Croft

    • Utah: Dyson Racing ALMS Race Recap - Hot Lapping:

      “This is a gratifying result,” commented team principal Rob Dyson. “The hard work has paid off. We had a trouble-free run and that was a definite plus for us. The pit stops were right on and the guys are doing a great job on the race prep.”

    • Risi Competizione Takes GT2 Honors at ALMS Utah Grand Prix:

      Maybe it was the move west. Maybe it was the new track. Maybe it was the return of Jaime Melo and Mika Salo, the “O” boys. Maybe it was the speed of the Ferrari F430GT on the 4.5 mile, 24 turn course. Or maybe it was just their time.

    • Corvette Racing Finishes Third in Inaugural Utah Grand Prix:

      For the first time since October 2003, Corvette Racing didn't finish first or second in the GT1 class in American Le Mans Series competition. Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell had to settle for third place in today's inaugural Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park as the effects of series-mandated handicaps throttled the Corvettes' performance at this high-altitude track. The win went to Aston Martin for the second consecutive race as Tomas Enge and Darren Turner claimed victory over Stephane Sarrazin and Andrea Piccini. Corvette drivers Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta were fourth.

    • Pirro, Biela Triumph with Audi Diesel Power at First American Le Mans Series Race in Utah + Results:

      Emanuele Pirro withstood a furious charge from Lucas Luhr in the final 20 minutes as the Audi R10 TDI claimed victory its first American Le Mans Series race since March by winning the Utah Grand Prix o­n Saturday at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Audi R10 TDI Claims Victory in US Comeback:

      Only four weeks after its historical victory as the first diesel sportscar at the Le Mans 24 Hours, the Audi R10 TDI celebrated another success: In the comeback in the American Le Mans Series on the new race track at Salt Lake City (US state Utah), Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and Frank Biela (Germany) triumphed in an exciting finish with a gap of only 0.318 seconds ahead of the Porsche drivers Lucas Luhr and Sascha Maassen.

    • Aston Martin Racing DBR9s Triumph in Salt Lake ALMS Victory:

      Aston Martin Racing claimed a second successive American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT1 victory in the Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park, Salt Lake on Saturday 15 July.

    • Porsche RS Spyder Scores Its Third Straight LMP2 ALMS Win:

      The Porsche RS Spyder, entered by Penske Motorsports, scored its third straight LMP2 class win of the season as Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr brought it to victory in the inaugural Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Porsche RS Spyder Scores Its Third Straight LMP2 ALMS Win:

      The Porsche RS Spyder, entered by Penske Motorsports, scored its third straight LMP2 class win of the season as Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr brought it to victory in the inaugural Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park.

    • Alex Job Racing Finishes Fourth in GT2 in Utah:

      Alex Job Racing finished fourth in round five of the American Le Mans Series run Miller Motorsport Park this evening.

    • Aston Martin Racing Dominates GT1 Qualifying at Salt Lake:

      Aston Martin Racing will start Saturday’s American Le Mans Series race at Miller Motorsports Park from first and second positions in the GT1 class after an excellent performance during today’s qualifying session.

    • Third Start, Third Pole for the Audi R10 TDI:

      The new Audi R10 TDI remains the sportscar to beat at its first race after its historic victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans: The two diesel sportscars of Frank Biela (Germany) and Emanuele Pirro (Italy) and their team-mates, Allan McNish (Scotland) and Dindo Capello (Italy), start the fifth round of the American Le Mans Series in Salt Lake City (US state Utah) from the front row once again.

    • Utah: Dyson Racing ALMS Qualifying Recap - Saltans of Speed:

      The newest track in America, Miller Motorsports Park, near the shores of the Great Salt Lake, has one of their twenty-four turns named “Satisfaction.” Butch Leitzinger had the fulfillment of setting a time a second and a half quicker than his weekend’s best to start third tomorrow in the inaugural Utah Grand Prix.

    • Utah: Corvettes Qualify Third and Fourth for Utah Grand Prix:

      Scorching heat, high altitude and performance handicaps took their toll on Corvette Racing in qualifying for Saturday's inaugural American Le Mans Series Utah Grand Prix at Miller Motorsports Park. Johnny O'Connell qualified the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R third in the GT1 class at 2:37.414 (102.593 mph) and Oliver Gavin was fourth in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R at 2:37.626 (102.455 mph). The quickest qualifier was Tomas Enge in the No. 007 Aston Martin DBR9 at 2:34.953 (104.223 mph).

    • Utah: Porsche RS Spyder Captures LMP2 ALMS Pole:

      For the third time since the debut of the Penske Porsche RS Spyder last year at Laguna Seca Raceway, Lucas Luhr, from Monaco, has earned the LMP2 class pole for Saturday's Utah Grand Prix. It marks the sixth time the RS Spyder has taken the LMP2 pole in its six-race history.

    • Utah: Aston Martin Set Top Laps in GT1:

      Ahead of the DBR9’s debut race at the brand new Miller Motorsports Park on Saturday, the team today commenced their preparations with a one and a half hour practice session prior to Friday’s qualifying session. All four of the Aston Martin Racing drivers had a chance to try out the new circuit.

    • Ford Reunites GT40s That Conquered 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans:

      A reunion of the three Ford GT Mark II racing cars that conquered the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 was the highlight of this year's Le Mans Classic, marking the 40th anniversary of a major event in the history of the world's most famous endurance race.

    • Penske Porsches Quickest in First ALMS Utah Test Session:

      In what could be considered a bit of a surprise, Penske Racing’s two Porsche RS Spyders set the two fastest times Thursday in a 90-minute test session for the Utah Grand Prix at the new Miller Motorsports Park.

    • From Le Mans to Motown: Corvette Victory Celebration Coming to Downtown Detroit:

      A victory celebration that began in June on the podium at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Le Mans, France, will continue when GM stages a star-spangled salute to Corvette Racing in downtown Detroit on July 18. The event will spotlight Corvette Racing's fifth victory in the GT1 class at the world's greatest sports car race.

    • Computer Simulations Give Corvette Racing an Edge in Inaugural Utah Grand Prix:

      Although Corvette Racing's championship-winning Corvette C6.R race cars haven't turned a tire at Miller Motorsports Park, Chevrolet's factory team has already completed hundreds of virtual laps around the immense 4.5-mile circuit. Sophisticated computer simulation software gives the team a head start on setting up the cars for the inaugural ALMS Utah Grand Prix on July 15.

    • IMSA Continues Performance Balancing:

      IMSA today published a bulletin that affects the refueling rig restrictor of the diesel cars participating in the American Le Mans Series, specifically the Audi R10 TDI cars. The change limits the refueling restrictor from the current 38mm permitted under the regulations to 33mm, effective immediately.

    • Autocon Striving to Stay o­n Track:

      First came the Founders Cup and first class podium spot at Mid-Ohio, then a second-place finish in LMP1 at Lime Rock Park. So what's in store for Autocon Motorsports at the Utah Grand Prix this weekend?

    • Utah: Risi Competizione Drivers Mika Salo, Jaime Melo to Race in Salt Lake City:

      Houston, Texas based Risi Competizione, competing in the ALMS series this year with a Ferrari F430GT, is pleased to announce that former Ferrari Formula 1 Driver Mika Salo, now one of the world’s top sports car drivers’, and Jaime Melo, a Ferrari factory driver and one of the fastest drivers in the GT2 class, will rejoin the team for the inaugural running of the American Le Mans Series Utah Grand Prix to be held at the new Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City on Saturday, July 15th, 2006.

    • Utah: Multimatic ALMS Race Preview - Heading West:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has its sights set on getting its championship assault back on track when the team visits the newest venue on the American Le Mans Series schedule this week – Miller Motorsports Park in Salt Lake City.

    • Aston Martin Racing Prepares for Salt Lake Showdown:

      Following their first American Le Mans Series (ALMS) victory of 2006 at Lime Rock on 1 July, the Aston Martin Racing team are returning to the US to compete in the fifth round of the ALMS series to be held at Salt Lake, Utah on 15 July.

    • Aston Martin Back in Winner's Circle:

      After flirting with victory in each of the first three American Le Mans Series races in 2006, Aston Martin Racing finally earned an overdue result - a win. Just over a week ago at Lime Rock Park, Aston Martin claimed its first Series win of the year as the driver tandem of Stephane Sarrazin and Pedro Lamy won the GT1 class at the New England Grand Prix.

    • Utah: Porsche Looking to Build on Mid-Ohio ALMS Success:

      With podium finishes at each of the four American Le Mans Series races so far this year, including an overall win and two class victories, the Penske Porsche RS Spyders head to the new Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah this weekend with the hope of taking over first place in the LMP2 drivers championship.

    • It's Back: Audi Diesel Power Returns to America:

      Allan McNish said at Lime Rock Park that he is losing a longtime girlfriend, but the new girl is much quieter and sexier. His new lady - Audi's R10 TDI - returns this week for the Utah Grand Prix and the fifth round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series.

    • Utah: Alex Job Racing Ready for New Circuit:

      Alex Job Racing is looking forward to running round five of the American Le Mans Series at the new Miller Motorsport Park just outside of Salt Lake City.

    • Utah Grand Prix News & Notes:

      · The 2006 Utah Grand Prix marks the first automotive race in history at the new state-of-the-art, 4.5-mile, 24-turn Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, UT, near Salt Lake City. The Miller Motorsports Park complex, developed by Larry H. Miller, actually features two road-racing facilities - a 2.3-mile East track and the 2.2-mile West course. When combined for major events such as the inaugural American Le Mans Series event, the full track layout includes a 3,500-foot front straightaway. Miller Motorsports Park is the longest road-racing facility in North America, outdistancing Road America's 4.048-mile facility. The new facility opened in mid-June.

    • Le Mans Winning Audi R10 TDI Versus Harrier Jet-fighter:

      Audi demonstrated once again the performance of modern diesel engines in an unique duel that took place prior the "Festival of Speed” meeting at Goodwood (England): In a one-kilometre acceleration race at RAF Wittering, the Le Mans winning Audi R10 TDI driven by Allan McNish was just narrowly beaten by a 15,000-bhp combat aircraft from the Royal Air Force (RAF).

    • Thoughts o­n the Utah Grand Prix:

      The Utah Grand Prix marks the American Le Mans Series' first visit to the spectacular new Miller Motorsports Park, already being hailed as o­ne of the finest road courses in North America. At 4.5-miles and with 24 turns, the track will present a new challenge to the world-class field of sports car racing's best. How do drivers and their teams prepare for such a challenge? Here's what they had to say:

    • Salt Lake City: Audi R10 TDI ALMS Race Preview:

      Following the historical début victory for a diesel car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi now aims to conquer America with the revolutionary R10 TDI: Starting with the race at Salt Lake City (US state of Utah) on 15 July, Team Audi Sport North America will enter a pair of Audi R10 TDI prototypes, driven by Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro and Dindo Capello/Allan McNish, in the world’s most popular sportscar series.

    • In His Own Words: Oliver Gavin:

      All good things must come to an end. For Oliver Gavin, it was the eight-race GT1 winning streak he and Olivier Beretta engineered in the American Le Mans Series. Although that run is over, Gavin is eager to start a new o­ne at the Utah Grand Prix, Round 5 of the 2006 American Le Mans Series, at the new Miller Motorsports Park. Here's a sampling of what he had to say about the streak, the new track and Aston Martin Racing:

    • Risi Competizione Ferrari Takes Fifth at Lime Rock ALMS Race:

      At the end of a very tough race meeting at Lime Rock Park nestled deep in the greenery of the Berkshire Mountains, the #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT driven by Marc Gene and Mario Dominguez claimed fifth place in GT2 at the end of a race that was marked with crashes and retirements in every class. “One very tough race” said Team Engineer Rick Mayer as the checkered flag dropped. The #61 R. Ferri Competizione F430GT, piloted by Toni Vilander and Ferrari sportscar veteran Ralf Kelleners did not finish after sustaining damage incurred when it flew off the course after hitting oil or fluids dropped by another competitor. Prior to the accident, the car had been comfortably leading the GT2 class.

    • Panoz Duo Get More Hits Than Elvis at Lime Rock Park:

      The Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz crew face long hours of bodywork repairs after after a battle-scarred day at Lime Rock Park in round four of the American Le Mans Series o­n Saturday.

    • Audi R8 Bows Out in Style With Victory in Farewell Race PLUS Results:

      The final chapter held a fairytale ending for the "old girl’s” last ever race: Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) steered their Audi R8 home to an amazing and emotional victory at Lime Rock Park (US state of Connecticut) – the final race for the most successful Le Mans Prototype of all time.

    • Lime Rock: Dyson Racing ALMS Race Recap - Some Fireworks, No Grand Finale:

      Chris Dyson moved from the back of the grid to third overall in eight minutes in the fourth round of the American Le Mans Series today at Lime Rock Park. It was a scintillating performance at Dyson’s home track that reflected the stellar progress the team has made with its potent new Lola / AER V8 LMP1 machine. Unfortunately, it was to be a short-lived day as the #20 Thetford/Norcold car’s race ended seven minutes later when Dyson and Oliver Beretta came together in the right hand turn leading onto the back straight.

    • Aston Martin DBR9 Claims Thrilling Victory at Lime Rock:

      By the slimmest of margins - 0.033 seconds -- Aston Martin Racing claimed a sensational American Le Mans Series (ALMS) GT1 victory Saturday in the New England Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

    • Double Win for Porsche - LMP2 & GT2 Victories:

      The Penske Porsche RS Spyder of Romain Dumas of France andTimo Bernhard of Germany scored a flag-to-flag LMP2 class victory - their second of the season - at the American Le Mans Series New England Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

    • American Le Mans Pole position for Ferrari F430GT at Lime Rock:

      It was the best of times at Lime Rock Race Park today, when a Ferrari 430GT, campaigned by R. Ferri Competizione with race support from Risi Competizione, took the GT2 pole for the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) New England Grand Prix which takes place tomorrow (1st July).

    • Fellows, Corvette Takes Second on GT1 Grid for ALMS New England Grand Prix:

      Crew chief Dan Binks' final instructions to driver Ron Fellows before the start of qualifying were succinct: "Have fun out there."

    • Turner, Aston Martin Captures GT1 Pole at Lime Rock PLUS Qualifying Results:

      British driver Darren Turner drove the 007 Aston Martin DBR9 to pole position in GT1 today for Saturday’s New England Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Turner’s lap time of 50.272 seconds on the 1.45-mile track gave him his first pole in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS).

    • Audi R8 Starts Its Final Race from Second Row, Looking for 63rd Race Win:

      The Audi R8 of Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) will line-up on the second row of the grid for the fourth round of the American Le Mans Series at Lime Rock Park (US state of Connecticut) on Saturday 3:00 p.m. local time (9:00 p.m. German time).

    • Porsche Prototypes Capture Front Row at Lime Rock ALMS Event:

      Romain Dumas from France broke the outright American Le Mans Series qualifying record by more than one second in his Penske Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 prototype Saturday enroute to the pole position for tomorrow's New England Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park.

    • Highcroft Back Home with Dayton, Wallace in Lola:

      Those who know Duncan Dayton say he is an astute observer. Case in point, Dayton began thinking about a full-season partner in his Lola LMP1 at the American Le Mans Series Winter Test in January.

    • Highcroft Back Home with Dayton, Wallace in Lola:

      Those who know Duncan Dayton say he is an astute observer. Case in point, Dayton began thinking about a full-season partner in his Lola LMP1 at the American Le Mans Series Winter Test in January.

    • Risi Competizione Announces Exclusive Sponsorship Deal with Putnam Leasing:

      Risi Competizione, the Houston-based racing team competing in the American Le Mans Series with a Ferrari F430GT, has announced an exclusive sponsorship pact with Connecticut-based Putnam Leasing (www.putnamleasing.com), a company which specializes in financial and leasing services for enthusiasts of new, vintage, collectible, and exclusive sports cars.

    • American Le Mans Series Team with Ebay, Salvation Army for Grid Kids Auctions:

      The American Le Mans Series, in conjunction with Ebay and the Salvation Army, has created an o­nline auction of collectible team items and race car parts that will be available for bid through both Ebay and www.americanlemans.com for the remainder of the season. All proceeds from the auctions will go to support the Series' Salvation Army Grid Kids program for disadvantaged youth and will be awarded at the year-end awards banquet in Monterey, Calif. o­n October 22.

    • Corvettes Hope to Keep Streak Going:

      It's safe to say that Olivier Beretta knows something about winning. A lot, in fact. Beretta is the leader in the American Le Mans Series paddock with 27 career victories. It is a remarkable feat for the three-time GT1 class champion, whose Series résumé dates back to 1999 (he didn't compete in 2001-02).

    • Ameican Le Mans Series New England Grand Prix Preview:

      Ameican Le Mans Series New England Grand Prix Preview

    • Le Mans to Lime Rock, A Race By Itself:

      Competing at the 24 Hours of Le Mans is quite a challenge for even the world's best sports car teams. But turning around and resuming the American Le Mans Series season just two weeks after is another whole race in itself.

    • Historic ERA Ends with Final Race for Audi R8:

      The final chapter in o­ne of sports car racing's greatest stories is nearing completion. At next week's New England Grand Prix the book o­n the Audi R8 will close, putting the finishing touch o­n what has been an unprecedented seven-year run of motorsport history.

    • Final Race for the Audi R8 in the USA to Feature Unique Livery:

      Saturday, 1 July 2006, is an extremely special day for Audi Sport: The Audi R8 competes in its final race at Lime Rock Park near Lakeville (US state of Connecticut). With 62 wins from 79 races to date – including five victories in the 24 Hours of Le Mans – the R8 is the most successful Le Mans Prototype of all time. At Lime Rock, Team Audi Sport North America starts a final time with the "good old” R8, before the new Audi R10 TDI – the first diesel powered sportscar to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans – also breaks cover in the American Le Mans Series.

    • 21st Birthday for Dyson Racing:

      Twenty-one years ago at Lime Rock, CT, Rob Dyson debuted his Porsche 962 in the International Motorsports Association’s GTP race. Even though they were running the older 2.8 liter turbo Porsche engine rather than the new 3.2 variant, Dyson Racing shocked the racing establishment and won the race conclusively.

    • Ten Years and Counting for Panoz at Le Mans:

      When Dr. Don Panoz has a hunch about a new venture, it always seems to turn out right. That was the case in 1997 when he first entered his namesake marque in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Panoz Sells St. Andrews Bay Resort:

      Scott Atherton, President and CEO of Panoz Motor Sports Group, confirmed today that Dr. Don Panoz has sold his St. Andrews Bay Resort - one of three resort properties that Panoz and wife Nancy have developed.

    • Mobil 1 Named as Presenting Sponsor of 2006 Grand Prix of Mosport:

      Mosport International Raceway and Imperial Oil today announced the renewal of a sponsorship agreement that will include the renaming of Canada's biggest sports car event of the year to Mobil 1 Presents The Labour Day Weekend Grand Prix of Mosport.

  • May 2006
    • Forza Motorsport 2, Xbox 360 Ride with Risi Ferrari:

      Microsoft and Turn 10 Studios have announced their involvement and sponsorship of Risi Competizione's Ferrari 430GT for the American Le Mans Series. As the official racing simulator during the entire race season, the Ferrari's paint scheme will display Forza Motorsport 2 and Xbox 360® o­n the hood of the car.

    • American Porsche Driver Patrick Long to Race at Le Mans with Flying Lizard:

      American Porsche factory driver Patrick Long will join Flying Lizard Motorsports principals Johannes van Overbeek and Seth Neiman at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the team announced today.

    • Penske Porsches Finish 1-2 in American Le Mans Race Overall Win at Mid-Ohio + Results:

      The Captain's cars have made American Le Mans Series history. Penske Racing's two Porsche RS Spyders finished 1-2 overall in the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio, becoming the first LMP2 class team to post such a result in the Series.

    • Mid-Ohio: Multimatic American Le Mans Race Recap:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz duo David Brabham and Scott Maxwell have continued their charge o­n the 2006 American Le Mans Series GT2 championship with second place today at the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course.

    • Mid-Ohio: Risi Competizione American Le Mans Race Recap:

      Racing luck entered the equation at Mid-Ohio when an apparent collision put the Risi Competizione Number 62 F430GT off the road and into the gravel trap barely ten minutes from the finish of the race. At the time of the incident, the red Ferrari was in third position in the GT2 class. With Melo at the wheel, the car finished 6th in class. It was an undeserving end to a day in which the team had repeatedly battled back against the odds.

    • Mid-Ohio: Dyson Racing American Le Mans Race Recap:

      The cold front that moved through the mid-west this weekend also brought a cold shoulder to Dyson Racing at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. A repeat of their one-two finish at last year’s American Le Mans race was not to be. James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger in the # 16 Thetford/Norcold car finished fifth today and second in LMP1, while the #20 AER-powered Lola of Chris Dyson and Guy Smith retired three laps into the race after being sidelined by transmission problems. James Weaver was running second forty-five minutes from the end when a tire puncture put him in the pea gravel.

    • Porsche RS Spyder Wins Overall at Mid-Ohio:

      The #7 Porsche RS Spyder, entered by Penske Motorsports, which was forced to the rear of the grid after pole-setting qualifying times because of a slight vehicle weight violation, used spectacular driving at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course by German Timo Bernhard and Frenchman Romain Dumas to score Porsche's first overall win in the American Le Mans Series since its inception in 1999.

    • Audi Drivers Capello, McNish Claim Third Consecutive American Le Mans LMP1 Victory:

      Audi will return to American Le Mans Series action in six weeks time leading the LM P1 class following a third consecutive maximum score. Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) claimed a hard earned class victory – third place overall – in their Audi Sport North America "factory” Audi R8 in the third round of the 10-race series at Mid-Ohio (US state of Ohio) on Sunday.

    • Mid-Ohio: Risi Competizione American Le Mans Qualifying Recap:

      Risi Competizione’s Mika Salo put the number 62 Ferrari 430GT into second spot in qualifying for the Mid-Ohio ALMS race to be run Sunday, May 21st. The second place slot continues a team run of being either 1st (Houston) or 2nd (Sebring) in qualifying in the ALMS race series for 2006.

    • Mid-Ohio: Dyson Racing American Le Mans Qualifying Recap:

      The blue and white racers of Dyson Racing qualified third and fifth this afternoon on the newly repaved thirteen-turn Mid-Ohio course for tomorrow’s American Le Mans race.

    • Mid-Ohio: Alex Job Racing American Le Mans Qualifying Recap:

      Alex Job Racing qualified seventh today in GT2 for round three of the American Le Mans Series to be run and Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course tomorrow. Mike Rockenfeller nursed an ailing car to post a time that will see he and co-driver Klaus Graf start from the fourth row in GT2.

    • Mid-Ohio: Porsche American Le Mans Qualifying Recap:

      The #6 Porsche RS Spyder, qualified by veteran Porsche factory driver Sascha Maassen, became the first Porsche ever to win the first overall grid position in an American Le Mans Series event by winning the LMP2 pole and out-qualifying the faster LMP1 prototypes for Sunday's ALMS race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

    • Audi R8 Starts From Front Row at Mid-Ohio for American Le Mans Third Round:

      Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) will start the third round of the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio (US state of Ohio) from the front row of the grid with their near five-year old Audi R8 (built in 2002). In Saturday’s Qualifying, Allan McNish was second fastest overall and quickest in the LM P1 cars. The Audi "factory” driver missed pole position by just 0.160 seconds.

    • American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio Notebook:

      Team principal and driver Gunnar van der Steur said his team worked like mad to have the car prepared for the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio, Round Three of the 2006 season. The Reliant Park street circuit in Houston did a fair bit of damage to the car, which finished fourth in LMP2, just o­ne lap off the class podium. The "Little Lola That Could" kept pounding out laps, falling shy of passing the leading Porsche RS Spyder from Penske Racing.

    • Mid-Ohio: Risi Competizione Weekend Preview - Encouraging Start:

      Two races (Sebring and Houston). Two fastest Laps (Sebring and Houston). Two long-term leads (6 hours at Sebring, 61 laps in Houston). Two podium finishes (Third in Class at Sebring and Third in Class in Houston). Nothing if not consistent—and consistently fast—Risi Competizione has arrived at Mid-Ohio prepared, ready to run, and facing the challenges of a totally different type of track and track surface.

    • Acclaimed Racer Danny Sullivan Joins CBS American Le Mans Team at Mid-Ohio:

      CBS Sports' coverage of the American Le Mans Series gets an added boost to this weekend's coverage of the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio (1-3 p.m. EDT o­n Sunday, May 21) - the second of five straight CBS-televised Series races. For the first time o­n CBS, former Indianapolis 500 champion Danny Sullivan will provide his first-hand analysis as he joins the broadcast team for Sunday's coverage.

    • Dodge Viper Competition Coupes and SRT4s Set to Take on Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course:

      While the stock car world is gathered in Charlotte and the open-wheel world is preparing for the Indy 500, sports car enthusiasts are getting ready for the SPEED World Challenge at Mid-Ohio Presented by Trenton Forging Quality Formed Solutions. Held on “one of the most competitive tracks in the series”, the event promises to deliver fast-paced action in both the SPEED GT and SPEED Touring series.

    • Lola Gives Autocon Added Hope at Mid-Ohio:

      Autocon Motorsports is hoping its new car will yield old results at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course this week. Chris McMurry and team owner Mike Lewis are driving the No. 12 Lola EX257-AER, the same prototype that has finished second in the last two runnings of the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio for Dyson Racing.

    • Penske, Porsche Look to Add to Mid-Ohio Successes at ALMS Weekend:

      For Sascha Maassen, Lucas Luhr, Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas, as well as the entire Penske Motorsports and Porsche Motorsport contingent - the disappointment of not finishing the Lone Star Grand Prix last Friday night must become a distant memory fast as the team optimistically approaches this weekend's American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio.

    • Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Looks to Bounce Back at Mid-Ohio:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has its sights set o­n providing the Panoz brand with its third Mid Ohio victory when the American Le Mans Series visits the classic sports car course this weekend.

    • Alex Job Racing Looks For Second Win of ’06 in GT2:

      Alex Job Racing heads to the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course for round three of the American Le Mans Series. Mike Rockenfeller and Klaus Graf will be looking to add a second win to the young ALMS season.

    • Alex Job Returns to Winning Ways:

      Alex Job is always optimistic. Being in racing for 18 years forces o­ne to be. But even he wasn't sure how his Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, or any of the others for that matter, would fare at the Lone Star Grand Prix.

    • Audi Weekend Race Summary: R8 Wins in Houston, First Win for RS 4:

      ALMS: The two Audi factory drivers Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) extended their lead in the American Le Mans Series with a convincing win at the street race in Houston (US State Texas). At the end of the 2:45-hour night race, which was started at 8 p.m. local time, Capello and McNish had a five-lap advantage over their closest rival. Enviable reliability and Audi FSI Technology once again played important roles in the 62nd victory of the Audi R8 in 78 races.

    • Corvette Racing Rockets to 1-2 Finish in Houston:

      Under a full moon and under the lights on a balmy Friday night at Houston's Reliant Park, Corvette Racing posted a 1-2 finish in the GT1 class in the inaugural ALMS Lone Star Grand Prix. Drivers Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta continued their hot streak, winning their seventh consecutive ALMS race. The "two Ollies" finished second overall in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette C6.R behind the winning LMP1 Audi R8, and took the GT1 title by 15.811 seconds over their teammates Johnny O'Connell and Ron Fellows in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6.R.

    • Texas-Sized Challenge for Dyson Racing's ALMS LMP1 Program:

      Dyson Racing’s record of twelve straight LMP1 podium finishes remained intact at tonight’s Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston Texas. On a track that drivers termed bumpier than Sebring, the number 16 car of James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger finished second in class and sixth overall. Chris Dyson and Guy Smith brought the sister 20 car home third in class on this inaugural 1.7 mile street course run under the lights around Reliant Stadium.

    • Porsche RS Spyder Leads Half of Houston ALMS Race Before Late DNF:

      The Romain Dumas/Timo Bernhard Penske Porsche RS Spyder made American Le Mans Series history for Porsche Saturday night by taking the overall race lead for the first time early in the Lone Star Grand Prix of Houston. It then held the lead for 72 of the 143 laps before a late-race drivetrain problem sidelined the car.

    • Audi R8 Makes a Winning Return to the USA:

      Dindo Capello (Italy) and Allan McNish (Scotland) extended their American Le Mans Series lead when they steered their "factory” Audi R8 home to victory in the inaugural Grand Prix in Houston (US state of Texas) on Friday night. It was the 62nd victory for the most successful Le Mans prototype from 78 races.

    • Alex Job Wins GT2 in Houston:

      Alex Job Racing won the GT2 class under the lights in round two of the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Houston. Mike Rockenfeller and Klaus Graf braved the concrete caverns of the parking area of Reliant Park to post the team’s first win of the young 2006 season. This marks Alex Job Racing 50th professional road racing win and 37th ALMS series team win.

    • Lexus Anticipates American Le Mans Series Debut as New IS 350 GT2 Nears Completion:

      Since Lexus’ announcement in December that Team Lexus will field two IS 350s in the 2006 American Le Mans Series’ GT2 class, the team has been hard at work preparing the cars for their first racing season. The new cars will challenge GT2-class stalwarts Porsche and Panoz while taking on new entries from Ferrari and BMW.

    • Risi Competizione Ferrari 430GT First in ALMS GT2 Qualifying in Houston:

      Houston, Texas - Risi Competizione (www.risicompetizione.com) competing for the first time in Houston, Texas, their hometown, gave the local fans a real day to remember yesterday when they qualified first in the GT2 Class for this evening’s inaugural American Le Mans Series Lone Star Grand Prix.

    • Houston: Dyson Racing ALMS Qualifying Report:

      James Weaver won the first pole of the season for Dyson Racing in qualifying this evening at the Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston TX. This is Dyson Racing’s fifty-third pole, fourteen of which have been earned by Weaver. This is also the first pole for the new AER powered Lola B06/10 in only its second race.

    • Audi R8 Starts from Second Row in Houston Despite Weight Handicap:

      Audi starts the second round of the American Le Mans Series in Houston (US state of Texas) from fourth position on grid on Friday evening and second in the LM P1 class. Audi factory driver Dindo Capello (Italy) set a personal fastest time of 1min 5.382secs at the wheel of the Audi Sport North America Audi R8 in Thursday’s 20-minute qualifying session – less than a second behind James Weaver���s pole sitting Lola.

    • Alex Job Racing Qualifies Fourth for Houston ALMS Race:

      Alex Job Racing qualified fourth in Houston today for the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Houston to be run under the lights tomorrow night. Klaus Graf was able to post a time of 1:11.895 and an average speed of 85 mph that will see the number 23/Alex Job Racing/Bell Microproducts/hirewise/Porsche 911 RSR start from the second row in GT2.

    • Mazda, and Road & Track Magazine Hit the Race Track Together:

      B-K Motorsports and Mazda North American Operations today announced they will jointly carry the Road & Track magazine logo into the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) competition. Headlining the partnership, Hachette Filipacchi Media U.S.’ Road & Track will become an associate sponsor on B-K Motorsports’ Mazda rotary-engined ALMS P2-class Mazda-Courage entry.

    • Penske Porsche Grab LMP2 Pole, Second Overall in ALMS Lone Star Grand Prix:

      Romain Dumas from France, driving the Penske Porsche RS Spyder LMP2 prototype race car, earned the class pole and placed second overall on the grid for tomorrow's Lone Star Grand Prix of Houston, which is running on the bumpy 1.7-mile parking lot course in the city's Reliant Park.

    • ALMS: Audi R8 Fastest in First Session at Houston:

      No one believed the Audi R8 would slip into retirement quietly. But just in case there were any doubts, Dindo Capello has put them to rest.

    • ALMS to Keep Boss Scott Atherton???:

      "Recent speculation in the media that I might be nominated to head a unified open wheel series is flattering but inaccurate. To be suggested for such an important position is personally flattering, but I believe it is the result of the success that the American Le Mans Series has achieved.

    • Risi Competizione Signs Former Ferrari F1 Driver Mika Salo to Drive 430GT in ALMS:

      Risi Competizione, competing in the ALMS series this year with the new Ferrari 430GT, announce that Mika Salo, a former Ferrari Formula 1 Driver and one of the world’s top sports car drivers, has agreed to join the team. The team simultaneously announces that Jaime Melo, who set the fastest lap in the GT2 class during the 2006 running of the 12 Hours of Sebring, has committed to the team for the remainder of the 2006 season. The pairing of these two drivers will provide Risi Competizione with a duo of the world’s top sports car drivers.

    • Risi Competizione Prepares for the Houston ALMS Race:

      Giuseppe Risi, the Managing Director of Risi Competizione, has said the Houston American Le Mans Series Race to be run on Friday, May 12th, will be “a street fight”. If so, he’s not going into battle un-armed as new team drivers Jaime Melo and Mika Salo both drove their way onto the podium racing Ferrari 430GTs at the FIA GT race held at England’s tricky Silverstone track on 7 May 2006.

    • Audi R8 Prototype in a Class By Itself:

      After six years, 47 victories, 38 pole positions and six championships in the American Le Mans Series, plus o­ne of the strongest records ever at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Audi R8 is heading into the sunset.

    • Penske Porche RS Spyders Ready for ALMS Street Race in Houston:

      After a strong performance at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the Penske Porsche RS Spyder will race on a street circuit for the first time in Houston's Reliant Park on the Friday evening , May 12, in the American Le Mans Series Houston Grand Prix.

    • Alex Job Racing Heads to Houston for ALMS GT2 Street Race:

      Alex Job Racing is ready to get back to the American Le Mans Series schedule as the team heads to the Grand Prix of Houston for round two of the American Le Mans Series GT2 calendar. The team will field their number 23/Alex Job Racing/Bell Microproducts/hirewise/Porsche 911 RSR for Klaus Graf and Mike Rockenfeller at the new track that surrounds Reliant Park for a night race to take the green flag at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 12th.

    • CBS Sports Kicks Off 2006 Coverage of American Le Mans Series:

      For the fifth consecutive year the relationship between CBS Sports and the American Le Mans Series brings the fastest-growing auto racing circuit to network television. This weekend CBS Sports, a programming arm of the nation's No. 1-rated entertainment network, kicks off its 2006 coverage of the American Le Mans Series with the Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston. - the first of five straight Series races to be broadcast o­n CBS. Broadcast of the Lone Star Grand Prix is set for 1-3 p.m. EDT o­n Saturday, May 13.

    • BMW Bets on Balance and Brakes for Victory at Houston:

      It didn't take long for a layout of the 1.7-mile, nine-turn street circuit at Reliant Park, site of this week's Lone Star Grand Prix, to catch the collective eye of BMW Team PTG.The short straights and tight turns are ideally suited for the team's two BMW M3s in large part to its balance and braking system, drivers Joey Hand and Justin Marks believe.

    • Corvette Prepares for Houston:

      HOUSTON - They've won on road courses from Sebring and Road America to
      Lime Rock and Le Mans, but Corvette Racing's championship-winning
      Compuware Corvette C6.Rs have never raced on metropolitan streets. The
      inaugural Lone Star Grand Prix, to be contested on Friday night, May 12,
      on a temporary 1.7-mile course through Houston's Reliant Park, will mark
      the American Le Mans Series' first street race since a run through Miami
      Beach in September 2003. The Houston event, the second round of the
      10-race ALMS series, is the first of two back-to-back races before the
      Corvette Racing team sends its yellow Corvettes to France in pursuit of
      a fifth GT1 title at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Noting the ALMS:

      The inaugural Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston features a bevy of activities for the American Le Mans Series, beginning Sunday when Intersport Racing's Liz Halliday appears live o­n KPRC-TV's Sports Sunday, the NBC affiliate's late night sports weekend wrap-up show. .

    • Houston Street Circuit Could Favor New Dyson Lolas in ALMS Action:

      A sturdy, robust package combined with positive feedback during recent testing has led to plenty of smiles at Dyson Racing. Confidence - not to mention expectations - are o­n the rise for next week's Lone Star Grand Prix.

    • Multimatic, Panoz Looking To Go 2-For-2:

      In the biggest race of the American Le Mans Series, Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz more than lived up to expectations with a GT2 class win at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • Audi R8 to Make a Return in USA:

      The second round of the American Le Mans Series is on the agenda two months after the new Audi R10 TDI prototype’s historic victory in the season-opener at Sebring. On 12 May, the world’s most important Sportscar racing series makes its début performance on the street circuit in Houston (US state Texas). The third race of the season is staged only one week later in Mid-Ohio (US state Ohio).

    • Did You Know???:

      American Le Mans Series driver Chris Dyson was a standout baseball player in high school.

    • Klein Tools Completes New Corporate Headquarters:

      Klein Tools has completed its new 127,028 square-foot corporate headquarters and manufacturing facility. It is located on a seven-acre site in Lincolnshire, Ill., outside Chicago at 450 Bond Street within Enterprise Point of Lincolnshire, a 21-acre business park situation near the intersection of Milwaukee Avenue and Aptakasic Road.

  • April 2006
    • ALMS's Patrick Long to Appear on Wind Tunnel:

      Patrick Long participated in a media tour for Michelin recently in Houston. Long, the United States’ only Porsche factory driver and one of the leading stars of the American Le Mans Series, will drive for his defending GT2 champion Petersen Motorsports/White Lightning Racing in Houston.

    • ALMS is the Series for Tire Manufacturers:

      KUMHO’s recent announcement of its affiliation with B-K Motorsports’ Mazda rotary-powered Courage C65 reinforced the American Le Mans Series as the leading racing series for tire manufacturers.

    • Andy Wallace Joins Highcroft:

      Andy Wallace to race for Highcroft Racing in their LMP1 Lola EX257 AER.

    • Liz Halliday Preparing for 2008 Olympics During Time Off From Racing in ALMS:

      Halliday is also an aspiring 2008 Olympic equestrian who lives and trains outside London when not racing.

    • Risi Competizione to Help Disadvantaged Youth:

      On Monday May 8, Risi Competizione will do a little community outreach at its dealership – Ferrari of Houston.

    • Interesting ALMS Facts:

      Interesting ALMS Facts

    • Champion Racing Steps Into Factory Role:

      Champion Racing, which has won the Series’ championship the last two seasons with Audi R8, steps into a respected factory role at Houston for the remainder of the year.

    • ALMS Sebring TV Ratings Up 150%:

      The May 13 telecast of the Lone Star Grand Prix from Houston marks the first of five straight American Le Mans Series broadcasts by CBS Sports.

    • Kuhmo, B-K Motorsports Join Fores in ALMS:

      KUMHO TIRE U.S.A. has added to its American Le Mans Series involvement, today announcing a partnership with the Mazda-powered B-K Motorsports team in LMP2.

    • Stellar GT2 Field Ready for Houston Showdown:

      Twenty-five lead changes, 16 cars, 11 teams, five world-class manufacturers and 12 hours make for thrilling racing. It gets even better over the course of a 10-race schedule. That's what awaits fans of the American Le Mans Series during the next six months of competition in the Series' GT2 class.

    • American Le Mans LMP2 Teams Welcome Acura Challenge:

      Intersport Racing hardly flinched last year when Porsche announced its entry into the American Le Mans Series' LMP2 class with a factory program.

      So it should come as no surprise that the defending class champions won't cower before Acura either.

    • Audi Names Drivers for US R10 Programme:

      Following the Audi R10 TDI prototype’s victorious debut in the 12-hour race at Sebring (USA), which wrote headlines all over the world, AUDI AG has also defined its programme for the remaining races of the 2006 American Le Mans Series. From the fifth round at Salt Lake City on 15 July, two Audi R10 TDI prototypes will compete in the world’s most important sportscar racing series. The driver pairings will be Dindo Capello/Allan McNish and Frank Biela/Emanuele Pirro.

    • Flying Lizard Announces that Wolf Henzler will Join Johannes van Overbeek:

      Flying Lizard Motorsports announced today the addition of Wolf Henzler to the team's driver lineup. Henzler will join Johannes van Overbeek in the team's No. 45 Porsche, replacing Jon Fogarty, who is leaving the team to drive with GAINSCO/Blackhawk in the Grand American racing series. Henzler's first race with the Lizards will be the American Le Mans Series' Grand Prix of Houston, May 12. In addition to his new role with Flying Lizard, Henzler will continue his Grand American series season with Tafel Racing.

    • Diaz & Pruett Look to Extend Rolex Series Daytona Prototype Points Lead:

      For Grand American Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Special Reserve Daytona Prototype points co-leaders Scott Pruett and Luis Diaz, a return to Virginia International Raceway for this Sunday’s VIR 400 (SPEED, Live, 1:00 p.m. ET) is welcome news given their past record at the 3.27-mile road course.

    • Good News Keeps Coming in American Le Mans Series:

      It has been a dynamic year for the American Le Mans Series. Announcements of new teams, new manufacturers, new corporate partners and new markets have been steady and constant for more than 12 months.

    • BMW Team PTG Announces Driver for ALMS Effort:

      BMW Team PTG announced today that Martin Jensen of Smoerum, Denmark will join BMW of North America's American Le Mans Series GT2 effort as the team's fourth driver. Jensen drove with the team at the season-opening 12 Hours of Sebring in March and will co-drive the No. 22 BMW Team PTG M3 for the remainder of the year with Justin Marks.

    • Acura Division of Honda Entering American Le Mans Series in 2007:

      Marking o­ne of the most significant manufacturer announcements in the history of the American Le Mans Series, the Acura division of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., today announced plans to enter the Series in 2007 with a factory prototype program.The Acura prototype initiative is the first factory motorsports program for Acura, the luxury brand of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., in its 20-year history.

    • ALMS Rumours - Honda to Join the Fight for LMP2 Honours???:

      ALMS Rumours - Honda to Join the Fight for LMP2 Honours???

  • March 2006
    • 2006 ALMS Standings - GT2 - Final
    • 2006 ALMS Standings - GT1 - Final
    • 2006 ALMS Standings - LMP-2 - Final
    • 2006 ALMS Points Standings - LMP-1 - Final
    • Le Mans Invitations Include Selection of American Le Mans Series' Best:

      The American Le Mans Series o­nce again will be well represented at the 24 Hours of Le Mans o­n June 17-18. Twelve world-class entries from the Series have been invited to the 74th running of the French endurance classic, the most prestigious auto race in the world.

    • American Le Mans Series Names Tim Mayer Chief Operating Officer:

      The American Le Mans Series announced today that Tim Mayer has been named Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. In his new role Mayer will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Series, including managing Series staff, working with race tracks and event promoters, and other administrative functions. Mayer also will remain as COO of IMSA.

    • Sebring: By the Numbers:

      It seems like in every American Le Mans Series event, records are broken and history is made. The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was no exception, of course. Here's a look at some of the more intriguing figures from both the American Le Mans Series and Sebring:

    • Aston Martin Racing Second and Third in Sebring Thriller:

      Tonight in Florida the Aston Martin Racing team finished the 12 Hours of Sebring endurance race in second and third place after a thrilling finale in the GT1 competition.

    • Gearbox Failures Bring an Early End to BMW Team PTG's American Le Mans Series Return:

      Sebring, Fla. - March 18, 2006- A day of problems ultimately combined with gearbox failures to cause the retirement of both BMW Team PTG M3s from the 54th annual 12 Hours of Sebring before the 10-hour mark. The No. 21 BMW Team PTG M3 of Bill Auberlen, Joey Hand and Ian James completed 197 laps, retiring from the race after 9 hours and 45 minutes. The No. 22 BMW Team PTG M3 of Justin Marks, Bryan Sellers and Martin Jensen retired after 124 laps, just past the four hour mark.

    • 12 Hours of Sebring: Risi Competizione Race to Podium in Ferrari F430GT Debut:

      Late last night Anthony Lazzaro raced across the finish line at Sebring to bring the brand-new Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT home third in GT2 on the occasion of its world racing debut, in this most gruelling 12 hour duration marathon race.

    • Audi Triumphs with Diesel Power at Sebring:

      The new Audi R10 TDI has immediately written motorsport history in its first outing: Dindo Capello (Italy), Tom Kristensen (Denmark) and Allan McNish (Scotland) won the 12-hour race at Sebring (USA) achieving the first ever victory of a Diesel powered sportscar. Tom Kristensen became the first driver to win America’s most famous endurance race for a fourth time, achieving another record after his record seventh Le Mans victory from last year.

    • Porsche Earns Hard-fought Second Place in LMP2 at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours:

      The #6 Sascha Maassen/Lucas Luhr/Emmanuel Collard Penske Porsche RS Spyder, which overcame a eight-lap pit stop for an alternator replacement early in the race to take the class lead late in the race, finished second in the LMP2 class at the 54th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • 12 Hours of Sebring: Alex Job Racing Finishes Sixth:

      Alex Job Racing finished sixth in GT2 at the American Le Mans Series Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring today. The team was able to run strong throughout the early hours of the event until contact took its toll later in the race.

    • 12 Hours of Sebring - Brabam, Maxwell, Bourdais Score GT2 Victory:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has dominated the opening round of 2006 American Le Mans Series, the #50 Panoz Esperante GTLM of David Brabham, Scott Maxwell and Sebastien Bourdais winning the GT2 class in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • 12 Hours of Sebring: Dyson Racing Report:

      The definition of a Sebring Sandwich: a moral victory wrapped in a solid result. The #16 Thetford/Norcold AER-powered Lola B06/10 finished second in the LMP1 class and fifth overall at Saturday’s Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • American Le Mans Series Founder Dr. Don Panoz Inducted into Sebring Hall of Fame:

      When he purchased Sebring International Raceway in 1998, Dr. Don Panoz said he just wanted to make a difference. Friday, he was honored for that . and much, much more.

      Dr. Panoz was o­ne of six 2006 inductees into Sebring International Raceway Hall of Fame. The founder of the American Le Mans Series joined a prestigious list of names, all of which are firmly entrenched in sports car lore.

    • Diesel Powered Audi R10s Sweep Front Row in Debut at Sebring:

      The new Audi R10 TDI has written a piece of motorsport history making its début at Sebring (USA): For the first time ever, a diesel powered car has claimed pole position in a sportscar race. In Thursday’s qualifying session, Scotland’s Allan McNish broke the track record by over two seconds, impressively underlining the performance of the modern Audi TDI technology.

    • Alex Job Racing Qualifies Fourth in GT2 at Sebring:

      Alex Job Racing’s Mike Rockenfeller qualified the number 23/Alex Job Racing/Bell Microproducts/Porsche 911 RSR in fourth position for Saturday’s running of the 55th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • Pole position debut at Sebring for Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz:

      Panoz veteran David Brabham has given the new Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz squad the perfect start to its 2006 American Le Mans Series assault by clinching the GT2 class pole position at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • Lucas Luhr Grabs Sebring LMP2 Pole in Porsche RS Spyder:

      The #6 Sascha Maassen/Lucas Luhr/Emmanuel Collard Penske Porsche RS Spyder, which has had a successful week of practice sessions, has earned the LMP2 class pole for Saturday's 54th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • 12 Hours of Sebring: Dyson Racing Qualifying:

      Dyson Racing qualified their two new AER-powered Lolas fifth and sixth today for Saturday’s 54th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the first round of the ten race American Le Mans season. The Thetford/Norcold team tested the cars for the very first time here two months ago.

    • Corvette Racing to Debut New C6.Rs in Season-Opening 12-Hour Endurance Race:

      It's the only blemish in an otherwise spotless record. In Corvette Racing's last 21 races, only once have Corvette drivers not been standing on the top step of the victory podium.

    • Corvettes Qualify Third and Fourth for Sebring 12-Hour:

      Corvette Racing's new Corvette C6.Rs qualified third and fourth in the GT1 class for Saturday's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the season-opening round of the 10-race American Le Mans Series. Reigning GT1 co-champion Oliver Gavin turned the third quickest time in the No. 4 Compuware Corvette at 1:56.770 (114.070 mph) and three-time Sebring winner Ron Fellows was fourth fastest at 1:57.854 (113.021 mph) in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette.

    • Audi R10 TDIS Steal Show in Historic Qualifying Session at Tweleve Hours of Sebring:

      Heading into this week, most people believed the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring was going to make history. Apparently, that includes qualifying. In the first race of the 2006 American Le Mans Series, all four class qualifying records fell in the prelude to America's greatest sports car race.

    • TRG GT3 Cup Cars Show Well in Sebring Qualifying:

      TRG’s fleet of six GT3 Cup cars showed well in qualifying today for tomorrow’s 45-minute IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge presented by Michelin race.

    • KUMHO Sponsors Petit Le Mans Sweepstakes:

      Consumers will have a chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the 2007 Petit Le Mans, thanks to the KUMHO Petit Le Mans Xperience Sweepstakes.

    • Ferrari 430GT Turns in Second Fastest GT2 Qualifying Time at Sebring:

      The gloves are not quite off at Sebring, but they’re coming off in a hurry. During the official qualifying session for Saturday’s classic endurance race, the Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT in the hands of Ralf Kelleners turned in a best lap of 2:03.608 which was good enough for second in the GT2 class, less than a twentieth of a second off pole. The Italian sportscar will be sandwiched on the grid by the two Panoz Esperante GTLMs.

    • 12 Hours of Sebring: Risi Competizione Practice:

      With seven days of track testing under their belt, Risi Competizione was thrust into the full programme of the 54th 12 Hours of Sebring when the official practice sessions got underway this morning.

    • Good start for the Audi R10 TDI at Sebring:

      Audi has managed a perfect start in this year’s American Le Mans Series (ALMS). During the first official practice day for the season opener at Sebring, the two 650 hp diesel sportscars set the fastest laps on the 5.954 kilometre circuit. The fastest time of the day was set by Audi driver Allan McNish in the #2 Audi R10 TDI during the morning session.

    • Female power has a proud tradition at Audi:

      When the new DTM season opens on April 9th, this date will mark the first time in the most popular international touring car series’ history for two females – Audi factory driver Vanina Ickx and Susie Stoddart – to be starting from the grid. At Audi Sport, "female power” has a proud tradition because Vanina Ickx will be following in the footsteps of Michèle Mouton and Tamara Vidali.

    • BMW Team PTG Names Three Additional Drivers for 12 Hours of Sebring:

      BMW of North America, LLC and BMW Team PTG announced today that Ian James, Bryan Sellers and Martin Jensen have been added to the BMW Team PTG driver lineup for the 12 Hours of Sebring. Bill Auberlen, Joey Hand and Justin Marks have already been named as drivers for the 2006 season.
      James, a 2005 BMW Team PTG driver and 2004 ALMS LMP2 champion will share the No. 21 BMW Team PTG M3 with Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand.
      BMW Team PTG M3 with Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand.

    • Risi Set to Race New Ferrari F430GT at Sebring:

      Risi Competizione are now into the second week of intensive track testing and development at Sebring with the brand new Ferrari F430GT, as they prepare to take part in the 12 Hours of Sebring this coming Saturday.

      During a press briefing at the 76th Geneva International Motor Show earlier this month team owner Giuseppe Risi was able to officially confirm that Risi Competizione’s driver line-up for the 12 Hours of Sebring will see Ralf Kelleners, being joined by Jaime Melo and Anthony Lazzaro.

    • New Cars Give Dyson Racing New Outlook Heading into 12 Hours of Sebring:

      The new era starts this week for Dyson Racing. There's a new look and a new sense of enthusiasm floating around the team's paddock. All that comes from, of course, a new car.

      After o­nly two months of testing and shakedowns, the New York-based team is ready to roll out its new AER-powered Lola B06/10s for the 54th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and the 2006 American Le Mans Series. It's not a moment too soon for everyone involved with the Dyson Racing program.

    • Familiar Faces Making Full-Season Returns to American Le Mans Series:

      This week's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the opening of the 2006 American Le Mans Series, marks the return of several prominent drivers to full-season competition.

      Among the most notable are Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz' David Brabham, Guy Smith of Dyson Racing and Risi Competizione's Ralf Kelleners. In addition, Penske Racing's Sascha Maassen and Lucas Luhr are back for a full season after they won in the debut of the Porsche RS Spyder in October at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

    • Sebring Preview: American Le Mans Series GT Classes:

      March Madness? Yes, we have it. It's the annual rite of spring when sports car racing's best descend o­n central Florida for the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. This year's 54th running marks the opening of the 2006 American Le Mans Series season, o­ne that promises to be the Series' most competitive and compelling since it was formed in 1999.

      There hasn't been an American Le Mans Series race with more compelling storylines than next week's 12-hour endurance classic. In all four competitive sports car classes there are plots, subplots and nuggets. Here are some relating to GT1 and GT2.

    • Sebring Preview: American Le Mans Series Prototype Classes LMP1 & LMP2:

      Years from now, sports car fans around the world may look back at the 54th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and remember that it all started here.

      The annual 12-hour endurance classic has all the ingredients to go down as o­ne of the most memorable races certainly in the history of the American Le Mans Series, but also in professional sports car annals. It all starts with the Series' two prototype classes, both of which have entries that stand to rewrite history. Will they?

    • Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz Target Best Panoz Sebring Result Since '98:

      At this week's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz will set its sights o­n giving the Panoz brand its best result at this historic venue since 1998, when Panoz veteran David Brabham teamed with Andy Wallace to finish 2nd overall and win the GT prototype class.

    • Brabham: You Never Know Where Motor Racing Will Take You:

      The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will be a homecoming of sorts for David Brabham. After three years away Brabham is back with the Panoz family, this time in a Panoz Esperante GTLM fielded by Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz.

    • Successful Test for Dyson Racing in Preparation for Sebring:

      In preparation for the American Le Mans season opening 12 Hours of Sebring on March 18, Dyson Racing has tested three times, for a total of approximately 1,100 miles on their two new AER- powered Lola B06/10 race cars.

    • Sebring Race - Le Mans dress rehearsal for Audi R10:

      As the world’s first automobile manufacturer, AUDI AG aims to take overall victory at the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans with a diesel sportscar. The next important milestone in this ambitious project is Saturday 18 March: Audi competes in the 12-hour race at Sebring (US state of Florida) with a pair of
      R10 sports prototypes.

    • KUMHO and Miracle Motorsports Return for Second Season Together in ALMS:

      KUMHO Tire and Miracle Motorsports are returning to the American Le Mans Series in the LMP2 class for the 2006 season. The two companies joined forces for the first time in 2005 and finished second in the LMP2 class championship.

    • Double mission for Audi Sport:

      Just 29 days remain before the opening race of the 2006 DTM at Hockenheim. Because of the ambitious objectives preparations for the new DTM season are running at full speed at Audi Sport in Ingolstadt and Neckarsulm: "We will do everything we can to recapture the title from Mercedes-Benz,” emphasizes Head of Audi Motorsport Dr Wolfgang Ullrich.

    • Van Der Steur Counting Down Days to Radical Delivery, Debut:

      Van der Steur, who started the team with brother Erik in 2002 and debuted in the Series in 2004, recently announced the switch from a Lola B2K/40 to the Radical P2 chassis. Gunnar says the new car will be mated with the familiar AER turbo and will make its American Le Mans Series debut at Petit Le Mans followed by the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Until then, the team will continue to campaign the Lola in select Series events.

    • Alex Job Racing Looking to Add a Seventh Sebring Victory:

      Alex Job Racing is heading 80 miles south to Sebring to begin the American Le Mans Series schedule at the 55th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The Porsche runners will be looking to add a seventh 12-hour victory to their GT2 resume. The “local” team has won the race in 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999 and 1995.

    • ALMS Reaches Three-Year Extention with MotorsTV for Increased European Exposure:

      The American Le Mans Series and Pan-European broadcaster MotorsTV today announced the extension and expansion of a multi-year broadcasting rights agreement for MotorsTV to become the exclusive "live" television outlet for the Series in Europe through the 2008 season.

    • Dyson Racing Delivers a New Look:

      Status quo is not in the Dyson Dictionary this year. Dyson Racing debuts their two new AER V8 powered Lola B06/10 LMP1 prototypes at the 12 Hours of Sebring on March 18 and for the first time in Dyson Racing’s thirty-year racing history, a completely new look, image and graphic package.

  • February 2006
    • Risi Competizione Will Campaign The New Ferrari F430GT in ALMS GT2 Class:

      US sportscar racing's worst kept secret has been confirmed - and the rumours are true: Risi Competizione will campaign the new Ferrari F430GT in the American Le Mans Series' (ALMS) GT2 class this year. This brand new race car, which replaces the Ferrari 360GT model that Risi Competizione used to such good effect to win the IMSA Cup as the top private team during 2003, is expected to be “very competitive” notes Risi Competizione's eponymous Managing Director, Giuseppe Risi.

    • 2006 ALMS Standings - GT2 - Final
    • 2006 ALMS Standings - GT1 - Final
    • 2006 ALMS Standings - LMP-2 - Final
    • 2006 ALMS Points Standings - LMP-1 - Final
    • Audi Drivers in Top Form for New Season:

      * - DTM and sportscar drivers train in Bavaria
      * - Perfect fitness decisive on the race track
      * - New team mates are welcomed in family

    • Champ Car Drivers Bourdais, Junqueira join Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz for Sebring:

      Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz has secured leading Champ Car World Series and Newman-Haas Racing aces Sebastien Bourdais and Bruno Junqueira to complete its star-studded line-up for the opening round of the 2006 American Le Mans Series – the 54th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • Audi Competes with TDI Power in the USA:

      The AUDI AG motorsport programme for the 2006 season extends beyond the DTM and the 24 Hours of Le Mans: Audi will also contest the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with the new R10 diesel sportscar during the second half of the season. As a result, Audi returns to the world’s most popular sportscars series at a factory level.

    • Grey's Anatomy Star Patrick Dempsey to Serve as Sebring Grand Marshal:

      Heartthrob actor Patrick Dempsey, star of ABC's top-rated television show Grey's Anatomy, will serve as Grand Marshal of the 54th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 18 in Sebring, FL.

    • American Le Mans Series Teams Featured Prominently in Initial 2006 Le Mans Field:

      One of the great rewards of winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, recognized as o­ne of the world's great endurance classics, is grabbing the attention of the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, which sanctions and oversees the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

    • Team Lexus Adds Borcheller, Bell, Dumoulin to ALMS Driver Lineup:

      A pair of sports car champions and an open-wheel ace will join team owner Chuck Goldsborough behind the wheel for Team Lexus in the 2006 American Le Mans Series. Terry Borcheller, Jean-Francois Dumoulin and Townsend Bell have joined the operation for the team's first season of Series competition, it was announced today.

    • Autocon Completes Near Flawless Test of Its Lola Prototype:

      It’s not often a scheduled test ends a day early because things run so smoothly and the pre-test goals are accomplished ahead of plan. That was the pleasant outcome, however, for San Diego-based Autocon Motorsports in its first outing of the 2006 season earlier this week at Buttonwillow Raceway. The team turned nearly 150 laps in the Autocon Lola EX257-AER at the 1.43-mile, 12-turn track.

    • Young Star Milner Completes Multimatic Panoz ALMS Roster:

      Young American GT racer Tom Milner has been signed to complete the Multimatic Motorsports Team Panoz driver roster for the 2006 American Le Mans Series.

    • Welter Racing Returning to Sebring with Peugeot Power:

      Welter Racing, holder of the fastest speed ever recorded o­n the famous Mulsanne Straight at Le Mans (1988), has entered a four-cylinder Peugeot engine LMP2 for this year's Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring o­n March 18. The French-based team will be making o­nly its second appearance at the storied American endurance classic. In 2002 Welter Racing finished third in LMP675 with a Mazda-powered entry, two spots ahead of a Peugeot-powered Welter Racing entry.

    • Audi Places World-Class Driver Lineup in Diesel-Powered R10 for Sebring, Le Mans:

      For its history-making quest in the American Le Mans Series and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Audi AG has chosen a collection of factory drivers that rank among the best in the world. Frank Biela, Dindo Capello, Tom Kristensen, Allan McNish, Emanuele Pirro and Marco Werner will drive two Audi R10s when the diesel-powered prototype makes its race debut at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

    • A Quick Refresher - ALMS:

      Need a quick introduction to the world of the American Le Mans Series??? The basics are here including a quick description of the cars, the calender, the rules and the series history.

    • Aston Martin Returns to Defend GT1 Championship at 12 Hours of Sebring:

      year after achieving a landmark victory in its first appearance there in 12 years, Aston Martin Racing is returning to the American Le Mans Series and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The prestigious English marque will field two DBR9s in the GT1 class for America's greatest sports car race o­n March 18 in hope of defending its Sebring championship.

      Aston Martin is the latest prestigious entry for the 54th annual 12-hour endurance classic at Sebring International Raceway, which opens the 2006 season for the American Le Mans Series. SPEED Channel will provide live coverage throughout North America, while MotorsTV will broadcast all the action live across Europe.

      "Aston Martin Racing gave the American Le Mans Series and its fans o­ne of the most spectacular stories of 2005 by winning its debut race at the 53rd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring," said Series President and CEO Scott Atherton. "With this announcement that Aston Martin is returning to Sebring and the American Le Mans Series, we all can look forward to another tremendous battle between multiple world-class GT1 teams including Aston Martin Racing and Corvette Racing."