42 cars for 2013 ALMS season-opening round
BMW along 4 ‘Z’ Ride
The car publicly premiered last week at Daytona International Speedway, making it the first ALMS GT car to lap Daytona’s high banks in advance of the 2014 combined championship of the ALMS and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series. It races for the first time in less than a month at the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.
Leitzinger joins Dyson Racing for ALMS opener
Dyson Racing is celebrating its 30th year in professional sports car racing this year. It is fitting that long-time Dyson Racing driver Butch Leitzinger will join Chris Dyson and Guy Smith in the No. 16 Lola-Mazda coupe for the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida on March 16. An 18-year veteran of the team, Butch first drove for team in the 1995 24 Hours of Daytona. He has won three championships for the team, placed second four times and third twice.
Sweedler, Bell to drive Team West/AJR/Boardwalk Ferrari in ALMS
West Racing and Alex Job Racing are joining forces to compete for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s GT championship in 2013. The team – Team West/AJR/Boardwalk Ferrari – will make its debut at the season-opening 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida.
Tucker/Mucke/Senna to drive new Vantage GTE at ALMS opener
Aston Martin Racing will make the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh from Florida part of its 2013 GT racing program, the team has announced. Darren Turner and Stefan Mucke will team with AMR newcomer Bruno Senna in a 2013-spec Aston Martin Vantage GTE for the opening round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
Stellar collection of teams for 90th anniversary of 24 Hours
For the last 14 years, teams from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón have been a competitive force at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. This year will be no different as a collection of the ALMS’ best head for one of the most important races in all of motorsport.
Risi, Dempsey back for full season; Audi debuting R18 hybrid in U.S.
The first race of the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón will mark the return of two legendary teams to racing in America and a Hollywood star’s debut at one of sports car racing’s toughest tests. Risi Competizione is back to full-time competition in the ALMS’ GT class, Audi will race its R18 e-quattro hybrid prototype for the first time in North America, and Patrick Dempsey and Dempsey Racing embark in a new full-season partnership.
Porsche and Lotus had his attention in 2012 ALMS
Alex Job Racing has always had championship form, and following the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the team added more hardware to its trophy case. The Porsche stalwart added the GT Challenge team championship to its list of accolades, including multiple GT titles nearly a decade ago. Team owner Alex Job, who also managed Lotus’ foray into full-time GT racing in the ALMS in 2012, reflects on a dynamic season…
In 2012 Starworks Motorsport entered the history books by becoming the first LMP2 Champions in the FIA World Endurance Championship
Allan McNish, Alex Popow, Ryan Dalziel and Sébastien Bourdais will pilot the #8 Starworks Motorsport Riley-Ford Daytona Prototype at the 51st Grand-Am Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on 26-27 January 2013.
Trio granted automatic entries to famed French classic
The accomplishments by three of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s best in 2012 is already reaping rewards for 2013. Level 5 Motorsports, Conquest Endurance and Extreme Speed Motorsports each received invitations today to next year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Now this is what you call planning ahead…
Greaves Motorsport laid out its 2013 racing plans during the FIA World Endurance Championship finale in China last weekend. It included an intention to run at least one car in March at the 61st Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring fueled by Fresh from Florida. The move makes total sense to team manager Jacob Greaves.
Sellers, Corvette Racing winners among fans for 2012
Corvette Racing and Team Falken Tire were the big winners among fans of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón for a second straight year. Only this time, the honors were reversed at the annual Night of Champions awards banquet Sunday.
Jani crashes Petit party with Pole Position – Lola-Toyota quickest qualifier; ESM goes 1-2 in GT
With much of the focus this week on the P1 and P2 championships in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, Neel Jani stole the show Friday at Petit Le Mans. The Swiss driver took pole position for Rebellion Racing with a lap of 1:09.089 (132.351 mph) in his No. 12 Lola-Toyota coupe – the first honor in ALMS for the Swiss team.
Series also announces television partners for 2013
The renewal of Tequila Patrón’s presenting sponsorship and the announcement of the 2013 television schedule for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón highlighted today’s annual “State of the Series” address by ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton.
Spotlights combined weekends with GRAND-AM at Road America and “super endurance weekend” at Circuit of The Americas
The 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón race schedule is a compelling, 10-round slate, featuring a unique joint weekend with the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Road America and what’s being termed a super endurance weekend in combination with the FIA World Endurance Championship at the spectacular new Circuit of The Americas (CoTA) in Texas.
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