Walker Racing also returning to manage factory tire team
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.
Four-hour Monterey round now set for May 11
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón has confirmed a date change for its 2013 race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif. The new date – Saturday, May 11 – reflects a change from the previously announced May 18 date, which conflicts with the Nürburgring 24 Hours.
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.
Lola-Toyota wins Petit Le Mans on drama-filled day
Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, Level 5 Motorsports and Rebellion Racing were the big winners Saturday at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Rebellion’s Neel Jani, Andrea Belicchi and Nicolas Prost won the 1,000-mile race for the first time with a three-lap victory in their Lola-Toyota on a day filled with drama at Road Atlanta.
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.
Bergmeister leads tight GT field in two-hour session
Lucas Luhr set the fastest time in a topsy-turvy, two-hour night practice Thursday in the run-up to Saturday’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Luhr turned a lap of 1:11.545 (127.808 mph) in the final 25 minutes of the session driving the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Honda Performance Development ARX-03a prototype.
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.
Quickest time in Monday test for Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda
With a lead in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s P1 championship heading into the last round of the year, Lucas Luhr and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing threw down a bit of a gauntlet Monday with the fastest time in testing for Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
Next adventure in career of first GT Academy winner
If you don’t think your life can change completely in the span of four years, meet Lucas Ordoñez. In 2008, the young Spaniard was a full-time college student and avid gaming racer. Today he is one of road racing’s brightest young talents with a seat in the Nissan DeltaWing – the most revolutionary race car of his generation.
First day of running for 2012 ALMS finale
Dyson Racing ended up quickest on the first day of testing for the 15th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda on Sunday with the No. 20 Lola-Mazda turning a lap of 1:12.742 (125.742 mph). The car – which will be driven by Tony Burgess, Mark Patterson and Chris McMurry in Saturday’s race at Road Atlanta – led a group of four cars within 0.689 seconds of each other.
Petit Le Mans takes on added importance to championship contenders
After nine events and thousands of miles throughout North America, championships in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón come down to one last race. The 15th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda stands to be a winner-take-all affair in the ALMS’ P1 and P2 classes. It makes the 1,000-mile/10-hour classic at Road Atlanta that much more critical for a quartet of teams: Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, Dyson Racing, Level 5 Motorsports and Conquest Endurance.
More cooperation between the two series ahead of ‘The Future’
Although the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and the GRAND-AM Rolex Series are more than a year away from operating as a unified series, ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton presented two prominent awards at the GRAND-AM awards banquet, Monday night in New York City.
Four-time IndyCar champ and younger brother to drive No. 95 HPD prototype
Reigning Indy 500 champion Dario Franchitti is returning to Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda for the season finale of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The four-time IZOD IndyCar Series champion and three-time 500 winner will join younger brother and sports car ace Marino behind the wheel of the No. 95 Level 5 Motorsports Honda Performance Development ARX-03b P2 car at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.
Saluting one of motorsports’ greatest voices
Motorsports lost a giant this morning with the passing of Chris Economaki at the age of 91. The dean of American racing journalists, Economaki was the face of motorsports on ABC, CBS and ESPN, as well as editor, publisher and contributor for National Speed Sport News for more than 60 years.
Planning partnership with FIA WEC in Austin
The first pieces of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s 2013 schedule are coming into place. The ALMS joins the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series for a doubleheader race weekend at Road America in August. Plans also are under way to pair the ALMS alongside the FIA World Endurance Championship in September at the new Circuit of The Americas near Austin, Texas.
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