“There’s no reason why it shouldn’t happen”
Long Beach Repeat for Muscle Milk Pickett Racing – Graf, Luhr win again; Corvette takes landmark GT victory
Fuel strategy won out at Long Beach on Saturday with Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr winning the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach for the second straight season. The Muscle Milk Honda Performance Development ARX-03a stopped twice during the race’s sole caution period and ran the final 56 minutes without another stop to win over Dyson Racing.
Qualifying washed out, grid set by championship points
An unusual rainy day in southern California washed away qualifying for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. That left Dyson Racing’s Mazda-powered Lola coupe on pole position for Saturday’s second round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
Muscle Milk in pursuit of second straight southern California win
Lucas Luhr ended a damp practice Friday morning with the fastest time in a two-hour session for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The two-time ALMS winner at Long Beach set a time of 1:33.121 (76.082 mph) in Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s Honda Performance Development ARX-03a. He and Klaus Graf are the defending overall race winners and can become the first pair to win in consecutive years at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.
Close finishes and drama are the norm
Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr have the chance to make history when the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón returns to Long Beach. The pairing can become the first to post overall victories in consecutive years at the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.
Total of 35 cars set to dazzle America’s premier street festival
Fresh off a record-setting season opener at Sebring, a full grid from the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón heads west to America’s premier street racing festival. A total of 35 cars are set for the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach, tying 2010’s field as the largest of any kind at Long Beach in more than 15 years.
“The west coast and the east coast are the natural homes for F1 in America.” – Bob Fernley
Formula one needs the US but Martin Whitmarsh has admitted he would have preferred a pair of races on the east and west coasts. After Indianapolis hosted America’s most recent grand prix in 2007, the sport will return to the USA next June to race on a bespoke circuit in the capital of Texas.
Aschenbach maintains championship lead despite first-lap incident
Rookie driver Tom Ehlen crossed the line in fifth place in front of a massive capacity crowd at the Long Beach Grand Prix last weekend, having managed to avoid a first-lap incident between the top qualifiers in the World Challenge Touring Car class.
Conor Daly wins in Long Beach
A gearbox problem on the #28 LS Sports/Sonangol/BHA entry brought an early end to a promising run by rookie Duarte Ferreira this afternoon in Firestone Indy Lights competition. Ferreira, who started 15th, was running in 11th place after completing two textbook passes and benefiting from the misfortune of others. He retired on Lap 17 of the 45-lap race.
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