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Oct 31

Henzler, Sellers back with Falken for 2013 GT Campaign

Walker Racing also returning to manage factory tire team

ALMS - MidO-Falken-2011ALMSWith three GT victories over the last two seasons, Team Falken Tire returns to the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón in 2013 with a program that should look very familiar. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 29

Greaves Motorsport already eyeing Sebring planning at least one-car entry to 2013 ALMS opener

Now this is what you call planning ahead…

ALMS - Graves Motorsport-PLM-2ALMS - Graves Motorsport-PLM-1Greaves 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

ALMS confirms 2013 schedule date change

Four-hour Monterey round now set for May 11

ALMS - IMSAMazda Raceway-2012-1The 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 26

ALMS Statement on Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT Program Announcement

That development is a big part of what our fans come out to see

IMSA logoALMS-PatronFollowing today’s announcement from Porsche Motorsport, American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón President and CEO Scott Atherton said, “Today’s announcement by Porsche that it will concentrate its development resources on the new 911 GT3 RSR based on the Type 991 street car is a normal and – candidly – expected part of this sport.

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Oct 23

ALMS honors its best on a ‘Night of Champions’

Sellers, Corvette Racing winners among fans for 2012

ALMS - Doug Fehan - Corvette ALMS - 2012 Champions-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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Muscle Milk, Level 5 and Rebellion reign at Road Atlanta (updated)

Lola-Toyota wins Petit Le Mans on drama-filled day

ALMS - Petit Le Mans-Start-1Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda

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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Petit Le Mans qualifying report

Jani crashes Petit party with Pole Position – Lola-Toyota quickest qualifier; ESM goes 1-2 in GT

ALMS - PLM12-P1-Rebellion125ALMS - PLM12-PC-Merchant125With 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Patrón Spirits renews American Le Mans Series presenting sponsorship

Series also announces television partners for 2013

ALMS 2013-1ALMS-PatronThe 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.

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Oct 18

Luhr lights it up for Muscle Milk in night practice

Bergmeister leads tight GT field in two-hour session

ALMSPetit Le Mans powered by MazdaLucas 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 18

American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón announces 2013 Schedule

 Spotlights combined weekends with GRAND-AM at Road America and “super endurance weekend” at Circuit of The Americas

ALMS 2013-1ALMSThe 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 17

Muscle Milk, Corvette top testing at Road Atlanta

Nissan DeltaWing damaged in crash

ALMSALMS - Lucas Ordonez - Nissan Deltawing (1)Muscle Milk Pickett Racing was on the offensive at Road Atlanta on Wednesday as it set the fastest time in testing ahead of the 15th Annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. Saturday’s 1,000-mile/10-hour race will decide the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón’s P1 championship between Muscle Milk and Dyson Racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Full speed ahead for Luhr, Muscle Milk at Road Atlanta

Quickest time in Monday test for Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda

ALMS - Lucas Luhr-Muscle Milk-1ALMS - Tommy Kendall-SRT Viper-1With 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

Ordoñez making dream a reality in Nissan DeltaWing

Next adventure in career of first GT Academy winner

ALMS - Lucas Ordonez - Nissan Deltawing (3)ALMS - Lucas Ordonez - Nissan Deltawing (2)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.

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Oct 14

Dyson Racing, Level 5 fastest in Road Atlanta testing

First day of running for 2012 ALMS finale

ALMS - Dyson Racing  - Guy SmithALMSDyson 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 12

DeltaWing racing forward to 2013 in ALMS

IMSA confirms radical racer will be eligible for future championships

ALMS - Nissan Delta Wing 4ALMS - Nissan Delta WingNext weekend’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda will be the first race in North America for the Nissan DeltaWing. The good news is that it certainly won’t be the last. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 10

To the end: ALMS Prototype titles down to the wire

Petit Le Mans takes on added importance to championship contenders

ALMS - P1-P2ALMSAfter 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 02

ALMS’ Atherton presents Pro-Am Awards at GRAND-AM Banquet

More cooperation between the two series ahead of ‘The Future’

ALMS - Emil Assentato- ScottALMS - Alex Popow - Scott AthertonAlthough 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.  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 29

Dario and Marino Franchitti join Scott Tucker, Level 5 for Petit Le Mans

Four-time IndyCar champ and younger brother to drive No. 95 HPD prototype

ALMS - Marino-Franchitti-Level5-1ALMS - Dario-Marino-Franchitti-1Reigning 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

In Memory: Chris Economaki

Saluting one of motorsports’ greatest voices

ALMSMotorsports 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. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 28

Super Weekends in ’13: ALMS with GRAND-AM at Road America

Planning partnership with FIA WEC in Austin

ALMS-RoadAmerica-1ALMS-2012-1The 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. Read the rest of this entry »

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