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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.
Forty-three cars to tackle Road Atlanta for 1,000 miles/10 hours
ALMS, GRAND-AM Officials meet with auto manufacturers to discuss next steps to unified road racing series
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón closes its season with a stellar entry for the 15th annual Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda. The ALMS’ cornerstone event will see 43 sports cars on the grid – the full ALMS field along with a choice group from Europe which makes the Road Atlanta race one of the sport’s biggest international events.
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.
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.
Planning the future of sports car racing in North America
Following the recently announced merger of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón and GRAND-AM Road Racing, leadership of the new organization met in Le Mans, France, last weekend, with the executive teams of the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO) and the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC).
Combined sports car organization will debut with 2014 Rolex 24 At Daytona; New board to feature GRAND-AM, ALMS, NASCAR executives
The most significant development in the history of sports car racing in North America was announced today, with plans for a landmark merger of GRAND-AM Road Racing and the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) unveiled at Daytona International Speedway.
After years of rumors, the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM are set to join forces…
SPEED.com has confirmed through multiple sources involved with the negotiations that the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series will announce an agreement that will see the two series race under a single banner, likely beginning in 2014.
Compass360 Racing driver to fly new livery at Laguna Seca and Lime Rock Park
Andrew Novich’s #74 Honda Civic Si will hit the track in a decidedly different look at the next Grand-Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race, at the iconic Laguna Seca raceway in Monterey, California on September 8th, 2012. The traditional Compass360 Racing orange will be replaced by the bright green of Slime, the worldwide leader in tire care.
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The Mazda stage will be a hive of activity at the Canadian Motorsports Expo
The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame will feature the latest addition to the Hall’s collection at its display during the Canadian Motorsports Expo. The three-day show runs February 10, 11 & 12 at the International Centre, adjacent to Toronto’s Pearson Airport.
Between Shank and Ganassi Teams
After 18 hours of racing in the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona, the stage was set for a final, six-hour battle between the No. 60 LiveOn.com Ford/Riley from Michael Shank Racing and the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley from Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates for overall honors.
Halfway through the 50th Anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona things were still trending in the direction of it being anybody’s race
At the 12-hour mark, nine different leaders had paced the field with the defending race and series champion No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley Daytona Prototype of Chip Ganassi Racing and its sister No. 02 Target BMW/Riley dominating large portions.
Three former champions and one runner-up anchor talented group determined to win.
Compass360 Racing (C360R) is no stranger to winning on the high banks of Daytona International Speedway, having been on the Street Tuner podium four straight years from 2007 to 2010. To extend that impressive result the team has assembled a driver roster for this weekend’s Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race that’s arguably the strongest it’s ever had, counting three former series champions and one runner-up in the squad.
2007 Street Tuner Champion to share driving duties with long-time Grand-Am competitor at Daytona
Compass360 Racing (C360R) released details of its fourth and final driver pairing for the first race of the 2012 season, announcing Bo Roach and Trevor Hopwood as pilots of the the #77 Joe Marina Honda / Luna-C Racing / Honda Performance Development Civic Si.
Team Canada Scholarship to the festival announces finalists!
With the half-way point of the season now past, the selections have been made, and it was clear that Canada has a great number of young up and coming drivers who could all represent our country well! The 3 finalists will be gathering for an intensive interview process on August 29th, and shortly thereafter, one driver will be selected to be the very first winner of the annual Scholarship. The interviews will take place at Mosport International Raceway, the world renowned track known for producing some of this country’s greatest drivers.
The highly regarded rookie is currently running the Skip Barber National Series
BGR Team Grote is pleased to announce that 15 yr old Trent Hindman will join the team starting with the Formula Tour 1600 support race to the Canadian Grand Prix and the 12 remaining rounds of the 2011 Ontario Formula Ford Championship.
Championship Honda Team battles against strong forced-induction opposition
Compass360 Racing’s #75 Honda Civic Si crossed the line fifth in a thrilling last-lap run for the flag at Homestead-Miami Speedway last weekend. After running second for much of the last half-hour of the race, the creditable finish was still a tough pill to swallow for the team, which looked sure to notch a podium result.
Turner Motorsports kickstarts 2011 with podium at Daytona
Accident in practice spoils the Gleasons’ hopes
Riley Sets Track Record at Daytona
Turner Motorsport was back in familiar territory on Friday afternoon as the No. 96 BMW M3 of Paul Dalla Lana and Bill Auberlen raced to a third place finish at Daytona International Speedway in the opening round of the 2011 GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge. The podium result was a strong start to the race weekend for Turner Motorsport, and the group will look for even more champagne when the team returns to the famed track on Saturday to take on the Rolex 24 At Daytona.
Sites set on championship challenge in 2012
AIM Autosport is launching a multi-season plan to see its Daytona Prototype squad return to the race-winning form it formerly enjoyed in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16. However, before it can begin to act on its plan, AIM must take a step back by missing this month’s Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Reigning Indycar / Indy 500 champ
Motorsports fans will have an opportunity to see and chat with one of the world’s most popular and successful racers on Saturday, January 22 at the Canadian Motorsports Expo. Three-time IndyCar Series champ and two-time Indianapolis 500 winner Dario Franchitti will appear live at the CME to participate in a fan Q&A / Autograph Session.
Koka created the cover for the 2010 Daytona 500 program
Internationally known artist Jay Koka has completed the commemorative artwork for the 49th running of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on Jan. 29-30, America’s most prestigious sports car race and the kick-off event to the international motorsports calendar.