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Muscle Milk Pickett Racing, CORE autosport and Alex Job Racing also score in Canada
The track name and surrounding facilities may have changed dramatically, but the excitement that has long been a hallmark of American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park remained in Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.
Gavin, Milner, Popow and MacNeil claim class titles
Muscle Milk Pickett Racing returned to its winning ways Saturday in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, the same day where three class driver championship battles ended at VIRginia International Raceway. It marked a magical day for the ALMS in its debut at VIR.
Record-setting qualifying lap headlines track’s first official ALMS action
Klaus Graf and Muscle Milk Pickett Racing cemented their place in the history books Friday at VIRginia International Raceway. Graf set an all-time track record en route to pole position for Saturday’s VIR 240 – the first race at the circuit for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
Quickest on test day for ALMS’ first visit to circuit
With an eye toward regaining the form that won it five straight races earlier this year, Muscle Milk Pickett Racing set the fastest time in testing Thursday at VIRginia International Raceway for the weekend’s VIR 240. The No. 6 Honda Performance Development ARX-03a turned a best lap of 1:37.457 (120.792 mph) with Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr sharing seattime.
Honoring another Corvette Racing stalwart at VIR
The “Summer of 100 Starts” ends this weekend in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón with Oliver Gavin. The popular British star is a mainstay at Corvette Racing where he has spent the last decade. It’s been a fantastic marriage with three ALMS driver championships, 37 victories (fourth all-time) and 20 pole positions (tied for second all-time). We asked Gavin to take us down memory lane back to his first ALMS start, his joining Corvette and what his future may hold…
More than 25 drivers with formula one experience will be on the grid at this weekend’s 80th running of the fabled 24 hour Le Mans race.
Near the front, in the premier LMP1 prototype class, will be Allan McNish and Marc Gene, driving for Audi. Scot McNish raced in F1 with Toyota in 2002, while Gene drove for Minardi and is still a Ferrari test driver. Toyota has since left F1 and for 2012 has entered Le Mans, and the Japanese marque’s number 8 entry is a grand prix-superteam featuring Anthony Davidson (Super Aguri), Sebastien Buemi (Toro Rosso) and one-off 1999 Minardi driver Stephane Sarrazin.
Gavin just 0.1 off best time in GTE Pro in quickest Corvette
Oliver Gavin put Corvette Racing in a strong position heading into the 80th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Briton set a lap of 3:58.971 on the 8.5-mile circuit to put the No. 74 Corvette C6.R second in the GTE Pro class during Sunday’s official test – a dress rehearsal for the world’s most famous auto race on June 16-17. Corvette Racing won the class in 2011.
Howe: There are several but here is my top-three
We now have three races of the 10-round American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón complete, and the GT class has lived up to expectations while the other classes have yet to disappoint. That being said, there are a few standouts and surprises.
At The Roar Before The Rolex 24
For teams preparing for the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 28-29, 2012, the final test event — the Roar Before the Rolex 24 – got underway today at Daytona International Speedway after the fog that had blanketed the area burned off to leave behind sunshine and comfortable temperatures in the high 60s.
Sets three fastest laps for Muscle Milk Team CytoSport in Mosport test
In his first laps driving the Porsche RS Spyder since 2008, Romain Dumas set the fastest lap in testing for the Mobil 1 presents Grand Prix of Mosport. The Frenchman set a time of 1:07.801 (130.564 mph) in the Porsche prototype he will drive with Klaus Graf.