Tag Archive: Scott Atherton

Dec 06

ALMS has a Rebellion on its hands

Petit Le Mans winner taking full-time plunge in 2013

ALMS - Rebellion-Road AtlantaALMS - IMSAWas an overall victory at Road Atlanta the first of many to come for Rebellion Racing in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón? We may soon find out. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 12

ALMS: Statement from Scott Atherton

On Dunlop’s 2013 road-racing program

ALMS - IMSADunlop logoScott Atherton, President and CEO of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, offers the following statement on Dunlop’s announcement that it is concentrating solely on European-based championships for the 2013 season. 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

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 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 »

Sep 26

Unified ALMS/GRAND-AM Leadership Team meets at Le Mans

Planning the future of sports car racing in North America

2014 Board at Le MansALMSFollowing 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).  Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 11

ALMS President Scott Atherton to Speak, Moderate Green Racing Panel

Participating at Major International Green Automotive Technology Conference

ALMS - Scott AthertonLeMans - Nissan Delta WingAmerican Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón President Scott Atherton will speak and moderate a green racing forum at the International Environmentally Friendly Vehicle Conference this week at the Baltimore Convention Center. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 01

American Le Mans Series to Circuit of The Americas in 2013

Acclaimed Texas facility welcomes Global Leader in Green Racing

Circuit of the Americas - 2012-06-01 - 3Circuit of the Americas - 2012-06-01 - 2The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) announced today that its 2013 season will include a race at Circuit of The Americas (COTA) – the soon-to-be-completed motorsports, entertainment and business development complex in Austin, Texas. The ALMS event will take place during the spring portion of the 2013 race schedule, which will be announced later this year. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 30

A dreamy goal for Dempsey

ALMS debut and spot at Le Mans at the forefront 

Foster - DempseyDempsey Racing Lola 2Acting has opened a lot of doors for Patrick Dempsey, “Dr. McDreamy” of the ABC TV show Grey’s Anatomy and star of a number of motion pictures. But he has put in some long hours and plenty of hard work to turn the dream of being a professional race driver into reality.

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Jan 13

GOING GREEN: International Electric Vehicle Racing Championships envisioned

Quimera, IMSA and ALMS to spearhead next generation of green racing

Quimera_011212_1ALMS Green Racing logoStrategic sustainability project specialists Quimera, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) will combine their respective areas of expertise in 2012 at the start of a new global initiative to develop the next generation of sustainable motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 18

CORE Autosport launchesLMPC entry for 2011 season

Another entry moving up IMSA’s prototype development ladder

CORE Autosport confirmed today its entry into the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. A title-winning operation in IMSA’s 2010 Cooper Tires Prototype Lites Championship, CORE is moving up the prototype ladder to the LMP Challenge class in the American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 07

Lola and Roush Yates engines announce LMP technical solution (+photos)

To supply Ford V6 Eco-Boost TurboV6 for 2011 ALMS competition

Lola - Roush Yates 3Lola Cars International are proud to announce today a technical partnership with the Roush Yates company to offer a variety of their engines in Lola LMP designs for the 2011 season onwards. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 19

Yokohama signs 2-year sponsorship pact with IMSA

ADVAN® ENV-R2™ race slicks the “official tire” of Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama through the 2012 season

Chalk up another victory for Yokohama Tire Corporation’s environmentally-sensitive orange oil-infused race tires. Thanks to a new two-year sponsorship extension between Yokohama and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), the sanctioning body for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, that was announced today in Sebring, Fla., Yokohama’s ADVAN® ENV-R2™ race slicks will continue to be the official tire of the Patrón GT3 Challenge by Yokohama. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 17

Freescale Semiconductor becomes official partner of ALMS

Of American Le Mans Series

The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron put a punctuation mark on its commitment to innovation and advanced technical development with its announcement of Freescale Semiconductor as the official Automotive Technology Solutions Partner of the Series. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 23

Yancey’s Fancy joins growing list…

Of American Le Mans Series corporate partners

The American Le Mans Series today announced at its Sebring Winter Test that Yancey’s Fancy has become the official cheese of the world’s premier professional sports car circuit. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 20

Record level of Corporate involvment at Sebring

”These are challenging times, especially in our industry,” – Tres Stephenson

Sebring International Raceway has reached a record level of corporate participation for next month’s 58th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. Hospitality, sponsorships, advertising and other corporate involvement is the highest ever achieved since joining the American Le Mans Series in 1999. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 02

Fernandez and Aston Martin heading to Sebring (+photos)

2009 LMP2 champion to drive factory entries at Long Beach Le Mans

Adrian Fernandez and Aston Martin Racing vaulted into the list of favorites to win the 58th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida with the Mexican star joining forces with the UK’s premier endurance team for America’s greatest sports car race. Read the rest of this entry »

Jan 23

ALMS CEO Scott Atherton to headline Alternative Fuels Forum at the CME (+photos)

Motorsports has long been at the leading edge when it comes to innovation and the development of automotive technologies

These days, environmental issues are front of mind in many spheres, including the auto industry and motorsports. The escalating cost of traditional energy has only heightened awareness of the need for new options. Many in motorsports are working to be part of the solution, and one aspect of that is the development of practical, alternative fuels for use on the racetrack, and ultimately, on our roads.

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Jan 21

Élan and Haas announce distribution agreement

The Haas group assume distribution responsibilities for products manufactured by Élan

Élan Motorsports Technologies (EMT) and Carl Haas Automobile Imports, Inc., announced today an agreement that will see the Haas group assume distribution responsibilities for products manufactured by Élan. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 16

New era for American Le Mans radio network

Expansion of 2010 events the hallmark of new agreement

Radio Show Limited, the rights holders for Radio Le Mans, and the American Le Mans Series have reached a new agreement that not only continues the extremely popular Webcasts of Series events but also expands its live coverage for the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

Atherton stars at Motor Sport Business Forum

Series’ position as innovator in energy efficiency at the forefront

An address by American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton highlighted the inaugural Motor Sport Business Forum North America on Tuesday morning. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 08

Atherton among impressive list of panelists

For motor sport business panel

American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton will be part of a blue-ribbon panel in Orlando, Fla., as part of the Motor Sport Business Forum North America on Tuesday and Wednesday. Atherton will join fellow colleagues from other governing bodies in racing to discuss the state of motorsports in North America. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 20

Legends and Industry leaders praise Patron Highcroft Championship success

The squad scored the LMP1 championship

Patrón Highcroft Racing’s championship-winning season in the American Le Mans Series has drawn applause from motorsport legends, industry leaders and key media representatives. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 15

McMurry steps away from full-time racing schedule

Amid the hoopla of Gil de Ferran’s retirement

Following the Monterey Sports Car Championship presented by Patrón, another driver quietly exited the stage after building an impressive array of results in his American Le Mans Series career. On the podium following the race, emotions for AutoCon Motorsports were particularly high as Chris McMurry bid farewell to full-time racing.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 11

Michelin® Green X® Challenge will roll again

For the 2010 American Le Mans Series

Michelin announced that it will continue its support of the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge in the American Le Mans Series for the 2010 season. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 26

State of Series address includes 2010 schedule

And return of Drawson Racing

The 2010 American Le Mans Series will feature both scheduling stability to go alongside a dynamic class restructure, efforts that secure the world’s leading sports car championship in the upper echelon of global motorsport. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

Flag-to-flag Petit Le Mans coverage on SPEED

Live, uninterrupted coverage of Series’ cornerstone event

Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 is easily the most anticipated sports car event in North America this season. And fans across the continent, from coast to coast, can experience the full race live with 10-plus hours of coverage from Road Atlanta starting at 11 a.m. ET on Saturday, September 26. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 31

Atlantic Championship to continue alongside American Le Mans Series and IMSA in 2010

Atlantic Championship firmly established as the top rung of the open wheel ladder

The 2010 Cooper Tires Presents The Atlantic Championship Powered by Mazda will again team up with the American Le Mans Series and be sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) in 2010. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Another turn: Half empty or half full for 2010?

There’s another equally intriguing dimension to the LMP Challenge category

The American Le Mans Series’ announcement at Road America of its consolidation of the LMP and GT classes – coupled with the introduction of the LMP Challenge class – will provide pundits and seers with plenty to chew on in the coming weeks and months. Read the rest of this entry »

Jul 29

Peugeot makes it official

Two cars for Petit Le Mans

Reigning Le Mans champion eager to add another crown for 2009. Peugeot confirmed that it will attempt to add the trophy from Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 to its collection with entries into the cornerstone event for the American Le Mans Series. Read the rest of this entry »

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