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Wed 24 Dec 2008
The future is green — or is it?Headline

The future is green — or is it?

In motorsports, the winter months are often a time for reflection and preparation for the upcoming season. Anticipation builds as team announcements provide a fix for racing junkies during the dog days of winter. But this year, it's a completely...

Mon 22 Dec 2008
Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009Headline

Detroit street circuit jettisoned for 2009

The IndyCar/American Le Mans Series double-header weekend at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan, has been canceled for 2009. Late word today said that the event did not fit the business plans of race organizers amidst the current economic situation.

Tue 16 Dec 2008
Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challengesHeadline

Farnbacher Loles, Porsche preps for 2009 challenges

Following last week's driver announcement from Flying Lizard Motorsports, fellow Porsche competitor Farnbacher Loles Racing confirmed that reigning American Le Mans Series GT2 co-champion and Porsche works driver Wolf Henzler will pair with 2007...

Sun 14 Dec 2008
Dyson joins forces with Mazda for 2009 P2 contestHeadline

Dyson joins forces with Mazda for 2009 P2 contest

Two of the most prominent names in American road racing will team up for a bid on the LM P2 championship. Dyson Racing made it official Thursday, confirming the highly speculated rumors that it will campaign two Mazda MZR-R-powered Lola B08/86 ...

Mon 08 Dec 2008
Audi pulls plug on season-long programsHeadline

Audi pulls plug on season-long programs

The most successful manufacturer in American Le Mans Series history has scrapped its factory participation. Come 2009, Audi's works entries will not be on the grid on a full-time basis, ending the German manufacturer's tenure in the series that ...

Sun 07 Dec 2008
Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dreamHeadline

Cytosport, Pickett living the Le Mans dream

The 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans marks a historic first for Greg Pickett and his Team Cytosport organization. The California-based team has made the trip across the Atlantic for their first twice-around-the-clock French marathon. But...

Tue 02 Dec 2008
EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009Headline

EU3: Audi to break new ground in 2009

The 2008 season was one for the record books for Audi. From its American Le Mans Series and DTM titles to its breathtaking win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans and snatch of the Le Mans Series championship, the German automaker had it all. In its bid to...

Tue 25 Nov 2008
ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invitesHeadline

ACO prepares for 2009 Le Mans with first invites

While next year's 24 Hours of Le Mans is still over six months away, it's not too early to start planning for the 2009 edition of the French endurance racing classic. That's what the Automobile Club de l'Ouest did Monday, as the organizers handed...

Wed 22 Oct 2008
Audi ends '08 with one-two Laguna Seca finishHeadline

Audi ends '08 with one-two Laguna Seca finish

Audi Sport North America closed out the 2008 racing season by taking the final overall victory in the American Le Mans Series. To top it off, they finished one-two after charging to the front on the final restart. Then the battle began between ...

Sun 19 Oct 2008
ECO Racing fueling the green raceHeadline

ECO Racing fueling the green race

Just two weeks after the successful launch of the Green Challenge at Petit Le Mans, a revolutionary new "green" project has hit the ground running in the American Le Mans Series. The much-anticipated debut of the bio diesel-powered ECO Racing ...

Sat 18 Oct 2008
Brabham scores overall pole at Laguna SecaHeadline

Brabham scores overall pole at Laguna Seca

Highcroft Racing's David Brabham stormed to the overall pole Friday at Laguna Seca, leading an all-Acura front row as the manufacturer searches for its first title in the American Le Mans Series. Brabham's record-breaking 1:10.103 lap time around...

Sun 10 Aug 2008
Audi scores another one-two at Road AmericaHeadline

Audi scores another one-two at Road America

Audi Sport North America, with its powerful V12 engine powering the R10 TDI, and the torque to get off the corners and up the hills, atoned for its 2007 overall defeat at Road America with an authoritative performance in today's race. The duo of...

Sat 09 Aug 2008
Luhr smashes record for Road America poleHeadline

Luhr smashes record for Road America pole

Lucas Luhr laid down a new track record on a day when three of the four classes set new low marks. The German put his Audi R10 TDI on overall pole on a circuit where it can ably stretch its legs. Luhr was the only driver to go under 1:47, timing...

Fri 08 Aug 2008
Gerardo Bonilla gives insight of Road AmericaHeadline

Gerardo Bonilla gives insight of Road America

By: John Dagys, Trackbytes.com After a two-week break, the American Le Mans Series is back in action this weekend for the Generac 500 Presented by Time Warner Cable. The seventh round of the Series takes the cars and stars to beautiful Road ...

Sun 18 May 2008
Bernhard snatches Utah pole in closing momentsHeadline

Bernhard snatches Utah pole in closing moments

Timo Bernhard muscled his Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder to the overall pole position Saturday at Miller Motorsports Park, outpacing the brand-new de Ferran Motorsports Acura in the closing moments. Bernhard ripped off two back-to-back quick...

Fri 16 May 2008
de Ferran debuts in Utah with fast timeHeadline

de Ferran debuts in Utah with fast time

Call it first time luck, or perhaps a sign of things to come. On its maiden outing in the American Le Mans Series, de Ferran Motorsports' Acura ARX-01b proved to be the car to beat, setting the quickest time in Friday's test session for Sunday's...

Sun 20 Apr 2008
Bernhard secures Long Beach poleHeadline

Bernhard secures Long Beach pole

Timo Bernhard rocketed to the overall pole position Friday at Long Beach, giving the rest of the competitors something to fear for Saturday afternoon's Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series race. Bernhard's record-breaking time led a LM P2...

Thu 17 Apr 2008
New car, same goals for Drayson-BarwellHeadline

New car, same goals for Drayson-Barwell

Drayson-Barwell's first two outings in the American Le Mans Series haven't exactly gone to plan. After crashing out at Sebring and not taking the green flag at St. Petersburg, the No. 007 Aston Martin has yet to put points on the board in the LM...

Mon 14 Apr 2008
Werner, Luhr win shootout at St. PetersburgHeadline

Werner, Luhr win shootout at St. Petersburg

Audi is back on top. Marco Werner and Lucas Luhr took a thrilling win in Saturday's Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg, battling with Penske Racing's Porsche RS Spyder right down to the wire. Luhr and the No. 7 Porsche of Romain Dumas ...

Wed 09 Apr 2008
Independent GT2 teams adapt to new challengesHeadline

Independent GT2 teams adapt to new challenges

Ford. Chevrolet. Dodge. America's original "big three" automakers now all have cars competing in the LM GT2 category in the American Le Mans Series. But it's not the big brass in Detroit that's putting up the bucks for these American icons to go...

Sat 05 Apr 2008
Werner storms to pole at St. PetersburgHeadline

Werner storms to pole at St. Petersburg

Marco Werner almost pushed too hard to claim the pole position for Saturday's Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. Moments after clocking his fastest lap, the German spun his Audi R10 TDI entering Turn 8. Escaping damage, Werner sat out...

Wed 02 Apr 2008
Audi, Peugeot battle moves on to BarcelonaHeadline

Audi, Peugeot battle moves on to Barcelona

After facing off at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, LM P1 powerhouse teams Audi Sport Team Joest and Team Peugeot Total will begin their European seasons this weekend in Barcelona, for the Le Mans Series opening race at Circuit de Catalunya.

Tue 18 Mar 2008
Penske Porsche takes Sebring overall victoryHeadline

Penske Porsche takes Sebring overall victory

Penske Racing and Porsche rewrote the history books Saturday, winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring and giving Porsche it's first overall win at Sebring in 20 years. The No. 7 RS Spyder of Timo Bernhard, Romain Dumas and Emmanuel Collard led...

Sat 15 Mar 2008
Diesel showdown at SebringHeadline

Diesel showdown at Sebring

Saturday's Twelve Hours of Sebring marks the first face-off of the year between the two diesel powerhouse teams in LM P1. Audi Sport North America and Peugeot Sport Total enter the season-opening American Le Mans Series round with two goals in...

Fri 14 Mar 2008
Audi, Peugeot on front row at SebringHeadline

Audi, Peugeot on front row at Sebring

Audi and Peugeot will share the front row for Saturday's Twelve Hours of Sebring following a bizarre qualifying session that was wiped out due to an early session accident. IMSA officials reverted to combined practice times from the three official...

Wed 12 Mar 2008
Paddock chatter from SebringHeadline

Paddock chatter from Sebring

Testing continued Tuesday at Sebring International Raceway as American Le Mans Series teams prepare for Saturday's 56th annual Twelve Hours of Sebring. And for the second day running, the No. 07 Peugeot Sport Total 908 HDI FAP was quickest,...

Fri 07 Mar 2008
Audi has strong line-up for SebringHeadline

Audi has strong line-up for Sebring

Audi Sport announced Tuesday its driver line-up for next weekend's Twelve Hours of Sebring, the opening round for the American Le Mans Series. The two-car LM P1 attack is headed by defending series champions Allan McNish and Rinaldo "Dindo"...

Marco Andretti to carry on family name at SebringHeadline

Marco Andretti to carry on family name at Sebring

A number of drivers will be making their American Le Mans Series debut next week in the Twelve Hours of Sebring. But one name sticks out from the rest. His grandfather is a Sebring legend -- winning three times. His father, uncle and cousin have...

Sat 01 Mar 2008
Corsa and VICI teams prepare for 2008 challengeHeadline

Corsa and VICI teams prepare for 2008 challenge

Two teams embark on the upcoming American Le Mans Series season with different programs but share similar attitudes and ambitions. Corsa Motorsports with its Hankook-shod Ferrari F430 GT and Vici Racing's newly announced Porsche 911 GT3 RSR...

Tue 19 Feb 2008
Peugeot steps up 2008 programHeadline

Peugeot steps up 2008 program

Team Peugeot Total launched its 2008 racing program Friday, with a primary focus again on the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Three Peugeot 908 HDi FAPs have been entered for the twice-around-the-clock French classic. A two-car attack in the European-based...

Fri 08 Feb 2008
BMW makes return, unites with Rahal LettermanHeadline

BMW makes return, unites with Rahal Letterman

BMW unveiled its new M3 race car Wednesday at the Chicago Auto Show, signaling a return to the American Le Mans Series. The famed German auto maker has linked up with Rahal Letterman Racing (RLR) to field a two-car LM GT2 program beginning in ...

Wed 30 Jan 2008
Bell Motorsports enters GT1 with Aston MartinHeadline

Bell Motorsports enters GT1 with Aston Martin

Corvette Racing won't again be alone in the GT1 category of the American Le Mans Series in 2008. That's because on Monday, Bell Motorsports announced it will campaign an Aston Martin DBR9, to go up against the factory C6.Rs. Bell has joined forces...

Tue 29 Jan 2008
Cytosport teams with Charouz, enters Le MansHeadline

Cytosport teams with Charouz, enters Le Mans

After a successful debut season in the American Le Mans Series, Team Cytosport has announced that will compete in select rounds of the European-based Le Mans Series, all leading up to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, entry permitting. The Greg Pickett-led...

Thu 24 Jan 2008
Tafel teams Muller with FarnbacherHeadline

Tafel teams Muller with Farnbacher

Tafel Racing announced Tuesday that it has signed Dirk Müller to drive the team's No. 71 Ferrari F430 GTC in the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. The 32-year-old German will share the wheel of the GT2 entry with fellow countryman Dominik ...

Mon 21 Jan 2008
Series and teams are getting ready for 2008Headline

Series and teams are getting ready for 2008

The stars and cars of the American Le Mans Series have been keeping busy over the winter, preparing for the 2008 season. With only 56 days until the drop of the green flag at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, teams are working around the clock to...

Thu 17 Jan 2008
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"Green" is the key word for 2008 and beyond

The American Le Mans Series announced at the North American International Auto Show at Detroit on Monday that it has partnered with government agencies to continue its "green racing" initiative. The history-making agreement with the U.S.

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