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Tue 12 Dec 2000
British event completes 2001 ALMS schedule

British event completes 2001 ALMS schedule

INDIANAPOLIS (December 11, 2000) -- The 2001 schedule for the American Le Mans Series has been completed with the addition of an event at Britain's Donington Park, series officials have announced. The Donington Park event will take place on...

Local heros test for Adelaide race

Local heros test for Adelaide race

Local stars Jason Bright and Greg Murphy have completed their first laps aboard the Panoz LMP-1 sportscar which they will drive in Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years from December 29 to 31. The Australian/New Zealand combination spent two days...

Adelaide two weeks away

Adelaide two weeks away

- The Race of a Thousand Years will have an added touch of glamour with exciting fashion parades scheduled for Saturday and Sunday of the race weekend. Featuring the latest fashions from Kloe, Morrisey, Wayne Cooper, Razak, Vlad, Tim O'Conner and...

Cunningham wins BMW Sports Trophy 2000

Cunningham wins BMW Sports Trophy 2000

Peter Cunningham has won the BMW Sports Trophy 2000 to become the world's most successful non-works BMW driver. The American was at the wheel of a BMW M3 in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) as well as the Speedvision World ...

Fri 08 Dec 2000
Grant Kenny to run in Adelaide support race

Grant Kenny to run in Adelaide support race

With three Australian Grand Prix celebrity races under his belt, Iron Man legend Grant Kenny already has a host of experience on the Adelaide circuit. But the Queenslander is now set to do battle with "real racers" rather than celebrities in the...

Tom Kristensen replaces McNish and other notes of interest

Tom Kristensen replaces McNish and other notes of interest

** Tom Kristensen has been named as the replacement for departing Allan McNish on the American Le Mans Series championship-winning Audi R8 team for the 2001 season, Audi officials announced on Tuesday. Kristensen will join returnees Rinaldo ...

Adelaide adds Race for a Cure

Adelaide adds Race for a Cure

While you may not be able to join the winners on the podium at the Race of a Thousand Years on New Year's Eve, race fans will get a unique opportunity to welcome the international stars today. The newest founding sponsor to join Le Mans...

Johansson bids on Audi chassis

Johansson bids on Audi chassis

Audi has finally made the decision to sell the two American Le Mans Series-spec R8 chassis to private teams. Stefan Johansson is favourite to land one chassis for competition in the European Le Mans Series which includes the Sebring 12 hours, the...

Corvette makes driver changes

Corvette makes driver changes

Justin Bell has been dropped from the GM Chevrolet Corvette team after a single season of racing. Chris Kneifel will join Ron Fellows in the lead car, and Paul Edwards joins the line-up for the long distance events. Edwards, a young...

Adelaide only three weeks away

Adelaide only three weeks away

- The Race of a Thousand Years could not take place without the help of volunteer marshals who ensure the smooth running of all the on-track action. In total, there are more than 900 volunteer officials involved including four from the U.S., two...

Mon 04 Dec 2000
Fizgerald takes Porsche Cup

Fizgerald takes Porsche Cup

Seattle, WA - Mike Fitzgerald was awarded the 2000 Porsche Cup by Dr. Oliver Porsche, Horst Marchart and Herbert Ampferer on November 25, 2000 at the Weissach Casino located at the Porsche Facility in Weissach, Germany. Fitzgerald, the 2000 ...

John Baldwin

John Baldwin

It is with great sadness that Panoz Motor Sports report the sudden and unexpected death of John Baldwin. John, who was 59, died of heart failure in the early hours of Tuesday morning (28th) while in Kershaw, South Carolina where the Panoz team...

Adelaide traffic update 2000-12-01

Adelaide traffic update 2000-12-01

With Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years now less than a month away, changes to roads around South Australia's internationally renowned street circuit begin tomorrow, Saturday, December 2. Dequetteville Terrace will be restricted to two lanes...

Weekly update 2000-11-29

Weekly update 2000-11-29

** American Le Mans Series race teams are in the process of shipping cars and equipment across the Pacific for the Dec. 31 Race of a Thousand Years in Adelaide, Australia. The event will be the 12th and final race of the 2000 season for the ...

Weekly notes 2000-11-28

Weekly notes 2000-11-28

Aston Martin to Le Mans in 2002 Aston Martin could return to Le Mans for the first time since 1989 and become the third historic British manufacturer to line up on the grid alongside Bentley and MG in 2002. Their entry would signal a ...

Tue 28 Nov 2000
Adelaide with four weeks to go

Adelaide with four weeks to go

- Construction is continuing for Le Mans Adelaide with two of the spectator bridges now in place. Lane closures on Dequetteville Terrace begin on December 2 with traffic restricted to two lanes each way. Please note access to the city via...

Mon 27 Nov 2000
Notes of interest 2000-11-22

Notes of interest 2000-11-22

** The date is drawing closer for the 2000 American Le Mans Series season finale, the "Race of a Thousand Years" on the Adelaide, Australia, street circuit, on Sunday, Dec. 31. The event will be a six-hour race. ALMS cars will take to the ...

Three drivers nominated for award

Three drivers nominated for award

INDIANAPOLIS (November 21, 2000) -- Three standout drivers from the American Le Mans Series have been nominated for the 2000 Auto Racing All-America Team, a 12-driver group chosen by the motorsports media. Nominated in the road racing category...

Tue 21 Nov 2000
Adelaide news and driver notes

Adelaide news and driver notes

- Greg Murphy and Mark Noske's test aboard the Panoz LMP-1 has been switched to the Road Atlanta circuit in Georgia. The duo will now leave for the U.S. on Friday, November 24 and will test alongside David Brabham who will be testing the new 2001...

Barbour Racingon the way to Adelaide

Barbour Racingon the way to Adelaide

INDIANAPOLIS (November 20, 2000) -- At this moment, Dick Barbour Racing's three Porsche 911 GT3 R race cars are literally riding the high seas, and will be for the next few weeks. Except for drivers and crew, everything the team needs to compete...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
Mon-Tremblant on 2001 schedule

Mon-Tremblant on 2001 schedule

Excitement is beginning to build in the Canadian province of Quebec for the Aug. 25, 2001, debut of the American Le Mans Series at historic le Circuit Mont-Tremblant. Motorsports enters a new era as the venerable track, which has embodied the ...

Checkered flag for the BMW V12 LMR

Checkered flag for the BMW V12 LMR

Munich. The end of its second season in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) marks the retirement of one of the most successful open-topped sports cars of recent decades. Triumphs before capacity crowds, action-packed races and happy endings - the...

Sports car weekly notes 2000-11-14

Sports car weekly notes 2000-11-14

Bentley's 'satisfying' test Optimism surrounds the Bentley EXP Speed 8 which completed a two-day test at Monza last week with James Weaver at the wheel, a week after its roll-out run at Snetterton. "It was a systems check and to see if we have ...

Mon 13 Nov 2000
Adelaide update 2000-11-13

Adelaide update 2000-11-13

Last year's Bathurst winner Greg Murphy is set to join Mark Noske in the third Panoz LMP-1 prototype car at the Race of a Thousand Years. Murphy has been called in to replace Craig Lowndes who has run into contract difficulties with his V8...

Murphy, Noske to test Panoz car in U.S.

Murphy, Noske to test Panoz car in U.S.

Local heroes Greg Murphy and Mark Noske are set to head to the United States next week to get their first taste of a Le Mans Prototype racecar. The duo are scheduled to do battle with the international stars in Adelaide's Race of a Thousand...

Four classes in 2001

Four classes in 2001

CLEARWATER, Fla. (November 13, 2000) -- Professional Sports Car Racing, Inc. (SPORTS CAR), the sanctioning body which organizes and officiates the American Le Mans Series, has announced the addition of driver, manufacturer and team championships...

Sat 11 Nov 2000
Weekly notes 2000-11-09

Weekly notes 2000-11-09

The American Le Mans Series is in a schedule break, but will conclude its 12-race 2000 season with the running of the "Race of a Thousand Years" in Adelaide, Australia, on Dec. 31. The six-hour race will be run on the famed Adelaide street circuit...

Lowndes may be out of Adelaide event

Lowndes may be out of Adelaide event

V8 Supercar star Craig Lowndes may be forced out of the Panoz Le Mans Series team for the season-closing Race of Thousand Years on the streets of Adelaide. Lowndes was confirmed in August to co-drive a Panoz LMP-1 with Mark Noske in the New...

Thu 09 Nov 2000
Viper weekly notes 2000-11-07

Viper weekly notes 2000-11-07

The Bentley marque will return to Le Mans next June, 71 years after achieving its fifth and last victory in the 24-Hour race. An entirely new car, the Bentley EXP Speed 8, has been under secret development by Racing Technology Norfolk for the past...

Fri 03 Nov 2000
Weekely notes 2000-11-02

Weekely notes 2000-11-02

** The American Le Mans Series will conclude its 12-race 2000 season with the running of the "Race of a Thousand Years" in Adelaide, Australia, on Dec. 31. The six-hour race will be run on the famed Adelaide street circuit that formerly hosted ...

Revised Prototype Driver standings

Revised Prototype Driver standings

<pre> Professional Sports Car Racing has issued a revision in the Prototype Driver point standings. AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES POINT STANDINGS Las Vegas Motor Speedway event (As of 11/1/00) Prototype (Driver) 1. Allan McNish 260 2. Rinaldo...

Points after Las Vegas

Points after Las Vegas

<pre> AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES POINT STANDINGS Las Vegas Motor Speedway event (As of 10/30/00) Prototype (Driver) 1. Allan McNish 264 2. Rinaldo Capello 253 3. Emanuele Pirro 236 4. Frank Biela 235 5. Jorg Muller 233 6. JJ Lehto 231 7. Jan...

Tue 31 Oct 2000
BMW double podium at Las Vegas

BMW double podium at Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Oct. 29, 2000) -- BMW scored podium finishes in two classes of the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Las Vegas. The two-hour 45-minute sprint on the 2.25-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway road course was the final race...

Audi's Galati wins Las Vegas

Audi's Galati wins Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada - Michael Galati, driving the Champion Audi/Audi S4 Competition, won the Speedvision GT race at the Grand Prix of Las Vegas from the pole. The win is the first for the Audi S4 program this season. The previous best finish...

Audi wins Las Vegas, driver's title

Audi wins Las Vegas, driver's title

Las Vegas, Nevada - Audi clinched the driver's title of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) with a 1-2 at Las Vegas. Only his teammate Rinaldo Capello can catch championship leading Audi driver Allan McNish in the final round at Adelaide on ...

Crash-fest at Las Vegas

Crash-fest at Las Vegas

Audi duo Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro dodged a dramatic crash to take victory in round 11 of the Le Mans Series Championship at Las Vegas today. For the second race in a row, Australia's David Brabham had his chances of victory stolen with...