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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...

Wed 08 Mar 2000
Beetle Cup Race to Debut at Atlanta Petite LeMans

Beetle Cup Race to Debut at Atlanta Petite LeMans

ATLANTA, March 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for the Atlanta International Auto Show, Volkswagen announced that it will hold a special New Beetle Cup race at the Road Atlanta Motorsport Center, featuring high-powered New Beetle race cars. ...

Thu 16 Mar 2000
BMW V12 LMR has difficult Sebring beginning

BMW V12 LMR has difficult Sebring beginning

Munich/Sebring. BMW works driver JJ Lehto (FIN) qualified the BMW V12 LMR he shares with German J”rg Mller in provisional fourth position after the first of two qualifying sessions for the seasons opener in Sebring, Florida. The 1999 ...

Wed 11 Oct 2000
Kendall debuts Saleen S7 at Laguna Seca

Kendall debuts Saleen S7 at Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, Calif. (October 9, 2000) -- One of the most successful and popular American road racing drivers of the past decade, Tom Kendall, has joined the American Le Mans Series and will make his debut with a new racing team in this weekend's ...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
BMW V12 LMR Road America race report

BMW V12 LMR Road America race report

Atlanta/Munich. The luck was not with BMW at the 2000 Petit Le Mans race in Road Atlanta, Georgia (USA). On the 339th of 394 laps of the 1000-mile race, Jorg Muller (D) spun the BMW V12 LMR while running second. His teammate JJ Lehto (FIN) took...

Sun 19 Mar 2000
Audi finishes Sebring - fast and furious

Audi finishes Sebring - fast and furious

SEBRING, Florida, -- Audi Sport placed first and second in the Superflo 12-Hours of Sebring marking a triumphant return to North American racing. The winning Audi entry was driven by Frank Biela, Tom Kristensen and Emanuele Pirro. After ...

Sun 01 Oct 2000
Corvette, Goodyear win at Road Atlanta

Corvette, Goodyear win at Road Atlanta

BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 30, 2000) -- After almost nine hours of racing at the Petit Le Mans, the Goodyear-shod GM Goodwrench Service Plus Corvette C5-R of Andy Pilgrim, Frank Freon and Kelly Collins found itself 12 seconds behind the leading...

Fri 29 Sep 2000
Road Atlanta provisional qualifying

Road Atlanta provisional qualifying

BRASELTON, Ga. -- Allan McNish of Scotland set a new Road Atlanta track qualifying record on Thursday in winning the provisional pole for Saturday's running of the Petit Le Mans for the American Le Mans Series. McNish drove an Audi R8 to a ...

Sun 03 Sep 2000
InterSport ninth at Texas

InterSport ninth at Texas

FORT WORTH, TEX. -- (September 2, 2000). After a weekend struggle with car set-up, the Banana Joe's Island Party InterSport Racing Judd-powered Lola B2K/10 could only manage a ninth place finish at the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Texas...

Fri 10 Mar 2000
Nygmatech Motorsports; a triple threat at Sebring

Nygmatech Motorsports; a triple threat at Sebring

SEBRING, Fla. (March 9, 2000) -- Nygmatech Motorsports will make their American Le Mans Series (ALMS) debut in a big way at the 48th Annual Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring, entering a trio of Porsches in the GT class, all prepared by Michael Colucci...

Sun 08 Oct 2000
BMW V12 LMR Laguna Seca preview

BMW V12 LMR Laguna Seca preview

Munich. Fresh enthusiasm, anticipation and piece-work are the three factors that dominate the preparations of the BMW team for the tenth of twelve races in the American Le Mans Series, which will be held on 15 October at Laguna Seca. After ...

Fri 29 Sep 2000
ALMS Announces 2001 schedule

ALMS Announces 2001 schedule

BRASELTON, Ga. (September 29, 2000) -- An expanded 13-race schedule for the American Le Mans Series will move the sports car endurance racing series to new venues in Europe, Asia and North America in 2001, series officials have announced. The ...

Wed 23 Aug 2000
Bill Auberlen - a profile

Bill Auberlen - a profile

SPEED!! If it goes fast, Bill Auberlen wants one. And if it's not fast enough, he'll fix it. This versatile driver is the American answer to Europe's racing superstars. Like them, he's driven by a passion for speed. But unlike many, his ...

Sat 08 Jul 2000
BMW Motorsport V12 LMR Nurburgring qualifying

BMW Motorsport V12 LMR Nurburgring qualifying

Munich/Nurburgring. Everything is possible from these grid positions for the drivers of the two BMW V12 LMR in the 1000 kilometres race on Sunday, held at the Nurburgring. JJ Lehto (FIN)/Jorg Muller (D) will start the fourth round of the American...

Wed 23 Aug 2000
Texas TV broadcat

Texas TV broadcat

American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Texas at Texas Motor Speedway race seven of 12, 2000 American Le Mans Series Saturday, Sept. 2, 8 pm to 10:45 pm NBC telecast Sunday, Sept. 3 4 pm to 6 pm race American Le Mans Series Radio ...

Fri 22 Sep 2000
Women's team for Petit Le Mans

Women's team for Petit Le Mans

BRASELTON, Ga. (Sept. 21, 2000) -- Accomplishing one of its missions, the Women's Global GT Series has launched three of its drivers into the American Le Mans Series with a competitive GT class ride for the Sept. 30 running of the Petit Le Mans,...

Fri 04 Aug 2000
Audi sets Mosport track record

Audi sets Mosport track record

Bowmanville, Ontario, The Audi R8's wasted little time in getting up to speed at the famed Mosport International Raceway setting a new track record. The previous track record was held by Hans Stuck in a Porsche 962c in August of 1985 with a...

Sun 02 Apr 2000
Charlotte Saturday Track Notes

Charlotte Saturday Track Notes

2000 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES GRAND PRIX OF CHARLOTTE March 30 - April 1 Saturday, April 1, 2000 ALMS Pole Notables: · JJ Lehto is the 1999-2000 Prototype pole leader with four; only David Brabham with two joins JJ as a multiple...

Mon 07 Feb 2000
Mario Andretti Given Invitation to Adelaide Race

Mario Andretti Given Invitation to Adelaide Race

Le Mans Series founder Don Panoz has issued an invitation to American motorsport legend Mario Andretti to compete in Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years on New Years Eve this year. Andretti has already agreed to contest the Le Mans 24 Hours...

Tue 17 Oct 2000
InterSport Racing finishes sixth at Laguna Seca

InterSport Racing finishes sixth at Laguna Seca

MONTEREY, CALIF. -- (October 15, 2000). Jon Field and Rick Sutherland took the Banana Joe's Island Party InterSport Racing Judd-powered Lola B2K/10 to a sixth place finish in the American Le Mans Series race at the GlobalCenter Sports Car ...

Sat 18 Mar 2000
Sebring update after 5 hours

Sebring update after 5 hours

2000 SUPERFLO 12 HOURS AT SEBRING PRESENTED BY DODGE Race Update After 4 Hours 50 Minutes POS CAR CLS Drivers Sponsor/Car Laps 1 42 P LEHTO/MULLER BMW Motorsport/BMW V12 LMR...

Thu 09 Mar 2000
Sebring BMW Team PTG Driver Profiles

Sebring BMW Team PTG Driver Profiles

BRIAN CUNNINGHAM born: Aug. 24, 1970 in Batavia, N.Y. residence: Danville, Ky. family: wife Susan, daughter Lucie 1999 second in ALMS GT driver championship; wins at Portland, Road Atlanta; third at Lime Rock, Mosport, Petit Le...

Sun 31 Dec 2000
McNish Cruises To Adelaide Win and ALMS Championship

McNish Cruises To Adelaide Win and ALMS Championship

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Allan McNish overcame a sore back and cruised to the American Le Mans Series driving championship Sunday as he and teammate Rinaldo Capello scored a dominating victory in the Race of a Thousand Years on the Adelaide street...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
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...

Fri 27 Oct 2000
Las Vegas notes

Las Vegas notes

The stars and cars of the American Le Mans Series have descended upon Las Vegas Motor Speedway for this weekend's Grand Prix of Las Vegas, presented by enjoythedrive.com. The racing weekend will mark the final appearance of the ALMS this year in...

Thu 12 Oct 2000
Le Mans stars set toi tackle Laguna Seca's

Le Mans stars set toi tackle Laguna Seca's "Corkscrew"

Californian circuit, Laguna Seca, has played host to classic Indycar and International Motorcycling Grands Prix, but this weekend the stars of the 2000 Le Mans Series will have their own chance to tackle the fabled "corkscrew". Renowned as one...

Thu 28 Sep 2000
Atlanta Goodyear tire fast facts

Atlanta Goodyear tire fast facts

<pre> GOODYEAR FAST FACTS FOR THE PETIT LE MANS ROAD ATLANTA — 2.56-MILE ROAD COURSE BRASELTON, GA., SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2000 DESCRIPTION: GOODYEAR EAGLE SPORTS CAR SPECIAL NUMBER OF TIRES SUPPLIED: 800 RECOMMENDED COLD PRESSURE: ...

Mon 13 Mar 2000
Sebring; Long journey.. first step

Sebring; Long journey.. first step

{TX} Fast Facts: Lynx Racing drivers Mike Conte and Sara Senske in the Superflow 12 Hours of Sebring - Mike Conte finished third in the GTU class of this event last year. He is a former Microsoft software designer who was ...

Fri 01 Sep 2000
GP of Texas to beging 2001 season

GP of Texas to beging 2001 season

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (Sept. 1, 2000) -- The premier road racing series in the world will return to Texas Motor Speedway on March 1-4, 2001 for the second Grand Prix of Texas. The event will be the first event of the year for both the speedway and...

Sat 07 Oct 2000
Point Standings after Road Atlanta

Point Standings after Road Atlanta

<pre> AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES POINT STANDINGS Through Petit Le Mans (As of 10/2/00) Prototype (Driver) 1. Allan McNish 210 2. Jorg Muller 202 Rinaldo Capello 202 4. JJ Lehto 200 5. Frank Biela 192 6. Emanuele Pirro 191 7. Jan Magnussen...

Fri 04 Aug 2000
InterSport skips Mosport

InterSport skips Mosport

DUBLIN, Ohio (August 4, 2000) -- InterSport Racing's Banana Joe's Island Party sponsored Judd-powered Lola B2K/10 will not run in Round Six of the American Le Mans Series race on August 6 at the Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville,...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Audi goes crocodile for Adelaide

Audi goes crocodile for Adelaide

Auburn Hills, Mich. -- At the final of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in Adelaide, Australia, on Dec. 31, some motorsport fans may not believe their eyes: In the land of "Crocodile Dundee," Audi drivers Allan McNish and ...

Fri 14 Jul 2000
O'Connell knows his tires at Laguna seca

O'Connell knows his tires at Laguna seca

(Greenville, S.C.) - Once upon a time, race driver Johnny O'Connell had to dig through the tire barriers at Sears Point International Raceway in order to find tires for his street car. Now, some 12 years later, he will be racing at Sears...

Mon 20 Nov 2000
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 ...

Fri 20 Oct 2000
Points after Laguna Seca

Points after Laguna Seca

Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable INDIANAPOLIS (October 17, 2000) -- With their respective wins in the GlobalCenter Sports Car Championships event this past Sunday at California's Laguna Seca Raceway, Allan McNish (Prototype) and ...

Tue 18 Jul 2000
Mimmo Schiattarella at Sears Point

Mimmo Schiattarella at Sears Point

It's time to battle again for Mimmo Schiattarella and Olive Garden-Rafanelli team, after the podium at Charlotte and the strong performance showed in ELMS round in England, they are coming back to ALMS races with all the intentions to fight for...