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Sun 31 Dec 2000
Adelaide results

Adelaide results

ADELAIDE, Australia -- Finish of Sunday's American Le Mans Series Race of a Thousand Years sports car endurance race at 2.4-mile Adelaide street circuit with starting position in parentheses, driver, U.S. hometown or country, type car, laps ...

Michelin wins all in Adelaide

Michelin wins all in Adelaide

Michelin Wins Overall, GTS and GT Categories in ALMS Finale in Australia - For the ninth time in the 2000 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season, Michelin-shod cars won the overall, GTS and GT categories. This time, Allan McNish, Rinaldo Capello ...

Viper Adelaide qualifying notes

Viper Adelaide qualifying notes

Adelaide, December 30, 2000 - Olivier Beretta secured pole position in qualifying for the 12th and final round of the American Le Mans Series on the former Grand Prix circuit in Adelaide, Australia today (Saturday). The Monegasque, who has all...

Adelaide - Chequered flag report

Adelaide - Chequered flag report

The Audi "crocodile" car put the bite on the oppostion to take the inaugural American Le Mans Series Adelaide event in front of 80,000 racefans. Allan McNish fought off a back injury to take the win with pole sitter Dindo Capello . McNish ...

Adelaide - hour five report

Adelaide - hour five report

Newly crowned series champion, Allan McNish, has fought off yesterday's back injury to continue to lead Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years. Australian stand-in driver Brad Jones has yet to drive the ...

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...

Adelaide - hour four report

Adelaide - hour four report

The possibility of an all-Aussie victory was shattered at 7.33pm in the Race of a Thousand Years when drama struck for the ...

Adelaide - hour three report

Adelaide - hour three report

The streets of Adelaide were renowned for being tough on cars during the Formula One era, but the DAMS Cadillac team hadn't thought it would be this tough. With the "crocodile Audi" continuing to lead after three hours, both France-based...

Adelaide - hour one report: McNish clinches championship

Adelaide - hour one report: McNish clinches championship

Despite missing yesterday's action with a back injury, Scotland's Allan McNish has made a stunning start to the Race of a Thousand Years, taking the lead and earning enough points to be declared as series champion. McNish only had to complete 25...

Sat 30 Dec 2000
Audi on pole in Adelaide

Audi on pole in Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia - Crocodile hunters get ready: in tomorrow's season finale of the American Le Mans Series at Adelaide the Audi R8 will again start from pole position. During the 30 minutes of qualifying on the Adelaide street circuit, ...

Jones joins Audi in Adelaide

Jones joins Audi in Adelaide

Adelaide, Australia - Audi driver Allan McNish has been forced to put his championship celebrations on ice after sustaining a back injury that could ultimately deprive the "Flying Scotsman" of the American Le Mans Series title. The Audi ace...

Late Saturday Adelaide notes

Late Saturday Adelaide notes

By Paul Tippins - Motorsport.com A stunning performance in final Practice this afternoon saw Australian Brad Jones tear around Adelaide's streets to set the seventh fastest time of the session after only a handful of laps and setting eyes on...

Adelaide starting line up

Adelaide starting line up

<pre> ADELAIDE, Australia -- Starting lineup for Sunday's American Le Mans Series Race of a Thousand Years sports car endurance race at 2.4-mile Adelaide street circuit showing drivers, U.S. hometown or country, type car, pole winning time...

McNish car on Adelaide pole, McNish could miss race

McNish car on Adelaide pole, McNish could miss race

ADELAIDE, Australia (December 30, 2000) -- Allan McNish's car is on the pole for Sunday's American Le Mans Series season finale, but the driver who has dominated the sports car endurance racing series this season may not see any action in the...

Saturday notes from Adelaide

Saturday notes from Adelaide

By Paul Tippens - Motorsport.com 10.30am Adelaide time Audi driver Alan McNish has gone into hospital with an apparent back injury. Australian Brad Jones of Super Touring fame has been called in to stand by if Alan can not take the ...

Fri 29 Dec 2000
Audis lead opening day at Adelaide

Audis lead opening day at Adelaide

Originally-From: "Andy Hall" <andyhall58@hotmail.com> ADELAIDE, Australia (December 29, 2000) -- Emanuele Pirro drew on his past experience as a Formula One driver on the Adelaide street circuit to post the fastest lap Friday in the...

Adelaide telecast change

Adelaide telecast change

Please note the new time for the NBC telecast of the American Le Mans Series season finale in Adelaide, Australia: Sunday, Dec. 31, 2 pm to 4 pm EST ...

Cars hit Adelaide Streets on Friday

Cars hit Adelaide Streets on Friday

ADELAIDE, Australia (Dec. 28) -- After more than a year of buildup, the "Race of a Thousand Years" on the famed Adelaide street circuit has arrived, and cars from the American Le Mans Series will begin practice runs on Friday. A crowd of more...

Mon 25 Dec 2000
Adelaide breaks winter racing drought

Adelaide breaks winter racing drought

-- ---. Photo: American Le Mans Series INDIANAPOLIS (December 23, 2000) -- All across the United States, fans of motorsports are enduring the annual drought of live racing competition that is brought on by the onset of the winter ...

Panoz Team to hunt crocodile car in Adelaide

Panoz Team to hunt crocodile car in Adelaide

INDIANAPOLIS (December 21, 2000) -- The close racing competition between the top two Prototype teams in the American Le Mans Series has led to some humorous games of one-upsmanship as the series heads to Australia for the Race of a Thousand Years...

Adelaide notes

Adelaide notes

Allan McNish, Olivier Beretta and Sascha Maassen all hope to secure their American Le Mans Series driver championships at Adelaide on New Year's Eve. The first two should be a formality, to maintain a status quo over their co-drivers, but...

Grand Prix of Texas on sale 02 January

Grand Prix of Texas on sale 02 January

FORT WORTH-DALLAS (December 20, 2000) - Texas Motor Speedway races into the new year by placing tickets on sale for the first race of the 2001 season at The Great American Speedway. All seats for the Grand Prix of Texas (March 3-4), featuring...

ALMS weekly notes 2000-12-20

ALMS weekly notes 2000-12-20

** Dodge Viper Team ORECA, which has been the dominant force in the GTS class of the American Le Mans Series for the better part of 1999 and 2000, will have several extra incentives to win the Race of a Thousand Years at Adelaide, Australia, on...

Lou Patane retires

Lou Patane retires

Dodge executive announces retirement By Tim Packman AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Dec. 18, 2000) Lou Patane, vice president of motorsports operations for Dodge, will retire during the 2001 NASCAR season. An integral member of the Dodge motorsports ...

Tue 19 Dec 2000
One week to Adelaide

One week to Adelaide

WIth many of the race crews set to enjoy a warm Christmas day, the mechanics, engineers and team members will enjoy a Christmas Lunch at the Palais at Semaphore. Members from all race teams will be in attendance and a surprise "Santa Claus" also...

Teenager to compete in Adelaide race

Teenager to compete in Adelaide race

INDIANAPOLIS (December 18, 2000) -- Eighteen-year-old Michael Mallock, the reigning British Supersports champion, will be the youngest driver in the field as he makes his American Le Mans Series debut in the 2000 season finale at Adelaide, ...

Sat 16 Dec 2000
Local stars team up in Adelaide

Local stars team up in Adelaide

Panoz Motor Sport has launched a spectacular local assault on Adelaide's Race of a Thousand Years with lead driver David Brabham joining forces with Jason Bright and Greg Murphy on New Year's Eve. Brabham had been scheduled to drive the new...

Viper Team Oreca seeks Adelaide new yearjoy

Viper Team Oreca seeks Adelaide new yearjoy

Brussels, December 16, 2000 - The final round of the 2000 American Le Mans Series will take place on December 31, with a six-hour sportscar endurance event in Adelaide, Australia. The race will start at 4 p.m. and finish at 10 p.m., giving teams...

Nic Jonsson: racing to royalty

Nic Jonsson: racing to royalty

Nic Jonsson may have the longest journey to the Race of a Thousand Years in Adelaide, Australia. He will travel 13,800 miles from his childhood home in Bankyerd, Sweden, to drive in the American Le Mans Series season finale on New Year's Eve.

American Le Mans Series odds and ends

American Le Mans Series odds and ends

** American Le Mans Series standouts Allan McNish and Olivier Beretta have been named to the "All-America Auto Racing Team," as selected in ballotting by the membership of the American Auto Racing Writers and Broadcasters Association. McNish,...

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 ...

BMW Team PTG to Adelaide

BMW Team PTG to Adelaide

ADELAIDE, Australia (Dec. 13, 2000) -- A three-car contingent from BMW Team PTG is off to Australia for the Dec. 31 Race of a Thousand Years, the final event in the 2000 American Le Mans Series. The 1000-kilometer / six-hour race will...

BMW Team PTG broadcast alert

BMW Team PTG broadcast alert

BROADCAST ALERT BMW TEAM PTG Race of a Thousand Years in Adelaide, South Australia race 12 of 12, 2000 American Le Mans Series Sunday, Dec. 31, 4 pm local (12:30 am EST) 1000 km / six hours <pre> NBC telecast Sunday, Dec. 31 4 pm...

New cars, new teams

New cars, new teams

Tom Kristensen, the Dane with two Le Mans and two Sebring victories to his credit, has effectively replaced Allan McNish in Audi Sport Team Joest's lineup. McNish will concentrate on his Toyota Formula One test contract, although he hopes to...

Tue 12 Dec 2000
A lap of Adelaide with David Brabham

A lap of Adelaide with David Brabham

[The Race of a Thousand Years at Adelaide, South Australia on New Year's Eve will be a homecoming for Prototype driver David Brabham. The versatile racer grew up and started his racing career in Australia before moving abroad to reach Formula One....