ZF Sachs establishes Contingency Award in American Le Mans Series BRASELTON, Ga. (June 5, 2003) -- ZF Sachs, part of one of the world's largest original equipment automotive supplier ZF Group, has established a contingency award ...
ZF Sachs establishes Contingency Award in American Le Mans Series
BRASELTON, Ga. (June 5, 2003) -- ZF Sachs, part of one of the world's largest original equipment automotive supplier ZF Group, has established a contingency award program in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series for the 2003 season, ZF Sachs and ALMS officials have announced.
In each of the nine American Le Mans Series races for 2003, ZF Sachs will present awards to the top three finishing cars in the GT class. The awards will be credits of $1,000 (first place), $500 (second place) and $250 (third place) toward the purchase of Sachs products. The awards are contingent upon the display of Sachs decals on both sides of the race car as well as the usage of Sachs products in the race.
Sachs racing dampers and multi-plate racing clutches are part of the original equipment offered on factory built race cars, such as Porsche 911 GT3 RS. In addition to Porsches, ZF Sachs supplies racing dampers and clutches to teams competing with Ferrari, BMW, Saleen, and three time Le Mans winner Audi R8 in various classes of the American Le Mans Series.
Sachs Racing products are developed by Sachs Race Engineering, using state-of- the-art materials, and know how gained through technology partnerships with Formula 1 teams, and manufactured at the high tech labs in Schweinfurt, Germany.
ZF Sachs' reputation for quality has been established over the last 100 years. The organization consists of ZF Sachs Chassis Systems and ZF Sachs Powertrain, with 39 plants in 19 countries. ZF Sachs is the world's second largest supplier of chassis systems to original equipment vehicle manufacturers, offering a range of products that extends from traditional shock absorbers and struts, to active suspension systems as well as innovative, electronically-controlled damping systems for passenger cars and trucks. The Powertrain components of ZF Sachs includes, clutches, torque converters, and components for automated clutches and transmissions for wide range of vehicles. For further information visit Sachs' websites at: www.zftna.com , www.sachsracing.com , and www.sachs-race-engineering.de .
The American Le Mans Series is a series of North American sports car races based on the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most famous endurance race. American Le Mans Series races feature four classes of race cars competing for class wins and the overall win, with the fields including many of the same drivers and cars that compete at Le Mans. The series holds events at many of North America's premier permanent road racing facilities as well as at temporary circuits in key major markets. The series motto is "For the Fans" and all events feature driver autograph sessions and open paddocks. All events are on television in the United States. Well-known automotive brand names such as Audi, Bentley, Corvette, Dodge, Ferrari, Lamborghini, MG, Nissan, Panoz, Porsche and Saleen are represented on the series. The series, which has its headquarters in Braselton, Ga., was founded in 1999 by entrepreneur Don Panoz and is sanctioned by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).