American Le Mans Series Live Today on SPEED Channel

Lakeville, CT - The SPEED Channel will help American television viewers wrap up their Independence Day celebration with a live telecast of today's American Le Mans Series New England Grand Prix from historic Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. The race will be the only major motorports event in the USA today.

The three-hour telecast begins at 3 p.m. (Eastern) and will include live, flag-to-flag coverage of the two-hour, 45-minute timed event for the professional sports car racing series. The American Le Mans Series, which was founded in 1999, has never raced on the 1.54-mile Lime Rock Park, the smallest circuit on the ALMS schedule in 2004.

Twenty-seven cars will start the race, with the Dyson Racing Lola-MG of James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger starting on the pole.

Leigh Diffey will anchor the SPEED Channel team for the New England Grand Prix, joined in the booth for expert race analysis by veteran driver Dorsey Schroeder. Calvin Fish and Brian Till will cover the action in the pits.