Sears Point: Event fact sheet

2002 American Le Mans Series Event Fact Sheet EVENT: Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Fosters (Fourth Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 2 of 10 LOCATION: Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA 2.52-mile road racing circuit (12 ...

2002 American Le Mans Series Event Fact Sheet

EVENT:
Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Fosters (Fourth Annual)
American Le Mans Series Round 2 of 10

LOCATION:
Sears Point Raceway, Sonoma, CA
2.52-mile road racing circuit (12 turns)

WHEN:
Sunday, May 19, 2002 - 1:00 p.m. (PDT)

LENGTH:
Two hours, 45 minutes (timed event)

CARS: Four classes of American Le Mans Series sports cars:
Le Mans Prototype (LMP) 900
LMP 675
Grand Touring Sport (GTS)
Grand Touring (GT)

SANCTION:
International Motor Sports Association, Inc. (IMSA)

TELEVISION:
SPEED Channel LIVE
Airtime: 4:00 p.m. (EDT), Sunday, May 19, 2002
Eurosport (Tape delay)
Airtime: 20:00 (Central European Time), May 26, 2002

RADIO:
American Le Mans Series Radio Web
www.imsaracing.net

SUPPORT RACES:
Star Mazda Series
Russell Racing Series
American Cities Racing League
NASPORT

SCHEDULE:

Friday, May 17
11:45 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Sanctioned Test Day

Saturday, May 18
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - ALMS Practice (all four classes)
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - ALMS Practice (all four classes)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - ALMS Autograph Session
2:40 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - ALMS Qualifying (GTS & GT)
3:10 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - ALMS Qualifying (LMP 900 & 675)

Sunday, May 19
9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - ALMS Warm-up
10:30 a.m. - Public Driver's Briefing
1:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Fosters

QUAL. RECORDS:
LMP 900: 1:20.683 (112.440 mph) by Allan McNish, Audi R8, 7/00.
LMP 675: 1:31.271 (99.396 mph) by John Graham, Reynard 01Q-Judd, 7/01.
GTS: 1:30.621 (100.109 mph) by Olivier Beretta, Dodge Viper GTS-R, 7/99.
GT: 1:33.763 (96.755 mph) by Dirk Muller, BMW M3 GTR, 7/01.

NOTES OF INTEREST

Sears Point Raceway has hosted a race for the American Le Mans Series every year since the formation of the series in 1999. The ALMS uses the full 2.52-mile "long" course at Sears Point, not the shorter course used by NASCAR in its events at the track. The Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Fosters will be the first race for the ALMS since it opened its season in March with the Sebring 12-hour event. Among the competitors at Sears Point will be the four class winners from Sebring, including Audi Sport North America (LMP 900), Intersport Racing (LMP 675), Corvette Racing (GTS) and Alex Job Racing (GT).

WEBSITES:
The official website of the American Le Mans Series and IMSA is located at www.imsaracing.net. The website for SPR is www.searspoint.com.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Dirk Müller , Allan McNish , John Graham , Olivier Beretta , Alex Job
Teams Corvette Racing , Alex Job Racing