Sears Point: Notes of interest, schedule

EVENT: Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa and Foster's Lager (Fifth Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 3 of 10 LOCATION: Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA 2.53-mile road racing circuit (12 ...

EVENT:
Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa and Foster's Lager (Fifth Annual) American Le Mans Series Round 3 of 10

LOCATION:
Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, CA
2.53-mile road racing circuit (12 turns)

WHEN:
Sunday, July 27, 2003 - 12 noon (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).

TELEVISION:

      NBC Sports LIVE

Airtime: 4:00 p.m. (EDT), Sunday, July 27, 2003
      Eurosport (Tape delay)

Airtime: 20:00 (Central European Time), August 3, 2003

RADIO:
American Le Mans Series Radio Web - www.americanlemans.com

SUPPORT RACES:
SPEED World Challenge GT and Touring; Star Mazda Series; STRANA (demonstration).

SCHEDULE:

      Friday, July 25

12:20 p.m. - 2:50 p.m. ALMS Testing
      Saturday, July 26

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ALMS Practice
12 noon - 1:00 p.m. ALMS Autograph Session
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m. ALMS Practice
3:00 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. ALMS Qualifying (GTS & GT)
3:35 p.m. - 3:55 p.m. ALMS Qualifying (LMP 900 & 675)
      Sunday, July 27

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. ALMS Warm-up
12 noon - 2:45 p.m. ALMS race

NOTES OF INTEREST

Infineon Raceway (formerly 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 2.53-mile "long" course at Infineon, not the shorter course used by NASCAR in its events at the track. Among the competitors at Infineon will be the three class-winning teams from this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans, including ADT Champion Racing (LMP 900), Prodrive Ferrari (GTS) and Alex Job Racing (GT). Infineon Team Joest, which won the ALMS season-opening 12-hour event at Sebring with its Audi R8, will also compete as will Corvette Racing, winner of the GTS class the past two years in ALMS events at Infineon Raceway. Driver Ron Fellows, who had such a strong run in the NASCAR Winston Cup event held at Infineon Raceway in June, will drive for the Corvette team. Sonoma's own Kevin Buckler will lead the three-car Racers Group team into bathe in the GT class at the team's home track.

WEBSITES: The official website of the American Le Mans Series is located at www.americanlemans.com. The website for Infineon Raceway is www.infineonraceway.com.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Alex Job
Teams Corvette Racing , Alex Job Racing