Inaugural Fan Forum kicks off at Sebring

Sebring Fan Forum Kicks Off New ALMS Fan Activity for 2004 BRASELTON, GA. - The American Le Mans Series will continue to live up to its "For the Fans" image with the introduction of fan forums at all rounds of the series in 2004, beginning with...

Sebring Fan Forum Kicks Off New ALMS Fan Activity for 2004

BRASELTON, GA. - The American Le Mans Series will continue to live up to its "For the Fans" image with the introduction of fan forums at all rounds of the series in 2004, beginning with the 52nd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

The American Le Mans Series "FANatic Forum" will debut at Sebring, the opening event of the 2004 season, at Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway Mar. 17-20. The forum will begin at 3 p.m. (Eastern) on Friday, March 19, and will be held at Sebring's "Spring Brake Party Zone," located in the track's midway.

The one-hour forum will give fans of the professional sports car racing series the opportunity to ask questions of series personalities in a casual setting. Guests will be seated on a stage and will take questions from the gathered audience. John Hindhaugh, anchor announcer for the American Le Mans Series Radio Web, will serve as moderator.

Guests for the inaugural FANatic Forum include defending American Le Mans Series GTS class champion Johnny O'Connell, driver for Corvette Racing; former Indianapolis 500 winner Danny Sullivan, driver of a Ferrari for Barron Connor Racing; and female driver Amanda Stretton, driver of a TVR for Chamberlain-Synergy Motorsport.

Also on the forum panel will be Alex Job, owner of two-time ALMS GT class championship team Alex Job Racing that fields a pair of Porsche 911 GT3 RSR machines, and Brad Kettler, Technical Director for ADT Champion Racing, which fields an Audi R8 in the LMP1 class of the ALMS.

The forum is free to Sebring ticket holders and is part of a full afternoon and evening of fan activity on the day before the running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The FANatic Open House Autograph session, featuring all drivers who will compete in the event, will be held from 1-2 p.m. in the raceway paddock.

Following the forum, drivers from several ALMS teams will join the popular Hawaiian Tropic models for beach volleyball competition in the Spring Brake Zone at 4 p.m., and ALMS driver Jason Workman from the American Spirit Racing team will conduct a "chalk talk" session for fans at 4:30 p.m.

The Lori Wyatt Band will provide live entertainment in the Spring Brake Zone at 5 p.m. and 10 p.m., while The Xquizit DJ X Show will entertain at 7 p.m.

The 52nd annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring will get the green flag at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, and will be televised live from flag-to-flag by the Speed Channel. The American Le Mans Series Radio Web will have live coverage online at www.americanlemans.com.

Ticket information is available online at www.sebringraceway.com and www.americanlemans.com or by calling (863) 655-1442 (toll-free 800-626-RACE).

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Series ALMS
Drivers Johnny O'Connell , Danny Sullivan , Jason Workman , Amanda Stretton , Alex Job
Teams Corvette Racing , Alex Job Racing