November 29, 2002 American Le Mans Series Notes of Interest. ** KRISTENSEN HONORED IN SCANDANAVIA -- Tom Kristensen of Denmark, the American Le Mans Series champion for the 2002 season, has been honored with the Scanorama Award as the "Sportsman...
November 29, 2002
American Le Mans Series Notes of Interest.
** KRISTENSEN HONORED IN SCANDANAVIA -- Tom Kristensen of Denmark, the American Le Mans Series champion for the 2002 season, has been honored with the Scanorama Award as the "Sportsman of the Year" for Scandanavia.
In winning the award, the 35-year-old Kristensen beat out such sports luminaries as golfer Annika Sorenstam and Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, a gold medalist at the Winter Olympics. In addition to winning four races and the driving title on the American Le Mans Series, Kristensen was also part of the winning team in the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the third consecutive year.
"For me, it is really amazing that motorsport has become so popular and respectable that I can beat names like Sorenstam and Bjoerndalen," said Kristensen. "I am very, very proud."
Kristensen drove for the Audi Sport North America team in an Audi R8 Prototype. He was honored as "Sportsman of the Year" in Denmark in 2001.
** DUNO FEATURED IN POPULAR MAGAZINES -- American Le Mans Series driver Milka Duno of Venezuela is featured in the December issues of two popular magazines. "Latina" and "Cosmopolitan en Espanol" feature Duno in their December editions.
"Latina" is a national English-language magazine covering items of interest for women in the United States. "Cosmopolitan en Espanol" is an international Spanish-language publication for Spanish-speaking women in the United States and Latin America.
In 2002, Duno became the first woman to race in the LMP 900 (Prototype) class in the American Le Mans Series. She has been a driver in the series since the 2000 season. She is ending the 2002 season by competing in a pair of Open Telefonica World Series races in Brazil over the next two weekends.
** DRIVERS TO VISIT MIAMI HOSPITAL -- American Le Mans Series drivers Roger Scotton and Leo Maia will pay a visit to the Miami Children's Hospital on December 6, helping the hospital's "Better Christmas" project.
Scotton is a driver for Orbit Racing, which fields Porsches in the GT class of the ALMS. Scotton and Maia will give away toys to children in the hospital and will also sign autographs and Orbit Racing posters.