Panoz Racing School joins With ALMS

BRASELTON, Ga. (January 25, 2001) -- Panoz Racing School has been named the "Official Racing School" of the American Le Mans Series, school and series officials have announced. The American Le Mans Series is a sports car endurance racing series,...

BRASELTON, Ga. (January 25, 2001) -- Panoz Racing School has been named the "Official Racing School" of the American Le Mans Series, school and series officials have announced.

The American Le Mans Series is a sports car endurance racing series, and Panoz Racing School courses feature sports cars on road racing circuits. The ALMS will hold nine North American races this season. Under the new arrangement, the two organizations will work closely to market the Panoz Racing School to fans, sponsors and others involved in the ALMS.

"We are excited to be affiliated with the American Le Mans Series," said Jeff Purner, Executive Director of Panoz Racing School. "Many people who come through our courses aspire to race on the American Le Mans Series, and many others are fans of sports car racing who want to get a taste of what it's like. We feel this is a natural way to expose our product to more potential students."

Panoz Racing School has locations at Road Atlanta in Braselton, Ga.; Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway and Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth. In addition, courses will be held in 2001 at Mosport International Raceway in Bowmanville, Ont., Canada.

The school offers racing instruction to all skill levels, from the novice to the seasoned driver looking to improve his or her racing abilities. The school also offers corporate incentive team building programs.

The school offers one, three and four-day road racing programs, lapping days and race series events, and is certified to offer graduates regional or national SCCA licenses. Students drive professionally-prepared Panoz GT-RA race cars.

In addition, the school is also involved in the new Panoz Racing Series, which is an outgrowth of the former Panoz Racing School Series and Women's Global GT Series. The series will total eight races in 2001, starting at Road Atlanta on Feb. 24-25. Three of the events will be held as support races to ALMS events, including Sebring (Mar. 17), Mosport (Aug. 19) and Road Atlanta (Oct. 6). Many of the competitors in the races will be Panoz Racing School graduates.

Additional information is available online at www.panozracingschool.com, or by calling (888) 282-GTRA.

-Andy Hall

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