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SPORTSBOOK.COM GRAND PRIX OF ATLANTA 2005 American Le Mans Series - Round ...

SPORTSBOOK.COM GRAND PRIX OF ATLANTA
2005 American Le Mans Series - Round #2
April 15-17, 2005

EVENT: Sportsbook.com Grand Prix of Atlanta
Round #2 of 10-race 2005 American Le Mans Series season

LOCATION: Road Atlanta
Braselton, GA
2.54-mile, 12-turn permanent road course

WHEN: 12:00 PM (ET)
Sunday, April 17, 2005

LENGTH: Two (2) hours and 45 minutes (time certain)

TELEVISION: CBS Sports (live)
1:00 - 3:00 PM (ET)

MotorsTV (Iive) throughout Europe
19:00 - 22:00 (CET - Central Europe Time)
(21 countries, 36 million households)

Greenlight-TV anthology (3) programs
(Worldwide distribution - 510 million households)

RADIO: American Le Mans Series Radio (live)

CARS: Four classes of American Le Mans Series sports cars: Le Mans prototype - LMP1 and LMP2; Grand Touring - GT1 and GT2

SANCTION: IMSA (International Motor Sports Association)

SUPPORT:
Speed World Challenge (2 classes)
Star Mazda Series
Formula Ford 2000
IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge Series (Inaugural event)

TICKETS: Online: www.roadatlanta.com
(770) 967-6143

ROAD ATLANTA SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY, APRIL 15
12:40 PM - 2:40 PM Sanctioned ALMS Test Sessions

SATURDAY, APRIL 16
9:00 -10:00 AM Sanctioned ALMS Practice
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM Klein Tools Pit Crew Challenge
1:40 PM -- 2:40 PM Sanctioned ALMS Practice
2:55 PM -- 3:15 PM Qualifying GT1 and GT2
3:25 PM -- 3:45 PM Qualifying LMP1 and LMP2

SUNDAY, APRIL 17
8:00 - 8:30 AM Sanctioned ALMS Warm-Up
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM ALMS Pit Walk (Cars gridded in pits)
Driver Autograph Party (ALMS Paddock)
12:00 - 3:00 PM Sportsbook.Com Grand Prix of Atlanta

ROAD ATLANTA QUALIFYING RECORDS:
LMP1: Allan McNish (Sept., 2000) Audi R8
1:10.379 (129.925 mph)

LMP2:
James Weaver (Oct., 2002) Lola EX257-MG
1:11.883 (127.207 mph)

GT1:
Ron Fellows (Sept., 2000) Chevrolet Corvette C5-R
1:18.632 (116.289 mph)

GT2:
J.J. Lehto (Oct., 2001) BMW M3 GTR
1:22.604 (110.697 mph)

SPORTSBOOK.COM GRAND PRIX OF ATLANTA RECORDS

Fastest Winning Speed: 111.914 mph, September, 1999.
Brabham/Bernard/Wallace, Panoz LMP-1

Fastest Winning Speed: 117.860 mph, June, 2003.
Herbert/Lehto (2:45 Format) Audi R8l

Smallest Margin of Victory
(2:45) 24.347 seconds, April, 1999

Most Laps Completed By Winner
(2:45) 128, June, 2003. Herbert/Lehto, Audi R8.

Fastest Lap (LMP1): 1:11.782 (127.386 mph), September, 2000.
Allan McNish, Scotland, Audi R8.

Fastest Lap (LMP2): 1:12.781 (125.637 mph), October, 2002.
James Weaver, England, Lola EX257-MG

Fastest Lap (GT1): 1:18.851 (115.966 mph), October, 2003.
Tomas Enge, Czech Republic, Ferrari 550 Maranello

Fastest Lap (GT2): 1:23.163 (109.953 mph), October, 2001.
Dirk Muller, Germany, BMW M3 GTR.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Tomas Enge , Dirk Müller , Allan McNish , J.J. Lehto , James Weaver , Ron Fellows