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  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro in the 2013 WEC season opener at Silverstone

    The 2013 World Endurance Championship season has been a story of Audi's dominance. While the Toyota Racing TS030 Hybrid has managed some strong finishes, so far this year, the R18 e-tron quattro has won every single race. The team is aiming to keep that roll going this weekend as the WEC heads to Austin, Texas at the Circuit of the Americas. It's the first time the WEC has visited the newly-opened track, and its challenging layout will be a high hurdle for everyone, Audi included. In fact, neither the team nor any of its six drivers are familiar with the track--it will be a matter of who can...

  • 2013 Toyota TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype
    Toyota TS030 Hybrid To Make U.S. Debut At Circuit Of The Americas This Weekend

    The American Le Mans Series will host the fifth round of the World Endurance Championship at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas this weekend, and among the highlights will be the U.S. debut of the Toyota TS030 Hybrid race car and the official Toyota Racing team. It might seem odd that...

  • The DeltaWing Coupe - image: DeltaWing Racing Cars
    DeltaWing Coupe Unveiled At Sebring

    As we confirmed in yesterday’s United SportsCar Racing announcement, the DeltaWing racer has a guaranteed future in North American sports car racing. Eligible for competition in the Prototype class, the current open-cockpit DeltaWing (now in a bright chrome livery) will make its 2013 ALMS...

  • United SportsCar Racing logo
    ALMS And Grand-Am To Become United SportsCar Racing

    Following last year’s announcement that the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Series would merge for the 2014 season, two primary questions arose: who would be the sanctioning body, and what would the new series be called? In an effort to connect with those close to the sport, fans...

  • BMW Z4 GTE race car
    BMW Rolls Out Its Z4 GTE Racer: Video

    When the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) kicks off its 2013 season at Sebring International Raceway on March 16, BMW Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing won’t be campaigning its familiar BMW M3. Instead, the team will roll out an all-new BMW race car for the new season, based on the production...

  • Bill Auberlen drives the Turner Motorsports BMW M3 at the Circuit of the Americas
    Bill Auberlen Takes You Around The Circuit Of The Americas: Video

    If you’ve never driven on a race track before, you may have a hard time comprehending what all the fuss is about. For those unfamiliar with motorsports, winning a race is simply a matter of driving faster than the other cars, which would mean that speed is more about bravery than skill. As...

  • Nissan DeltaWing race car, 2012 L.A. Auto Show

    Though the radically-styled DeltaWing racer wasn’t developed by automaker Nissan, Nissan is the company that most fans associate with the futuristic race car. After all, the DeltaWing has usually sported the Nissan logo on its bodywork, and Nissan provided the 1.6-liter engine (tuned by partner RML) used to power it in 2012. Now comes word from Fox Sports / Speed TV that the partnership between Nissan and the DeltaWing program is over, effective immediately. News of the breakup follows Tuesday’s announcement that the DeltaWing program will grow to include new engine and chassis...

  • Audi R18 e-tron quattro
    Two Audi R18 e-tron quattro Race Cars Headed To Sebring, Possibly For The Last Time

    The 12-hour race at Sebring is one of the most historic--and most daunting--of endurance racing challenges offered on the North American continent, and not just because of the duration or the track. The competition, especially in the LMP1 division of American Le Mans Series racing, is tough. The...

  • BMW Z4 GT3
    BMW To Campaign Z4 GTE In 2013 American Le Mans Series

    Last year, BMW Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan drove a BMW M3 to a second place finish in the American Le Mans Series’ GT class, ending the season some 37 points behind the Corvette Racing but 25 points ahead of the Ferrari 458 Italia's campaigned by Extreme Speed Motorsports. In the four years...

  • Audi's R8 Grand-Am at Daytona International Speedway
    Grand-Am, ALMS Merged Class Structure Previewed For 2014 Season

    The merger of ALMS and Grand-Am announced in September, 2012, is moving forward, with the first joint races to be held in the 2014 season. Today, the racing organizations laid the foundation for merging the classes of each series into a single format. So far, it looks like most of the classes from...

  • Joerg Bergmeister driving the Flying Lizard Motorsports race car at the 2012 Petit Le Mans
    Petit Le Mans At 2.7K Resolution: Awesome Video

    If you're into action sports, especially motorsports, you've probably heard about GoPro's new line of HERO3 video cameras. They're built smaller, tougher, and with far better image quality than the previous (and still quite good) HERO2 line. And they captured this incredible high-resolution video...

  • Nissan DeltaWing crashed in practice at Petit Le Mans. Image via @bjunqueira (Twitter).
    Nissan DeltaWing Crashes In ALMS Petit Le Mans Practice

    Ill-fated is perhaps the best descriptor for the Nissan DeltaWing project at this point. First it failed to beat out the new Dallara offering as the next spec chassis for IndyCar, then it was taken out just hours into the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and now it has ended up on its lid after what appears to...

  • Porsche's RS Spyder laps at Bathurst

    In 2005, Porsche returned to sports prototype racing after a six-year absence, debuting its RS Spyder in the American LeMans Series LMP2 class. In 2006, its first full season, the Porsche RS Spyder dominated the ALMS LMP2 class, easily taking home the class championship. The car was so good that it repeated this feat in 2007 and 2008, and also took home class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 2008 and 2009. As if that weren’t impressive enough, RS Spyders claimed the first two podium spots in the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring, beating the Audi R10 TDI (in the faster LMP1 class) in the...

  • 2012 Nissan DeltaWing project
    IMSA Confirms Eligibility Of DeltaWing Racer For 2013 ALMS Season

    The fan-favorite Nissan DeltaWing racer will make its North American competition debut at the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, scheduled for Saturday, October 20. While many thought this would be a one-time running of the car, which last turned a wheel in anger at this...

  • 2012 Nissan DeltaWing project
    Nissan DeltaWing Racer Returns For The ALMS Season Finale: Video

    Calling the Nissan DeltaWing racer a fan favorite is a bit of an understatement, so Nissan has announced the car’s return to competition at the American Le Mans Series’ season finale, the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on October 17-20. We last saw the DeltaWing driven on track at the 24...

  • Audi R8 Grand Am race car
    Grand Am And ALMS Announce Merger

    Yesterday we brought you word that the Grand Am and American Le Mans Series (ALMS) would likely be announcing a merger in the very near future, and today it’s official: as of 2014, the two sports car racing series will unify under one common banner. Details, such as the name of the combined...

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    ALMS And Grand Am To Merge?

    If you’re a fan of endurance racing in the United States, here’s some (potentially) good news for you: Speed TV is reporting that a merger between rivals American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and Grand Am is in the works, with an announcement expected on Wednesday. Both series deny any...

  • Patrick Racing Le Mans Prototype Challenge race car
    Patrick Racing To Bring Natural Gas Race Cars To American Le Mans Series In 2013

    With the big-dog Le Mans 24 hour race just in the books for 2012, the American Le Mans Series has kicked up its program for the rest of the year, which will climax at the Petit Le Mans this fall. But the series is already looking to next year, too, with an announcement today that natural...

  • Allan McNish answers fans' questions

    Unless you follow endurance racing, the name Allan McNish may not be all that familiar to you. If you’re a fan of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, you probably know that McNish won the race in 1998 and in 2008; if you follow the American Le Mans Series, you probably know that he was the series champion in 2000, 2006 and 2007. He’s even spent time in Formula One, driving for Panasonic Toyota Racing in the 2002 season, where his best finish was a seventh place in Malaysia. In other words, the Scottish driver knows a thing or two about going fast, and is considered by many to be among the...

  • American Le Mans Series heads back to Laguna
    2012 ALMS Laguna Seca Preview: Video

    The American Le Mans Series is headed back to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca this weekend, and the drivers are looking forward to the unique challenges presented by the track. But it's not just the track that the drivers will be up against--competition in ALMS is fierce, made all the more hectic and...

  • Joe Foster and Patrick Dempsey - Dempsey Racing photo
    Charity Auction Lets You Bid On Meeting Patrick Dempsey

    Patrick Dempsey has competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Rolex 24 at Daytona and even the SCORE Baja 1000 off-road endurance race. These days, the owner of Dempsey Racing splits his time between driving a Mazda RX-8 and an Aston Martin Vantage GT4 in the Grand Am road racing series. That's when...

  • 2012 Aston Martin Vantage GTE
    Aston Martin Vantage GTE Set For European Racing Debut

    After making its competitive debut at the World Endurance Championship season-opener in Sebring, Florida, the Aston Martin Vantage GTE will make its first European appearance at the upcoming Six Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, scheduled for Saturday, May 5. In its first two North American outings...

  • Corvette Racing at the 2011 Petit Le Mans
    Corvette Racing's Inside Story Of The GT Fight At Petit Le Mans: Video

    The Corvette Racing team won the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, but things didn't go so well after that. This video recaps the struggle of the rest of the season and the 2011 Petit Le Mans.

  • Aston Martin Racing wins ALMS race at Laguna Seca – September 2011
    Aston Martin Racing Marks U.S. Return With ALMS Win At Laguna Seca

    Aston Martin Racing, the official motorsports division of the automaker Aston Martin, has won the annual Laguna Seca race of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) on its return to the sport. This was the penultimate round of the 2011 season and for the race Aston Martin Racing started from third and...

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