ALMS Le Mans Prototype Challenge class championship leaders
CORE autosport has secured sportscar veteran and former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Andy Wallace for the next round of American Le Mans Series competition at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Wallace will join team owner Jon Bennett and young driver Frankie Montecalvo aboard the #05 Bayshore Recycling / Composite Resources ORECA FLM09 at the six-hour ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patron on Saturday, September 17.
Every second in the pits is time lost on the race track . . . teamwork counts.
Pit stops in the ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patrón play a significant role in the race’s outcome. There are very specific rules and a unique style to pit stops, practices that trace back in the history of Le Mans-style racing. Two pit stops are typically made during sprint races (2:45). In longer races, such as the one at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, race cars will usually pit about every 50-60 minutes.
In case you missed the roar and rumble of more than 550 historic and authentic race cars participating in last month’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, now’s your chance. Speed TV crews captured the colorful sights and sounds of this automotive museum springing to life and will present it to viewers beginning on Sunday, September 11 at 12:30 PDT.
The smile he so easily wears belies the competitive spirit of Bryan Sellers. Below the surface of the Braselton, GA-driver simmers a passion forged through a lifetime of racing. Once the trademark orange and black helmet goes on and the once easily approachable driver slides behind the wheel of the No. 17 Team Falken Tire Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, one of sports car racing’s true “nice guys” makes the switch to one of its fiercest competitors. He is a Dr. Jekyll in the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca paddock and a Mr. Hyde on the track.
Cobra, one of the most recognized and iconic names in the motorsports and automotive worlds, will be the featured marque at next year’s Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion on August 17-19, 2012. Today’s announcement was made at the closing awards ceremony by Gill Campbell, CEO/general manager of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca who was accompanied by the growl of a Cobra driving on stage.
We’re only days away before some of the world’s premier athlete drivers arrive into Monterey for the six hour endurance race – the ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patron. As the season winds down, the race for overall top honors remains strong. This is Round eight of a nine race season.
The high-tech world of endurance sports cars visits Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in the form of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Highlighting cars that compete in the legendary 24 Heures du Mans, high-speed, high-tech race cars from Mazda, Accura, and Aston Martin vie for the event title over a gruelling six-hour race that tests man and machine. Throughout the race weekend fans are treated to autograph sessions, tech talks, and the ever-popular pre-race grid walk. Although the stars of the ALMS series take center stage, other on-track action includes races for the Porsche GT3 Cup, World Challenge, Protoptype Lites, and the Star Mazda open-wheel series.
The American Le Mans Series returns to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey, Presented by Patrón, bringing with it plenty of entertaining and interactive fan activities.
The American Le Mans Series features multiple classes of high-tech sports cars competing together in each race – a dynamic which offers constant passing and on-track battles throughout. The six hour endurance race on Saturday September 17 takes competitors from daylight, to dusk and into the darkness, pushing drivers’ and crews’ mental and physical abilities.
The championship chases in four classes of the American Le Mans Series are beginning to come more into focus. There are 55 points available to winners in the final two rounds – 25 points at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and 30 at Road Atlanta’s Petit Le Mans. Heading into this weekend’s ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patrón, here is how things stand…