Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf won here for the second straight year, Corvette Racing took a nail-biter in GT, and two classes saw last-lap passes for victory in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Saturday.
Neel Jani won his second straight pole position in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Friday with a lap of1:13.429 (109.722 mph) in Rebellion Racing’s No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Toyota-powered Lola coupe. On his first ALMS trip to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Jani went 0.377 seconds quicker in qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans Monterey than Dyson Racing’s Guy Smith in the No. 16 Mazda/Thetford/Norcold Mazda-powered Lola.
Rebellion Racing turned the quickest lap in Thursday’s two-hour test session at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in preparation for Saturday’s American Le Mans Monterey, the third round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón.
It’s never too early to look at the championship picture in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. Through two rounds, all five classes have points battles that feature close margins – razor-thin in most cases.
Next week’s American Le Mans Monterey at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will go a long way toward further determining this year’s championship contenders. Because of the extended duration of the race on Saturday, May 11 – four hours – the contest features two additional championship points per position. Here’s a quick glance at the battles so far…
A group of North America’s top sports car talent heads to one of North America’s premier road courses for the next round of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón. The four-hour American Le Mans Monterey features 35 ALMS prototype and GT cars racing into twilight at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and through the iconic Corkscrew turn.
Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr won for the third straight year at Long Beach as Muscle Milk Pickett Racing cruised to its first victory of the season in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón on Saturday. Graf beat Rebellion Racing’s Nick Heidfeld by 36.329 seconds in the P1 class of the Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.
Nick Heidfeld’s first look at the Long Beach street circuit apparently pleased his eye. He set the quickest lap in today’s two-hour practice for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón at the renowned southern California circuit.
Driving the No. 12 Rebellion Racing Lola-Toyota coupe, Heidfeld posted a best lap of 1:14.708 (94.833 mph) during the lead-up to Saturday’s Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach.
By nature, sports car street races are unpredictable affairs with so many more variables than a regular road course. That has been especially true for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón at the historic Long Beach street circuit. As a result, multiple victories have been hard to come by in any ALMS class on the streets of southern California.