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…
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón (ALMS) today announced its association with the Unlimited Racing Championship (URC) as the new “Heritage Series” for the 2012 season and beyond. The URC will feature identically built NuArt CanAm cars reminiscent of the “glory days” of the Canadian-American Challenge Cup (Can-Am) from the 1960-70s.
Today’s announcement was made on the first practice day of the ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey, presented by Patron, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Aston Martin Racing won its first overall race in the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron, and Dyson Racing and BMW Team RLL each clinched driver and team championships on Saturday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Stefan Mucke, Adrian Fernandez and Harold Primat won the six-hour ModSpace American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patron in their Aston Martin-powered Lola coupe. The trio battled all day with Dyson Racing and Oryx Dyson Racing Lola-Mazdas, and Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing’s Lola-Aston Martin.
Porsche loyalists will flock to the Monterey Peninsula October 14-16 when Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca hosts Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV.
Complementing the hundreds of historic Porsche race cars competing or on special display in the open paddock, are a number of fan activities that will appeal to the young and young-at-heart. One of the highlights will be a chance to visit with more than 50 legendary Porsche drivers who will be attending and signing autographs each of the three days. It will be a rare opportunity to mingle and hear stories of their competitive days.
It’s time again to take to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca and experience the thrill of pedaling the world famous race track, including the challenging 300-foot climb and high speed descent down The Corkscrew and Rainey curve. The fun happens Wednesday, October 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., just prior to Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV.
Monterey Mayor Chuck Della Sala taps the ceremonial keg to open Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Invited guests included Detlev von Platen (president) and Bernd Harling of Porsche Cars North America, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca’s Dean Fewtrell and Gill Campbell and Rennsport Committee Chair Bruce Canepa.
Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV continues through Sunday, October 16.
Some of the world’s best drivers, riders and teams will descend on the Monterey Peninsula, to test their skills, earn championship points or just enjoy the historic Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca circuit in 2012. The 55th race season of the world-renowned facility will feature the American Le Mans Series, Ferrari Racing Days, GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series, Red Bull United States Grand Prix and the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion.
The Porsche Rennsport Reunion IV entry list for Groups 1 – 6 is now available. Check out the full entry list and see nearly every era of Porsche motorsports history. And not to be outdone, Groups 7 and 8 will also provide plenty of entertainment and Porsche pageantry from the Porsche Club of America.