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.
On only his second MotoGP™ race weekend, 20-year-old Marc Marquez has achieved pole position for the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas. The Repsol Honda Team rider led teammate Dani Pedrosa, as championship leader Jorge Lorenzo appeared to miscalculate his final run en route to third place.
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.
Work starts in earnest this week for the owner of CJ Wilson Racing as the Major League Baseball season gets underway after six weeks of pre-season training. For All-Star pitcher, CJ Wilson’s Austin based Grand Am Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge team; Round 3 at Barber Motorsports Park offers the chance of a fresh start and a genuine swing at the title next fall.