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Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season
Thursday, 18 Mar, 2010 – 17:38 | 2 Comments
Ingram: ALMS Begins Transitional Season

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Sebring, Fla. – When Don Panoz launched the American Le Mans Series in 1999, he adopted a familiar motto: Build it and they will come. Is the ALMS in need of some repairs one year into its second decade?
A thin field of prototypes at the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours [...]

Biofuel OK’d For Use In ALMS
Monday, 15 Mar, 2010 – 18:34 | Comments Off
Biofuel OK’d For Use In ALMS

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
An isobutanol blend of BP has been approved for official use in the American Le Mans Series, where the Dyson Racing team intends to campaign the season while competing for the LMP championship in a Lola-Mazda using the biofuel.
The racing application is in advance of plans by BP and DuPont [...]

US F1 Owners Face Penalties
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 15:45 | One Comment
US F1 Owners Face Penalties

By Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
On the eve of the first round of the Formula One World Championship in Bahrain, the FIA began looking into penalties for US F1 directors Ken Anderson and Peter Windsor, who failed to get cars to the grid for Sunday’s season-opening race in Bahrain despite an official entry. Elsewhere, the sport’s [...]

ALMS Eyeing Oklahoma
Thursday, 11 Mar, 2010 – 8:49 | Comments Off
ALMS Eyeing Oklahoma

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OKC Grand Prix, LLC has entered into negotiations to bring an annual American Le Mans Series (ALMS) event tour stop to downtown Oklahoma City.  The Oklahoma City Council approved a Resolution today authorizing the City Manager to enter into negotiations with OKC Grand Prix, LLC to bring the world’s premier sports car series to downtown.  [...]

Pruett Drives Ganassi To Miami Win
Sunday, 7 Mar, 2010 – 7:17 | Comments Off
Pruett Drives Ganassi To Miami Win

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Scott Pruett held off a late charge by David Donohue to win Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami, Round 2 of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series presented by Crown Royal Cask No. 16.
Pruett and co-driver Memo Rojas scored their second victory in three years at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the No. 01 TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing [...]

Law Claims Miami GP Pole
Saturday, 6 Mar, 2010 – 9:29 | One Comment
Law Claims Miami GP Pole

By John Sturbin | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
Jon Fogarty’s Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series pole qualifying streak was snapped Friday at Homestead-Miami Speedway by a margin that redefines the term “miniscule.”
Darren Law claimed the Daytona Prototype pole for Saturday’s Grand Prix of Miami by touring the 2.3-mile, 11-turn road-course in Homestead, Fla., in 1 minute and 11.806-seconds [...]

US F1 Is Officially Out
Thursday, 4 Mar, 2010 – 17:03 | One Comment
US F1 Is Officially Out

Jonathan Ingram | Senior Writer
RacinToday.com
The FIA has published its official entry list of 12 teams and has denied the bid by US F1 to hold the 13th and final official entry. Instead, the FIA will allow new candidates to apply for the 13th position for the 2011 season.
“The US team have indicated that they will not [...]

US F1 Furloughs Workers, Eyes 2011
Tuesday, 2 Mar, 2010 – 18:30 | One Comment
US F1 Furloughs Workers, Eyes 2011

The US F1 team has shifted gears and is applying to retain its position in Formula One by postponing entry until 2011. Employes at its facility in Huntersville, N.C., were put on unpaid leave Tuesday afternoon and the team itself is under a reorganization that began last week.
In place of a withdrawal or dismissal by [...]

Block Rallies To 100 Acre Victory
Sunday, 28 Feb, 2010 – 8:59 | Comments Off
Block Rallies To 100 Acre Victory

Ken Block drove his Ford Fiesta to victory in the 2010 Rally America 100 Acre Wood Rally in Missouri on Saturday.
Block’s victory came by by 21-seconds over second place Antoine L’Estage. The win is the first for Fiesta in a North American Stage Rally and the first for Fiesta in Rally American competition. The [...]

ALMS Test Comes To End
Thursday, 25 Feb, 2010 – 16:18 | Comments Off
ALMS Test Comes To End

RacinToday.com
Aston Martin Racing concluded the American Le Mans Series’ winter test at the Sebring International Raceway fastest over-all, but not without paying a price. After the factory team’s Lola B09/60 recorded its lap of 1:46.894 (124.609 mph) on Tuesday morning, Harold Primat suffered a heavy crash at Turn 1 in the afternoon. The driver was [...]