The Alley

Early Christmas for ALMS Fans

ALMS fans are enjoying the refilling of the paddock stocking for 2013, as the team and manufacturer announcements have turned into a steady flow featuring a couple of pleasant surprises. Last Wednesday, November 28th, Jon Bennett’s 2011-2012 ALMS PC championship winning Core autosport team announced it will return to the PC class in 2013 to seek a third straight title. Last night they announced that Colin Braun and Bennett will...

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Steppin’ Up-Corvette’s Milner Finds Top Step in 2012

Co-driving with three-time ALMS champion Oliver Gavin, Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner had a breakout season in 2012. Insiders often claim that after a young driver breaks through for a first major win, additional wins soon follow. That was certainly true for Milner. After Gavin and Milner combined for Milner’s first ALMS win at Long Beach, the duo backed it up at Monterey, won again at Mid-Ohio and polished up the GT...

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Nissan DeltaWing – Changing the Face of Sportscar Racing

The most radical, exciting and polarizing race car of the past 40 years, a design that turns conventional thinking on its head and captured the imagination of fans and media in its debut at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the Nissan Delta Wing, will make its second ever race start here at Road Atlanta for Petit Le Mans. Designed to compete with just half the power, weight, fuel and tire use of current P2 cars while delivering comparable...

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Headed in One Direction:

Comments on ALMS/GRAND-AM Merger Silvia Mammone, motorsports manager, Michelin North America: “We applaud the efforts of both the American Le Mans Series and GRAND-AM who have worked hard to promote and grow sports car racing for the past decade. We believe that by going forward together that the sport can grow bigger and faster and bring even greater value to the fans and the stakeholders. “Michelin is very interested in...

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Marino is back for ALMS asault

Marino Franchitti is back in the ALMS this weekend, making his debut in the PC class with PR1 Mathieson Motorsports. 2012 has been a busy year for the popular Scot as he played a major role in the development of the Nissan DeltaWing. Unfortunately, he missed out on the opportunity to get race laps at the 24 Hours of Le Mans but will now get the chance to team up with Ken Dobson this weekend. Franchitti was last seen in action in the...

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