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Classic sportscar battle for ALMS Austin debut

Texas sportscar fans had plenty of wheel banging action to enjoy as the American Le Mans Series made its debut at Circuit of the Americas today in Austin, Texas. Recently crowned P1 champions Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr took their seventh consecutive victory aboard their Muscle Milk HPD machine – extended their own new series record for consecutive overall wins. Scott Tucker bounced back from his dramatic Baltimore crash to take...

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Hand scores pole on his “off” weekend

For a guy who was supposed to have a weekend off, BMW’s Joey Hand had a pretty good day by scoring the GT pole at Circuit of The Americas today. With Maxime Martine on duty in the Blancpain Series at the Nurburgring in Germany this weekend, Hand was called back into the BMW squad on a scheduled “off” weekend for him between two DTM weekends. Hand held off Corvette Racing’s Antonio Garcia by .264 of a second to...

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Just Right

With top drivers, crews, engineers and factory entries from BMW, SRT Viper, and Corvette, plus top independent teams from Porsche and Ferrari, the American Le Mans Series GT class is rightfully considered to be the most competitive class in international motorsports. In the past six seasons, Ferrari, Porsche, BMW and Corvette have all claimed ALMS championships and the mid-season 2012 return of SRT Viper with a full factory program...

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Mags & Garcia storm into title contention

Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia knew that getting a strong points haul this weekend would be the key to keeping them in championship contention. So there is no better way to maximize that haul than by taking a win in one of the most bizarre races in ALMS history. After two years of misfortune here in Baltimore, the No.3 Corvette escaped the early carnage only for Garcia to suffer radio issues which nearly caused him to miss his...

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What was your big break?

Michelin The Alley asked a number of ALMS drivers and a few team principals about how they got started in racing, big breaks and favorite racing memories. Here is what we found: What was your big break? Bryan Sellers “My first big break was when I received the Skip Barber Karting Scholarship in 1999. It allowed me to take the step out of Karting and into race cars.” Antonio Garcia “I did a few sports car races and...

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