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Bouncing Bill’s BMW pole

Bill Auberlen scored BMW’s second American Le Mans Series pole position today as BMW Team RLL locked out the front row in the GT class for tomorrow’s Grand Prix of Baltimore. He and teammate Joey Hand were 1-2 in qualifying with Corvette Racing’s Tommy Milner and CORE autosport’s Pat Long on the second row. “The car was really good. The Z4, we knew if it was going to work, it would work here. Its not a...

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Mine! No, This One is Mine!

For teams competing in the GT category here at the Grand Prix of Baltimore, there are two races taking place simultaneously; the race itself through the streets of downtown and the race to develop their cars as the 2013 ALMS season heads into the homestretch. Want to know how much difference a year of development can make? In the case of the SRT Vipers, the answer is a staggering 5.146 seconds in qualifying at Road America. And then,...

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Win on track, Win on Green

Through the first four races of the 2013 American Le Mans Series season, the competition in the Michelin Green X Challenge is matching the intensity of the competition on the track. The numbers 35 and 84 in Michelin Green X Challenge competition heading into this weekend’s round (Sunday,July 21,ESPN2) at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park reflect how being green does not mean being slow. At the recent Northeast Grand Prix at Lime...

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Luhr’s first Muscle Milk pole for ’13

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s Lucas Luhr scored the team’s first American Le Mans Series pole position at Lime Rock Park today with a stunning lap in qualifying around the 1.5 Connecticut “bullring”. Luhr’s HPD ARC-03a stopped the clocks at 57.280 seconds to earn pole by 0.847 of a second over the Mazda Lola of Chris Dyson. This weekend is the first race of the season where Luhr’s Muscle Milk squad...

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Why Wait? BMW Z4 GTE is Already a Winner

Introducing a new car to a major race series, especially one as closely competitive as the American Le Mans Series GT class, is not the work of a moment. The design, engineering, construction and pre-season testing devour thousands of man-hours and success is typically fleeting until after a full season of testing, refinements and real world racing. It simply takes time and miles to identify the areas for improvement required to...

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