The Alley

Ready for the Last Lap

And then there were two…or maybe three, but certainly no more than four. After nine events, 1,185 laps, and 3,362 miles of competition, the 2013 American Le Mans Series Championship battles have, in several cases, been narrowed down to just two rivals. Championships are made to be won and there are those, especially teams and drivers with nothing to lose, who will rise to the challenge. With 24 points to the Petit Le Mans class...

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Risi Competizione takes overdue win

Risi Competizione and their 458 Italia avoided the drama in an incident filled race and held off the CORE autosport Porsche 911 GT3 RS to take the GT class win at the Oak Tree Grand Prix Saturday at Virginia International Raceway. The race in GT saw nine lead changes before Risi finally came out on top. The win was the team’s first since Road America in 2011. “It is always nice to be back,” said Olivier Beretta. We...

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Milner aims to bounce back from mishap

Virginia native Tommy Milner has lots of happy memories at VIR – yesterday wasn’t one of them. He made his professional sportscar debut at VIR in 2004 with his father’s team. He started the race aboard a BMW and stuck it on pole in his first attempt at qualifying. Last year he earned his first American Le Mans Series GT championship here at VIR, but yesterday his qualifying session came undone when he ended up nosing...

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Jan’s new ride

Corvette Racing’s Jan Magnussen has been in fine form of late – winning back-to-back races and leading the GT championship with Antonio Garcia. While he normally flies in from his home in Denmark, both Magnussen and Garcia drove a second Camaro for Stevenson Motorsports in the Rolex Series finale last weekend. Rather than fly back home, he headed to Corvette Racing’s base in Michigan and hitched a ride with the team...

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Green Means FAST in MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge

Do you think that Clean cars and Fast cars are mutually exclusive? As the American Le Mans Series heads to Virginia International Raceway this weekend for the ninth stop of the ten race 2013 season, the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge, America’s premier motorsports environmental competition, presents a far different conclusion. Consider, with seven consecutive race wins, the Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Honda team has already...

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