The Alley

“Stranding By”

There is nothing quite like some free time to enjoy the literal and figurative amusement parks of southern California, but not everyone is wild at having an unexpected break following last Saturday evening’s Long Beach Grand Prix. Volcanic eruptions in Iceland and resultant ash clouds have now cancelled over 60,000 flights, stranding a reported seven million passengers. Included are a number of ALMS drivers and members from...

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Fernandez Edges Pagenaud for Long Beach Pole

A scintillating battle for pole has just concluded at Long Beach in advance of Saturday’s 100-minute American Le Mans Series race. Michelin scored three class poles with cars in LMP, LMPC and GT. Local favorite Adrian Fernandez, the Mexican driver who has a wealth of fans who annually flock to Long Beach to see him race, edged Simon Pagenaud for the pole. Fernandez clocked in at a 1:13.213 to Pagenaud’s 1:13.285. “I...

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Aston Martin Paces Oft-Interrupted Morning Practice

American Le Mans Series teams and drivers got the Long Beach Grand Prix weekend underway with the Friday morning practice session. The two-hour session was peppered with incidents, with five red flags interrupting the flow of laps. The class pace setters in LMP, LMPC and GT all race on MICHELIN® tires. Aston Martin Racing’s Lola Aston Martin was quickest overall and in the LMP class at a time of 1:15.112 with Adrian Fernandez...

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Sebring – Dijyano – Sebring Secrets Revisited

It seems like only yesterday… well… actually it was the day before, we presented the secrets to success at Sebring. The consensus of our informal survey of team managers, drivers, crews and race engineers was that the keys to success here in the 12 Hours of Sebring boiled down to three factors; speed, reliability, and having a bit of luck. One of the things they mentioned was to avoid contact, especially with your teammates. Well, ten...

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Sebring Race is on
Mar20

Sebring Race is on

The 12 Hours of Sebring is underway with a great crowd under clear blue skies on perfect spring day.  Alex Wurz in the No. 07 Peugeot diesel takes the early lead but his teammate Sebastien Bourdais is fighting off a strong early move by Emanuele Pirro in the Drayson Lola. The internet is back to life here at Sebring, but the action on the track has been caution free.  An early Porsche v. Porsche battle between Wolf Henzler and the...

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