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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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Luhr collects more ALMS records

He already holds the records for the most American Le Mans Series wins but there seems to be no stopping Lucas Luhr who recorded his 22nd series pole position in wet conditions at Circuit of The Americas today. Luhr and teammate Klaus Graf wrapped up the P1 championship at the most recent round in Baltimore but they are not cruising through to the finish – Luhr never challenged during the qualifying session. “It was very...

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Muscle Milk break hoodoo and take title

Muscle Milk Pickett Racing have finally killed off their Baltimore “hoodoo” to take their first win on the Maryland street circuit and clinch the 2013 American Le Mans Series P1 championship. The team suffered horrendous luck with mechanical issues here in 2001 and 2012 and at times today it looked like a victory here today was even unlikely. After the dramatic initial race start and huge start-line crash, Klaus Graf was...

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Can Muscle Milk reverse Baltimore fortunes?

Muscle Milk Racing’s Klaus Graf scored his second pole of the year and his team’s fourth fastest qualifying spot of 2013 by dominating qualifying on the streets of Baltimore today. The HPD P1 German star stopped the clocks at 1:25.290 – setting a new qualifying track record for the 2.04 mile 12-turn street circuit. Graf and teammate Lucas Luhr have the possibility of clinching the P1 class championship this weekend....

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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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