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Porsche Hybrid 2.0 for Laguna

The latest version of Porsche’s 911 GT3 R Hybrid is set to make its global debut at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Version 1.0 raced at last year’s Petit Le Mans, but the new 2.0 model will debut on American soil at the penultimate round of the American Le Mans Series. Two Porsche works pilots, Romain Dumas (France) and Richard Lietz (Austria) will share the cockpit of the Michelin-equipped orange and white racer from...

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2011 ALMS Schedule Announced

American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton reveals the 2011 ALMS schedule in the Road America press room. In a departure from the usual announcement of the next year’s schedule at the American Le Mans Series’ “State of the Series” meeting at Petit Le Mans, this morning ALMS President and CEO Scott Atherton revealed the 10-race schedule for the 2011 ALMS season. The 10-race schedule is a one-race...

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Dyson puts the MAZDA in Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Dyson Racing driver Guy Smith helped the Mazda powered Lola show its heels to the field in qualifying here at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca to capture the pole for Saturday’s third stop on the 2010 American Le Mans Series season. Smith, a veteran of 56 ALMS starts, secured his first pole position in the ARCO-sponsored, isobutanol-fueled coupe. Smith secured pole with the fastest lap of the weekend, circulating the 2.238-mile circuit...

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Busy Bobby

Busy Bobby Bobby Rahal is a busy guy, even by the traditionally busy standards of, well, Bobby Rahal.  The three times Indycar series champion and former Indy 500 winner is doing triple duty this weekend in Monterey, Indianapolis and Birmingham, Alabama.  “The Bob” is at the Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham today for this weekend’s “Legends of Motorsports, a Bobby Rahal Signature Event.” Tonight he...

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