The Alley

Dijyano – Reggie the Traffic Director

“Cross if you need to cross,” Reggie Northern says to fans and team members as he holds his hands up to stop traffic. And then the motion begins again. This weekend at Road Atlanta, it’s on loan. Reggie isn’t just any traffic director. He might be the most remembered, personable, and friendliest guard you’d meet in a situation where you just want to get where you need to go as soon as possible. It’s...

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Dijyano – Rinaldo’s Last Ride

Michelin motorsports race operations manager Jerry Rinaldo rides off into the sunset this weekend at Petit Le Mans, capping a memorable and remarkable 38 years in racing. He only just missed his first race in that time period at Mosport at the end of August. On Wednesday night, to celebrate his career, friends, colleagues and co-workers all gathered to throw a surprise party for Rinaldo outside his Michelin race truck in the paddock....

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Peugeot Paces Friday Morning Practice

Peugeot paced Friday morning’s one-hour practice session at Petit Le Mans with a 1-2 standing for their two Peugeot 908 HDi FAP diesels. Again, the No. 08 led the timesheets with the No. 07 in second, with fastest times of 1:07.723 and 1:08.210, respectively. Pedro Lamy and Anthony Davidson were the fastest drivers in each car. Davidson was able to return to the track today after an off course incident toward the end of last...

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Night Moves

The only preparation for the night portion of Saturday’s Petit Le Mans came during Thursday night’s two-hour practice session. Some images from the session courtesy of ace photographer Rick Dole are here, with the full galleries live on MichelinAlley.com in the “Galleries” section.

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Extreme Speed caps first ALMS season

While most of the focus at this weekend’s Petit Le Mans centers on the return of Audi and Peugeot to the American Le Mans Series, and the Porsche hybrid’s North American debut, one GT team is wrapping up a successful debut season in the series’ toughest class. For Extreme Speed Motorsports, this weekend is an opportunity to really showcase its strengths in the incredibly deep field, which has 17 of the 45 cars. In...

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