The Alley

For Flying Lizard and Bergmeister, Connecticut is Sublime

Flying Lizard Porsche and one of its drivers Joerg Bergmeister enter this weekend’s American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock on a roll. At the very tight 1.53-mile Lime Rock Park, Flying Lizard has won three straight GT2 races, and Bergmeister four straight wins. Bergmeister has been part of the team’s success in three straight years with three different co-drivers, Johannes van Overbeek in 2007, Wolf Henzler in 2008 and...

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Ferrari, Porsche, BMW Interlocked into Lime Rock

An incredibly tight American Le Mans Series GT championship battle heads  into the midway point of the season at Lime Rock Park.  Fresh from their second win of 2010, Risi Ferrari’s Jaime Melo and Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni have jumped to the top of the drivers’ championship on 75 points, two clear of Flying Lizard Porsche’s Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long. But Bergmeister has owned Lime Rock , with GT2...

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Bruni puts Risi on Third Straight Pole

Risi Competizione scored its third consecutive pole in the GT class with the quickest lap from Gianmaria Bruni in the No. 62 Ferrari F430 GT, a 1:47.667. This is Bruni’s second career American Le Mans Series pole (Detroit 2007) and first this season. Four different manufacturers on two different tire manufacturers completed the top seven, split by merely 0.355 of a second. Michelin technical partners swept the top four and...

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Gettin’ It Started!

Greg Pickett knows how to get things started. The former Trans Am champion and successful entrepreneur also knows how to get them to the finish line. Need proof that small, independent teams can be successful in the ALMS? Since making their debut at Mid-Ohio last summer, Pickett, co-driver Klaus Graf and the Benicia, California-based team have finished on the podium in all seven ALMS starts with the # 6 Muscle Milk Porsche RS Spyder....

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Entering the Stretch Run

After a nearly two-month break, the 2010 American Le Mans Series season resumes this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah. The first three rounds were spread over three months before the annual recess. Some ALMS teams competed in the ACO-sanctioned 24 Hours of Le Mans, but now the full field is back to begin the busiest stretch of the season, with five races in the next eight weekends. Miller Motorsports Park, about half...

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