The Alley

ALMS Banquet Gallery

After a season of wearing race suits, nomex and team uniforms, Sunday, October 2 was the chance for the American Le Mans Series paddock to enhance the dress code and celebrate a fantastic American Le Mans Series Season. Held at Don Panoz’s Chateau Elan close to Road Atlanta, check out this gallery featuring winners of the Michelin Green X Challenge, the winners of the Michelin-equipped LMP Challenge class as well as a couple of...

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Amazing LMPC finish

Eric Lux and the Genoa team had one goal to maintain their LMPC championship lead – finish ahead of the CORE autosport duo of Gunnar Jeannette and Ricardo Gonzalez. The CORE guys task was also simple – finish ahead of Eric and Genoa. However, the unique mathematical anomaly was that if the CORE car finished 3rd and the Genoa car 4th – then all three drivers would be tied on points. But not just on points – they...

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Through the lens at Petit

Other than the torrential rain from two years ago – this year’s Petit Le Mans had just about everything. The Michelin Alley cameras were spread throughout Road Atlanta to capture all the action from the final round of the 2011 American Le Mans Series. To see the latest gallery – and there is still more to come later – click on this...

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Bergmeister/Long score big

Flying Lizard Motorsports Joerg Bergmeister and Patrick Long finished off the 2011 season in grand style by taking top ALMS points in the GT class in the final two races. After winning at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the pair was second overall the top finishing ALMS GT entrant at Petit. However, a dramatic outside pass around a BMW to grab second with two laps remaining by Bergmeister helped more than just the team and the...

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Peugeot win Petit Le Mans

The Peugeot combo of Stephane Sarrazin, Alex Wurz and Frank Montagny pulled off a dominant five-lap victory to clinch the third consecutive Petit Le Mans victory for the French manufacturer at Road Atlanta today. After both manufacturers lost a car with mechanical problems, the Peugeot victory was confirmed after Romain Dumas suffered a heavy crash after contact with a GT car while attempting a move on Sarrazin for the lead. Second...

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