The biggest news in motorsports this weekend is not the Formula One Belgian Grand Prix or NASCAR, but reports that the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series will merge shortly, combining both series under a single race banner.
The combining of the two storied race series will most likely begin for the 2014 season, though details of the merger are unclear at the moment. It would appear however that Grand-Am will be acting as the sanctioning body of the combined series. Either way, it will be exciting racing as a blend of existing classes between ALMS and the Rolex Series starts to take the track in a couple of years.
Confirmation of the merger is expected to come next week in Daytona, Florida. It’s certainly a huge move by both series and will undoubtedly help general race enthusiasts to easily follow one series rather than two that often have overlaps in both race teams and drivers.