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 |  Dec 12 2013, 5:45 PM


Chevrolet was the most successful name in professional motorsports in the U.S. this season, grabbing 12 titles across five racing series.

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 |  Dec 09 2013, 10:45 AM


The first-ever season of the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is less than two months away.

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 |  Oct 24 2013, 3:33 PM

RIP-ALMS-Main-ArtThe American Le Mans Series (ALMS) is fading into the sunset after a decade and a half of high-octane competition. Starting next year it will cease to exist as it does today; it’s merging with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series. But it’s not too late to stock up commemorative ALMS memorabilia.

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 |  Aug 11 2013, 6:22 PM


The number 91 SRT Viper GTS-R, driven by Marc Goossens and Dominik Farnbacher, has captured victory at Road America in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) making the first win since returning to motorsports.

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 |  Jun 16 2013, 3:53 PM


Porsche Motorsport is welcoming the newest member to its family, Hollywood star and race car driver, Patrick Dempsey.

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 |  Mar 16 2013, 7:57 AM


We may not be seeing the United SportsCar Racing Series officially until next year, but those wanting to see this year’s American Le Man Series’ competition should tune into the 2013 12 Hours of Sebring.

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 |  Mar 14 2013, 4:54 PM


Along with a new name being announced today for the merged Grand-Am/ALMS series, sanctioning body IMSA has announced that a total of five classes will form the makeup of the racing organization. Continue Reading…

 |  Mar 14 2013, 1:12 PM


The American Le Mans Series and Grand-Am have decided on a name for their newly-merged series, United SportsCar Racing, and will become official when the two organizations begin racing together in 2014.

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 |  Feb 21 2013, 10:02 AM

With the recent debut of the Z4 GTE race car, a replacement for the M3 GT in the American Le Mans Series, BMW is now showcasing the new model in a stunning video.

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 |  Feb 18 2013, 10:15 AM

BMW has revealed its Z4 GTE race car that will compete in the 2013 ALMS season, replacing the BMW M3 GT car that is retiring from competition.

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 |  Feb 01 2013, 2:32 PM

Two factory backed SRT Viper GTS-Rs will be competing at this year’s 24 hours of Le Mans, marking the return of the brand to the iconic French race.

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 |  Jan 04 2013, 3:32 PM

When the Rolex 24 at Daytona kicks off in 2014, American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and Grand-Am will be running under one banner for the first time in history.

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 |  Dec 03 2012, 7:01 PM

BMW has confirmed that it will return to the American Le Mans Series in 2013 with a new GTE-class Z4, scheduled to debut at the Twelve Hours of Sebring in March 2013.

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 |  Nov 20 2012, 2:32 PM

It’s a chance to make your mark on racing history and to witness the whole thing in person. 

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 |  Oct 22 2012, 3:32 PM

Nissan's radical DeltaWing racecar

Nissan’s DeltaWing racecar and the victory that almost wasn’t.

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 |  Sep 27 2012, 5:01 PM

One of the main concerns with the recent American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and Grand-Am merger was the involvement and relationship with the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), which is the organizing entity behind the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That can be put to rest however, as the organizations met with one another to find a way to put it all together.

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 |  Sep 17 2012, 5:33 PM

Corvette Racing capped off a very successful 2012 American Le Mans Series (ALMS) campaign with a victory at Virginia International Raceway.

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 |  Sep 05 2012, 8:11 AM

Later today, details of the Grand-Am and ALMS series merger will be official, with the two series racing under one banner starting in the 2014 season.

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 |  Sep 01 2012, 1:40 PM

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. 

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 |  Aug 04 2012, 12:00 PM

Even if you’re a die-hard Porsche driver of a fan of Corvette Racing, there’s no denying the return of the Viper to sports car racing is a good thing.

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 |  Jul 14 2012, 4:00 PM

We are probably more excited than SRT is for the Viper’s return to the American Le Man Series, but the brand and its race team has finally announced that the GTS-R will make it highly anticipated race debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge from August 2 through 4.

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 |  Jun 09 2012, 3:02 PM

When the SRT Viper debuted, automotive enthusiasts worldwide had huge smiles on their faces. But when the SRT Viper GTS-R debuted alongside the production model, racing enthusiasts worldwide had to pick their jaws up off the floor.

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 |  May 11 2012, 9:33 AM

Patrick Dempsey, known for his acting role on the medical drama television show Grey’s Anatomy, is set to compete in his first American Le Mans Series race this weekend at Laguna Seca raceway.

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 |  Apr 29 2012, 2:01 PM

Dyson Racing, reigning American Le Mans Series (ALMS) LMP1 champion team, will take possession of the first production Caterham SP/300.R over a year after it was revealed in partnership with Lola Racing.

Final assembly of the SP/300.R will take place at Dyson Racing’s facility in New York, where they are also the official U.S. distributor for Caterham Cars. The first production model will be used as the company’s demonstration cars with several more production models heading to America in a few weeks.

Dyson Racing played a pivotal role in developing the SP/300.R race car, sending former Le Mans 24 hour winner Guy Smith and its technical director, Peter Weston, out to Caterham’s test sessions during product development. The goal of the Caterham race car is to mirror the technology and appearance of the Lola Le Mans prototype, but in a more affordable fashionable.

“Like many of our customers, we can’t wait to get our hands on the SP/300.R. As in the UK, the popularity of track day driving is rocketing and the new vehicle is ideal for anybody who wants a reliable and cost-effective vehicle with very serious but accessible performance,” said Chris Dyson, Dyson Racing Team Vice President and Sporting Director.

Check out two videos on the Caterham SP/300.R after the break.

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