Skip to main content

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES ROAD RACE SHOWCASE RETURNS TO ROAD AMERICA AUGUST 16-18
AddThis Social Bookmark Button
Company press release.

AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES ROAD RACE SHOWCASE RETURNS TO ROAD AMERICA AUGUST 16-18  Road America has hosted The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) every year since 2002 and the fabled four-mile, 14-turn circuit - the longest on the series schedule - still provides close finishes with narrow margins of victory year after year. A popular late-summer tradition, this prestigious event will showcase more than 36 cars in several classes on Saturday August 18. Everything from prototypes to production-based sports cars from numerous manufacturers in several classes will battle for position as they fiercely negotiate the high-speed straightaways and dramatic passing areas that Road America is known for. It is a racing spectacle for fans of all ages.

'One of the reasons why this ALMS weekend is so special is because Road America is the circuit in the U.S. that's most like Le Mans,' said George Bruggenthies, track president and general manager. 'It's fast and challenging, with sweeping corners followed by heavy braking. Every driver loves the elevation changes and the layout, which has remained unchanged since it was first built. You've got to have finesse to be quick, but also guts to get through the Carousel and the Kink - one of the most intimidating corners in the world. The other reason is that we will be providing non-stop racing action by showcasing several races for the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) GT3 Cup, IMSA Lites, USF2000, SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am and Unlimited Racing Championship as they take on our four-mile circuit. It's fun to keep an eye on these series' for many up-and-coming racers.'

As part of this weekend the ALMS finale on Saturday will be held to four hours. Its timeframe crosses into the early evening, which always adds visual impact to the action as the colorful cars and their beams negotiate the track in the late-day lighting, while brake rotors glow and darkness envelops the corners.

Fan activities are also a large part of the weekend's appeal with on-site camping, car corrals, autograph sessions, fan forums, public karting, and touring. On Friday night fans can enjoy the Tour de RA which starts at 6:45 p.m. including racers, fans, families, and cancer survivors taking their bikes around the famous circuit. Registration details are available online at www.roadamerica.com

On Sunday, August 19, hundreds of dedicated Corvette racers and enthusiasts will celebrate the marque's 60th year in production at Road America during the Corvette World Tribute; a gathering of vintage and contemporary examples of America's favorite sports car at America's greatest road course.

Customary to its locale and layout, Corvettes are part of Road America's essential character. In the early days, the track was a favorite destination for Chevrolet executives to stage sneak previews of upcoming models and to develop high-performance packages for production models. The high-speed four-mile track has long been a battleground for generations of Corvette road racers, from the glory days of the original solid-axle Corvettes, Sting Rays, and Grand Sports to today's championship-winning Corvette C6.Rs campaigned by Corvette Racing in the ALMS Series.

The Corvette World Tribute offers a full menu of activities for participants, enthusiasts, and spectators to experience the Corvette lifestyle. From autocross and slalom courses, to a concours featuring People's Choice awards, a road rally, and track sessions for touring and even race-prepared Corvettes will provide nonstop action.

'We're honored that Road America has played a key role in Corvette's racing heritage from the track's opening in 1955 to today,' said Bruggenthies. 'From the Corvette Bridge to Chevrolet being our official vehicle and the 50th Anniversary of our Corvette Corral, we couldn't be more excited or more proud to celebrate this longstanding association with such a notable brand and marque at the second annual Corvette World Tribute.'

All racers, performance enthusiasts, collectors, hobbyists and fans are invited to participate in this special Corvette World Tribute gathering on Sunday, August 19. Road America is working with the National Council of Corvette Clubs (NCCC) and the Kettle Moraine Corvette Club to coordinate the Corvette World Tribute. Road America will manage car owner/driver event registration, which remains open until August 19 but entries are limited for some activities. Additional information is available at www.roadamerica.com a special $35 spectator-only ticket will be available at Gate 6 on Sunday, which opens at 7 a.m.

Paddock access and parking throughout the weekend is free. Kids 12 and under are admitted free with an adult. Tickets are still available and additional event details; ticket pricing and camping information can be found at www.roadamerica.com or by calling 800-365-RACE (7223) and all races run rain or shine.

   Recent Articles
THE 2016 PROTOTYPE SEASON FINALE MEANS THE END OF AN ERA

- Two-car Mazda Prototype team aims to end an era on top -

IRVINE, Calif. (September 26, 2016)
– The 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will come to a conclusion Saturday with the running of the 10-hour Petit Le Mans presented by Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort. The Mazda Prototype team will try to continue a qualifying hot streak and strive for their first endurance victory. In the end, the battle might be between the two Mazda entries to see which prevails in the poi....
2017 NISSAN GT-R NISMO: PRICING ANNOUNCED AT U.S. DEBUT

◾New 2017 GT-R NISMO – the extreme iteration of Nissan's GT-R supercar – priced at $174,990 USD1
◾Fresh new look inside and out for the 2017 model year
◾Unmatched performance2 anchored by 600-horsepower3 high-capacity turbocharged 3.8-liter V6 and advanced independent rear transaxle all-wheel drive system
◾Enhanced body structure allows further refinement of the unique NISMO suspension tuning
◾New interior design features Nappa leather-wrapped instrument panel, 8-inch capacitive touch panel ....
A STORY OF INTENSE MAZDA TEAMWORK COULD MEAN CHAMPIONSHIP

- Stevan McAleer and Chad McCumbee go for a second consecutive IMSA title -

IRVINE, Calif. (September 23, 2016)
– Next Friday afternoon at Road Atlanta, co-drivers Chad McCumbee and Stevan McAleer will be striving to earn a second straight championship in the Street Tuner (ST) class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. Driving for the Freedom Autosport team, which is based at Road Atlanta, they lead the point standings by eight over the second-place drivers and by 1....
Pirelli World Challenge Season Finale Closes out 2016 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Major Events Schedule

• Race 'N' Rods Nationals presented by Who's Magic Solution™ returns Oct. 8

MONTEREY, Calif. Sept. 21, 2016 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's final major event of the 2016 season, the Pirelli World Challenge season finale, will showcase more than 100 sports car entries competing in a sprint race format for eight individual championships.

A full day of practice and qualifying Friday, Oct. 7, will precede a weekend schedule that will include a total of seven races, three on Saturday,....
REALTIME ACURA TLX GTS SCORE A PAIR OF TOP-10 RESULTS IN SONOMA

◾Ryan Eversley finishes 10th in Saturday's opener
◾Peter Kox earns top 10 in his first weekend in the Acura TLX GT
◾Eversley will fight for top-five finish in the championship at season finale

The RealTime Racing Acura TLX GT squad dealt with its share of adversity over the weekend at Sonoma, but persevered through a pair of tough Pirelli World Challenge races to earn two top-10 results.

Looking to solidify a spot in the top five of the PWC GT drivers' standings, Ryan Eversley earned ....
MAZDA PROTOTYPE TEAM BRINGS HOME TEXAS-STYLE FOURTH-PLACE FINISH

- Extreme temperatures for the Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of the Americas -

AUSTIN, Texas (September 17, 2016) – The No. 70 Mazda Prototype team with drivers Joel Miller and Tom Long matched their season-best finish with a fourth-place result today at the Lone Star Le Mans race at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin. Texas. On a scaldingly hot and muggy day, they started the race third and ran among the top-five for the entire race. The second Mazda Prototype, the No....
THE LAMBORGHINI HURACÁN GT3 WINS THE LAST ROUND OF THE BLANCPAIN GT SERIES ENDURANCE CUP .

◾Two cars of Grasser Racing Team dominate from pole position to victory at the Nürburgring
◾Second place for Paul Miller Racing in the IMSA Championship at COTA

Sant'Agata Bolognese/Nürburg, September 18, 2016.

It was a great race weekend for Lamborghini Squadra Corse. In addition to the triple commitment of the Blancpain Super Trofeo one-make series, with the Huracans engaged simultaneously at the Nürburgring in Germany, at Fuji in Japan and at the COTA in the United States, the b....
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R
2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  2018 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT R  
2017 Acura NSX GT3
2017 Acura NSX GT3  2017 Acura NSX GT3  2017 Acura NSX GT3  2017 Acura NSX GT3  2017 Acura NSX GT3  
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C
2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C  2017 Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C  
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO
2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  2017 Nissan GT-R NISMO  
2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8
2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  2016 Aston Martin Vantage GT8  
2016 Audi R8 Spyder
2016 Audi R8 Spyder  2016 Audi R8 Spyder  2016 Audi R8 Spyder  2016 Audi R8 Spyder  2016 Audi R8 Spyder  
2016 Audi R8 V10
2016 Audi R8 V10  2016 Audi R8 V10  2016 Audi R8 V10  2016 Audi R8 V10  2016 Audi R8 V10  
2016 Audi R8 V10 plus
2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  2016 Audi R8 V10 plus  
2016 Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept
2016 Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept  2016 Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept  2016 Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept  2016 Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept  2016 Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept  
2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h
2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h  2016 Audi V10 plus selection 24h