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AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES ROAD RACE SHOWCASE RETURNS TO ROAD AMERICA AUGUST 16-18
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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.

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