ALMS week in review
ALMS Fans Enter to Win an XBOX Prize Package
The American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n is giving fans an opportunity to celebrate the start of the 2011 season in style. From now through midnight ET on Friday, March 18, fans in the US and Canada can register online to win an XBOX prize package containing: a 4GB XBOX 360 console, Forza Motorsport 3 game, a limited edition Evolution Racing Seat, and a one-month XBOX Live Gold membership package. Gold members can catch all the live action from all ALMS races and qualifying sessions through the package's ESPN3.com app.
To enter, check out the Four Ways to Watch and fill in your name and email address on the entry form. A winner will be announced during the live ESPN3.com broadcast of the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida on March 19, beginning at 10 a.m. ET.
Paul Miller Racing Moves to GT Class
Paul Miller Racing and driver Bryce Miller are taking a significant step forward for the 2011 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n season as the team confirmed plans to compete in the GT class for the full season with the No. 48 Marquis Jet/IPC/TOTAL Porsche 911 GT3 RSR on Yokohama tires. The team moves to the GT class after running six rounds in the ALMS GTC class in 2010. Full story.
Pastorelli 'Bullish' on West Racing Lamborghini Program
Driver Nicky Pastorelli has seen good progress in the development of West Racing's Lamborghini Gallardo LP 560-4. Pastorelli and Dominik Schwager tested the car at Sebring two weeks before the Winter Test, and the team would like to get in another test before the 2011 season opens with the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida. CORE autosport Makes Strong First Impression on LMPC
"At the Sebring Winter Test we made gains in suspension and tire wear," Pastorelli said. "Everything is getting better the more we test. We are starting at zero with a car that has never run in GT-spec. It has never competed at the same level of our competitors. But we accept that as a challenge." Full story.
The defending IMSA Prototype Lites Champion, CORE autosport, has graduated to the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patr¢n's LMPC class with two cars for 2011. Owner/driver Jon Bennett credits the team's professionalism for its quick success in Lites and fast pace at the Winter Test. Full story.Corvette Takes Paddle Shifters from the Track to the Streets
In the first of a series of videos chronicling Corvette Racing, see how the team is implementing the newly ACO-approved paddle-shift system. Watch video.Four Ways to Watch
Did you know there will be 17 hours of programming available for the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh From Florida? Learn about the Four Ways to Watch.Twelve Hours of Sebring Merchandise Now Available!
Hats, t-shirts and more commemorating the 59th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring presented by Fresh from Florida are now available in the ALMS Web Shop. Stock up now for the start of the 2011 season.