Series, Autoweek launch second Autoweek Insiders Dream Giveaway
Series, Autoweek launch second Autoweek Insiders Dream Giveaway
Registration for the second "American Le Mans Series / AutoWeek Insiders Dream Giveaway" is now underway.
The American Le Mans Series has joined with partners AutoWeek, Michelin, Audi and Lowe's Home Improvement Stores to launch the 2008 "American Le Mans Series / AutoWeek Insiders Dream Giveaway." Officials of the Series and AutoWeek announced the sweepstakes event Friday at Belle Isle in Detroit, the home of AutoWeek and site of this weekend's Detroit Sports Car Challenge presented by Bosch for the American Le Mans Series.
Series fans, AutoWeek readers and automotive enthusiasts have the opportunity to win trips to three of the world's most prestigious races - the 24 Hours of Le Mans, Petit Le Mans, and the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring as well as valuable prizes from Lowe's Home Improvement Centers and Michelin.
The entry period will begin Monday, September 3 and end at midnight on Sunday, March 16.
To enter the contest, visit www.americanlemans.com and www.autoweek.com . Not only will entrants find the entry form and rules, they can also read a blog of the trip written and photographed by the 2007 Grand Prize winner. There is a limit of one entry per person per email address and a limit of one prize per person per household.
"The first American Le Mans Series / AutoWeek Insider's Dream Giveaway proved to be a tremendous success," said American Le Mans Series President and CEO Scott Atherton. "Our relationship with AutoWeek and Audi helping sponsor this contest for the fans has been great. We're very pleased that both Lowe's and Michelin are joining with great prizes for the lucky fans. AutoWeek has helped us expand awareness of the American Le Mans Series and delivered an outstanding opportunity to their readers. Winning a dream trip to Le Mans captures the aspirations and dreams of every American Le Mans Series and motorsports fan."
The Grand Prize is an eight-day trip for two to the 76th running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans complete with round-trip airfare, first to Munich, Germany for a tour of the Audi factory in Ingolstadt. There, the winner will receive the keys to an Audi for transportation from Munich to Le Mans. In addition, the Le Mans Trip Prize winner will receive a travel allowance, a set of four Michelin Passenger or Light Truck tires, a Lowe's gift card and a one-year subscription to AutoWeek.
Another winning pair also will receive the Second Prize which includes airfare and accommodations to the 2008 Petit Le Mans and the 2009 Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Third Prize includes an expense-paid trip to the 2008 Petit Le Mans race. Also part of the packages are sets of Michelin tires, AutoWeek subscriptions and a Lowe's gift cards.
The American Le Mans Series
The American Le Mans Series is the premium brand of motorsport in North America, featuring high-tech, relevant sports cars from the most prestigious automobile manufacturers in the world. Its unique four classes of competition showcase exotic, open-top prototypes and sophisticated production-based GT cars, all competing on the track at the same time. The American Le Mans Series competes at the premier road racing tracks across North America and at selected temporary street circuits in major urban markets.
With a 2007 television package that includes five network broadcasts on CBS and NBC as well as seven telecasts on SPEED, plus live broadcasts across Europe, the Series delivers a global marketing platform that is unmatched in motorsports.
The Series, founded in 1999 by Georgia entrepreneur Don Panoz, represents a mirror image to the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world's most famous and authentic automobile race. The American Le Mans Series features elite marques such as Acura, Audi, Porsche, Corvette, Ferrari, Maserati and Panoz, and premium brands such as Michelin, Yokohama, Kumho, Lowe's, EPIC, Shell, DHL, Hyatt Hotels and many others.
The American Le Mans Series is the only motorsports body in the world that features multiple street-legal alternative energy sources - clean diesel and E10. Through partnerships with diesel fuel supplier Shell and EPIC (Ethanol Promotion and Information Council), the American Le Mans Series has taken the leadership role in motorsports for the furthering of alternative fuel technology and use.
It also illustrates deeper the Series' relevance to its list of prestigious manufacturers and affluent consumer base.
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The world's leading sports ca weiter >>
American Le Mans Series, 10. Lauf in Detroit, Vorschau:
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XM Satellite Radio will air the American Le Mans Radio broadcast on its Sports Nation Channel 144 from 9 p.m. to midnight ET Saturday. Live coverage will be available via Ame weiter >>
Chevy Fields the Home Team for Inaugural ALMS Event in Motor City
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"When the last car in the field passed pit in, the Race Director called for pits open in order to give the overall leader, who was the next car, the first chance to pit.
The Pit Closed board manager called that he had cars level with him and was unable to signal that the pits were open.
While there was confusion on the radio that the pits were actually closed, t weiter >>
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Mit dem siebten Gesamtsieg in Folge hat Porsche seine Spitzenposition in der Rennserie mit den schnellsten Sportwagen der Welt weiter ausgebaut. Timo Bernhard (Dittweiler) und Romain Dumas (Frankreich) setzten sich mit einem Vorsprung von 19,576 Sekunden erneut nicht nur gegen die Konkur weiter >>
Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas celebrate their overall win Sunday at Mosport.
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Timo Bernhard (Dittweiler) und Romain Dumas (Frankreich) gehen aus der ersten Startreihe in das neunte Rennen der American Le Mans Series (ALMS). Auf dem Mosport International Raceway in der Nähe von Toronto (Kanada) musste sich Dumas im Porsche RS Spyder mit Startnummer sieben im Zeittraining nur dem vom weiter >>
Dindo Capello was all smiles Saturday after claiming pole position for the Mobil 1 presents Grand Prix of Mosport.
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Fellows Qualifies Second at Home Track
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Dumas' lap was more weiter >>
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Fellows and Pilgrim to Drive Third Corvette Racing Entry in Canadian Round of American Le Mans Series
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American Le Mans Series, 9. Lauf in Mosport, Kanada, Vorschau
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Allan McNish watches Dindo Capello take the checkered flag by 0.148 seconds at Mosport in 2000. Photo: Audi Communication
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1 7 P2 1 Timo Bernhard Fin 96 0.000 0.000 1:55.665 1:50.590 131.77 34 4 48.983 4:10.608 Porsche RS Spyder Penske Racing Michelin --
2 1 P1 1 Dindo Capello Fin 96 1.783 1.783 1:53.257 1:49.303 133.32 27 4 1:14.624 5:07.186 Audi R10/TDI Audi Sport North America Michelin --
American Le Mans Series, 8. Lauf in Elkhart Lake, USA, Qualifying:
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Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis. Friday's qualifying
1. Dindo Capello, Italy; Allan McNish, Scotland; Audi AG/R10/TDI (P1), 1:47.665, 135.35
2. Emanuele Pirro, Italy; Marco Werner, Germany; Audi AG/R10/TDI (P1), 1:48.036, 134.89
3. Timo Bernhard, Germany; Romai weiter >>
Allan McNish put Audi on the overall pole position for Saturday's Generac 500 at Road America.
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Road America / 4.048 miles August 9-11 / Elkhart Lake, WI
1 1 1 LMP1 AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA Dindo Capello/Allan McNish 1:48.076 134.838 23 0.000 24 Audi R10 TDI
2 1 6 LMP2 PENSKE MOTORSPORTS Sascha Maassen/Ryan Briscoe 1:49.448 133.148 18 1.372 21 Porsche R weiter >>
Road America / 4.048 miles August 9-11 / Elkhart Lake, WI
1 1 2 LMP1 AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner 1:49.011 133.682 11 0.000 16 Audi R10 TDI
2 2 1 LMP1 AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA Dindo Capello/Allan McNish 1:49.301 133.327 9 0.290 20 Audi R10 TDI
3 1 7 LMP2 PENSKE MOTORSPORTS Timo Bernhard/Romain Dumas 1:50.350 132.0 weiter >>
Fredy Lienhardt and Didier Theys have entered Doran Racing's Maserati MC12 at Road America in GT1.
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1 1 1 LMP1 AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA Dindo Capello/Allan McNish 1:49.172 133.485 9 0.000 34 Audi R10 TDI
2 2 2 LMP1 AUDI SPORT NORTH AMERICA Emanuele Pirro/Marco Werner 1:49.579 132.989 18 0.407 32 Audi R10 TDI
3 1 6 LMP2 PENSKE MOTORSPORTS Sascha Maassen/Ryan Briscoe 1:50.21 weiter >>
Dindo Capello and Allan McNish are looking for their first overall win in the American Le Mans Series since St. Petersburg.
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Ben Devlin, Jamie Bach and Luis Diaz signed autographs for fans. Photo: Gary Zahn
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1 Audi Sport North America Audi AG Dindo Capello / Canelli, Italy Audi AG R10/TDI Allan McNish / Dumfries, Scotland
2 Audi Sport North America Audi AG Emanuele Pirro / Rome, Italy Audi AG R10/TDI Marco Werner / Kreuzlingen, Switzerland Autocon Motorsports JeanRichard Watches / Redline Oil
12 Judd Michael Lewis / Poway, CA Creation CA06Hm Chris M weiter >>
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This special Michelin tire features logos and signatures of American Le Mans Series teams and drivers.
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