America is a huge domestic market. Much as we produce a lot of corn for our own consumption, we also produce a lot of racing just to be enjoyed by Americans. But there is (and has been) a lot of very important international events held here.
Virginia International Raceway, a racetrack in
California Saskatchewan Nepal Virginia, it's definitely Virginia, invited everyone down last month to see if they could find the fastest private track car in all the land. And boy howdy did they ever, because one Viper GT3-R would've had pole in last year's ALMS race.
The latest "Bernie Madoff of sports car racing" met his fate in a Connecticut court on Wednesday, earning a 25-year sentence for embezzling millions of dollars through a variety of investment schemes to help fund his team, among other crimes.
The American Le Mans Series is dead. With the American sports car merger, we now have one series to watch. But Porsche had some very fond memories of their utter domination of the series, and they felt it appropriate to share.
Next year marks the end of the long war in American sports car racing, with- ALMS and Grand-Am finally coming together to give fans one series. It also means that the Grand-Am Daytona Prototypes and ALMS P2 cars needed to be equalized. Here's what that equalization looks like.
The curtain is dropping on the American Le Mans Series, but you can keep the memory alive as your desktop wallpaper with these awesome images from the 16th Petit Le Mans race last week.
This weekend brings us the last ever race of the American Le Mans Series, the premiere GT and Prototype race circuit in all of North America. It has been a wild and wonderful 16 years, and there is no way we could let it go without remembering it, if only for a minute.
How are the very best racing helmets designed? This video on American Le Mans Corvette driver Tommy Milner's pretty fantastic lid gives a full explanation.
The World Endurance Championship is now holding a six hour race in Austin at the Circuit of the Americas. This is good. They removed the 12 Hours of Sebring from their schedule. This is bad. The WEC has to have a 12 hour race.
This weekend, the ALMS went over to VIR for one last time before the big series merger next year. Before the race, Corvette Racing's Tommy Milner took a lap in a 2014 Corvette Stingray. And yes, of course there are GoPros on the car.
Yesterday's American Le Mans Series race at Virginia International raceway was a good one, but an especially terrifying crash between Eduardo Cisneros and Marco Holzer resulted in this insane footage. Luckily, no one was hurt.
Niki Lauda's accident at the Nurburgring was nearly 40 years ago, so it's easy to be lulled into a sense of complacency nowadays over the threat of fires in racing. Passive and active safety systems make flames seem like a small threat. This fire at today's ALMS race in Virginia show that the threat is very real.
Ever sit down in a giant leather handbag? No? Well, then you should find a new SRT Viper. It's exactly like riding around in a giant purse, only this one isn't covered in sunscreen and 944 offal and seems a bit more organized than my Kate Spade Bottomless Pit.
Sports car racing is a beautiful thing. And for the first time last weekend, Austin's fantastic Circuit of the Americas played host to both ALMS and WEC events. Our pal Ash Turner was there to capture some of the action. Check out his great shots below.
The Baltimore Grand Prix of the American Le Mans Series is underway, though it's not off to a great beginning with eight cars being taken out before they even crossed the start.