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As part of the final leg of the Audi Mileage Marathon, we made a stop today at Laguna Seca in Monterey for the final ALMS race of the season. Acura was the top story yesterday, taking the two overall top spots with David Brabham capturing pole followed by Luiz Diaz in the Lowe's Fernandez Racing entry. Audi was the fastest of the LMP1 cars, although qualifying a disappointing 9th overall. In GT2, Dirk Werner took the top spot in the Farnbacher Loles Racing Porsche GT3 RSR, making Porsche the favorite to win the overall manufacturers' championship for the season. The Ferraris will have to win the race and have Porsche finish no better than sixth to take the points lead. Finally, in GT1 it was only the two sister Corvettes battling for position, with Jan Magnussen claiming the faster time. The race is scheduled to run today from 2:45 to 6:45 PM PST, and you can watch the race tomorrow on NBC from 2:00 PM to 4 PM EST. In case you miss it, we'll have plenty of pics from the race, and in the mean time you can view our photos from the practice session today in the gallery below.


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      • 6 Years Ago
      Mazda's placement of its ad billboard at that turn was very fortunate.
        • 6 Years Ago
        if i remember correctly isnt it their racetrack??
      • 6 Years Ago
      I see Mazda everywhere i need to buy shares NOW !
      • 6 Years Ago
      pretty cool race so far, but way too many cautions.
        • 6 Years Ago
        I agree, I just came bac from the race, they need to pave some runoff areas. Every time someone overdoes it a shade, they go off, and a full course yellow was waved. It seemed like half the race was yellow. A shame, but damn..... I love these cars! Those C6.R's are by far the loudest. Awesome sound, that. Sounds like the embodiment of anger. :)
      • 6 Years Ago
      I live and work in the Monterey area. My office is next to Laguna Seca. Its great when a race is coming up, I get to see a ton of exotics running around on the roads.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Ha, me 2. Work at Harris Ct. Ryan Ranch.