• Sep 27, 2009
2008 ALMS at Laguna Seca - click above for a high res image gallery

On Friday, prior to this weekend's Petit Le Mans, the American Le Mans Series announced its planned 2010 schedule. Tentatively, nine of this year's 10 venues are carried over, with only the St. Petersburg, FL street race going away. There are a couple of date changes for the existing venues, however. The Utah race, which had been run in May in recent years, will move to a July slot after the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

The big change for 2010 however, concerns the annual race at Laguna Seca. This California event has long been the season-ender following Petit Le Mans. In 2010, though, it moves to the May 22 slot and the race length grows to six hours (it's currently a four-hour event). Unfortunately for fans in Michigan, the Detroit race won't return in 2010 because of its local sponsors' poor financial situation; organizers still hope to revive the race in 2011. The schedule is after the jump.


All photos Copyright ©2008 Drew Phillips / Weblogs, Inc.

[Source: American Le Mans Series]


2010 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES SCHEDULE


March 20 (SAT) Sebring 12 Hours
Sebring , FL

April 17 (SAT) Long Beach 1 Hour, 40 Minutes
Long Beach, CA

May 22 (SAT) Mazda Raceway 6 Hours
Laguna Seca
Monterey, CA

July 10 (SAT) Miller Motorsports 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
Park
Tooele, UT

July 24 (SAT) Lime Rock Park 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
Lakeville, CT

August 7 (SAT) Mid-Ohio 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
Lexington, OH

August 22 (SUN) Road America 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
Elkhart Lake, WI

August 29 (SUN) Mosport 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
Bowmansville, ONT

October 2 (SAT) Petit Le Mans 10 Hours/1000 miles
Braselton, GA


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      i wish they would add more races,its going to be a good season especially in GT!!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not really good for that Laguna Seca. A lot of the European teams who come over for Petit, decide to stay and run Laguna Seca too. The other thing is the date might be an issue for both European and American teams who are planning on going to Le Mans.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Yep you are right...
        With Audi having a dedicated US program, this would further limit any chance of them coming over from Europe to race here...

        It will be nice to have a six hour race (hopefully returning back into a proper night time finish).
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      • 5 Years Ago
      6 hours at Laguna Seca? I must see this race someday!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Laguna Seca does not work well for an Enduro track. Frankly... I don't see how it'll work. The pits are very small, not to mention the fact that to complete a lap takes a minute something, and it gets incredibly tedious after awhile. It's good for maybe a 20 or 30 lap race... but for 6 hours?

      It's going to be not only very boring for the drivers, but probably not very exciting for the viewers as well.
        • 5 Years Ago
        My ?????? comments were directed @ ThisMan
        • 5 Years Ago
        ^^ ???????

        The current ALMS events have been 4 hour enduros (starting in early evening light & finishing just after sunset). Ever actually attended this event of just babbling here-say?
        • 5 Years Ago
        They were scheduled for 432 laps at Road Atlanta yesterday. 6 hours at Laguna Seca will be a similar number.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, that sucks. I've been going to the Laguna race for years. Always plan my vacation around it. Guess I'll be vacationing in......Atlanta next year?
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