• Aug 30, 2010
The inaugural Baltimore IndyCar race set for Labor Day weekend next year has a new friend: the American Le Mans Series. ALMS will host a race the day before the IndyCars race, with trials being run the same day as IndyCar qualifying. Nothing else has been revealed at the moment, with the folks in charge, Baltimore Racing Development, having scheduled a press conference for September 2 to officially announce the double bill.

This will mark the first time in nine years that ALMS visits the D.C. area, and if ALMS communications director Bob Dickinson gets his way, it could be first opportunity for U.S. racing fans to watch the Peugeot 908 diesel-hybrid running the series in anger. Hat tip to hoov23

[Source: Baltimore Sun]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Peugeot would not join unless there's a worthy competitor in the series. The French are not racing here because Audi always try to avoid competition.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Serious props to whoever made the decision to do a serious Motorsport event in downtown Baltimore. Glad to see that some city officials still have balls. I think this will be a huge plus for the city, and will hopefully create a bunch of economic growth.
      • 4 Years Ago
      That's nice, but I need ALMS a little closer. Come on Oklahoma City, you better vote yes!
        • 4 Years Ago
        Take it to the bank, the ALMS WILL be at Oklahoma City next year too.

        And at other posters, you're right, the Peugeot will surely not turn up aside for the enduros.

        And at the blogger, the 908 will be retired after this year, and the hybrid version will never race. Peugeot's new car could be a hybrid, but the 908 hyrbid will never see competition.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Well this is certainly great news. Never expected to have a local ALMS race. Hopefully the fans come in droves as they do the other events. It'd really help the city out.

      • 4 Years Ago
      Haha, let's see the locals try to jaywalk now! In all seriousness, this is awesome, and I'll be looking forward to it.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damn, an actual reason to go to B-more. Who would have thought that was possible ?? Next they'll say Mel Kiper's hair actually moves in the breeze.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Doubt we'll see the Peugeots there unless its the enduro races at Sebring and Road Atlanta. But it'll still be an awesome site to see the Indy and ALMS cars racing on the same weekend (of course not together).
      David Ederer
      • 4 Years Ago
      The alms race will be better than the main event.
        • 4 Years Ago
        @David Ederer
        Darn skippy... This is within driving distance for me- I can't freaking wait...
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hell to the yes. Not one but TWO series in my city!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Great news! I am only about an hour from the Inner Harbor and somehow I have to plan for going to Indy for MotoGP and then this assuming MotoGP stays on the same weekend next year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I will truly enjoy seeing an ALMS race in my hometown. Best thing to happen to the city sports wise in a long time.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Aww c'mon the Orioles are not *that* bad... okay, yeah they are.

        Jokes aside, my brother and I will definitely be buying tickets to see some ALMS action on city streets.
      Carpenter
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sweet!! I live in Randallstown so i am very close to the city...should be lots of fun. Goooo Ravens!!!!!
        • 4 Years Ago
        @Carpenter
        ALMS? Best racing EVER!
        Towson? Not that far away.

        ALMS in Baltimore? Nirvana! See you guys there!
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