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    Video: Porsche drivers escape this horrific VIR crash unscathed
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    There is no doubting the fact that it takes nerves of steel to be a racecar driver, but the same can also be said for motorsports photographers. Case in point: The American Le Mans Series Oak Tree Grand Prix at the Virginia International Raceway where two Porsche 911 racecars crash hard into the ...

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    Video: See the streets of Long Beach through the eyes of Corvette Racing
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    Corvette Racing went into the ALMS round in Long Beach, California ready for a fight. Coming off of the long grind that is 12 Hours of Sebring, the two-hour slam around a concrete-lined street course promised a new challenge for the team and drivers. As promised, the race was a hard fight, ...

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    Spoiler Alert: 2011 12 Hours of Sebring in the books
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    The 2011 running of the historic 12 Hours of Sebring is officially over, and the results show some old-hat veterans and surprise newcomers on the podium. There was plenty of action to be had across the classes, including some impressive comebacks and debuts. Click past the jump for a full race ...

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    Video: How the Chevy Corvette ALMS engines are built
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    The Chevrolet Corvettes that do battle in the American LeMans Series are, at first glance, acres removed from their street-dwelling cousins. Beneath the skin, though, the two cars are more similar than you might think, given their differing purposes. For starters, Chevrolet uses similar engine ...

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    Tivo Alert: Mid-Ohio ALMS race to be shown Sunday as 90 minute docu-drama
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    Last week's American Le Mans Series race at Mid-Ohio was a nail-biter right down to the checkered flag with lots of action in each of the four classes. Unfortunately, the race wasn't shown live on TV... though it was streamed over the interwebz. If you missed the action the first time around, you ...

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    Spoiler Alert: 2010 ALMS Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge
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    Mid-Ohio Sports Car Challenge – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The American Le Mans Series was back in action this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course and as usual the action was hot and heavy on the track. In the Friday qualifying session Johnny Cocker set a storming pace in ...

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    Roush Yates to supply Ford EcoBoost V6 for 2011 ALMS competition
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    Roush Yates Engines has announced that it will be offering up a race-prepared version of Ford's 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 for American Le Mans Series prototype competition in 2011. Roush Yates is developing the engines for use under the new 2011 LMP2 rules that require production-based engines. This ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3R Hybrid to run at Petit Le Mans
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    Porsche911 GT3R hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As expected, Porsche announced today in New York that the 911 GT3R hybrid will be coming to North America later this year to race in the Petit Le Mans (PLM). When the new flywheel hybrid race car was first announced this past ...

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    More details on the 2011 Le Mans technical regulations, now with hybrid power
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    Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    On Thursday, June 10, the Automobile Club de L'Ouest (ACO), which organizes the 24 Hours of Le Mans, held its annual press conference and announced new technical regulations for the 2011 event as well as the European ...

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    Comparing the American Le Mans Series to NASCAR, IndyCar for relevance
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    Peugeot 908-HY hybrid prototype – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Since early 2008, ALMS has been touting itself as the "Leader in green racing." We decided to take a look at the biggest series in North America and compare the efforts of each when it comes to alternative fuels and ...

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    Panoz teases new Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" sports car
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    Panoz Abruzzi teaser – Click above to enlarge
    After nearly two decades of building cars, Panoz Auto Development is just now getting ready to introduce its third new model. The Abruzzi "Spirit of Le Mans" will officially debut next month in conjunction with the French endurance classic. ...

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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid finishes sixth in first outing, may come to U.S.
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    Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Porsche's new 911 GT3 R Hybrid completed its competition debut this weekend with a sixth-place finish. The new hybrid racer was fielded by the Manthey Racing team with factory support from Porsche. Defending American Le Mans ...

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    Video: Corvette Racing Series Ep. 2: 2010 12 Hours of Sebring
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    "As long as we stay on the track, don't run into anybody and the pit stops are good..." were the famous last words of Dave Binks, Corvette Racing crew chief. He spoke these words on the afternoon of Friday, March 19 following qualifying for this year's ...

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    2010 12 Hours of Sebring goes into the books [SPOILER ALERT]
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    2010 12 Hours of Sebring – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The first of nine races that comprise the 2010 American Le Mans Series is now in the history books, as the 12 Hours of Sebring came to a conclusion under the cover of darkness Saturday night. For those of you who still have ...

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    Sebring 2010: Bad start for Jaguar as XKR goes out in first hour
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    Unfortunately for Jaguar, the only XKR to make it to the finish of the 2010 12 Hours of Sebring was the green and black pace car. Sebring was to have been the full-season competition debut for the new JaguarRSR XKR GT2, but it looks like team has a lot more work to do before the car's a potential ...

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    Video: Sebring 2010: BMW's Dirk Mϋller talks about hour 1
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    The #90 BMW M3 GT2 - Click above to watch video after the jump
    The last 24 hours have been tough for Dirk Mϋller, one of the drivers of the BMW M3 GT2 in the American Le Mans Series. After setting the fastest GT2 time in qualifying on Friday for today's 12 Hours of Sebring, his time was ...

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    Video: Porsche vs. Corvette prequel at the 12 Hours of Sebring
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    The 58th running of the 12 Hours of Sebring is set to begin tomorrow at 10:30 AM, and with Audi out and Peugeot already dominating the LMP class in the qualifying sessions, the attention turns to the ALMS GT cars – specially the Porsche and ...

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    American Le Mans Series approves butanol, Dyson-Mazda to go first
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    Dyson Racing B09/96 running at Mid-Ohio – click above for high-res image gallery
    The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) and its technical operations affiliate, International Motorsports Association (IMSA), has formally approved a butanol blend as the fifth energy source for race cars in the ...

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    American Le Mans Series 2010 season preview
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    2009 ALMS Monterey Sports Car Championships - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Spring is nearly upon us, and that means it's time for the races. Here in North America, the top rung of the sports car ladder is the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), which, as always, kicks off its season with ...

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    ALMS champs Highcroft headed to Le Mans with Acura
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    Highcroft Acura ARX-01b at 2008 Detroit Sports Car Challenge – Click above for high-res image gallery
    2009 American Le Mans Series LMP1 champions Patron Highcroft Racing are heading to France this June. The team's season championship has earned it an invitation from the Automobile Club de ...

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