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.
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[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
July 10 (SAT) Miller Motorsports 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
July 24 (SAT) Lime Rock Park 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
August 7 (SAT) Mid-Ohio 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
August 22 (SUN) Road America 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
Elkhart Lake, WI
August 29 (SUN) Mosport 2 Hours, 45 Minutes
October 2 (SAT) Petit Le Mans 10 Hours/1000 miles