American Le Mans Series

Jaguar To Compete In The American Le Mans Series

Posted in American Le Mans Series, General, Jaguar, Racing by Geoff | May 17th, 2009 | 1 Response |
Jaguar XKF To Race In GT2 Class

Jaguar XKF To Race In GT2 Class

Although this would seem the absolute worst time to in which to launch a new racing team, especially in the American Le Mans Series which does not draw like NASCAR; Rocketsports Racing (RSR) and Jaguar are partnering up to field an XKR to run in the GT2 class.  Despite the poor timing, the air does seems a little sweeter with a Jaguar back in the fold of the racing world here in the States.

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Who Killed NASCAR: NASCAR Moves to Irrelevance

Posted in American Le Mans Series, Chevrolet, Ford, Formula 1, General, History, NASCAR, Racing, Toyota by Dustin May | April 8th, 2009 | 9 Responses |

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Some of us here at RideLust are old enough to remember when NASCAR was the National Association of Stock Car Racing and not a spec series. We remember waking up early on Sunday mornings to watch Bobby Allison, Cale Yarborough, Ricky Rudd, Dale Earnhardt, and Buddy Baker race against each other in Chevys, Pontiacs, Fords, and Buicks that were actually based on the cars people could buy in the showroom.

What happened to that NASCAR? Who or what took what used to be a fun racing series to watch and turned it into a racing series based little in reality? Read More…

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing M3 Team Debuts At ALMS Sebring Winter Test

Posted in American Le Mans Series, BMW, Cars, Fast Cars, Foreign Cars, M Series, New Cars, Newsworthy, Press Release, Racing, Sports Cars, Supercars by Suzanne Denbow | January 27th, 2009 | 2 Responses |

Nearly one year after BMW announced their return to the American Le Mans Series competition at the Chicago Auto Show in February 2008, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 made their officially debut on January 26, 2009 at the Sebring International Raceway. Running the BMW M3 GT2 ALMS racer through the requisite testing during the opening day of the American Le Mans Series Winter Test, team co-owner Bobby Rahal remarked, “The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team has worked extremely hard to get the new BMW M3 ready for the ALMS Winter Test and we expect to get a lot accomplished over the three days of testing. We are excited not only to get the cars and drivers on track together, but also to give the BMW fans their much-anticipated first look at the M3 race car.” Read More…