BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 18, 2013) – When the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón runs its final event in Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda, Neel Jani will be looking to make more history at Road Atlanta.
Jani captured his fourth career ALMS pole in Friday’s qualifying, turning a lap of 1:09.254 (132.036 mph) in the No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Toyota-powered Lola B12/60 co-driven by Rebellion Racing teammates Nick Heidfeld and Nico Prost. Jani won his first career pole at Road Atlanta in last year’s Petit Le Mans and went on to win, co-driving with Prost and Andrea Belicchi.
“It’s nice to be back racing in America, because we have a fight again with the Muscle Milk team,” said Jani, who captured 2013 poles at Long Beach and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca before Rebellion Racing took a sabbatical from the ALMS to concentrate on FIA World Endurance Championship competition. “In qualifying, we have been quicker but we have seen the race is just a different game. With the GTCs and the safety cars, the visibility in our car is difficult, but that just means the race is that much closer. Hopefully tomorrow we will be able to turn our quick speed into a win.” Read Entire Story at ALMS
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 17, 2013) – Rebellion Racing waited until dark to set the fastest lap of the opening day of practice for Saturday’s 16th Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda at Road Atlanta. Neel Jani led the session with a lap of 1:20.360 (113.788 mph) in the No. 12 Rebellion Timepieces/Lemo Connectors/Speedy Garage Lola B12/60-Toyota shared by Nico Prost and Nick Heidfeld.
Running on a damp but drying track, Jani’s time was the fastest of Thursday’s three sessions, with both the morning and afternoon practice run in the rain. A fourth one-hour practice will be held Friday beginning at 10:20 a.m., with qualifying at 1:45 p.m.
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 14, 2013) – Rebellion Racing made the most of its return to the track alongside American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón competitors by leading the way in both of Monday’s test sessions at Road Atlanta in preparation for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.
Inaugural Event Will Be 2013 Season Finale
Championship Comes Down To Kwasniewski Versus Moffitt
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Oct. 14, 2013) – Could this finally be the year for Brett Moffitt? Recent misfortune for Dylan Kwasniewski has certainly left the door wide open.
A title picture that looked like a foregone conclusion two races ago is now most certainly an uncertainty as the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East heads to Road Atlanta to close out the 2013 campaign and crown a champion on Oct. 18.
BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 13, 2013) – Ten American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón cars took advantage of near perfect weather conditions on Sunday at Road Atlanta to begin preparations for next Saturday’s 16th Annual Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda in a pair of test sessions.
Reigning P1 champions Muscle Milk Pickett Racing led the way in both of the day’s sessions, posting a best lap of 1:10.510 (129.684 mph) in the morning session for the fastest time of the day. The No. 6 Muscle Milk HPD ARX-03c will be shared this week by Romain Dumas, Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf. Dumas posted the quickest time.
DAYTONA BEACH, Florida. (Oct. 11, 2013) – Expanding the sports car calendar to encompass more road racing circuits and serve more fans throughout the United States, the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced a 12-event schedule for its premier development series, the production-based Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.
The 12-event lineup will be an increase of two events from this season. The 2014 season will begin with the annual opening race at Daytona International Speedway on Jan. 24, running as a companion event to the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona set for Jan. 25-26. The Rolex 24 will be the first race for the new TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.