Thoughts and Observations on the 2013 ALMS Oak Tree Grand Prix from VIR

Another benefit of a weekend off is that I was able to watch live the American Le Mans Series 2013 Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway.  It was quite a good race, especially in the GT classes (as it seems they always are) and although it was sad to see VIR's famed Oak … Continue reading Thoughts and Observations on the 2013 ALMS Oak Tree Grand Prix from VIR

Some Racing Folks Need to Take a Chill Pill

‘Ello, I WISH TO REGISTER A COMPLAINT. Just like Mr. Praline in Monty Python’s Dead Parrot sketch, I have a complaint.  Unlike Mr. Praline, I don’t wish to complain about a pet shop purchase.  My complaint is about motor sport.  Over the weekend I tweeted that Motor Sport in the US was becoming like a … Continue reading Some Racing Folks Need to Take a Chill Pill

My Take on Grand Am at Road Atlanta and ALMS at Long Beach

Both Grand Am and the ALMS were in action this weekend with Grand Am racing for the first time at Road Atlanta and the ALMS racing in support of IndyCar at Long Beach.  I had the opportunity for once to watch both races and enjoyed every minute of it.  Given that the races were held … Continue reading My Take on Grand Am at Road Atlanta and ALMS at Long Beach

Motor Sport: Thoughts on the 2014 Grand Am/ALMS Class Structure

Earlier today, the Grand Am Series and American Le Mans Series  announced the class structure for their merged 2014 series.  I saw several sources refer to this as announcing  2014 "rules" but this was far from the case.  The only thing announced today was the class structure for 2014; no technical or sporting regulations were … Continue reading Motor Sport: Thoughts on the 2014 Grand Am/ALMS Class Structure

A Fan’s Thoughts on the Grand Am/ALMS Merger

I love sports car racing.  From the time I first saw cars like the Porsche 962s and Jaguar XJRs through the Nissan GTP ZX cars and the Toyota Eagles on through the Audi R8 to the Audi and Peugeot diesel prototypes I've loved sports car racing.  Equally captivating have been the production based cars.  For … Continue reading A Fan’s Thoughts on the Grand Am/ALMS Merger

WEC, Le Mans, and ALMS – I Can’t Wait for 2012!

The motor sports off season has been full of news for many series but I've been really interested in the ALMS/Le Mans/World Endurance Championship news.  I can't wait for the 2012 season to begin, especially the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans! The battle for overall victory at the 2012 24 Hours of Le Mans … Continue reading WEC, Le Mans, and ALMS – I Can’t Wait for 2012!

Dyson Racing Wins the 2011 LMP1 Championship… The Wrong Way

I would love for this to be a congratulatory post in regards to Dyson Racing winning the 2011 American LeMans Series LMP1 championship.  Unfortunately it is not because I just cannot condone the fashion in which they won the championship at Laguna Seca a couple of weeks ago: Mucke crossed the line three laps ahead … Continue reading Dyson Racing Wins the 2011 LMP1 Championship… The Wrong Way