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What happened to the American Le Mans Series?

What happened to the American Le Mans Series?

The American Le Mans Series (ALMS) was a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada. In 2014, the series merged with the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series to form the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

How many American drivers have won Le Mans?

Americans have competed at Le Mans for many years, but only 12 have tasted overall victory in the 69 previous runnings of the event.

Has America ever won Le Mans?

Unlike the Mk I and II, the Mk IV was designed and built in America and won Le Mans in 1967 with an all-American team. Shelby-American campaigned the Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt driven GT40 (pictured above) to outright victory. It doesn’t get better than that.

What is the IMSA racing series?

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
The IMSA SportsCar Championship, currently known as the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship under sponsorship, is a sports car racing series based in the United States and Canada and organized by the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA).

Who won the 2020 IMSA championship?

86 Acura of Matt McMurry and Mario Farnbacher took the championship by two points (286-284) over the No. 16 Porsche of Patrick Long and Ryan Hardwick, who won the season finale Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Did Dodge ever win Le Mans?

Built by the French at Team ORECA in 1999, this GTS-R would go on to utterly dominate the GTS class in the American Le Mans Series during 2000. The 600+ horsepower racer won seven of the 10 ALMS events it ran, before capturing a class victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

Did Ford ever win Le Mans?

In 1966, Ford won the 24 Hours of Le Mans for the first time. The following year, they won again. The year after that, they won a third time.

Is Ford the only American car to win Le Mans?

Although it’s the most legendary American Le Mans car of all time, the Ford GT is far from the only one to compete and win at the French endurance race.

Which is faster DPi or LMP2?

Since the DPi is the king of the hill, it is tuned by IMSA rules to be the fastest, with the LMP2 second fastest, and the LMP3 third fastest. The LMP3 cars are built to a strict specific set of international rules and slightly smaller than the DPi and LMP2 cars.

What are the GT racing classes?

FIA divides GT cars into four categories called GT1 (formerly GT), GT2 (formerly N-GT), GT3 (recently introduced) and GT4. The GT1 and GT2 divisions are very close to the ACO rules outlined above, and again some crossover racing does occur, particularly in the GT2 class.

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