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US fans given glimpse of the future

US fans get a glimpse of the future as ALMS and Rolex Series grids combine at Road America
US sportscar fans have been given a glimpse of the future after cars from the American Le Mans Series and the Grand-Am Rolex Series joined forces for a special photo shoot at Road America.

The two series will join forces next year to create the new United SportsCar Racing series, with classes from both championships being brought together in one united series.

A total of 61 cars from the seven classes competing in the two series were present for the photo, which took place ahead of the weekend's action at the famous Elkhart Lake circuit.

The meeting marked the first time that the two series had raced together at the same event since the merger was announced, with Brendon Hartley and Scott Mayer taking victory for Starworks in the VISITFLORIDA.com Sports Car 250 Rolex Series race, and Lucas Luhr and Klaus Graf making it five wins in a row as Pickett Racing took honours in the Orion Energy Systems 245 American Le Mans series event.

The inaugural United SportsCar Racing season will start with the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona early next year.





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YourNameHere

August 12, 2013 6:10 PM

Shame that the Stick-and-Ball slaves at ABC couldn't be bothered to change programming to show the start of the race. Instead we had to endure the last part of an absolutely meaningless preseason NFL game, with the network switching over to the race when there was less than 2 hours to go. What a joke you are, ABC.

shamarone

August 12, 2013 2:02 PM

re: "The two series will join forces next year to create the new United SportsCar Racing series, with classes from both championships being brought together in one united series." take note dorna/ezpelata. THIS is what I outlined for the NWO (read, cooperation). not the self serving, "morganization" you're giving us.



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