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2008 American Le Mans Series
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The 2008 American Le Mans Series season was the 38th season for the IMSA GT Championship, with the tenth season known as the American Le Mans Series. It was a series for Le Mans Prototypes (LMP) and Grand Tourer (GT) race cars divided into four classes: LMP1, LMP2, GT1, and GT2. It began March 15 and ended October 18 after eleven races.

The Audi Sport North America team wrapped up its title defence of LMP1 class Teams Championship with three races in hand after the Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio in August. Drivers Marco Werner and Lucas Luhr also secured the Drivers Championship after the Detroit Sports Car Challenge. It was a record fifth ALMS drivers title for Luhr and a fourth for Werner.

The Petit Le Mans saw the drivers title for GT1 decided with Jan Magnussen and Johnny O'Connell taking the title while Jörg Bergmeister and Wolf Henzler likewise secured the GT2 drivers championship. It was O'Connell's fourth GT1 title and Bergmeisters third GT2 title.

Contents

ScheduleEdit

Rnd Race Length Circuit Date
1 Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring 12 Hours Sebring International Raceway March 15
2 Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg 1 Hour 55 Minutes Streets of St. Petersburg April 5
3 Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach 1 Hour 40 Minutes Long Beach street circuit April 19
4 Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Miller Motorsports Park May 18
5 Northeast Grand Prix 2 Hours 45 Minutes Lime Rock Park July 12
6 Acura Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mid-Ohio July 19
7 Generac 500 at Road America 4 Hours Road America August 9
8 Grand Prix of Mosport 2 Hours 45 Minutes Mosport International Raceway August 24
9 Detroit Sports Car Challenge 2 Hours 45 Minutes Belle Isle street circuit August 30
10 Petit Le Mans 1,000 miles (1,600 km) or 10 Hours Road Atlanta October 4
11 Monterey Sports Car Championships 4 Hours Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca October 18

The Lone Star Grand Prix was originally scheduled to take place on April 26. However, following the merger of the Champ Car World Series and Indy Racing League, the Champ Car Grand Prix of Houston event was initially cancelled. The American Le Mans Series race, as well as the support races, were later cancelled on March 3.[1]

Season resultsEdit

Overall winner in bold.

Rnd Circuit LMP1 Winning Team LMP2 Winning Team GT1 Winning Team GT2 Winning Team Results
LMP1 Winning Drivers LMP2 Winning Drivers GT1 Winning Drivers GT2 Winning Drivers
1 Sebring   #1 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Results
  Rinaldo Capello
  Tom Kristensen
  Allan McNish
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Emmanuel Collard
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Ron Fellows
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Wolf Henzler
  Marc Lieb
2 St. Petersburg   #2 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #71 Tafel Racing Results
  Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Olivier Beretta
  Oliver Gavin
  Dominik Farnbacher
  Dirk Müller
3 Long Beach   #2 Audi Sport North America   #9 Highcroft Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #71 Tafel Racing Results
  Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  David Brabham
  Scott Sharp
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Dominik Farnbacher
  Dirk Müller
4 Miller   #2 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Results
  Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Wolf Henzler
5 Lime Rock   #2 Audi Sport North America   #9 Highcroft Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Results
  Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  David Brabham
  Scott Sharp
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Wolf Henzler
6 Mid-Ohio   #2 Audi Sport North America   #7 Penske Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #71 Tafel Racing Results
  Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  Timo Bernhard
  Romain Dumas
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Dominik Farnbacher
  Dirk Müller
7 Road America   #2 Audi Sport North America   #9 Highcroft Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #87 Farnbacher-Loles Results
  Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  David Brabham
  Scott Sharp
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Dirk Werner
  Richard Westbrook
  Bryce Miller
8 Mosport   #2 Audi Sport North America   #9 Highcroft Racing   #3 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  David Brabham
  Scott Sharp
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Jaime Melo
  Mika Salo
9 Belle Isle   #37 Intersport Racing   #26 Andretti Green Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Results
  John Field
  Clint Field
  Richard Berry
  Franck Montagny
  James Rossiter
  Olivier Beretta
  Oliver Gavin
  Jörg Bergmeister
  Wolf Henzler
10 Road Atlanta   #1 Audi Sport North America   #5 Penske Motorsports   #3 Corvette Racing   #62 Risi Competizione Results
  Allan McNish
  Rinaldo Capello
  Emanuele Pirro
  Ryan Briscoe
  Hélio Castroneves
  Johnny O'Connell
  Jan Magnussen
  Ron Fellows
  Jaime Melo
  Mika Salo
11 Laguna Seca   #2 Audi Sport North America   #26 Andretti Green Racing   #4 Corvette Racing   #71 Tafel Racing Results
  Marco Werner
  Lucas Luhr
  Franck Montagny
  Tony Kanaan
  Olivier Beretta
  Oliver Gavin
  Dominik Farnbacher
  Dirk Müller

Teams championshipsEdit

For races under three hours, points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 20-16-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1

For races between four hours and eight hours, points are awarded in the following order:

  • 25-21-18-15-13-11-9-8-7-6

For races longer than eight hours, points are awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-23-20-18-16-14-13-12-11

Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points. Unlike the Le Mans Series where teams with multiple entries have each entry number scored separately to the championship, teams with multiple entries only score the points of their highest finishing entry in each race.

LMP1 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1   Audi Sport North America Audi R10 TDI Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 30 20 20 20 20 20 25 20 30 25 230
2   Intersport Racing Lola B06/10
Lola B06/10
Lola B07/17
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
AER P32C 3.6 L Turbo V8
Judd GV5.5 S2 5.5 L V10
23
 
 
10
 
 
16
 
 
16
 
 
 
13
 
18
 
 
20
 
 
13
 
 
129
3   Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 20 26 46
4   Autocon Motorsports Creation CA07
Lola B06/10
Judd GV5 5.0 L V10
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
18
 
13
 
10
 
41
5   Team LNT Ginetta-Zytek 07S Zytek 4.5 L V8 20 20
6   Corsa Motorsports Zytek 07S Zytek 2ZG408 4.0 L V8
Zytek 4.5 L V8
 
18
18
7   Creation Autosportif Creation CA07 AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10 15 15

LMP2 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1   Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 30 20 16 20 16 20 21 13 10 26 18 210
2   Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01B Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8 20 16 20 2 20 16 25 20 16 7 162
3   Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 26 10 8 10 6 8 18 4 6 20 13 129
4   Andretti Green Racing Acura ARX-01B Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8 16 8 10 4 8 4 9 10 20 14 25 128
5   Lowe's Fernandez Racing Acura ARX-01B Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8 4 6 8 10 13 7 16 2 13 9 88
6   de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-01B Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8 13 4 8 8 13 18 21 85
7   Penske Motorsports, Inc. Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 30 15 45
8   B-K Motorsport Lola B07/46
Lola B08/86
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4 6
 
3
 
3
 
3
 
13
 
2
 
4
 
 
6
40
9   Horag Lista Racing Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 18 18
10   Van der Steur Racing Radical SR9 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 3 3

GT1 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1   Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6.R Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8 30 20 20 20 20 20 25 20 20 30 25 250
2   Bell Motorsports Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 23 21 13 13 70

GT2 standingsEdit

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1   Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
30
 
16
 
16
 
20
 
 
20
 
16
 
21
 
13
 
20
 
26
 
13
211
2   Tafel Racing Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0 L V8 20 20 20 13 10 20 18 10 6 23 25 195
3   Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0 L V8 23 8 6 4 13 8 13 20 13 30 21 159
4   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsport Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
13
 
8
 
 
16
 
10
 
25
 
16
 
18
106
5   Flying Lizard Motorsports 44 Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
26
 
4
 
4
 
8
 
 
9
 
4
 
10
 
16
 
11
92
6   Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Élan) 5.0 L V8 6 10 8 4 8 1 15 52
7   VICI Racing Porsche 997 GT3-RSR Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
16
 
3
 
2
 
 
2
 
8
 
11
42
8   JMB Racing Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0 L V8 18 9 27
9   Drayson-Barwell Aston Martin DBRS9
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
 
1
 
3
 
12
 
8
24
10=   Corsa Motorsports Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0 L V8 10 10 3 23
10=   Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe Dodge 8.3 L V10 18 1 4 23
12   Black Swan Racing Ford GT-R Mk.VII Ford 5.0 L V8 3 6 7 16
13   LG Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette C6 Chevrolet 6.3 L V8 3 1 6 10
14   Robertson Racing Ford GT-R Mk.VII Ford 5.0 L V8 3 3

Drivers championshipEdit

For races under three hours, points are awarded to the top 10 finishers in the following order:

  • 20-16-13-10-8-6-4-3-2-1

For races between four hours and eight hours, points are awarded in the following order:

  • 25-21-18-15-13-11-9-8-7-6

For races longer than eight hours, points are awarded in the following order:

  • 30-26-23-20-18-16-14-13-12-11

Cars failing to complete 70% of the winner's distance are not awarded points. Drivers failing to drive for at least 45 minutes in the race are not awarded points, with the exception of the Long Beach round where drivers need only 30 minutes minimum.

LMP1 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1=   Marco Werner   Audi Sport North America 26 20 20 20 20 20 25 20 23 25 219
1=   Lucas Luhr   Audi Sport North America 26 20 20 20 20 20 25 20 23 25 219
3   Emanuele Pirro   Audi Sport North America 16 16 10 13 16 21 16 30 21 159
4   Jon Field   Intersport Racing 23 10 16 16 18 20 13 116
5   Richard Berry   Intersport Racing 23 16 16 18 20 13 106
6   Rinaldo Capello   Audi Sport North America 30 13 16 16 30 105
7   Clint Field   Intersport Racing 23 10 16 16 18 20 103
8   Allan McNish   Audi Sport North America 30 30 60
9=   Nicolas Minassian   Peugeot Sport Total 20 26 46
9=   Stéphane Sarrazin   Peugeot Sport Total 20 26 46
11   Frank Biela   Audi Sport North America 16 16 10 42
12   Chris McMurry   Autocon Motorsports 18 13 10 41
13   Tom Kristensen   Audi Sport North America 30 30
14=   Bryan Willman   Autocon Motorsports 18 10 28
14=   John Faulkner   Intersport Racing 13 15 28
14=   Ryan Lewis   Intersport Racing 13 15 28
17=   Mike Rockenfeller   Audi Sport North America 26 26
17=   Christian Klien   Peugeot Sport Total 26 26
19=   Marcel Fässler   Audi Sport North America 21 21
19=   Christijan Albers   Audi Sport North America 21 21
21=   Pedro Lamy   Peugeot Sport Total 20 20
21=   Danny Watts   Team LNT 20 20
21=   Olivier Pla   Team LNT 20 20
24=   Tony Burgess   Autocon Motorsports 18 18
24=   Gunnar Jeannette   Corsa Motorsports 18 18
24=   Johnny Mowlem   Corsa Motorsports 18 18
24=   Stefan Johansson   Corsa Motorsports 18 18
28=   Gregor Fisken   Intersport Racing 15 15
28=   Jamie Campbell-Walter   Creation Autosportif 15 15
28=   Stephen Simpson   Creation Autosportif 15 15
28=   Liz Halliday   Creation Autosportif 15 15
32=   Michael Lewis   Autocon Motorsports 13 13
32=   Ryan Lewis   Intersport Racing 13 13

† - Frank Biela and Emanuele Pirro were both penalized three championship points for their entry making avoidable contact during Round 4.

LMP2 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1=   Timo Bernhard   Penske Racing 30 20 16 20 16 20 21 6 10 26 18 203
1=   Romain Dumas   Penske Racing 30 20 16 20 16 20 21 6 10 26 18 203
3=   Scott Sharp   Patrón Highcroft Racing 20 16 20 2 20 16 25 20 16 7 162
3=   David Brabham   Patrón Highcroft Racing 20 16 20 2 20 16 25 20 16 7 162
5   Patrick Long   Penske Racing 10 13 16 13 10 15 13 8 23 8 129
6   Sascha Maassen   Penske Racing 10 13 16 13 10 15 13 23 8 121
7=   Butch Leitzinger   Dyson Racing 26 2 8 10 6 6 18 3 3 20 11 113
7=   Marino Franchitti   Dyson Racing 26 2 8 10 6 6 18 3 3 20 11 113
9=   Chris Dyson   Dyson Racing 23 10 4 6 8 11 4 6 16 13 101
9=   Guy Smith   Dyson Racing 23 10 4 6 8 11 4 6 16 13 101
11   Franck Montagny   Andretti Green Racing 8 4 9 10 20 14 25 90
12=   Adrian Fernández   Lowe's Fernández Racing 4 6 8 10 13 7 16 2 13 9 88
12=   Luis Díaz   Lowe's Fernández Racing 4 6 8 10 13 7 16 2 13 9 88
14=   Gil de Ferran   de Ferran Motorsports 13 4 8 8 13 18 21 85
14=   Simon Pagenaud   de Ferran Motorsports 13 4 8 8 13 18 21 85
16=   Emmanuel Collard   Penske Racing 30 23 53
16=   Ryan Briscoe   Penske Racing
  Penske Motorsports, Inc.
8
 
 
30
 
15
53
18   Andy Lally   Dyson Racing 26 20 46
19   Hélio Castroneves   Penske Motorsports, Inc. 30 15 45
20=   Gerardo Bonilla   B-K Motorsport 6 3 3 3 13 2 4 6 40
20=   Ben Devlin   B-K Motorsport 6 3 3 3 13 2 4 6 40
22=   Tony Kanaan   Andretti Green Racing 14 25 39
22=   James Rossiter   Andretti Green Racing 9 10 20 39
24=   Bryan Herta   Andretti Green Racing 16 8 10 4 38
24=   Christian Fittipaldi   Andretti Green Racing 16 8 10 4 38
24=   Marco Andretti   Andretti Green Racing 16 8 14 38
27   Stefan Johansson   Patrón Highcroft Racing 20 20
28=   Didier Theys   Horag Lista Racing 18 18
28=   Fredy Lienhard   Horag Lista Racing 18 18
28=   Jan Lammers   Horag Lista Racing 18 18
28=   Scott Dixon   de Ferran Motorsports 18 18
32   Michel Jourdain, Jr.   Lowe's Fernández Racing 13 13
33   Raphael Matos   B-K Motorsport
  Andretti Green Racing
 
4
6
 
10
34=   Gunnar van der Steur   Van der Steur Racing 3 3
34=   Robbie Pecorari   Van der Steur Racing 3 3

† - Sascha Maassen and Patrick Long were both penalized three championship points for their entry making avoidable contact during Round 2.

GT1 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1=   Johnny O'Connell   Corvette Racing 30 16 20 20 20 20 25 20 16 30 21 238
1=   Jan Magnussen   Corvette Racing 30 16 20 20 20 20 25 20 16 30 21 238
3=   Oliver Gavin   Corvette Racing 26 20 16 16 16 16 18 16 20 26 25 215
3=   Olivier Beretta   Corvette Racing 26 20 16 16 16 16 18 16 20 26 25 215
5=   Chapman Ducote   Bell Motorsports 23 21 13 13 70
5=   Terry Borcheller   Bell Motorsports 23 21 13 13 70
7   Ron Fellows   Corvette Racing 30 30 60
8   Max Papis   Corvette Racing 26 26 52
9   Antonio García   Bell Motorsports 23 23

GT2 standingsEdit

Pos Driver Team Rd 1 Rd 2 Rd 3 Rd 4 Rd 5 Rd 6 Rd 7 Rd 8 Rd 9 Rd 10 Rd 11 Total
1=   Jörg Bergmeister   Flying Lizard Motorsports 30 2 16 20 20 13 21 13 20 26 6 187
1=   Wolf Henzler   Flying Lizard Motorsports 30 2 16 20 20 13 21 13 20 26 6 187
3=   Dominik Farnbacher   Tafel Racing 14 20 20 13 10 20 18 10 2 23 25 175
3=   Dirk Müller   Tafel Racing 14 20 20 13 10 20 18 10 2 23 25 175
5=   Johannes van Overbeek   Flying Lizard Motorsports 13 16 13 16 4 16 15 2 16 13 13 137
5=   Patrick Pilet   Flying Lizard Motorsports 13 16 13 16 4 16 15 2 16 13 13 137
7=   Mika Salo   Risi Competizione 1 2 13 8 13 20 13 30 21 121
7=   Jaime Melo   Risi Competizione 1 2 13 8 13 20 13 30 21 121
9   Dirk Werner   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsport 13 16 10 25 16 18 98
10   Seth Neiman   Flying Lizard Motorsports 44 26 4 4 8 9 4 16 11 82
11   Darren Law   Flying Lizard Motorsports 44 26 4 8 9 16 11 74
12   Jim Tafel   Tafel Racing 20 2 3 7 6 6 14 58
13   Marc Lieb   Flying Lizard Motorsports 30 26 56
14   Tommy Milner   Panoz Team PTG 6 10 8 4 8 1 15 52
15   Richard Westbrook   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsport 16 10 25 51
16   Harrison Brix   Risi Competizione
  Tafel Racing
8
 
6
 
4
 
6
 
6
 
11
 
8
 
49
17   Lonnie Pechnik   Flying Lizard Motorsports 44 4 4 10 16 11 45
18=   Bryce Miller   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsport 25 18 43
18=   Tracy Krohn   Risi Competizione 23 20 43
18=   Niclas Jönsson   Risi Competizione 23 20 43
18=   Eric van de Poele   Risi Competizione 23 20 43
18=   Pierre Kaffer   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsport
  JMB Racing
16
 
 
18
 
9
43
23   Marc Basseng   Farnbacher-Loles Motorsport
  VICI Racing
13
 
8
 
 
8
 
11
40
24   Alex Figge   Tafel Racing 2 3 7 6 6 14 38
25   Tom Sutherland   Panoz Team PTG 6 10 8 4 8 1 37
26=   Alex Davison   Flying Lizard Motorsports
  Farnbacher-Loles Motorsport
26
 
 
8
34
26=   Pierre Ehret   Tafel Racing 20 14 34
28   Rob Bell   Tafel Racing
  Risi Competizione
14
 
 
11
 
8
33
29   Patrick Friesacher   Risi Competizione 8 6 4 6 6 30
30   Ben Aucott   JMB Racing 18 9 27
31=   Paul Drayson   Drayson-Barwell 1 3 12 8 24
31=   Jonny Cocker   Drayson-Barwell 1 3 12 8 24
33=   Gunnar Jeannette   Corsa Motorsport 10 10 3 23
33=   Johnny Mowlem   Corsa Motorsport 10 10 3 23
33=   Joel Feinberg   Primetime Race Group 18 1 4 23
33=   Chris Hall   Primetime Race Group 18 1 4 23
33=   Nicky Pastorelli   VICI Racing 2 2 8 11 23
33=   Francesco Pastorelli   VICI Racing 2 2 8 11 23
39=   Allan Simonsen   Tafel Racing 20 20
39=   Craig Stanton   VICI Racing 16 3 1 20
39=   Nathan Swartzburgh   VICI Racing 16 3 1 20
42   Stéphane Daoudi   JMB Racing 18 18
43=   Uwe Alzen   VICI Racing 16 16
43=   Tim Pappas   Black Swan Racing 3 6 7 16
43=   Anthony Lazzaro   Black Swan Racing 3 6 7 16
46   Joey Hand   Panoz Team PTG 15 15
47   Richard Lietz   Flying Lizard Motorsports 13 13
48   Darren Turner   Drayson-Barwell 12 12
49=   Martin Ragginger   Flying Lizard Motorsports 10 10
49=   Lou Gigliotti   LG Motorsports 3 1 6 10
49=   Doug Peterson   LG Motorsports 3 1 6 10
52   Bryan Sellers   Panoz Team PTG 8 8
53   Andy Pilgrim   Black Swan Racing 7 7
54   Eric Curran   LG Motorsports 6 6
55=   David Robertson   Robertson Racing 3 3
55=   Andrea Robertson   Robertson Racing 3 3
55=   David Murry   Robertson Racing 3 3
58   Ruben Carrapatoso   VICI Racing 2 2

Partial season entriesEdit

  • Team Cytosport, following a partnership with Charouz Racing System and Team Jota to run in the Le Mans Series and 24 Hours of Le Mans, plans to return to the ALMS at Mid-Ohio[2]
  • Although Team ECO attempted to run their diesel-powered Radical SR10 LMP1 at Sebring, homologation problems have forced the team to delay their debut until Mid-Ohio.[3]
  • Autocon Motorsports will run a partial schedule, skipping most street circuit rounds, to concentrate on their bid for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Their car will be upgraded to full CA07 specification by Le Mans.[4]

Green ChallengeEdit

On June 24, 2008, the ALMS has announced for a new challenge called the Green Challenge. The challenge, integrated with the series races, and which will debut at this year's Petit Le Mans, and continuing with the entire full season in 2009, emphasizes on targeting the series for "green racing." The ALMS was the first motorsport racing series in North America to be recognized by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA), the United States Department of Energy and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE International) to be recognized as a "Green Racing Series", and these three will take part organizing the challenge. All the teams will be eligible for the Green Challenge. The point system will be the same as the regular ALMS scoring system, but teams start out with the most possible points a team in the ALMS have during the season, and the points are deducted based on the performance of the vehicle. The lowest points at the end of the season would be the Green Challenge season champion.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grand Prix of Houston cancelled for 2008". AmericanLeMans.com. 3 March 2008. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-03-03.
  2. ^ "Team Cytosport announces 2008 plans". Planet Le Mans. 24 January 2008. Archived from the original on 30 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  3. ^ "Team ECO Racing withdraws from Sebring". Planet Le Mans. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.
  4. ^ "Sebring 12 Hours – Thursday Morning". dailysportscar. 13 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-16.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "ALMS Official Website: Green Challenge Rules and Regulations Set". ALMS. 24 June 2008. Archived from the original on 22 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-06-25.

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