The Petit Le Mans Race at Road Atlanta, Georgia marked the final race of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS). This 10-hour, 1,000-mile race is one of the highlights of the season and has become an iconic event that will continue in the TUDOR United Sports Car Championship for the foreseeable future. Petit Le Mans, the third largest sports car race in the world, was a classic endurance race this season, leaving spectators on the edge of their seats under the highly variable weather conditions. The changing conditions combined with highly competitive teams resulted in close battles in four out of the five classes in the race, with teams racing in darkness in the final few hours of competition.
Muscle Milk Driver, Klaus Graf, talks about his team’s green technology and what Green Racing means to him. The Muscle Milk Pickett Racing won the 2013 Michelin Green X Challenge manufacturer and team championship awards after winning 8 consecutive races.
Doug Fehan is the Program Manager of Corvette Racing. Corvette Racing has won the ALMS GT Championship more often than any other team and their performance so far in 2013 is no exception. They are leading both the driver’s championship and the Green Challenge Championship. Corvette Racing was the first team to adopt E85, a renewable fuel with many favorable attributes including dramatically lowering oil use and CO2 emissions. The Chevrolet Corvette is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2013.
Ed Triolo is the Vice President of Integrated Marketing Communications for the American Le Mans Series. Ed was a part of the team that decided to adopt the Green Racing protocols in 2008. In this interview, he explains why ALMS supports Green Racing and how that message has affected the series from a marketing and communications perspective.
About Michelin Motorsports: Dedicated to the improvement of sustainable mobility, Michelin is the title sponsor of the MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge, a groundbreaking environmental competition at every American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race. MICHELIN® GREEN X® Challenge calls on all ALMS Prototypes and GT entries in the field to maximize their performance on the track and accelerate the development of new technologies and energies through motorsports competition. Michelin recognizes the cleanest, fastest, most efficient cars at each ALMS race. Michelin and its technical partner teams have taken the overall victory in all ALMS events the 2013 season and have captured the P2 and GT class wins at each venue.
The Green Racing team caught up with Silvia Mammone, Michelin Motorsports & Sponsorship Manager, and John Love, Founder and President of EMC Strategic Communications, at the Grand Prix of Baltimore to find out more about what Green Racing means to them.
|Sun Aug 11|
ALMS Race, Road America
|Sat Aug 31|
ALMS Race, Grand Prix of Baltimore Circuit
|Sat Sep 21|
ALMS Race, Circuit of The Americas
|Sat Oct 05|
ALMS Race, Virginia International Raceway
|Mon Oct 21|
ALMS Race, Road Atlanta