2008 American Le Mans Series season

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2008 American Le Mans Series season
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The 2008 American Le Mans Series season was the tenth season for the IMSA 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.

Schedule[edit]

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 results[edit]

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

Teams championships[edit]

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 standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 United States 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 United States 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 France Peugeot Sport Total Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Peugeot HDi 5.5 L Turbo V12 (Diesel) 20 26 46
4 United States 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 United Kingdom Team LNT Ginetta-Zytek 07S Zytek 4.5 L V8 20 20
6 United States Corsa Motorsports Zytek 07S Zytek 2ZG408 4.0 L V8
Zytek 4.5 L V8
 
18
18
7 United Kingdom Creation Autosportif Creation CA07 AIM (Judd) YS5.5 5.5 L V10 15 15

LMP2 standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 United States 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 United States Patrón Highcroft Racing Acura ARX-01B Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8 20 16 20 2 20 16 25 20 16 7 162
3 United States 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 United States 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 Mexico 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 United States de Ferran Motorsports Acura ARX-01B Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8 13 4 8 8 13 18 21 85
7 United States Penske Motorsports, Inc. Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 30 15 45
8 United States 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 Switzerland Horag Lista Racing Porsche RS Spyder Evo Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8 18 18
10 United States Van der Steur Racing Radical SR9 AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4 3 3

GT1 standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 United States 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 United States Bell Motorsports Aston Martin DBR9 Aston Martin 6.0 L V12 23 21 13 13 70

GT2 standings[edit]

Pos Team Chassis Engine Rd1 Rd2 Rd3 Rd4 Rd5 Rd6 Rd7 Rd8 Rd9 Rd10 Rd11 Total
1 United States 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 United States Tafel Racing Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0 L V8 20 20 20 13 10 20 18 10 6 23 25 195
3 United States Risi Competizione Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0 L V8 23 8 6 4 13 8 13 20 13 30 21 159
4 United States 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 United States 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 United States Panoz Team PTG Panoz Esperante GT-LM Ford (Élan) 5.0 L V8 6 10 8 4 8 1 15 52
7 Germany 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 Monaco JMB Racing Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0 L V8 18 9 27
9 United Kingdom 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= United States Corsa Motorsports Ferrari F430GT Ferrari 4.0 L V8 10 10 3 23
10= United States Primetime Race Group Dodge Viper Comp. Coupe Dodge 8.3 L V10 18 1 4 23
12 United States Black Swan Racing Ford GT-R Mk.VII Ford 5.0 L V8 3 6 7 16
13 United States LG Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette C6 Chevrolet 6.3 L V8 3 1 6 10
14 United States Robertson Racing Ford GT-R Mk.VII Ford 5.0 L V8 3 3

Drivers championship[edit]

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 standings[edit]

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

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

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= United States Johnny O'Connell United States Corvette Racing 30 16 20 20 20 20 25 20 16 30 21 238
1= Denmark Jan Magnussen United States Corvette Racing 30 16 20 20 20 20 25 20 16 30 21 238
3= United Kingdom Oliver Gavin United States Corvette Racing 26 20 16 16 16 16 18 16 20 26 25 215
3= Monaco Olivier Beretta United States Corvette Racing 26 20 16 16 16 16 18 16 20 26 25 215
5= United States Chapman Ducote United States Bell Motorsports 23 21 13 13 70
5= United States Terry Borcheller United States Bell Motorsports 23 21 13 13 70
7 Canada Ron Fellows United States Corvette Racing 30 30 60
8 Italy Max Papis United States Corvette Racing 26 26 52
9 Spain Antonio García United States Bell Motorsports 23 23

GT2 standings[edit]

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

Partial season entries[edit]

  • 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 Challenge[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Prix of Houston cancelled for 2008". AmericanLeMans.com. 3 March 2008. 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. 
  5. ^ "ALMS Official Website: Green Challenge Rules and Regulations Set". ALMS. 24 June 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 

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