The American Le Mans Series opened today. The big opener known as the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. Sports car racing, Prototypes, sunshine.

Unlike Formula 1 which had their practice sessions pushed back to race day because of very heavy rain, Sebring is boasting sun and mid-70’s on the thermometer.

Not that at we can watch. At home SPEED channel is available in lovely 16×9 HD. However, on the road and staying a bit out of the way, SPEED is not available on the TV we have. ESPN3 – NADA. The alternative is to go online but the ALMS website feed is shown as unavailable in the viewing area. (more…)

The first race of the season… OK – In reality it was the second race but does the ROLEX 24 really count?

Sure, team points and such come into play but the ROLEX 24 is such a hooplah of drivers mixed in from other series and it throws a wrench into the works for the Grand-Am regulars who open their seats for these interlopers. After all, Juan Pablo Montoya was in the seat of the Ganassi 01 Telmex BMW when it crossed for the win. The rest of the season is on the shoulders of Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas while Montoya chases the NASCAR circuit.

So – The Circuit of the Americas was the first race of 2013 that put all the season regulars on the track without distraction of visitors. It was also a big run for Grand-Am as the course in Texas is brand new with barely a scrape following the Formula 1 Grand Opening in 2012. (more…)