In its 13th season providing world-class sports car racing throughout North America, the American Le Mans Series is based on the format and rules of the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The American Le Mans Series, like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, features multiple classes of awe-inspiring sports cars racing on the track at the same time, making for seemingly endless passing throughout the race.
Each car has two drivers (sometimes three for longer endurance races) who switch during the course of the race.
The Series competes on North America's premier road courses and the majority of the races are timed races of 2 hours, 45 minutes, with a few endurance races that include the Twelve Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans which is 10 hours or 1,000 miles.
The American Le Mans Series and Intercontinental Le Mans Cup has more participating manufacturers than F1, NASCAR and IndyCar combined. They include such prestigious and elite brands like Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, Honda, Jaguar, Lamborghini, Mazda, Nissan, Panoz, Peugeot, Porsche and Toyota.
As the world’s most consumer relevant motorsports championship, the American Le Mans Series embraces multiple alternative fuels as well as welcoming alternative power train solutions like hybrid-electric race cars, the American Le Mans Series has carved a global leadership position. It is unique in providing a platform for the world’s automobile manufacturers and energy solution providers to help develop the future of sustainable transportation using the race track to prove and develop technology.