ALMS and GRAND-AM to merge

- September 2nd, 2012

After 13 seasons of bitter rivalry the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-Am Series will merge after the 2013 season according to a report on SPEED.com.
Citing multiple sources the internet arm of SPEED-TV said that an agreement to merge North America’s two premier sports car racing sanctioning bodies will be announced as soon as Wednesday of this week.
While neither side would comment on the report, speculation is that the new series will keep most of the existing classes from both series.
In recent years manufacturer support for the top LMP1 and LMP2 classes in the ALMS has fallen off with Audi, Porsche and Accura all pulling their factory teams out of the super sports car category.
ALMS is owned by former Mosport owner Don Panoz, and GRAND-AM is controlled by NASCAR’s France family.

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