Why the Grand-Am and ALMS Merger Is Great for Sports Car Racing
- Published: Sunday, November 29 -0001 19:00
Article written by Hugo Olguin on Bleacher Report back on Sep 5 2012
It was announced that the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series and the American Le Mans Series will merge into one series in 2014.
This is a great move by both series.
Both organizations have great racing that is only going to get better with the merger. Grand-Am has the Rolex 24 at Daytona while ALMS has 12 Hours of Sebring.
What is going to benefit ALMS are the resources that Grand-Am has from being a part of NASCAR. The Rolex 24 at Daytona is growing in popularity and one reason is how NASCAR drivers come to race for the Grand-Am teams.
Details about the name of the series, rules, or even schedule are still being worked on, but the fact that the process is moving forward is huge for American sports car racing. There at least doesn't seem to be any bitterness or fighting like when IRL and ChampCar merged. Read this entire article here