(June 30, 2004) – Team ADT Champion Racing will face its
toughest track on the nine race, American Le Mans Series schedule.
The New England Grand Prix, July 2-5, will be run on the historic
and scenic Lime Rock Park located in the rolling hills of Lakeville,
CT. This weekend will bring many firsts for the team as neither the
team, nor the drivers and not even the Audi R8 “prototype” race car
has seen this 1.54-mile circuit.
The American Le Mans Series will be racing for
the first time at historic Lime Rock Park, considered to be one of
the classic North American road racing venues. The race will be the
50th event to be held for the ALMS since the formation of the series
in 1999. Because of local ordinances, racing cannot be held at
Lime Rock Park on Sundays, so the ALMS race will be held on the
observed holiday of Independence Day, Monday, July 5. The track
will be the site of a holiday celebration, including a car show, on
Sunday, July 4, the actual Independence Day.
The Lime Rock Park
track is 1.54 miles long, the smallest circuit that the ALMS will
visit in the 2004 season. "This will be such a different race for
us," said Brad Kettler, Technical Director for Champion Racing.
“We’ve had very little time to prepare since our race last weekend
and everything about this track will be different for us. I know my
team will rally and we’ll be at our best come Friday afternoon.”
The New England Grand Prix will be Round Three
of the 2004 season for the ALMS and will include a two-hour,
45-minute timed event on Monday, July 5, starting at 3 p.m. (EDT).
The race will be televised live by SPEED Channel in North
America and MotorsTV in Europe and will be broadcast live by the
American Le Mans Series Radio Web online at www.americanlemans.com.
Ticket information for the Lime Rock event is available online at
www.americanlemans.com or by calling 1-800-RACE-LRP.