The seventh round of the American Le Mans Series; the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT took place this weekend. Corvette Racing was among the lucky teams after taking home a 1-2 class finish in the main race despite a crash which halted the race 13 minutes after the start. This resulted in officials shortening the race by one hour, making it the shortest race in ALMS history. A video from the crash is included in this post.
The multi-car crash did not stop Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr from scooping their second consecutive American Le Mans Series championship which was presented by Tequila Patrón P1. This is also their sixth consecutive victory for the 2013 season. The champions both led four times for 17 of the 41 laps in the No. 6 Muscle Milk Pickett Racing HPD ARX-03c. Second place in this P1 class went to Chris Dyson and Guy Smith in their Lola B12/60.
In the P2 class, the team of Scott Tucker, Guy Cosmo and Marino Franchitti came home victorious in their No. 552 Siemens/Alpina Watches/Ohiya Casino Resort HPD ARX-03b. It was the GT class where Corvette Racing shined with a 1-2 finish in the No.3 and 4 cars. Jan Magnussen moved from a third to first to take the GT lead shortly after the final restart, and held off teammate Tommy Milner by .457 seconds.
The GTC class win went to Seth Neiman and Dion von Moltke in the No. 44 PR Newswire/eSilicon Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. They were followed closely by Jeroen Bleekemolen who was only 0.843 seconds behind in the No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche started by Cooper MacNeil.
The next ALMS race will be at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas on Saturday, September 21.