Follow along as the Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan BMW M3 GT’s take a lap around the ALMS Baltimore Sports Car Challenge. The temporary street course is 2 miles long and has 12 turns. It looks pretty challenging with the concrete walls, technical turns and bumps from manhole covers, concrete slabs and train tracks.
The American Le Mans Series is doing a ALMS 101 series of videos so that fans can get familiar with how they work. In this video they break down the 5 different racing classes and how to tell them apart visually.
The Drive Channel released another video of what I call Motorsport Music. There’s no commentary, it’s just the natural sounds of racing. It starts in the morning with the teams and crews preparing for the start of the race and then goes to various parts along the track to watch the cars go by. There’s even a few shots of the famed Corkscrew. It makes for great background music while you work.
The American Le Mans Series released this video to promote the second round of the 2012 championship at Laguna Seca that took place this past weekend. They interview several of the drivers about Laguna Seca’s signature corner, the corkscrew. The left-right chicane drops 60 feet and is arguably the most difficult corner in all of road racing. It’s said to have been formed when the track was being built completely by accident. The story goes that the bulldozers were carving out the track when it came time for lunch. The bulldozer operator simply drove straight down the hill in the most direct path back to his lunch and the corkscrew was born.