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MONTEREY SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS FACT SHEET
Featuring the American Le Mans Series, October 14-16

MONTEREY SPORTS CAR CHAMPIONSHIPS
FACT SHEET
OCTOBER 14-16, 2005

WHAT:  Monterey Sports Car Championships
  Featuring the American Le Mans Series
  Round 10 of 10

WHO:  Featuring the exotic American Le Mans Series “Racing Into The Darkness” with a four-hour race on Saturday, October 15 beginning at 3:15 p.m. Four classes (LMP1, LMP2, GT1 and GT2) are on the race track at once, contributing to the racing action. In addition to the LMP1 Audi prototypes, GT1 Corvettes and GT2 Porsches trying to finish off their respective championships, Porsche makes its return to Prototype Sportscar racing with an all new car fielded by Team Penske at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

  Support series action includes the Star Mazda Championship, both the SPEED World Challenge GT and Touring Championships, IMSA GT3 Cup and SCCA Mazda Miata Challenge.

WHERE:  Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
  1021 Monterey-Salinas Highway
  2.238-mile, 11-turn permanent road course.

WHEN:  October 14 through October 16

AMERICAN
LE MANS
RACE LENGTH: Four-hour time limit, 3:15 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Saturday, October 15

TELEVISION: American Le Mans Series
  SPEED Channel
  Sunday, October 16 at 1:00 p.m. EST (10:00 a.m. PST)

CONDENSED
SCHEDULE:  

Friday, October 14
Morning practice sessions for all participating series, including the American Le Mans Series at 9:50 a.m.

American Le Mans Series qualifying begins at 2:10 p.m.

Saturday, October 15
8:00a.m.  Qualifying for Star Mazda Series, Mazda Miata Challenge,  World Challenge Touring and GT, and GT3 Cup
11:40 a.m. Mazda Miata Challenge Race #1
1:10 p.m. Star Mazda Race
3:15p.m. - 7:15 p.m. American Le Mans Series Race
 (4 hours)

Sunday, October 16
10:55 a.m. SPEED World Challenge Touring Race
12:05 p.m.   GT3 Cup Challenge Race
1:50 p.m.   SPEED World Challenge GT Race
3:00 p.m.   Mazda Miata Challenge Race #2


AMERICAN LE MANS
SERIES LEADERS:  
 P1 Class
 1. Frank Biela Audi R8 163 pts.
  Emanuele Pirro Audi R8 163 pts.
 3. Chris Dyson Lola EX257 138 pts.
 5. J.J. Lehto Audi R8 135 pts.
  Marco Werner Audi R8 135 pts.

 P2 Class
 1. Clint Field Lola B05/40 122 pts.
 2. Guy Cosmo Mazda 100 pts.
  Jamie Bach Mazda 100 pts.
 3. Chris McMurray Courage C65 98 pts.
   Jeff Bucknum Courage C65 98 pts.

 GT1 Class
 1. Oliver Gavin Corvette C6-R 173 pts.
  Olivier Beretta Corvette C6-R 173 pts.
 3. Johnny O’Connell Corvette C6-R 158 pts.
  Ron Fellows Corvette C6-R 158 pts.
 5. Terry Borcheller Saleen S7R 103 pts.
  Johnny Mowlem Saleen S7R 103 pts.

 GT2 Class
 1. Patrick Long Porsche 911 156 pts.
  Jorg Bergmeister Porsche 911 156 pts.
 3. Timo Bernhard Porsche 911 134 pts.
  Romain Dumas Porsche 911 134 pts.
 5. Johannes Van Overbeek Porshce 911 101 pts.
  John Fogarty Porsche 911 101 pts.


TICKETS: Tickets and information are available by calling 1-800-327-SECA or logging on to www.laguna-seca.com or Ticketmaster.com.

Advance Ticket prices: $10 Friday, $35 Saturday, $20 Sunday, $45 Saturday/Sunday, $55 for a 3-day ticket.

All ticket prices include admission, paddock, and grandstand access.