Series unveils 2004 calendar

The American Le Mans Series has released its 2004 calendar, which features a new event at historic Lime Rock Park and returns to Portland International Raceway and Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course

Series unveils 2004 calendar

The ALMS will hold its first-ever event in the Northeastern United States with an Independence Day weekend event at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Connecticut.

"When you think of classic road racing venues in North America, Lime Rock Park certainly belongs on that list," said Scott Atherton, president and CEO of the American Le Mans Series. "Many of our fans have asked us when we would race at Lime Rock, and we're very now happy to be working with Skip Barber and his staff to bring the American Le Mans Series there next year.

The series will also return to Portland for the first time in two years, as well as race at Mid-Ohio, which was dropped from this year's schedule.

"We are delighted to be returning to Portland and Mid-Ohio," said Atherton. "Those events allow us to reach two important market areas of the country that are also home to two of the best road racing facilities in North America and some great fans of sports car racing."

The series will open its season with America's oldest sports car race, the Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 20, and will finish at Laguna Seca, whose event had been moved back to October.

Sebring International Raceway, Twelve Hours of Sebring
Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Lime Rock Park
Infineon Raceway
Portland International Raceway
Mosport International Raceway
Road America
Road Atlanta, Petit Le Mans
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

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