Washington D.C. -- The American Le Mans Series will go to Washington DC this weekend to make history as the first Motorsports event to be held on the streets of our nation's capital in over 80 years. The circuit in Washington has been set up in a parking area along side Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium (RFK). This temporary circuit consists of seven turns and measures 1.7 miles (2.736 kilometers) in length. Spectators can expect a unique show with all of the grandstands allowing a view of almost the entire length of the track.
High Profile Event "If a racing series has ever had a breakout race, this could be it for the American Le Mans Series," said Scott Atherton, President and COO of the Panoz Motor Sports Group, which operates the series. "For a number of reasons, this event in Washington, D.C., is one of the most important in the brief history of our series."
The event has taken on a festival atmosphere, and the racing is only part of it. In addition to the American Le Mans Series, which will run a two-hour, 45-minute race on Sunday, July 21, as the featured event of the weekend, three other racing series will hold races over the course of the weekend as well.
In addition, a dozen stars of movies, television, fashion and music will compete in a special celebrity race, bringing a Hollywood feel to the event,