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OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

If anything, this year’s Mobil 1-sponsored Sebring 12-Hour, the season opener for the American Le Mans Series’ last season, was predictable. At least when it came to the overall victory.

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

The recent Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series event at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, was exciting with Jon Fogarty and Alex Gurney taking their first Grand-Am victory in more than a year with their Gainsco Corvette Daytona Prototype

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

The line between entertainment and sport in today’s world of professional motorsport is a blurry one. It is, though, one — blurry or not — that has been perfected by NASCAR, the same NASCAR that owns the Grand American Road Racing Ass’n

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

While Washington lawmakers may have trouble with the compromises needed to create the “grand deals” so far not found in Congress these days, those on both sides of the Grand-Am-American Le Mans Series merger appear to have made great strides in defining the rules that will shape the combined championship in 2014

OURSLER: Highs, Lows In ALMS Finale

Bill Oursler

Was it a good year? To answer that question for the American Le Mans Series, it depends on how you define success. Clearly this past weekend’s season ending Petit Le Mans 1,000-mile show at Road Atlanta was representative of the 2012 campaign in terms of highs and lows experienced by the sanctioning body on the track.

OURSLER: Economaki Was The Best

Bill Oursler

He was the best investigative reporter there was, regardless of the “beat”covered.

Merger Nears For ALMS & Grand-Am

Merger Nears For ALMS & Grand-Am

The landscape of sports car racing appears to be on the verge of a major change with reports saying that the NASCAR-owned Grand American Rolex tour and the American Le Mans Series will merge into a single championship in 2014 after the current television contracts conclude at the end of 2013

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

It’s all about setting goals and success. That’s the simple part. What’s much harder is trying to fathom what the real goals are, as opposed to what people say they are.

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

Hype. It is a fundamental marketing tool; the lifeblood as it were of success for everything from entertainment to selling dishwashers and automobiles. This past Friday the Grand-Am’s Rolex Sports Car Series made its long-awaited and much-anticipated Indianapolis Motor Speedway debut as part of NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 weekend.

OURSLER: The Rambling Road

Bill Oursler

On Friday, the Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series will stage the first ever sports car race on the grounds of Indianapolis Motor Speedway as part of NASCAR’s traditional Brickyard weekend.

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