In the video below, American Le Mans Series drivers look ahead to next weekend's race on the streets. Only one driver pairing in the last four seasons managed back-to-back class wins in the ALMS event on the streets of Southern California city – Jorg Bergmeister and Patrick Long for Flying Lizard Motorsports and Porsche in 2009 and 2010. In addition, Corvette Racing's Olivier Beretta and Oliver Gavin took GT1 victories in 2007 and 2009.
The only other competitors to win more than once at Long Beach are David Brabham (2008 LMP2 and 2010 overall) and Simon Pagenaud (2009 and 2010 overall). There are 12 previous Long Beach class winners entered for next week's race. In contrast 17 drivers will make their first Long Beach start in the series next weekend.
The race will be telecast in its entirety on the Web at ESPN3.com starting at 7:15 p.m. ET. ESPN2 will then provide television coverage from 5 to 7 p.m. ET on Sunday, April 17.