Starting with 2014, GRAND-AM and ALMS are going to merge as a single series which will consist of probably 12 races, starting with the Rolex 24 at Daytona. The racing community was mostly happy with this decision, with Ford Racing director Jamie Allison saying that this is an “epic moment for sports car racing in America”, while Don Panoz (ALMS founder) declared that this merger will “strengthen professional sports car racing beyond what either of our organizations could have achieved separately."
Before the scheduled merger, both sanctioning bodies are going to operate their own separate schedules in 2013. The post-merger branding is still in the works, as well as the technical rules and the competitive class structure.
Additional information about this important merge can be found in the following press release.