American Le Mans Series Conquest endurance looks to bounce back at vir

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    Alton, Virginia ”“ September 12th, 2012 ”“ The Conquest Endurance team will look to turn its luck around this weekend at the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron VIR 240 after a difficult event in Baltimore where a penalty and eventually a suspension failure kept them from taking the victory after leading comfortably.* The team, and drivers Martin Plowman and David Heinemeier Hansson will make their first visit to the Virginia International Raceway this weekend as they look to capture their third win in their rookie American Le Mans series presented by Tequila Patron season.

    In what has been a season long championship battle with the Level 5 team, Conquest comes into VIR twelve points behind the leaders with two events left in the 2012 season.* Rookies Heinemeier Hansson and Plowman will both be making their debuts at the South Virginia track, but with this being the inaugural ALMS event at the circuit, they will be in a more even footing with their competitors than they have been during most of the season.

    Conquest Endurance has had an impressive rookie season with their Morgan-Nissan P2 prototype.* After a long open-wheel career, the team made its sportscar debut this year at the 12 Hours of Sebring and since then has scored two victories (Mosport and Road America), two pole positions (Mosport and Road America), four second places, and two third places, giving them a perfect podium finish record for the year.

    The activities for the VIR 240 begin Thursday with a promoter’s test where the ALMS teams will have a chance to take their first laps around the 3.27-mile circuit.* Friday starts with two practice sessions and is follow by qualifying which will take place at 3:25 pm and will be streamed live by ESPN3 and XBOX360.* The green flag for the four-hour race will drop Saturday at 2:30 pm EDT, you can watch it streaming live on ESPN3 and XBOX360 and tape delayed on ESPN 2 at 5:00pm EDT.

    For more information please visit www.conquestracing.com and www.americanlemans.com.* For the latest photos, videos and news, and up to the minute updates please follow Conquest Endurance at twitter.com/conquestracing and www.facebook.com/conquestracing.


    ABOUT CONQUEST ENDURANCE

    Conquest Endurance is the newest division of Conquest Racing, which 1991 Indy Lights champion and Indianapolis 500 veteran Eric Bachelart formed in 1997 to compete in North American major open-wheel racing. The Indianapolis-based team has competed in the IZOD IndyCar Series, Champ Car World Series, Champ Car Atlantic series and Indy Lights for the last 15 seasons, working with drivers such as Justin Wilson, Alex Tagliani, Tomas Scheckter, Bertrand Baguette, Mario Haberfeld, Felipe Giaffone, Laurent Redon, Sebastian Saavedra and others. Conquest Endurance will field an LMP2 entry in the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron, driven by Martin Plowman and David Heinemeier Hansson. Conquest Endurance is also the official North American importer and distributor of the Morgan LMP2 car.



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    Conquest Endurance


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    American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón VIR 240




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