American Le Mans Series What a Finish... Again! Dyson Racing Wins at Road America

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    0.083-second margin was closest in ALMS history


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    Guy Smith and Dyson Racing were on the other end this time around at Road America. A year after missing victory by 0.112 seconds, Smith delivered victory for Dyson Racing on Saturday in the closest finish in the history of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón ”“ 0.083 seconds.

    Despite starting next-to-last on the grid, Smith and Chris Dyson won the four-hour Road America Road Race Showcase in an epic finish. Muscle Milk Pickett Racing’s Lucas Luhr appeared to have the race won by passing Smith in the final corner, but Smith and the No. 16 Lola-Mazda won a drag race up the hill and to the checkered flag.

    More details to come”¦

    Road America Road Race Showcase
    Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wis.
    Saturday’s results

    1. (35) Chris Dyson, Pleasant Valley, NY; Guy Smith, Beverley, UK; Lola B12/60 Mazda (1, P1), 101.
    2. (1) Klaus Graf, Germany; Lucas Luhr, Germany; HPD ARX-03a Honda (2, P1), 101.
    3. (2) Tony Burgess, Canada; Michael Marsal, Bedford, NY; Eric Lux, Jacksonville, FL; Lola B11/66 Mazda (3, P1), 101.
    4. (3) David Heinemeier Hansson, Chicago, IL; Martin Plowman, Indianapolis, IN; Morgan/Nissan (4, P2), 101.
    5. (7) Tom Kimber-Smith, England; Jon Bennett, Fort Mill, SC; Alex Popow, Lecheria, VE; Oreca FLM09 (5, PC), 100.
    6. (34) Jon Bennett, Fort Mill, SC; Colin Braun, Ovalo, TX; Oreca FLM09 (6, PC), 100.
    7. (6) James French, Sheboygan, WI; Kyle Marcelli, Barrie, ON; Chapman Ducote, Miami, FL; Oreca FLM09 (7, PC), 100.
    8. (8) Bruno Junqueira; Roberto Gonzalez, Mexico City, Mex; Oreca FLM09 (8, PC), 100.
    9. (9) Joe Foster, Lawrenceville, GA; Patrick Dempsey, Malibu, CA; Ben Devlin, England; Lola B12/87-Judd BMW V8 (9, P2), 99.
    10. (12) Duncan Ende, Los Angeles; Henri Richard, Los Altos Hills, CA; Oreca FLM09 (10, PC), 99.
    11. (4) Scott Tucker, Leawood, KS; Christophe Bouchut, France; HPD ARX-03b Honda (11, P2), 99.
    12. (5) Luis Diaz, Mexico; Scott Tucker, Leawood, KS; HPD ARX-03b (12, P2), 98.
    13. (16) Bill Auberlen, Hermosa Beach, CA; Jorg Muller, Germany; BMW E92 M3 (1, GT), 97.
    14. (14) Jorg Bergmeister; Patrick Long, Oak Park, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (2, GT), 97.
    15. (18) Johannes van Overbeek, San Francisco, CA; Scott Sharp, Jupiter, FL; Ferrari F458 Italia (3, GT), 97.
    16. (15) Oliver Gavin; Tom Milner, Leesburg, VA; Corvette C6-ZR1 (4, GT), 97.
    17. (11) Antonio Downs, Minneapolis, MN; Matt Downs, North Mankato, MN; Lucas Downs, North Mankoto, MN; Oreca FLM09 (5, PC), 97.
    18. (22) Sascha Maassen, Aachen, DE; Bryce Miller, Hoboken, NJ; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (6, GT), 97.
    19. (17) Antonio Garcia, Barcelona, ES; Jan Magnussen, Roskilde, DK; Corvette C6-ZR1 (7, GT), 97.
    20. (21) Townsend Bell, Santa Monica, CA; Bill Sweedler, Westport, CT; Lotus Evora/Cosworth (8, GT), 97.
    21. (13) Marco Holzer, Austria; Seth Neiman, Burlingame, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (9, GT), 96.
    22. (23) Dominik Farnbacher, Germany; Kuno Wittmer, Montreal, ON; SRT Viper GTSR (10, GT), 96.
    23. (19) Dirk Mueller; Jonathon Summerton; BMW E92 M3 (11, GT), 95.
    24. (25) Guy Cosmo, Long Island, NY; Ed Brown, Las Vegas, NV; Anthony Lazzaro, Acworth, GA; Ferrari F458 Italia (12, GT), 95.
    25. (26) Cooper MacNeil, Hinsdale, IL; Jeroen Bleekemolen, Netherlands; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (1, GTC), 93.
    26. (31) Chris Cumming, Vancouver, BC; Martin Ragginger, Austria; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (2, GTC), 93.
    27. (27) Damien Faulkner, Mouille, IE; Peter Lesaffre, Rye, NH; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (3, GTC), 93.
    28. (32) Michael Avenatti, Lagunna Beach, CA; Bob Faieta, Tujunga, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (4, GTC), 93.
    29. (33) Alex Welch, Englewood, CA; Rene Villeneuve, Woodland Hills; James Sofronas, Newport Beach, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (5, GTC), 93.
    30. (28) Patrick Huisman, Hengelo, NL; Brian Wong, Newport Beach, CA; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (6, GTC), 91.
    31. (20) Wolf Henzler; Bryan Sellers, Centerville, OH; Porsche 911 GT3 RSR (13, GT), 75.
    32. (29) Angel Andres Benitez, Jr, Valencia, VE; Angel Raphael Benitez, Sr, Valencia, VE; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (7, GTC), 71.
    33. (30) Spencer Pumpelly, Atlanta, GA; Emilio Di Guida, Venezuela; Porsche 911 GT3 Cup (8, GTC), 69.
    34. (24) Marc Goosens, Belgium; Tommy Kendall, New Smyrna Beach, FL; SRT Viper GTSR (14, GT), 45.
    35. (10) Rudy Junco Jr., Monterrey; Marino Franchitti, Scotland; Oreca FLM09 (15, PC), 23, Accident.



    Source:
    ALMS


    Races:
    Road America Road Race Showcase




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