Dyson Score 1-2 at Mid-Ohio

The Dyson Racing Lolas of Butch Leitzinger and James Weaver, and Chris Dyson and Andy Wallace took a 1-2 finish at the American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio

Dyson Score 1-2 at Mid-Ohio

As other teams struggled, the Dyson Lolas were near flawless all day, the pair of Lolas finishing a lap ahead of the Audi of Emanuele Pirro and Frank Biela, while the winner of the last two ALMS races, the JJ Lehto and Marco Werner Audi pairing, finished down the order in 18th after getting caught up in an incident early in the race and making repairs.

However, it had been the fourth-placed Zytek of Hayanari Shimoda and Tom Chilton that the Lolas spent most of the day racing against, who had started the race from pole position and set the fastest lap of the race. A spin onto the grass and into the wall in the closing minutes cost them a place on the podium.

The P2 class was won by the Jamie Bach and Guy Cosmo Courage Mazda despite going off course in the closing laps. They had been trailing Jeff Bucknum and Chris McMurry in another Courage until Bucknum was disqualified for exceeding the maximum time allowed per driver.

GT1 saw Johnny O'Connell and Ron Fellows take the win in their Chevrolet Corvette C6-R after their teammates Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta, who had crossed the line ahead of them, were assessed a 20 second penalty for a violation at their final pit stop, the factory Corvettes scoring a 1-2 finish in their class.

Finally, the GT2 class saw Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas take the win in their Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, less than a lap ahead of Patrick Long and Jorg Bergmeister in another 911 GT3 RSR.

Result of American Le Mans at Mid-Ohio:

Pos Drivers Make Class Laps 1. Leitzinger/Weaver Lola EX257 AER P1 117 2. Dyson/Wallace Lola EX257 AER P1 117 3. Pirro/Biela Audi R8 P1 116 4. Shimoda/Chilton Zytek 04S P1 113 5. O'Connell/Fellows Corvette C6-R GT1 112 6. Gavin/Beretta Corvette C6-R GT1 112 7. Mowlem/Borcheller Saleen S7R GT1 112 8. Dalziel/Figge Corvette C5-R GT1 110 9. Bernhard/Dumas Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 109 10. De Simone/Bertolini Maserati MC12 GT1 109 11. Long/Bergmeister Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 109 12. Jackson/Sudgen Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 107 13. Liddell/Franchitti Panoz Esperante eGTLM GT2 106 14. Burgess/Rockenfeller Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 105 15. Bach/Cosmo Courage Mazda P2 105 16. Pechnik/Neiman Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 105 17. Van Overbeek/Fogarty Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 97 18. Lehto/Werner Audi R8 P1 96 19. Rugulo/Weickardt/Belloc Dodge Viper GT1 96 20. Field/Field Lola B05/40/AER P2 85 21. Sellers/Maxwell Panoz Esperante eGTLM GT2 85 22. Baas/Pobst Porsche 911 GT3 RSR GT2 14 23. Bucknum/McMurry Courage C-65 P2 0 

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