MCMURRY PREPS FOR ESTORIL ELMS
And tests Bentley Continental GT3

SUCCESSFUL SEASON |
Ends on a Winning Note

FINAL PWC RACE FOR 2014 |
Stellar Drives by Guy and Butch

FIRST BENTLEY NORTH AMERICAN WIN! |
Guy First, Butch Third at Miller

ONTO MILLER MOTORSPORTS PARK |
Season-Ending PWC Race

MOWLEM TO JOIN MCMURRY |
At Paul Ricard ELMS

TRACK RECORD FOR SMITH |
Award for Leitzinger

SOLID SONOMA FIRST RACE |
Pole For Race Two

GUY SMITH AND SECOND BENTLEY |
Debut at Sonoma Raceway

COMPETITIVE SECOND RACE |
At Mid-Ohio Pirelli World Challenge


   
MID-OHIO
Mid-Ohio Qualifying Report

LEXINGTON, OH July 18, 2008 – On a track that rewards a smooth rhythm, Dyson Racing has done well at Mid-Ohio. The team has finished off the class podium only twice since 2000, including finishing first and second in 2005. In this afternoon’s qualifying for Saturday’s American Le Mans race at Mid-Ohio, the two Dyson Racing Porsche RS Spyders qualified seventh and eighth in class, with Chris Dyson qualifying his #16 Thetford/Norcold entry ahead of Butch Leitzinger in the #20 car.

“The car could have used a little more sharpness on entry for qualifying, but overall, it is a very stable car that I can track anywhere on the course,” said Dyson after qualifying. “This is a track that keeps you busy, and consistency trumps outright speed during the race as you work you way through the constant traffic.”

“You never have a moment to rest here,” Leitzinger concurred as he explains a lap of Mid-Ohio. “You arrive at turn one, breathe the throttle, exit on the curbing, up the next straight, braking at the last marker, into the Keyhole, down into third gear, braking almost to the apex and holding the inside curbing. Down the next straight you have to be careful at the kink in the rise since sometimes the slower cars don’t leave you a lane on the inside. You brake for the fourth turn at the second to the last marker down to fourth gear - on the gas for a moment before braking for the left hander. Down to third gear over the crest, the car gets a little bit loose on the exit, down the hill, still in third gear, braking, the car gets loose there as well, over the curb, than up the hill, carry fourth gear all the way up, just to the rev limiter, and turning over the ski jump, and up into Thunder Valley. A lift of the throttle, turn in over the curb at turn eleven, come into the Carousel, brake, the car floats a bit over the hill, down to third, bring it back to the curb, follow the curb around and you are back on the front straight. \\\"Mid-Ohio is a fan\\\\\\\'s dream. The viewing is second-to-none. There are some wonderful places to watch from and there really isn\\\\\\\'t a bad seat in the house.”

The Acura Sports Car Challenge presented by XM Satellite Radio is scheduled for 2:10 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 19. NBC Sports will televise the race from noon to 2:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 20. XM Satellite Radio will air the race from 5 to 8 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 20. There will be live timing and scoring on americanlemans.com.

Pos Car# Class Drivers Time Car Make
1. 66 P2 de Ferran/Pagenaud 1:07.969 Acura ARX
2. 9 P2 Brabham/Sharp 1:08.193 Acura ARX
3. 7 P2 Dumas/Bernhard 1:08.238 Porsche RS Spyder
4. 4 P2 Matos/Montagny 1:08.320 Acura ARX
5. 2 P1 Luhr/Werner 1:08.357 Audi R10
6. 15 P2 Fernandez/Diaz 1:08.507 Acura ARX
7. 1 P1 Capello/Pirro 1:08.960 Audi R10
8. 6 P2 Maassen/Long 1:09.614 Porsche RS Spyder
9. 16 P2 Dyson/Smith 1:09.912 Porsche RS Spyder
10. 20 P2 Leitzinger/Smith 1:10.029 Porsche RS Spyder


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