POUGHKEEPSIE, NY September 17, 2013 — It will be a full weekend for the Dyson Racing group with participation in both the American Le Mans Series race and the FIA World Endurance Championship race this weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Tony Burgess and Chris McMurry return to the #16 Dyson Racing Lola Mazda for the ALMS race Saturday afternoon and Chris Dyson rejoins Greaves Motorsport in their #41 P2 entry for the 6 Hour FIA World Endurance Championship race on Sunday.
This will be the third of four races this year for Tony Burgess and Chris McMurry in the #16 Dyson Racing entry. On July 21st at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, they finished second in P1 and three weeks later, the driving duo took home second overall at Road America. After this weekend’s race at COTA, they will join Chris Dyson at the season-ending 1000 mile Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda.
Dyson Racing’s last race at Baltimore on Labor Day weekend saw Chris Dyson and Guy Smith finish a strong second, less than four seconds behind the leader. “We are bringing good momentum into this weekend’s international sports car double header. This is a fantastic facility with a really challenging collection of corners,” said Dyson. “The layout is very technical and it is important to get the setup right because there are a lot of transitional sections, corners into corners and other intricacies. It is an F1 track and extremely smooth, so the grip level is really temperature-dependent.”
This will be the third race for Chris Dyson with Greaves Motorsport, having driven their P2 entry at the first two races of the WEC season: the 6 Hours of Silverstone on April 14th and the 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on May 4th earlier this year. Co-driving with Chris will be Christian Zugel and Tom-Kimber-Smith.
“It will be good to be back with Greaves Motorsport,” stated Dyson. “It is definitely a family team and coming from one myself, it is great to be in a close knit atmosphere. I enjoy working with Tim and Jacob Greaves. They are a strong team that knows what it takes, having won the P2 class in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans and the 2011 P2 Le Mans Series championship. I am thrilled to be back driving with Tom (Kimber-Smith). We had a great run together at Silverstone and he has become a good friend this year. I have traveled a lot with Christian, and we have always talked about doing something together and it is nice to finally have it come together. He is coming off a good run in Brazil three weeks ago. Both the Dyson and Greaves’ teams have good momentum going into this weekend. Here’s to it all coming together for Tony Burgess and Chris McMurry on Saturday and for us on Sunday.”