BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, AUG. 15 — Over the past seven years, the Thetford / Norcold Dyson Racing team has enjoyed a stellar track record at Mosport International Raceway, collecting three overall victories while finishing on the podium five times. Looking to add to this success, for this weekend`s American Le Mans Series mail2web.com Grand Prix of Mosport, Dyson drivers James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger will be piloting the team`s brand-new MG-Lola EX257 prototype.
The team gave the AER MG-powered car a shakedown run on Tuesday, completing nearly 60 trouble-free laps around the 2.459 mile road course. Weaver and Leitzinger were both on hand, and Weaver was enthused with the car`s progress.
“The car has huge potential,” the English star pronounced. “We are working to get a good setup for the weekend and trying to get used to the car. Goodyear is ready to do a great job and the Lola boys have been helping us along. We were able to log some data and the car was responsive to changes, so it was a good test.”
Mosport remains a Dyson team favorite, and the drivers relish the track`s challenging and sweeping corners. “It is a classic high speed circuit, definitely one of my favorites,” said Weaver, a two-time winner here.
The Dyson team is now working hard to prepare the car for tomorrow`s practice and Qualifying sessions. Everyone is looking forward to the weekend.
Sunday`s two-hour, forty-five minute race will be televised on NBC from 2 PM- 4 PM.