APR. 16, 2005 — James Weaver set the three fastest laps of today`s qualifying session at Road Atlanta on his way to his second pole in a row at this track nestled among the hills near Atlanta, Georgia. The #16 Thetford Norcold Dsyon Racing team kept on dialing in the car all weekend to get the most out of the new Michelin tires and succeeded in setting the fastest time of the weekend to date and giving James his twelfth ALMS pole. The #20 Dyson Racing AER powered Lola was qualified fourth by Chris Dyson, less than a second behind the Weaver/Leitzinger car, capping strong showings in the practice and test sessions preceding qualifying.
Rob Dyson: “We won practice and qualifying and James of course did his usual job in qualifying: he has a special knack for pulling them out. He is also very good in making sure that whatever we did, we can translate into a race set up. We really do not change the cars for the race, we do not want to have to back up for the race, you can over adjust an automobile. But James did a terrific job and my hats off to him as always. We look forward to running the race tomorrow with two competitive cars.”
James Weaver: “This is our first time here on Michelin tires and we have been working hard all weekend to get the best out of them. We have had to make quite a few changes to the car and we still are learning. Peter Weston, our race engineer made some major changes last night and we made some more this morning after practice. But at Dyson Racing, we always qualify with our race set- up and outside of maybe one small change, we are ready for tomorrow.”
The Sportbook.com Grand Prix of Atlanta will be televised tomorrow on CBS, from 1: 00 PM 3:00 PM EDT.
|Pos||Car#||Class||Drivers||Best Time||Car Make|
|2.||1||P1||J. Lehto/M.Werner||1:11.668||Audi R8/Audi|
|7.||3||GT1||R.Fellows/J.Oconnell||1:17.034||Chevrolet Corvette C6-R|
|8.||4||GT1||O.Gavin/O.Bareta||1:17.323||Chevrolet Corvette C6-R|