WASHINGTON, D.C., JULY 21– Thetford / Norcold / Goodyear teammates Chris Dyson and James Weaver finished seventh in today`s two-hour, forty-five minute American Le Mans Series Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington.
In sweltering conditions, the team`s #16 R&S-Lincoln suffered from a persistent misfire throughout the race around the 1.66 mile temporary street circuit.
James Weaver qualified eighth, and Dyson started the race. The American rookie held his position for the race1s first hour, before handing handing off to his English teammate. Weaver moved up to 7th when one of the Cadillac Le Mans Prototypes retired. Dyson drove the last fifty minutes of the event.
“Seventh was the best we could have done today,” Weaver remarked after the race. “We were struggling all weekend with misfires, and the best we reckoned we would be on pace would be eighth.”
“It is frustrating not being able to fight,” Chris Dyson said. “But our guys worked hard all weekend chasing down problems with the car, and in the end seventh was about what we expected. It was great to do my first street race. I learned a lot, and it was a good experience.”
The next race on the Dyson team`s schedule takes place on another temporary street course, at Trois-Rivieres, on August 1-3.