Racing to Field One Car at ALMS Season Finale
will field only one car for the ALMS finale at Laguna Seca on
October 21st following the crash of the #20 car at Petit
Dyson and James Weaver will drive together in
the #16 Thetford/Norcold AER-powered Lola for the four hour
has created difficulties in fielding two cars for the Laguna
race," said Chris Dyson. "When we analyzed
the time frame to get parts from England, repair the car and
travel from one coast to another, we realized that the logistics
were working against us.
is the last race of the season and with championship points at
stake, the team decided it was better to focus our resources on the one car."
paired with Weaver in the 2002 Rolex Series' Daytona Finale, where they scored their
fourth overall win of that season together. "I look forward to getting back in a car with James,"
stated Dyson. "We've had some fantastic races together as teammates in the past, and the car
should be mega around Laguna."
has been building on the
momentum of speed and reliability since mid-season at Salt Lake
City with four podiums in the last five races.
At Mosport, Dyson and Guy Smith finished second with Smith closing to within 2.7 seconds of the wining Audi and setting the
fastest race lap. At the
preceding race at Road America, Butch Leitzinger and Weaver finished
Leitzinger bringing the car home just .713 seconds behind the two
Audis. That was the closest finish for an ALMS race at Road America.
weekend, James set the fastest lap at the Petit Le Mans," noted
team has put their all into getting the cars to this point. They
had done an incredible job this season. We're going
to end things on a high note."
Last year at
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Dyson finished third, securing second
in the American Le Mans Series championship.