Fourth place Petit finish secures championship
Victory takes Flying Lizard Motorsports to GTC team title in final ALMS race
A night of celebration for the teams, manufacturers and the drivers who leave Petit Le Mans with the final championships in the American Le Mans Series.
Petit Le Mans Powered by Mazda gets the green flag at 11:30am ET on Saturday, October 19th.
MacNeil and Bleekemolen lead the Drivers' Championship with 131 points
Bleekemolen turned a lap of 1:52.610 (104.538 mph) over the 3.27-mile, 17-turn undulating road course.
Alex Job sat down with Endurance-Info's Laurent Mercier for an insight into the team's present and future in the newly merged championship for 2014 - the Tudor United SportsCar Championship.
The No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche will start from the second row for the inaugural American Le Mans Series race at the Circuit of the America's.
Cooper MacNeil: "My favorite part of the circuit would be the high speed esses, because of how fun they are to drive through fast."
Jeroen Bleekemolen: "We finished second, but we gained in the points."
Cooper MacNeil: "Jeroen [Bleekemolen] put in a great qualifying lap to put the WeatherTech Porsche on the pole,"
This seventh round of the 2013 American Le Mans Series season will be run on a 2.02 mile, twelve turn temporary circuit through the Inner Harbor neighborhood.
Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup takes points lead in GTC; Paul Miller Racing, CORE autosport and Team Falken Tire all finish on lead lap.
"Cooper and Jeroen did a great job coping with the changing track conditions to deliver a hard fought second place finish" - Alex Job
Front tire leak hampers speed.
Following their win two weeks ago in Canada, Jeroen Bleekemolen (Monte Carlo) and Cooper MacNeil (Hinsdale, Ill) are tied for first place in GTC driver points with 77.
Nelson Canache Jr. and Spencer Pumpelly share the driver championship points lead.
The team was able to get a 911 body from Porsche to rebuild the black and white racer.
No. 22 WeatherTech Porsche were classified in fifth place in the Northeast Grand Prix GTC cass
Bleekemolen put in a time of 55.317 that was good enough for second on the GTC grid.
Cooper MacNeil and Jeroen Bleekemolen ready to resume ALMS in WeatherTech Porsche.
The power unit featured in the new Porsche 911 GT3 Cup is largely identical to the production engine of the 911 GT3 RS with the same output of 450 bhp and the same maximum engine speed of 8,500 rpm.
Coming off of a 4th finish at Long Beach, the duo of Cooper MacNeil and Jeroen Bleekmolen are looking to get back to the top of the GTC standings.
The ALMS GTC category is specific to one of the most popular factory produced racing cars in the world, the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
The Sebring winner joins regulars MacNeil and Bleekemolen in the GTC Porsche.