InterSport Texas provisional qualifying

FORT WORTH, TEX. -- (September 1, 2000). The Banana Joe's Island Party InterSport Racing Judd-powered Lola B2K/10 slotted into 10th place on the provisional grid for the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Texas. The race, on the new...

FORT WORTH, TEX. -- (September 1, 2000). The Banana Joe's Island Party InterSport Racing Judd-powered Lola B2K/10 slotted into 10th place on the provisional grid for the American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Texas. The race, on the new 2.324-mile road course at the Texas Motor Speedway just north of Fort Worth, Tex., will be held Saturday evening beginning at 7 p.m. CDT.

Jon Field, Dublin, Ohio, owner/driver of InterSport Racing, will be joined by co-driver Rick Sutherland, Los Gatos, Calif., for the Texas race and for the remainder of the ALMS season.

Field comes into Texas after posting a second place finish at the season finale of the Grand American Road Racing Association series at the Six Hours at The Glen, Watkins Glen International Raceway, Watkins Glen, N.Y. It was the best finish for the team since the acquisition of the new Lola B2K/10 two months ago.

This is the first time at the Texas Motor Speedway for the InterSport team. With ambient temperatures hovering around 107 F. and track temperatures around 145 F., conditions are quite different from those at the Watkins Glen race. "We're having problems with the set-up for this race," said Field. "We can't seem to get any grip. Sure it's hot, but right now that isn't the issue."

There will be another qualifying session on Saturday to set the final grid for the race, which will be televised tape-delayed on NBS on Sunday, September 3, at 2 p.m. EDT.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Jon Field , Rick Sutherland