Bryce Miller discovered the downside of adjustable car seats when his seat didn't lock into position at the start of the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. The Summit, N.J., driver started third on the GT2 class...
Bryce Miller discovered the downside of adjustable car seats when his seat didn't lock into position at the start of the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn.
The Summit, N.J., driver started third on the GT2 class grid in the No. 87 Marquis Jet / IPC Systems Porsche 911 GT3 RSR prepared by Farnbacher Loles Racing. He lost track position at the start of the race, but recovered to fourth during his 45-minute stint, then spun as the seat slid back and he strained to reach the steering wheel. He pitted for a driver change and Porsche factory driver Wolf Henzler of Nurtingen, Germany, took the wheel for the final two hours of the race. He returned to the track eighth in class and moved up to finish fourth.
"I don't think I locked down my seat properly on the pre-grid and it moved back on its track enough to make things challenging. It is hard to be pleased with my race performance because I was struggling to reach the steering wheel. Wolf is a champion and [he] did a superb job restoring our car to a respectable position after my seating dilemma. I just can't help to wonder what the result would otherwise have been. It really is a shame and I feel bad about it," Miller said.
"I was happy to be back with Farnbacher Loles and the RSR is a pleasure. The team does its job well and certainly did the job today. I know they deserve a better result for this race, but I'm sure they will get redemption soon. Hopefully, I will still be in good graces enough to be a part of that process."