LIME ROCK, Conn., July 3 - Jon Field qualified fourth for Monday's New England Grand Prix American Le Mans Series (ALMS) race during qualifications Saturday at Lime Rock Park. The driver and team owner from Dublin, Ohio will share the Intersport Racing Lola B160 Judd #37 with Duncan Dayton of North Salem, N.Y.
Field's best lap around the 1.54-mile road course, good for both fourth overall and in the P1 class, was run at 49.413 seconds for an average speed of 112.197 mph. James Weaver won the pole with a 47.962-second lap, or 115.592 mph.
"We're right where we thought we'd be," said Dayton. "The car is pretty good; hopefully we'll be able to have a good run on Monday."
Clint Field qualified third in the P2 class and tenth overall in the 27-car field with a 53.267-second lap, or 104.079 mph. He and Mike Durand are representing the Intersport team in that division here with the team's Lola B3K/40 Judd #30.
Dayton participated in a Fan Forum at the track Saturday at lunch time. On Sunday afternoon he's scheduled to be the subject of a special feature being produced by the SPEED TV crew.
Monday's two-hour-and-45-minute race will be televised live at 3 p.m. ET on SPEED. Because of local ordinances, races cannot be held at Lime Rock Park on Sundays,