Lime Rock: Terry Borcheller race report

Terry Borcheller came from the back of the grid to earn his second-consecutive American Le Mans Series GT1 podium finish, with a strong run at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., on July 4. Borcheller's qualifying time on the 1.54-mile road...

Terry Borcheller came from the back of the grid to earn his second-consecutive American Le Mans Series GT1 podium finish, with a strong run at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., on July 4.

Borcheller's qualifying time on the 1.54-mile road course was disallowed when his Saleen S7R failed a stall test during post-qualifying techical inspection. That didn't deter the Gainesville, Ga., driver -- he made a fast race start and quickly moved through the field, grabbing second in class just past the one-hour mark of the two-hour 45-minute race. His co-driver, Johnny Mowlem of London, England, took over at 1h29, returning to the track third in class. He held off a late-race charge to secure the final class podium position and finish fifth overall.

"It was exciting. Starting at the back made the race quite eventful but we were able to get through without any contact," Borcheller said. "With the bumps on the track, it was a bit of a handful, but the team did a great job with the pitstops and the strategy. We did it on one stop! We were being chased by the Maserati and Johnny did a phenomenal job at the end keeping them behind us, because they were coming."

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Borcheller will drive the Saleen S7R in an American Le Mans Series race at Infineon (Sears Point) Raceway in Sonoma, Calif., on July 17.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Terry Borcheller , Johnny Mowlem