Miami: Porsche qualifying report

MIAMI -- September 27 -- Despite an irregularity the size of a parking lot speed bump on the tight Miami street circuit, the ...

MIAMI -- September 27 -- Despite an irregularity the size of a parking lot speed bump on the tight Miami street circuit, the #23 Alex Job Racing mail2web McKenna Porsche 911 GT3 RS of Sascha Maassen/Lucas Luhr grabbed the pole just ahead of their teammates f or today's American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of the Americas.

The two hour, 45-minute event, to be carried live on Speed TV at 4:00 PM today, will be a fender-to-fender battle on the narrow 1.22-mile course through downtown Miami.

Second was the #24 Alex Job Porsche of Jorg Bergmeister/Timo Bernhard, which turned a lap about three-tenths of a second slower than the other team car before it broke a drive shaft before the end of the session. Third was the White Lightning/Petersen Mot orsports Porsche of Johnny Mowlem/Craig Stanton.

The top three GT qualifiers are the only GT competitors to win ALMS GT races this year, with Maassen/Luhr victorious at Sebring, Sears Point, Trois Rivieres and Laguna Seca; Bergmeister/Bernhard winning at Road Atlanta and Mosport; and Mowlem/Stanton victo rious at Road America.

Marc Lieb, the Porsche factory driver who has joined Orbit Racing for selected events this year including a podium finish at Le Mans, is back in the YES Network Porsche with Deerfield Beach, FL.'s Peter Baron and will start fourth on the grid.

The Miami Grand Prix of Americas will be broadcast live on Speed TV starting at 4:00 PM Eastern Daylight time today, Saturday, September 27 - a three-hour show.  The entire 2-hour, 45-minute event will be broadcast live online on the American Le Mans Radio
 Web, which can be accessed on the Web at www.americanlemans.com.  Live timing and scoring for the race are also available at www.americanlemans.com on Saturday.

The official Porsche media web site - www.press.porsche.com - will have racing results and photos for the Miami event for the Porsches entered. Use the word "carrera" for both user name and password, then choose "motorsports news" to find the results. The same information is posted for consumers on Porsche's main site www.porsche.com/motorsport (click on Porsche Motorsports North America and "race reports").

The official race notes and results for all the classes at the Miami event can be found on the official site for the American Le Mans Series www.americanlemans.com.

Other Web sites that follow the American Le Mans Series include Daily Sports Car (www.dailysportscar.com), The Race Site (www.theracesite.com), the Speed Channel site (www.speedTV.com), Motorsport.com (www.motorsport.com) , AutoSport magazine's site (www.a utosport.com), AutoRacingDaily.com (www.autoracingdaily.com), Motorsport-news.com (www.motorsport-news.com), Crash.net (www.crash.net), racinglines.com (www.racinglines.com), EnduranceSportsCar.com (www.endurancesportscar.com), pitstop.com www.pitstop.co m); and Speed Arena (www.speedarena.com).

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Series ALMS
Drivers Sascha Maassen , Lucas Luhr , Peter Baron , Jörg Bergmeister , Johnny Mowlem , Marc Lieb , Craig Stanton , Alex Job
Teams Alex Job Racing