Gleason's race is live on NBC Sunday afternoon BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 15 - Power, or the lack thereof, is on the minds of most Americans and Canadians thanks to yesterday's massive blackout. Chris Gleason is thinking about power...
Gleason's race is live on NBC Sunday afternoon
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario, Canada, Aug. 15 - Power, or the lack thereof, is on the minds of most Americans and Canadians thanks to yesterday's massive blackout.
Chris Gleason is thinking about power too - horsepower.
The popular American Le Mans Series (ALMS) driver from Johnstown, Pa., will compete in the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport on Sunday at Mosport International Raceway here. The two-hour and 45-minute race will be broadcast live on NBC from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Gleason and his teammate, Marc Bunting of Monkton, Md., will again share the bright blue #68 Racers Group Porsche 911 GT3 RS this weekend. They are sponsored by Gleason Financial, Monster Cable, mail2web.com, Carlsen Porsche, Adobe Road Winery and Rennlist.com.
Four classes of cars compete at the same time in ALMS races, and Gleason and Bunting are in the most competitive class. If one more GT car had entered, a full half of the 34 cars in the event would have been in the GT class.
To get the weekend off to a good start, the team tested on the 2.459-mile road course Friday. The Ferrari of Ralf Kelleners and Anthony Lazzaro topped the class in Friday's practice session, while Gleason and Bunting were 11th in that first session. A Ferrari being driven by two Indy car drivers--Stephan Gregoire and Eliseo Salazar--was tenth, only one-tenth of a second faster than Gleason and Bunting's Porsche.
More practice sessions will be held on Saturday before the GT and GTS classes qualify together at 2:35 p.m.
The race itself starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
For more information see www.americanlemans.com, www.gleasonagency.com and www.theracersgroup.com.