Goodyear-equipped teams fast in Sports Cars competition Goodyear-equipped cars clearly had the fastest tires at the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport. Teams using Goodyear tires won the overall pole position and set a GTS class record in qualifying,...
Goodyear-equipped teams fast in Sports Cars competition
Goodyear-equipped cars clearly had the fastest tires at the Toronto Grand Prix of Mosport. Teams using Goodyear tires won the overall pole position and set a GTS class record in qualifying, then took two class victories in the race.
James Weaver, driving an LMP 675 class Lola-MG for Dyson Racing, started on the overall pole position after recording the best time in time trials.
Weaver co-drove with Butch Leitzinger in the race. The other Dyson car, piloted by Andy Wallace and Chris Dyson, started second overall. Jon Field, driving another Goodyear-shod LMP 675 car, qualified fifth on the grid.
Oliver Gavin driving, driving for Corvette Racing, destroyed the GTS class record at the 2.495-mile, 10-turn track. Gavin eclipsed the record by nearly two seconds with a lap of 1 minute, 14.417 seconds, an average of 118.957 mph. Ron Fellows qualified the other Corvette entry under the previous track record as well.
Harry Turner, General Motors' Group Manager for Road Racing, said, "We also owe a lot to the work the Goodyear people have done to improve our tire package. The tires have been quite good and we can run nearly a full driver stint with virtually no loss in performance."
In the race, Wallace and Dyson finished second overall and won the LMP 675 class. Fellows, co-driving with Johnny O'Connell, finished fourth overall and won the GTS class victory.
Goodyear drivers lead two classes in their respective championship campaigns. In the LMP 675 class, Dyson leads with 75 points, while Field and his co-driver Duncan Dayton are tied for second with 62 tallies each. The last two champions of this class have driven to their titles on Goodyear tires. Field is the defending class champ.
In the GTS class, Corvette Racing has been undefeated in ALMS competition this season and the driver standings reflect that. Fellows and O'Connell are tied for the lead with 75 points each.