London, UK – July 21, 2013 – Mike Conway secures a podium finish in his American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón debut at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in Ontario, Canada.
Conway, who is replacing the injured Ryan Briscoe, was not going to make lack of track time and experience slow him down. Driving the No. 552 Siemens/Alpina Watches/Ohiya Casino Resort HPD ARX-03b car for Level 5 Motorsports, Conway posted the fastest lap in the P2 class in the weekend’s first official practice session on Saturday morning. The 29-year-old Englishman then went on to capture the pole for his class with a fast time of 1:08.875 seconds on the 2.459-mile road course.
At the drop of the green flag today, Conway dominated the P2 field, leading the majority of the race and battling with Extreme Speed’s Guy Cosmo. With less than an hour to go, Conway came in for his scheduled stop and relinquished the wheel to team boss Scott Tucker, who unfortunately was unable to maintain the lead towards the latter stages of the race and eventually settled for third in their class.
Conway, who is represented by MB Partners, is no stranger to sports car racing. He competes full time in the World Endurance Championship for Delta-ADR, where he picked up a podium finish in the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. He also participates in select IZOD IndyCar Series races where he earned two podium finishes including a win at Detroit earlier this season.