Road America: Goodyear Racing race report

Goodyear equipped cars fastest at Road America The 4.048-mile, high-speed road course at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. offered further proof that the fastest cars in this series all race on Goodyear tires. Goodyear-shod cars performed at...

Goodyear equipped cars fastest at Road America

The 4.048-mile, high-speed road course at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisc. offered further proof that the fastest cars in this series all race on Goodyear tires.

Goodyear-shod cars performed at a record pace in qualifying, setting a track record in the GTS class. An LMP 675 class car using Goodyears qualified second overall, ahead of virtually every one of the more powerful LMP 900-class entrants.

Corvette Racing driver Ron Fellows set the GTS class record.

The LMP 675 car that started second was the Dyson Racing car driven by James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger. The Goodyear-shod LMP 675 car driven by Jon Field and Duncan Dayton qualified fourth overall and a second Dyson car with Chris Dyson and Andy Wallace behind the wheel started fifth overall.

Ron Fellows, driver of the Corvette Racing car that set a track record, credited the team's engineers, then praised his car's tires. "A lot of it is the new tire package from Goodyear," Fellows noted.

In the race, the Goodyear-equipped cars continued to show their torrid pace. The Dyson car piloted by Andy Wallace and Chris Dyson started the race at the rear of the field because of a mechanical problem, then roared through the field to finish second overall and first in the LMP 675 class.

The Corvette Fellows co-drove with Johnny O'Connell finished second in the GTS class. The finish means at least one Corvette has finished on the GTS podium in every race since the Corvette program began competing in the ALMS in 2000. Goodyear has been the exclusive tire provider for Corvette since the inception of the program.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Andy Wallace , Duncan Dayton , Butch Leitzinger , James Weaver , Ron Fellows , Johnny O'Connell , Jon Field , Chris Dyson
Teams Corvette Racing , Dyson Racing