Encouraged With Their First Outing, LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com Look Ahead To Round 2 In St. Petersburg Sebring, Florida- With the waving of the green flag for today's 56th running of the American Le Mans Series 56th Mobil 1 12 Hours of...
Encouraged With Their First Outing, LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com Look Ahead To Round 2 In St. Petersburg
Sebring, Florida- With the waving of the green flag for today's 56th running of the American Le Mans Series 56th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring presented by Florida Fresh, the No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com / Riley C6 Corvette made history. The LG Motorsports C6 became the first ever Chevrolet Corvette to compete in the highly competitive GT2 class of.
The early laps proved the LG Motorsports team and engineers from Riley Technologies have created a fast and smooth race car. It was only nearing the half way point of the 12 hour event, after a stellar early performance, the LS3 engine showed signs of overheating and the decision was made to pull the car behind pit wall.
"It was a spiraling effect," commented LG Motorsports team owner Lou Gigliotti. "It got hot, then it spiraled and got a little hotter. We had some dirt in the radiator which didn't help."
"Endurance racing is just that," continued Gigliotti, "it finds the weak link in everything. The car is going back to Riley and they will fix the issues. We have some three hour events coming up and I am looking forward to them. I know we will do well."
"The cars is awesome," commented driver Doug Peterson. "There are some things we need to do.We struggled a bit today, it's a big learning curve for the team. I really think the Riley built car will be very competitive in a couple of races."
The team will now prepare for the next round of the American Lemans Series at the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg April 4-5. For the second year in a row, the American Le Mans Series will hit the streets of St. Petersburg in the first of four races on a temporary street circuit along the Tampa Bay waterfront. Coverage will be live April fifth at 1:30PM EDT on ABC