St. Pete: LG Motorsports preview

No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com C6 Corvette Ready For Taking It To The Streets In St. Pete With the season's first race behind them, the No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com / Riley C6 Corvette team heads to the streets of ...

No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com C6 Corvette Ready For Taking It To The Streets In St. Pete

With the season's first race behind them, the No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com / Riley C6 Corvette team heads to the streets of St. Petersburg for round two of the 2008 American Lemans Series, the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg, April 4-5. Given their history on this track, the team is confidently sensing a competitive edge.

Immediately following the Sebring race, the C6 Corvette spent time in the wind tunnel and at the Riley Technologies shop, tweaking the new car for the demanding street courses and shorter race lengths. The No. 28 LG Pro Long Tube Header / 3 Dimensional.com Corvette will be running Cobalt brakes at St. Pete and will continue developing a competitive GT2 tire with their partners at Kumho.

Armed with valuable data collected during the team's debut at last month's running of the 56th Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, LG Motorsports hopes to combine driver knowledge and previous success on the St. Pete street circuit as they continue development of the all new Riley Corvette C6 GT 2 car.

"I am really looking forward to St. Pete," said LG Motorsports team owner and multi-time SPEED World Challenge Champion, Lou Gigliotti. "I have had good runs here in the past, taking the pole and sharing the podium. Our guys are prepared and hungry to show what we know about the challenge of a street fight."

"I think the car will be much better prepared for this race," added co-driver, Doug Peterson, acknowledging a few glitches with the car's first outing. "It was a thrash to get ready for the season opener, so this time I think we'll have more time to concentrate on the actual racing. I'm sure things will run much smoother from here on out. I am looking forward to the St. Pete and Long Beach street races and the rest of the season participating in the ALMS."

This will be the second appearance of the American Le Mans Series on the streets of St. Petersburg and the first of three races on a temporary street circuits.

Coverage of the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg will be live April 5th at 1:30PM EDT on ABC.

-credit: lgm

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Series ALMS
Drivers Lou Gigliotti , Doug Peterson
Teams LG Motorsports