Dyson Racing captures Jani-King Paul Revere 250.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (July 4, 2002) - James Weaver and Chris Dyson, driving the No. 16 Dyson Racing Ford Riley & Scott, held off the No. 27 Doran Lista Judd Dallara to win the Jani-King Paul Revere 250 Rolex Sports Car Series race at Daytona International Speedway by a margin of 4.324 seconds.
Dyson Racing with Weaver and Andy Wallace won the Paul Revere 250 in 2000 and it marked the second straight win for the team after winning at Watkins Glen in their last outing.
"You should give the colonies back now, an Englishman has won your race three times," Weaver said referring to his three Paul Revere 250 victories.
"It was an entertaining race tonight. Four guys battling it out on the last lap, that's the way it should be," said team owner Dyson. "It was very exciting. We just tried not to make mistakes and thankfully, kept the car on the road."
Rob Dyson was also thrilled for his son Chris Dyson, who notched his first win at Daytona.
"I enjoy this track," said Chris, a native of New York. "It's a good challenge. I enjoy it at night and I'm glad it stayed dried tonight. It's special to join the list of winners here as it was at Watkins Glen a few weeks ago."
Tony Stewart, driving with Elliott Forbes-Robinson in the No. 2 Home Depot Judd-powered Crawford, finished fifth overall while Jerry Nadeau, who shared driving duties with Anthony Lazzaro in the No. 8 Rand Racing Nissan Lola, came home in sixth place, but finished first in their class of SRPII.
Other class winners in the Jani-King Paul Revere 250 included Cort Wagner and Bill Auberten (GT); Doug Goad and Lou Gigliotti claimed the American GT class, while Jack Lewis and David Murry won the GTS class.
On tap at the Speedway on Friday include the Bud Pole Qualifying for the Pepsi 400 and the Inaugural STACKER2/GNC Live Well 250 NASCAR Busch Series race. Tickets are available by calling the speedway ticket office at (386) 253-7223.