</pre> WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. â€“ (August 27, 2000). Jon Field, Dublin, Ohio, and Oliver Gavin, Northampton, England, drove the Banana Joe's Island Party InterSport Racing Judd-powered Lola B2K/10 to a second place finish at the Bosch...
</pre> WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – (August 27, 2000). Jon Field, Dublin, Ohio, and Oliver Gavin, Northampton, England, drove the Banana Joe's Island Party InterSport Racing Judd-powered Lola B2K/10 to a second place finish at the Bosch Summerfest Six Hours at The Glen Grand Am Weekend on Sunday. It was the highest finish of the season for the InterSport team.
It was a superb driving exhibition by both Field and Gavin who, once they took the lead at the two hour mark remained in contention for the win until a faulty seat belt caused two unplanned pit stops in the fifth hour. Gavin was in the car at the time and he pulled to within 16 seconds of the Dyson Racing Ford Riley & Scott driven by Andy Wallace before a full course caution with minutes to go in the race killed any chance of victory.
"It (a podium finish) was a long time coming and I feel great", said an exuberant Field, who is also the owner of InterSport. "We had a great car and I thank all of my guys for giving us such a great car." Martin Dixon, Team Manager, echoed Field, "It was great, I can’t say anything else. It was just great."
Field, who finished 10th in points in the Grand American Road Racing Championship Sports Racer category, turned the fastest lap of the weekend during a practice session when he ran a 123.589 mph lap around the 3.4 mile road circuit at the Watkins Glen International Raceway. Gavin had the fastest race lap at 123.347 mph.
Paul Butler, Corporate Race Director said, "It wasn’t another day at the office for Dyson (team owner of the Grand Am championship team). They know there’s a new guy in town and we’ve set up office down the hall; we’ll be banging on their door again very soon."
InterSport will compete in the American Le Mans Series for the remainder of the season. The next race is at the Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, September 3.