Lime Rock: SAMAX Motorsport race report

SAMAX Motorsport had a short track day at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., as both team cars made an early exit from the May 29 Rolex Sports Car Series race on the 1.53-mile road course. Mark Greenberg of Boston was at the wheel of the No....

SAMAX Motorsport had a short track day at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn., as both team cars made an early exit from the May 29 Rolex Sports Car Series race on the 1.53-mile road course.

Mark Greenberg of Boston was at the wheel of the No. 17 SAMAX Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car when it tangled with another car 10 minutes into the two-hour 45-minute race. The contact snapped the car's left-front suspension, forcing it out of the race. Greenberg's co-driver, Ryan Hunter-Reay of Boca Raton, Fla., did not drive.

Greg Wilkins of Toronto moved up one position in the No. 71 SAMAX/ Doncaster Racing Porsche, from 13th to 12th, before he was zapped out of the race at the 13-minute mark. He swerved to avoid a spinning car in front of him, but tapped the Porsche's right front, damaging the radiator and suspension. His son Mark Wilkins didn't drive.

Mark Wilkins was disappointed with the result, but he was encouraged by the team's progress in developing the car.

"The crew did a great job on the setup of the car in the warmup this morning. The car was really good -- the best the car has been all year -- so that was a positive," he said.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Ryan Hunter-Reay , Mark Greenberg , Greg Wilkins , Mark Wilkins