Lamb Finds Success At Mazda Raceway May 17, 2009 - ATLANTA, GA - Pulling double driving duty at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California this past weekend, Todd Lamb of Atlanta, GA had a very successful weekend in two distinctly different series...
Lamb Finds Success At Mazda Raceway
May 17, 2009 - ATLANTA, GA - Pulling double driving duty at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in California this past weekend, Todd Lamb of Atlanta, GA had a very successful weekend in two distinctly different series during the Verizon Festival of Speed. In the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup series, Lamb qualified on the pole and won Round Two, and in the Koni Sports Car Challenge Lamb and co-driver Glenn Bocchino finished second in GS competition.
Driving for Atlanta Motorsports Group in the MX-5 Cup series, Lamb overcame mechanical issues during testing to set the fastest times in both the final practice and qualifying in the AMG #84 Luna-C/Traqmate Mazda. Lamb led 22 of the 24 race laps on the way to his first SCCA Pro Racing victory in just his second MX-5 Cup start. Lamb joined AMG after missing the first race of the series, but plans to run the remainder of the events to contend for the championship at the end of the season.MX-5
"What an amazing weekend for AMG! Win, most laps led, and pole - we maximized our points on the weekend and it doesn't get better than that. I have to thank Jason and everyone at AMG for getting this deal together at the last minute, and Brad Rampelberg for keeping things organized while I was jumping between cars. We've got a great setup heading into New Jersey in a few weeks," said Lamb.
Continuing their run with Kinetic Motorsports in the Koni Sports Car Challenge, Lamb and Bocchino started 8th in the 2 1/2 hour race in the GS #32 Cybernation/Cobalt Friction BMW M3. Bocchino ran a very solid first stint, always in the top ten, pitting for fuel, tires, and a driver change during the second caution. Lamb took over and made his way to the front of the field to lead a race high of 26 laps, while being pressured for the lead by several cars. On the final restart with 11 laps remaining, Lamb lost the lead after contact from another car, and had to settle for second at the finish. Still, it was enough to give Lamb his best finish in Koni competition.
Todd Lamb: "After the MX-5 Cup race I had a lot of confidence for a good Koni finish, but the series is very tough and you have to put together a perfect race. The Kinetic crew called a fantastic strategy and the pit stop was flawless. Glenn ran clean during his stint and kept us in touch with the lead pack, and from there I just put my head down and turned fast laps without making mistakes. I didn't really want to see that last caution, as we had built up a nice lead and had plenty of fuel to get to the end. All in all, a great way to finish up the weekend with second!"
The Koni race will be broadcast on SPEED Saturday, May 23rd at noon eastern time.
Lamb and Bocchino will compete in the next round of the Koni Sports Car Challenge this weekend at Lime Rock Park in CT. Lamb will compete in rounds 3 & 4 of the Playboy Mazda MX-5 Cup series at New Jersey Motorsports Park on June 12-14.