DYSON RACING WRAPS UP TWO-DAY TEST AT SEBRING SEBRING, Fla. (November 13, 2002) -- The Dyson Racing Team, one of America's most successful sports car racing teams, concluded a two-day testing session at Sebring International Raceway as it...
DYSON RACING WRAPS UP TWO-DAY TEST AT SEBRING
SEBRING, Fla. (November 13, 2002) -- The Dyson Racing Team, one of America's most successful sports car racing teams, concluded a two-day testing session at Sebring International Raceway as it prepares for an assault on the 51st annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. The race will open for 2003 American Le Mans Series season Mar. 13-15.
Thetford/Norcold drivers James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger were on hand at Sebring to conduct Goodyear tire testing in the team's Lola EX257-MG Prototype race car. Both drivers reported they were pleased with the progress of the car, which the team purchased over the summer and began racing in August. The Anglo-American driving duo did a series of long and short runs during the testing session.
Chris Dyson also took some laps at the end of the second day of testing to acclimate himself to the team's new mount, which competes in the LMP 675 class in the American Le Mans Series. Weaver was the fastest qualifier in the LMP 675 class in two of the last three ALMS races of the recently-completed 2002 season, though the team is still seeking its first race win in the series.
"It was a very good test, and we covered an enormous amount," said Weaver. "You start testing and you feel like you could go on for a week on end, trying new things. Even still, I thought it was a good start. The car's coming along very nicely and Goodyear's working hard. We've learned a lot."
The team will be testing again over the winter in preparation for the Sebring race and the 2003 American Le Mans Series season. Corvette Racing, which won the GTS class championship in the ALMS in 2002, also participated in the Goodyear testing session at Sebring.