Laguna Seca: Dyson Racing Friday test notes

Dyson Teammates 3rd and 5th in Opening Practice for Laguna Seca ALMS Race MONTEREY, CA, SEPTEMBER 5-- Thetford / Norcold Dyson Racing's James Weaver set the third-fastest overall practice time for the Fry's Electronics Monterey Sportscar ...

Dyson Teammates 3rd and 5th in Opening Practice for Laguna Seca ALMS Race

MONTEREY, CA, SEPTEMBER 5-- Thetford / Norcold Dyson Racing's James Weaver set the third-fastest overall practice time for the Fry's Electronics Monterey Sportscar Championships, heading the LMP675 division for lighter, less powerful prototypes in his #16 MG-Lola EX257. Andy Wallace was less than half a second behind in the sister #20 Dyson machine, fifth overall on the timesheets.

Practice consisted of an hour and a half of refinining setups and tire testing in preparation for Sunday's two-hour, forty-five minute American Le Mans Series event.

Weaver was pleased with the team's progress. "I think we made some pretty decent gains today," he said. "We played around with the setup a bit and the car just got better and better. I'm hoping that some of these changes we're making overnight will get us closer to the Audis." Weaver remains confident that the #16 Lola that he shares with Butch Leitzinger can challenge the Audi R8 brigade.

Wallace split time with Laguna debutant Chris Dyson throughout the session. The Le Mans winner and multiple Laguna Seca polesitter is upbeat about the team's chances this weekend. "We're making some fairly sizeable changes to the car tonight. The engine's running really well and I'm sure we'll be more competitive tomorrow."

Saturday's action consists of two hour-long practice sessions and Qualifying. Live timing and scoring, as well as a live radio broadacast, is available www.americanlemans.com.

Sunday's event will be televised live on NBC Sports at 4 PM EDT.

-www.dysonracing.com

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Series ALMS
Drivers Andy Wallace , Butch Leitzinger , James Weaver , Chris Dyson
Teams Dyson Racing