Lime Rock: Goodyear Racing race report

Goodyear, Dyson Second at Lime Rock After Winning Pole LIME ROCK, Conn. (July 6, 2004) -- The Goodyear-equipped Dyson Racing entry piloted by James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger very nearly won the New England Grand Prix American Le Mans Series...

Goodyear, Dyson Second at Lime Rock After Winning Pole

LIME ROCK, Conn. (July 6, 2004) -- The Goodyear-equipped Dyson Racing entry piloted by James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger very nearly won the New England Grand Prix American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park, finishing second after a terrific, race-long battle.

The Dyson duo, driving a Lola EX257-AER/MG, finished 1.429 seconds behind the winning Audi after leading 59 laps of the two-hour, 45-minute race. Pit stops and racing luck proved to be the difference, as the final stop for the lead Dyson car had to be done under green-flag conditions and the eventual winner was able to stop during a caution period.

A second Dyson entry, driven by Chris Dyson and Andy Wallace qualified third and finished third.

Weaver and Leitzinger started on the pole for the second time this season with a qualifying lap averaging 115.592 mph around the 1.5-mile Lime Rock course. Goodyear now leads all tiremakers competing in the ALMS with two overall poles in three races this year.

Duncan Dayton and John Field also piloted a Goodyear-shod entry in the P1 class. Dayton qualified the team's Lola/Judd fourth and the pair had a good run going before a crash put them out.

Field won what was then called the LMP 675 class championship in 2002, using Goodyear tires and Chris Dyson won the same title in 2003, also on Goodyear tires.

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