Long Beach: Farnbacher Loles Racing race report

A great start, but disappointing finish for Werner and Henzler at Long Beach Wolf Henzler used his pole starting position to good advantage by taking the lead into turn one of the Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. It was the...

A great start, but disappointing finish for Werner and Henzler at Long Beach

Wolf Henzler used his pole starting position to good advantage by taking the lead into turn one of the Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach. It was the third straight front row starting position for the Farnbacher Loles Racing team and their second ALMS GT2 Class pole of the season. Henzler easily held the lead throughout his opening stint, and like the previous round in St. Pete, the #87 Porsche 911 GT3 RSR seemed to be in control of the race. But on lap 32, a front suspension problem appeared, necessitating an early pit stop. After quick repairs were made to the broken right suspension, Dirk Werner brought the #87 back in to the race, down five laps and in last place.

Werner gave it his all and began moving up, but time was against him, as this is the shortest race in the series. At the end, Werner was able to take the 10th and final points position as the checkered flag fell. Which was small consolation for the team after such high expectations for the race.

The next race in the American Le Mans Series is the Utah Grand Prix in Salt Lake City on May 19th.

-credit: flr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Wolf Henzler , Dirk Werner