Miami: Goodyear Racing race report

Goodyear-equipped drivers clinch one ALMS class title, lead in another after Miami race. MIAMI, Fla (Oct. 1, 2003) -- Two drivers on a Goodyear-equipped team clinched a co-championship and three others are close in another class...

Goodyear-equipped drivers clinch one ALMS class title, lead in another after Miami race.

MIAMI, Fla (Oct. 1, 2003) -- Two drivers on a Goodyear-equipped team clinched a co-championship and three others are close in another class as the series heads into the final race of the season in mid-October.

Ron Fellows, the 2002 GTS champ, and his Corvette Racing teammate Johnny O'Connell clinched the 2003 co-championship when they finished fourth in class in the Grand Prix of the Americas.

Chris Dyson leads the LMP 675 driving battle with Duncan Dayton and Jon Field tied for second. All three drive Goodyear-shod cars. Dyson and co-driver Andy Wallace won the class in Miami and Field and Dayton teamed to take fourth in class.

Goodyear has already clinched the LMP 675 Tire Manufacturer championship.

Goodyear drivers have won the last two LMP 675 driving titles. Field is the defending class champion.

The Miami race was a battle of attrition as a bumpy racetrack gave the field of finely tuned sports cars and their drivers plenty of trouble. Still, the reliability of Goodyear racing tires was increasingly obvious during the 2 hour, 45 minute race.

Dyson and co-driver Andy Wallace won their class for the fourth time this season and finished sixth overall. James Weaver and Butch Leitzinger teamed to finish second in the class and eighth overall. Field and Dayton, driving a borrowed car, took fourth place in class.

Fellows and O'Connell led the GTS class until damage from a crash slowed their Corvette.

-goodyear-

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Series ALMS
Drivers Andy Wallace , Butch Leitzinger , James Weaver , Ron Fellows , Johnny O'Connell , Jon Field , Chris Dyson
Teams Corvette Racing