Miami: Intersport Racing fixes car for race start

Intersport team makes miraculous repair to crashed prototype MIAMI (September 27, 2003) -- With a helping hand from another team and some mechanical ingenuity, the Intersport team has miraculously effected repairs on the ...

Intersport team makes miraculous repair to crashed prototype

MIAMI (September 27, 2003) -- With a helping hand from another team and some mechanical ingenuity, the Intersport team has miraculously effected repairs on the #37 Lola EX257-MG that was heavily damaged in a crash during Friday's American Le Mans Series qualifying session for today's Grand Prix Americas. The car will race in the event on the Miami Downtown Street Circuit.

#37 Intersport Racing Lola EX257/AER: Jon Field, Duncan Dayton, was heavily damaged in a crash.
Photo by ALMS/Rick Dole.
Drivers Jon Field and Duncan Dayton are in a tight battle for the LMP 675 class driving championship in the ALMS and their participation in today's race is vital to their cause.

The team was able to reassemble most of the car overnight but had a serious problem with the car's radiator system due to a shortage of parts. Using ingenuity, team members fabricated some carbon fiber pieces for the radiator assembly from the team's pitboard sign. Then, they were able to fit and install a radiator that was loaned to them by JML Team Panoz.

"We really appreciate what the Panoz guys did to help us," said Clint Field, team manager for Intersport and driver of the team's #30 entry.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Duncan Dayton , Jon Field