Mid-Ohio: BAM! Saturday report

25s ... BAM! (British American Motorsport) will start 12th on the GT grid for Sunday's American Le Mans Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Peter Baron qualified the No. 43 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in one minute 25.710 seconds on...

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BAM! (British American Motorsport) will start 12th on the GT grid for Sunday's American Le Mans Series race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. Peter Baron qualified the No. 43 YES Network Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in one minute 25.710 seconds on the 2.25-mile road course. He and Leo Hindery, Jr. will share driving duty in the two-hour 45-minute race. Baron is now the co-owner of BAM!, so he has driven in only one race in eight months.

"I'm still rusty, but things were a lot better today than they were yesterday," he said. "If we could have posted this time yesterday and then built off that, we would be in the hunt. We have a setup that should be pretty comfortable on the tires, so we should have good tire wear. If we are able to run 25s [1:25 lap times] tomorrow for a stint, that should be a respectable time."

FANatic Forum

Leo Hindery, Jr. participated in the ALMS FANatic Forum at Mid-Ohio on Saturday, an open discussion with racers and fans. Champion Audi driver JJ Lehto and Intersport driver Clint Field were also on the panel, as were Porsche Motorsport North America president Uwe Brettel and ALMS CEO Scott Atherton. Hindery was impressed with the fans who attended.

"I thought the fan forum was spectacular because of the quality of the questions and the diversity of the fans, who came from all over the country for this race," he said. "It shows what you can do if you put a good race on a nice track with great cars and drivers. The questions were as entertaining and fun and informed as any I've ever encountered. It was a privilege to sit up there with JJ and Clint and listen to Uwe Brettel, who had a lot to say about the class I'm most interested in, which is GT. I was humbled by the quality of the questions and the fans and how far they'd come to see this race."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Leo Hindery , Peter Baron , Clint Field , JJ Lehto