Orbit, Intersport crash at Sears Point, no injuries

SONOMA, Calif. (July 26, 2003) -- A heavy crash between two cars ended Saturday afternoon's practice for the American Le Mans Series Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway. Neither driver was injured. The crash...

SONOMA, Calif. (July 26, 2003) -- A heavy crash between two cars ended Saturday afternoon's practice for the American Le Mans Series Infineon Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway. Neither driver was injured.

The crash involved the #43 Orbit Racing Porsche 911 GT3 RS driven by Leo Hindery and the #37 Intersport Lola EX257-MG driven by Duncan Dayton. Hindery spun the Porsche between turns two and three and came to a stop facing oncoming traffic. Dayton, closely following another car, made heavy contact with Hindery's stopped car, causing heavy damage to the right-front corner of the Dayton car and ripping off some of the car's bodywork.

The Orbit machine suffered right-front body and suspension damage as well, but Hindery was able to drive the car back to the pit area.

"I feel bad," said Hindery. "It was my fault that I spun, and then I was sitting on the track in a terrible position. I thought my world was coming to an end for a moment there. It was a hard hit. My back is a little sore and the car is torn up, but we can fix it. I feel bad for Jon Field (owner of the car Dayton was driving) and those guys. I hope they can fix their car, too."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Duncan Dayton , Jon Field , Leo Hindery