Wins at Mosport help Kristensen, Fellows extend leads in American Le Mans Series championship standings. BRASELTON, Ga. (August 22, 2002) ^Ã– Wins in their respective classes in the most recent American Le Mans Series race at Mosport...
Wins at Mosport help Kristensen, Fellows extend leads in American Le Mans Series championship standings.
BRASELTON, Ga. (August 22, 2002) ^Ö Wins in their respective classes in the most recent American Le Mans Series race at Mosport International Raceway have allowed drivers Tom Kristensen and Ron Fellows to extend the leads that they hold in the series driver championship standings.
Kristensen, from Denmark, teamed with Rinaldo Capello of Italy to win the mail2web.com Grand Prix of Mosport in an Audi R8 Prototype. It was the third win in the last four American Le Mans Series races for the two.
Fellows, from Canada, and co-driver Johnny O^ÒConnell of Flowery Branch, Ga., drove a Chevrolet Corvette C5-R to victory in the GTS class in the race at Mosport. The win was the fifth of 2002 in seven races for the duo.
Three races remain in the 10-race 2002 season. Kristensen, who earned a bonus point in the Mosport event for driving the most laps in the car, leads the LMP 900 (Prototype) standings with 165 points, while Capello is second with 162. Johnny Herbert of England, driver of the Champion Audi, is in third place with 142 points.
Fellows, who has earned six bonus points for winning pole positions this season, leads the GTS standings with 183, while O^ÒConnell is second with 174. Andy Pilgrim of Aventura, Fla., who also drives a Corvette, is third with 160.
In the GT class, Sascha Maassen has a one-point lead over Alex Job Racing teammate Lucas Luhr, 163-162. Timo Bernhard, who also drives a Porsche 911 GT3 RS for the Job team, is third with 139 points. All three drivers are from Germany.
Jon Field of Dublin, Ohio, who has earned five bonus points for winning poles, leads the LMP 675 class for smaller Prototypes with 148 points. Field drives the Intersport Lola EX257-AER MG. Ben Devlin of England, a two-time race winner this season in the Archangel Motorsports Lola B2K40-Millington, is second with 136. Jeff Bucknum of Lake Havasu City, Az., is third with 117. Bucknum has three wins this season in the Team Bucknum Racing Pilbeam MP84-Nissan, including the last two in a row.
In races for the Auto Manufacturer championships, Audi leads the LMP 900 class, while Lola is ahead in the LMP 675 class. Chevrolet and Porsche have comfortable leads in the GTS and GT classes, respectively.
The next race for the American Le Mans Series will be the Monterey Sports Car Championships at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, Calif., on Sunday, Sept. 22. The series will then move to the streets of Miami for the Grand Prix Americas on Saturday, Oct. 5. Both races will be timed events of two hours and 45 minutes.
The season will conclude with Audi presents Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on Saturday, Oct. 12. The season finale will go for 1,000 miles or 10 hours, whichever distance is reached first.