Road America: Miracle Motorsports race report

James, Gue Win LMP2 Class For Miracle Motorsports Ian James and James Gue won the LMP2 class in the Miracle Motorsports Courage C65-AER, helping clinch the LMP2 class team title and putting a stamp of approval on team owner John Macaluso's ...

James, Gue Win LMP2 Class For Miracle Motorsports

Ian James and James Gue won the LMP2 class in the Miracle Motorsports Courage C65-AER, helping clinch the LMP2 class team title and putting a stamp of approval on team owner John Macaluso's decision to buy the French-built car last weekend.

James, who has led the class point standings since winning the season-opening Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, and second-place Gue put more distance on their championship challengers with the victory. Clint Field and Robin Liddell, who had won three consecutive races, were running second when the Intersport Racing Lola B2K/40-Judd had a mechanical problem. The car was excluded from the final results after the team worked on the car away from its pit stall.

Macaluso and Mike Borkowski finished second in class in the Miracle team's Lola-Nissan, while the Team Bucknum Racing Pilbeam MP91-Nissan of Chris McMurry, Bryan Willman and Jeff Bucknum was third in class.

"This is a dream day for me," said Macaluso. "A one-two finish here especially is great. I ran my first pro race at this track in a Can-am car so long ago I don't want to think about it. Today was just great. It just doesn't get any better than this. It was a heck of a debut for the new Courage. The team championship cements our invitation to Le Mans which was our goal for the whole year. Next year we will be in France."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Robin Liddell , Ian James , John Macaluso , James Gue , Chris McMurry , Bryan Willman , Jeff Bucknum , Mike Borkowski