Lowe's Fernandez Racing Prepares for Petit Le Mans Debut One of the premier events on the American racing calendar, the 10th running of the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans endurance classic will be contested this Saturday at Road Atlanta.
Lowe's Fernandez Racing Prepares for Petit Le Mans Debut
One of the premier events on the American racing calendar, the 10th running of the American Le Mans Series' Petit Le Mans endurance classic will be contested this Saturday at Road Atlanta. The renowned 1,000-mile/10-hour race marks a crucial point in the series' championship standings with only two rounds of competition remaining.
Lowe's Fernandez Racing drivers Adrian Fernandez and Luis Diaz will be making their sports car debuts at the fast 2.54-mile, 12-turn road course this weekend, sharing driving duties of the #15 Lowe's Acura Lola. The pair turned their first laps at Road Atlanta two weeks ago (September 17-18) during a promising two-day test session.
Fernandez and Diaz netted their best ALMS result to date of second in the season-opening endurance race, the Twelve Hours of Sebring. They are currently fifth in the LMP2 class standings, 17 points out of third place, heading into the final rounds at Road Atlanta and Laguna Seca. ALMS races of eight hours or more in duration pay six additional points to the first through 10th-place finishers.
Saturday's race will begin at 11:15 am EST with live coverage on SPEED from 11:00 am to1:00 pm EST, and 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm EST. ALMS Radio and live Timing and Scoring will be available at americanlemans.com. More than 100,000 people are expected for the weekend with the race distributed live to a television audience of more than 600 million.
FERNANDEZ ON PETIT LE MANS: "I was able to experience the flavor of Petit last year as a spectator when we came here to announce our ALMS program and unveil the car. This is truly a great event for both the fans and the drivers. We tested here a couple of weeks ago, and I really enjoy driving this track. Reliability is always an issue in endurance races but we proved that we have a competitive and reliable package at Sebring. Luis and I both have a lot of confidence and high expectations for this weekend."
DIAZ ON ROAD ATLANTA: "I love this track. We had a good test here which really helped us prepare for this weekend and I'm very excited for the race. With only two races left and the standings so close, it is all about results and scoring as many points as possible for a strong finish in the championship. A lot can happen in these endurance races, but I believe we have the package to be a strong contender this weekend."