Sonoma, CAÂ (July 18, 2004) Drivers Ian James, James Gue, and team owner/driver John Macaluso joyfully brought home a 2nd place class finish today in the ...
Sonoma, CA (July 18, 2004) Drivers Ian James, James Gue, and team owner/driver John Macaluso joyfully brought home a 2nd place class finish today in the #10 entry at the Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, CA. It was round 4 of the American LeMans Series for the Miracle Motorsports/Yokohama/ADVAN Lola Nissan.
After qualifying 3rd in the LMP2 class, the Lola powered Nissan maintained consistent lap times good enough to bring the entry to a well-deserved 2nd place class victory. Starting the race in the #10 was Ian James (Orlando, FL), Ian handed over control of the car after approximately the one and a half-hour mark, to James Gue of Cumming, GA, who finished out the remainder of the 2:45 event.
John Macaluso, team owner/driver, did the practice session on Saturday and was slated to do the 8 am warm up session Sunday morning, but due to the massive wreck and fire of Dale Earnhardt, Jr's #8 Corvette, that morning session was cut down to 10 minutes. (see www.americanlemans.com for details on that incident.)
"We really have a good car, great crew and driving force. Yokohama/ADVAN signed on as sponsors shortly after the Sebring 12-Hour event, and we are pleased to have a hand in delivering good things to them. They have been very supportive of our effort, and deserve this as much as we do," stated Macaluso (Winter Haven, FL). "We are currently in the points lead for the Championship, and hope to maintain that lead throughout the remainder of the season,"