St. Pete: LG Motorsports race report

No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com C6 Corvette Has Top -10 Finish In GT2 At St. Pete St. Petersburg, Florida - The No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com / Riley C6 Corvette thundered through the streets of St. Petersburg today for ...

No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com C6 Corvette Has Top -10 Finish In GT2 At St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Florida - The No. 28 LG Motorsports / 3 Dimensional.com / Riley C6 Corvette thundered through the streets of St. Petersburg today for round two of the 2008 American Lemans Series, the Acura Sports Car Challenge of St. Petersburg. Coming off their debut at Sebring, the team came to St. Pete optimistic of success. That goal was met with a top ten class finish and an unscathed car.

"We finished eighth and that's ok," said LG Motorsports team owner and driver, Lou Gigliotti. "We need to find out where our issues are, go back to the drawing board and come back out better. Kumho has said they will have new tires for us by Utah and hopefully that will help make a difference."

During his stint behind the wheel, the former World Challenge GT Champion escaped a potential race ending incident with a fellow GT2 car. "I had let a few cars through but I got to the point where I had to turn," noted Gigliotti. "I am sorry that it had to happen."

"We are definitely making headway with the car," said co-driver Doug Peterson. "We lost the traction control during the race. On a hot greasy track that is important, the engine has so much torque, unfortunately I couldn't use it."

"We are getting better and more used to the environment with the fast prototype cars coming up on us," added Peterson. "We still have some issues to resolve and we will continue to work on those. We need to get the lap times down. But, we can now race the car."

Peterson started the race and had an early session battle with other GT2 cars.

"That was fun," said Peterson of the on track dicing. "However, with the fast prototypes, you spend a lot of time looking in the mirror so I didn't get to enjoy the view out front much."

The team will now head west for the next event on the 2008 schedule, the Tequila Patron American LeMans Series at Long Beach, April 18-19. The series returns for the second straight year at the historic street circuit just south of Los Angeles in one of the most anticipated races of the season. Coverage will be on ABC at 12:30PM PDT, April 20th.

-credit: lgm

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Series ALMS
Drivers Lou Gigliotti
Teams LG Motorsports