Team Spencer submits first entry for Sears Point event

CLEARWATER, Fla. (April 11, 2002) -- Team Spencer Motorsports has submitted the first official entry for Round 2 of the 2002 American Le Mans Series, the Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Fosters on May 19 at California's Sears Point...

CLEARWATER, Fla. (April 11, 2002) -- Team Spencer Motorsports has submitted the first official entry for Round 2 of the 2002 American Le Mans Series, the Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Fosters on May 19 at California's Sears Point Raceway.

Team Spencer has entered a Lola B2K/42-Mazda machine in the LMP 675 class for smaller Prototypes. The drivers will be Dennis Spencer of Denver, Col., and Rich Grupp of Decatur, Ga.

The team entered the 2002 season-opening event at Sebring in March, but was forced to withdraw due to engine problems. Spencer and Grupp co-drove in three ALMS races in the 1999 season, their last start on the series coming at Road Atlanta that season.

Four classes of American Le Mans Series racing machines will compete in the two hour, 45-minute sports car race on the 2.52-mile Sears Point Raceway. The Audi Sport North America team of drivers Rinaldo Capello and Tom Kristensen won last year's race in an Audi R8 Prototype.

The Grand Prix of Sonoma presented by Fosters will start at 1 p.m. (PDT) and will be televised live by the SPEED Channel. Live coverage by the American Le Mans Series Radio Web can be heard online at www.imsaracing.net.

Ticket information is available online at www.searspoint.com or by calling the raceway ticket office at 1-800-870-RACE.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Rinaldo Capello , Dennis Spencer , Rich Grupp