Lola Cars underlined its competitiveness in both leading SRP and SRPII classes during Saturday's six-hour round of the Grand American Sports Car Series at the classic and challenging Watkins Glen circuit located 250-miles from New York...
Lola Cars underlined its competitiveness in both leading SRP and SRPII classes during Saturday's six-hour round of the Grand American Sports Car Series at the classic and challenging Watkins Glen circuit located 250-miles from New York City.
Lola scored second place in the SRPII category when the Anchangel Motorsport Services Lola BK2/40-Nissan driven by Andy Lally, Paul Macey and Larry Oberto finished fourth overall to extend Lally's lead in the SRPII Driver's Championship after four of ten rounds. The similar Lola-Nissan of Porschehaus Racing also featured strongly during the long-distance endurance race before it was the victim of an accident. However, despite losing considerable time while repairs were carried out, Bruno St Jacques, Robert Julien and Greg Pootmans battled back to finish third in their class taking valuable championship points.
The Lola B2K/10-Judd of John Field and Oliver Gavin led for many of the early laps and looked on target for back-to-back wins before a wayward Corvette halted the car's impressive progress just after half distance. The driver of the slower GT car failed to see the fast approaching SportsRacing Prototype driven by Field and the resultant accident severely damaged the Lola chassis. It was a disappointing end to what had been another highly competitive performance from the Intersport Racing entry.
"Watkins Glen is a terrific circuit that really puts the onus on chassis technology," says David Bowes, Managing Director of Lola Cars International. "To see the competitiveness of both our SRP and SRPII cars on such a demanding track gives us great encouragement for the rest of the Grand-Am season."