Watkins Glen: Lola Cars race notes

Podium sweep for Lola in SRP2 at Watkins Glen. Rand Racing take top two spots. Lola achieved another clean sweep of the SRP2 class podium positions at the fifth round of the Grand Am Championship, the Watkins Glen 6-hours. Anthony Lazzaro, Terry...

Podium sweep for Lola in SRP2 at Watkins Glen.
Rand Racing take top two spots.

Lola achieved another clean sweep of the SRP2 class podium positions at the fifth round of the Grand Am Championship, the Watkins Glen 6-hours. Anthony Lazzaro, Terry Borcheller and RalfKelleners won the class in their Lola B2K/40 ahead of the sister Rand Racing Nissan-powered Lola of Niclas Jonsson, Bill Rand and Marino Franchitti the pair having led the class throughout the six-hour race. The result leaves Borcheller at the head of the SRP2 driver standings with four races to go. 

The Archangel Nissan-powered Lola B2K/40 of Howard Katz, David Steinberg and Bret Arsenault was third in class, and the three Lolas were second, thirdand fourth overall. 

Lola also featured on the SRP podium, courtesy of Oliver Kuttner and Julian Clavet. The pair drove their Porsche-powered Pegasus Racing Lola B2K/10 to seventh position overall, third in the SRP class, behind James Weaver and Chris Dyson in the Dyson Riley & Scott, the team scoring its sixth win in eight years at the track. Miracle Motorsports' John Macaluso, Buddy Rice and James Gue were fifth overall in their Riley & Scott,second in class having recovered from a broken front right suspension that delayed them.

Weaver and Dyson took the overall lead of the race when the sister Dyson car developed steering problems and retired, leaving the main opposition to come from the Daytona-winning Lista Racing Dallara of Fredy Lienhard, Mauro Baldi and Didier Theys. The team was running the Judd 5-litre V10 for the first time, but that lost time with an electrical problem and finishedfourth in class, 23rd overall.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers James Weaver , Didier Theys , Fredy Lienhard , Mauro Baldi , Terry Borcheller , Bill Rand , John Macaluso , James Gue , Bret Arsenault , Buddy Rice , Marino Franchitti , Howard Katz , Oliver Kuttner , Chris Dyson
Teams Pegasus Racing