Road America’s double header kicks off

August 8, 2013

Road America’s double header kicks off

August 8, 2013

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In what will be a preview of what we will see in 2014, this weekend’s action at Road America will feature both the American Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Rolex Series.

The GRAND-AM teams had their first on-track action this afternoon with Max Angelelli topping the timesheets aboard the Wayne Taylor Racing Chevrolet Daytona Prototype. “Max the Axe” shares the No.10 machine with ALMS Corvette Racing endurance driver (and team owner’s son) Jordan Taylor.

Angelelli stopped the locks at Road America’s scenic 4.048-mile course at 2:02.130, just 0.036 seconds ahead of Dane Cameron in the No. 42 Sahlen’s BMW/Riley, 2:02.166. Jordan Taylor’s brother Ricky rounded out the top three with a lap of 2:02.181.

“We were fastest today, but there are still way to many variables. It’s very hard to tell. I feel that some of the other teams haven’t shown their full potential,” Angelelli said.

This weekend’s results will give United SportsCar Racing officials valuable data in how to manage the merging of Daytona Prototypes and the ALMS P2 machines. Scott Tucker led the opening practice in P2 here at Road America last year with a time of 1:56.426 – nearly six seconds a lap faster than today’s fastest time.

Eric Curran led a competitive GT contingent that included three different manufacturers in the top three positions. Curran – looking to give Corvette its first GT victory since Road America in 2011 – set the session’s fastest lap of 2:10.863 in the No.31 Corvette.

The American Le Mans Series cars hit the track for the first time tomorrow .

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