2009 American Le Mans Series at Long Beach

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The 2009 Tequila Patrón American Le Mans Series at Long Beach was the third round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at the Long Beach street circuit, California on April 18, 2009.

The de Ferran Motorsports Acura team earned their first victory in the series, leading the Highcroft Racing Acura to the finish. Fernández Racing Acura also won the LMP2 category for their third straight race while the #4 Chevrolet Corvette of Oliver Gavin and Olivier Beretta won Corvette Racing's final appearance in the GT1 category in the American Le Mans Series.[1] Flying Lizard Motorsports won their second straight GT2 class victory after early leader Farnbacher-Loles suffered a suspension failure on circuit.

Report

Qualifying

Qualifying result

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[2]

Pos Class Team Qualifying Driver Lap Time
1 LMP1 #9 Patrón Highcroft Racing David Brabham 1:11.627
2 LMP1 #66 de Ferran Motorsports Gil de Ferran 1:11.699
3 LMP2 #15 Lowe's Fernández Racing Adrian Fernández 1:13.134
4 LMP2 #16 Dyson Racing Team Guy Smith 1:13.378
5 LMP2 #20 Dyson Racing Team Butch Leitzinger 1:13.763
6 LMP1 #37 Intersport Racing John Field 1:15.303
7 LMP1 #12 Autocon Motorsports Michael Lewis 1:16.470
8 GT1 #4 Corvette Racing Olivier Beretta 1:17.952
9 GT1 #3 Corvette Racing Johnny O'Connell 1:18.144
10 GT2 #87 Farnbacher-Loles Racing Wolf Henzler 1:20.368
11 GT2 #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Patrick Long 1:20.577
12 GT2 #92 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Dirk Müller 1:21.300
13 GT2 #90 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Joey Hand 1:21.382
14 GT2 #18 VICI Racing Richard Westbrook 1:21.805
15 GT2 #40 Robertson Racing David Murry 1:22.044
16 GT2 #17 Team Falken Tire Bryan Sellers 1:22.222
17 GT2 #28 LG Motorsports Boris Said 1:22.334
18 GT2 #11 Primetime Race Group Chris Hall 1:22.519
19 GT2 #44 Flying Lizard Motorsports Seth Neiman 1:25.023
20 GT2 #21 Panoz Team PTG Dominik Farnbacher 1:25.096
GT2 #62 Risi Competizione Jaime Melo 1:20.111

† – The #62 Risi Competizione Ferrari's times were not allowed as the car failed post-qualifying inspection due to being below the minimum ride height.[3]

Race

Race results

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[4]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 LMP1 66 United States de Ferran Motorsports Brazil Gil de Ferran
France Simon Pagenaud
Acura ARX-02a M 76
Acura AR7 4.0 L V8
2 LMP1 9 United States Patrón Highcroft Racing Australia David Brabham
United States Scott Sharp
Acura ARX-02a M 76
Acura AR7 4.0 L V8
3 LMP2 15 Mexico Lowe's Fernández Racing Mexico Adrian Fernández
Mexico Luis Díaz
Acura ARX-01B M 75
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
4 LMP2 16 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Lola B09/86 M 75
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
5 LMP2 20 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Lola B08/86 M 74
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
6 GT1 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 73
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8
7 LMP1 37 United States Intersport Racing United States Jon Field
United States Clint Field
United States Chapman Ducote
Lola B06/10 D 71
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
8 GT2 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Patrick Long
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 71
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
9 GT2 62 United States Risi Competizione Brazil Jaime Melo
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430GT M 71
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
10 GT2 92 United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing United States Tommy Milner
Germany Dirk Müller
BMW M3 GT2 D 70
BMW 4.0 L V8
11 GT2 18 Germany T-Mobile VICI Racing United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Germany Johannes Stuck
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 70
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
12 GT2 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Darren Law
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 70
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
13 GT2 21 United States Panoz Team PTG United Kingdom Ian James
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Panoz Esperante GT-LM Y 69
Ford 5.0 L V8
14 GT2 11 United States Primetime Race Group United States Joel Feinberg
United Kingdom Chris Hall
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe D 68
Dodge 8.3 L V10
15 LMP1 12 United States Autocon Motorsports United States Michael Lewis
United States Bryan Willman
Lola B06/10 D 67
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
16 GT2 90 United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing United States Bill Auberlen
United States Joey Hand
BMW M3 GT2 D 67
BMW 4.0 L V8
17 GT2 40 United States Robertson Racing United States David Robertson
United States David Murry
Ford GT-R Mk. VII D 67
Ford 5.0 L V8
18 GT2 87 United States Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Germany Wolf Henzler
Germany Dirk Werner
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 67
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19
DNF
GT2 28 United States LG Motorsports United States Lou Giglotti
United States Boris Said
Chevrolet Corvette C6 Y 64
Chevrolet LS3 6.3 L V8
20
DNF
GT2 17 United States Team Falken Tire
United States Landmark Motorsports
United States Bryan Sellers
United States Dominic Cicero
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR F 43
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
21
DNF
GT1 3 United States Corvette Racing United States Johnny O'Connell
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 42
Chevrolet LS7.R 7.0 L V8

References

  1. ^ "American Le Mans Series salutes Corvette Racing in final U.S. GT1 race". American Le Mans Series. 2009-04-15. Retrieved 2009-04-18. [dead link]
  2. ^ "ALMS Final Grid" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  3. ^ "Long Beach: Pole but no cigar for Risi". Endurance-Info.com. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  4. ^ "ALMS Provisional Race Report" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 2009-04-18. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 


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