2008 Northeast Grand Prix

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The 2008 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2008 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut on July 12, 2008. It was the first event to take place at Lime Rock since portions of the track were redesigned and the entire surface repaved.[1]

Race summary[edit]

Acura scored their first overall win in the American Le Mans Series since they debuted their ARX-01 program in 2007. The #9 Highcroft Racing Acura of Scott Sharp and David Brabham managed to accomplish the feat with Brabham making a late charge and taking the overall lead in the final 90 seconds of the race, passing the #7 Penske Racing Porsche RS Spyder of Timo Bernhard and Romain Dumas.[2]

Race results[edit]

Class winners in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of winner's distance marked as Not Classified (NC).[3]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 LMP2 9 United States Patrón Highcroft Racing United States Scott Sharp
Australia David Brabham
Acura ARX-01B M 168
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
2 LMP2 7 United States Penske Racing Germany Timo Bernhard
France Romain Dumas
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 168
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
3 LMP2 6 United States Penske Racing United States Patrick Long
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 168
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
4 LMP1 2 United States Audi Sport North America Germany Marco Werner
Germany Lucas Luhr
Audi R10 TDI M 167
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
5 LMP2 15 Mexico Lowe's Fernández Racing Mexico Adrian Fernández
Mexico Luis Díaz
Acura ARX-01B M 166
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
6 LMP2 26 United States Andretti Green Racing France Franck Montagny
United States Marco Andretti
Acura ARX-01B M 165
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
7
DNF
LMP2 20 United States Dyson Racing United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 164
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
8 GT1 3 United States Corvette Racing United States Johnny O'Connell
Denmark Jan Magnussen
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 157
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
(E85 ethanol)
9 GT2 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Germany Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 154
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
10 LMP1 37 United States Intersport Racing United States Jon Field
United States Clint Field
United States Richard Berry
Lola B06/10 D 154
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
(E85 ethanol)
11 GT2 87 United States Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Germany Dirk Werner
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 153
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
12 GT2 62 United States Risi Competizione Brazil Jaime Melo
Finland Mika Salo
Ferrari F430GT M 153
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
13 GT2 71 United States Tafel Racing Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Germany Dirk Müller
Ferrari F430GT M 152
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
14 LMP2 66 United States de Ferran Motorsports Brazil Gil de Ferran
France Simon Pagenaud
Acura ARX-01B M 151
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
15 GT2 21 United States Panoz Team PTG United States Tommy Milner
United States Tom Sutherland
Panoz Esperante GT-LM D 150
Ford (Élan) 5.0 L V8
16
DNF
GT1 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
Monaco Olivier Beretta
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 146
Chevrolet LS7-R 7.0 L V8
(E85 ethanol)
17 GT2 61 United States Risi Competizione Austria Patrick Friesacher
United States Harrison Brix
Ferrari F430GT M 145
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
18
DNF
GT2 46 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
France Patrick Pilet
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 144
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 GT2 54 United States Black Swan Racing United States Tim Pappas
United States Anthony Lazzaro
Ford GT-R Mk.VII F 142
Ford 5.0 L V8
20 GT2 73 United States Tafel Racing United States Jim Tafel
United States Alex Figge
Ferrari F430GT M 142
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
21 LMP1 1 United States Audi Sport North America Italy Rinaldo Capello
Italy Emanuele Pirro
Audi R10 TDI M 137
Audi TDI 5.5 L Turbo V12
(Diesel)
22
NC
GT2 11 United States Primetime Race Group United States Joel Feinberg
United States Chris Hall
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe H 107
Dodge 8.3 L V10
23
DNF
LMP2 16 United States Dyson Racing United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Porsche RS Spyder Evo M 94
Porsche MR6 3.4 L V8
24
DNF
GT2 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports 44 United States Darren Law
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 81
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
25
DNF
LMP2 8 United States B-K Motorsports United States Gerardo Bonilla
United Kingdom Ben Devlin
Lola B07/46 Y 74
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(E85 ethanol)
26
DNF
GT1 008 United States Bell Motorsports United States Terry Borcheller
United States Chapman Ducote
Aston Martin DBR9 D 61
Aston Martin 6.0 L V12
27
DNF
GT2 007 United Kingdom Drayson-Barwell United Kingdom Paul Drayson
United Kingdom Jonny Cocker
Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT2 D 24
Aston Martin 4.5 L V8
(E85 ethanol)
DNS GT2 40 United States Robertson Racing United States David Robertson
United States Andrea Robertson
United States David Murry
Ford GT-R Mk.VII D -
Ford 5.0 L V8

Statistics[edit]

  • Pole Position - #9 Patrón Highcroft Racing - 0:46.696[4]
  • Fastest Lap - #1 Audi Sport North America - 0:48.007[3]
  • Average Speed - 91.105 mph[3]

References[edit]


American Le Mans Series
Previous race:
2008 Utah Grand Prix
2008 season Next race:
2008 Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio