2012 Road Race Showcase

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The 2012 Road America Road Race Showcase was a multi-class sports car and GT motor race held at Road America in Wisconsin, United States on August 18, 2012. It was the seventh round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series season and the 45th race in the combined history of sportscar races associated with the Road America 500. The race was held over a four-hour period, during which 101 laps of the 6.5-kilometer circuit were completed for a race distance of 658 kilometers.

A year after Muscle Milk Pickett Racing team had beaten the Dyson Racing Team by less than 0.2 seconds, Dyson Racing Team beat the Muscle Milk team by less than 0.1 seconds, giving Dyson Racing Team its first victory at Road America. Lucas Luhr in the Muscle Milke HPD ARX-03a overtook Guy Smith's Lola B12/60 at the final corner of the race only for Smith to win the drag race to the finish line.[1] It was Chris Dyson and Guy Smith's first victory at Road America. Dyson and Smith had overcome a rear of grid start after missing qualifying due to gearbox failure. Dyson Racing Team's second Lola-Mazda of Michael Marsal, Eric Lux and Tony Burgess finished in third place behind Luhr and Klaus Graf.

The season's first championship was decided in Prototype Challenge. When Alex Popow, Tom Kimber-Smith and Jon Bennett won the class in fifth position outright, CORE Autosport secured the teams championship in Prototype Challenge. Just ahead of them in fourth place were the P2 class winners, Conquest Endurance's Martin Plowman and David Heinemeier Hansson in their Morgan LMP2. It was their second class win, and the team's biggest victory to date.[1]

Thirteenth outright was the best of the GTs. BMW Team RLL took their second win of the year with Bill Auberlen and Jörg Müller joining their BMW M3-equipped teammates as winners in 2012. Second was Porsche team Flying Lizard Motorsports of Jörg Bergmeister and Patrick Long with Extreme Speed Motorsports Ferrari of Scott Sharp and Johannes van Overbeek.

GT Challenge was claimed when the Alex Job Racing Porsche of Cooper MacNeil and Leh Keen crossed the line in 25th position.

31 of the 35 entries were running at the race's conclusion.

Race result[edit]

Class winners are in bold. Cars failing to complete 70% of their class winner's distance are marked as Not Classified (NC).[2]

Pos Class No Team Drivers Chassis Tire Laps
Engine
1 P1 16 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Lola B12/60 D 101
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Isobutanol)
2 P1 6 United States Muscle Milk Pickett Racing Germany Lucas Luhr
Germany Klaus Graf
HPD ARX-03a M 101
Honda 3.4 L V8
3 P1 20 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Michael Marsal
United States Eric Lux
Canada Tony Burgess
Lola B11/66 D 101
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
(Isobutanol)
4 P2 37 United States Conquest Endurance United Kingdom Martin Plowman
Denmark David Heinemeier Hansson
Morgan LMP2 D 101
Nissan VK45DE 4.5 L V8
5 PC 06 United States CORE Autosport Venezuela Alex Popow
United Kingdom Tom Kimber-Smith
United States Jon Bennett
Oreca FLM09 M 100
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
6 PC 05 United States CORE Autosport United States Jon Bennett
United States Colin Braun
Oreca FLM09 M 100
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
7 PC 8 United States Merchant Services Racing Canada Kyle Marcelli
United States Chapman Ducote
United States James French
Oreca FLM09 M 100
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
8 PC 9 United States RSR Racing Brazil Bruno Junqueira
Mexico Roberto González
Oreca FLM09 M 100
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
9 P2 27 United States Dempsey Racing United States Patrick Dempsey
United States Joe Foster
United Kingdom Ben Devlin
Lola B12/87 M 99
Judd-BMW HK 3.6 L V8
10 PC 25 United States Dempsey Racing France Henri Richard
United States Duncan Ende
Oreca FLM09 M 99
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
11 P2 055 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
France Christophe Bouchut
HPD ARX-03b D 99
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
12 P2 95 United States Level 5 Motorsports United States Scott Tucker
Mexico Luis Díaz
HPD ARX-03b D 98
Honda HR28TT 2.8 L Turbo V6
13 GT 55 United States BMW Team RLL Germany Jörg Müller
United States Bill Auberlen
BMW M3 GT2 D 97
BMW 4.0 L V8
14 GT 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 97
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
15 GT 01 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Scott Sharp
United States Johannes van Overbeek
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 97
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
16 GT 4 United States Corvette Racing United Kingdom Oliver Gavin
United States Tommy Milner
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 97
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
17 PC 7 United States Merchant Services Racing United States Antonio Downs
United States Lucas Downs
United States Matt Downs
Oreca FLM09 M 97
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8
18 GT 48 United States Paul Miller Racing United States Bryce Miller
Germany Sascha Maassen
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR D 97
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
19 GT 3 United States Corvette Racing Denmark Jan Magnussen
Spain Antonio García
Chevrolet Corvette C6.R M 97
Chevrolet 5.5 L V8
20 GT 23 United States Lotus / Alex Job Racing United States Bill Sweedler
United States Townsend Bell
Lotus Evora GTE Y 97
Toyota-Cosworth 3.5 L V6
21 GT 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Seth Neiman
Germany Marco Holzer
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 96
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
22 GT 91 United States SRT Motorsports Canada Kuno Wittmer
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
SRT Viper GTS-R M 96
Dodge 8.0 L V10
23
DNF
GT 56 United States BMW Team RLL United States Joey Hand
United States Jonathan Summerton
BMW M3 GT2 D 95
BMW 4.0 L V8
24 GT 02 United States Extreme Speed Motorsports United States Ed Brown
United States Guy Cosmo
United States Anthony Lazzaro
Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 M 95
Ferrari 4.5 L V8
25 GTC 22 United States Alex Job Racing United States Cooper MacNeil
United States Leh Keen
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 93
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
26 GTC 11 United States JDX Racing United States Tim Pappas
Netherlands Jeroen Bleekemolen
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 93
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
27 GTC 34 United States Green Hornet Racing United States Peter LeSaffre
Republic of Ireland Damien Faulkner
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 93
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
28 GTC 24 United States Competition Motorsports United States Bob Faieta
United States Michael Avenatti
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 93
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
29 GTC 32 United States GMG Racing United States James Sofronas
United States Alex Welch
United States René Villeneuve
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 93
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
30 GTC 33 United States Green Hornet Racing Netherlands Patrick Huisman
United States Brian Wong
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 91
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
31
DNF
GT 17 United States Team Falken Tire Germany Wolf Henzler
United States Bryan Sellers
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR F 75
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
32 GTC 31 United States NGT Motorsport Venezuela Angel Benitez, Sr.
Venezuela Angel Benitez, Jr.
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 71
Porsche 3.8 L Flat-6
33 GTC 66 United States TRG Venezuela Emilio Di Guida
United States Spencer Pumpelly
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 69
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
34
DNF
GT 93 United States SRT Motorsports Belgium Marc Goossens
United States Tommy Kendall
SRT Viper GTS-R M 45
Dodge 8.0 L V10
35
DNF
PC 52 United States PR1/Mathiasan Motorsports Mexico Rudy Junco, Jr.
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Oreca FLM09 M 23
Chevrolet LS3 6.2 L V8

References[edit]


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