2009 Northeast Grand Prix

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The 2009 American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix was the fifth round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at Lime Rock Park, Connecticut on July 18, 2009.

The race was won by Simon Pagenaud and Gil de Ferran in the de Ferran Motorsports Acura, their third American Le Mans Series victory in a row. Dyson Racing Team earned their first victory with Mazda in the LMP2 category, overcoming several mechanical issues during the race. Flying Lizard Motorsports continued their season streak with their fourth consecutive win, while Gruppe Orange won in the ALMS Challenge category.

Corsa Motorsports also became the first American Le Mans Series competitor to utilize a hybrid electric drivetrain on their Le Mans Prototype during an event, eventually completing the race in third position.[1]

Report[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying result[edit]

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

Pos Class Team Qualifying Driver Lap Time
1 LMP1 #66 de Ferran Motorsports Simon Pagenaud 0:46.971
2 LMP1 #9 Patrón Highcroft Racing David Brabham 0:47.345
3 LMP2 #15 Lowe's Fernandez Racing Adrian Fernández 0:48.281
4 LMP2 #20 Dyson Racing Marino Franchitti 0:48.477
5 LMP2 #16 Dyson Racing Chris Dyson 0:48.661
6 LMP1 #48 Corsa Motorsports Johnny Mowlem 0:49.464
7 LMP1 #37 Intersport Racing Clint Field 0:49.935
8 LMP1 #12 Autocon Motorsports Chris McMurry 0:53.523
9 GT2 #62 Risi Competizione Jaime Melo 0:54.665
10 GT2 #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Patrick Long 0:54.729
11 GT2 #87 Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Wolf Henzler 0:55.026
12 GT2 #90 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Joey Hand 0:55.049
13 GT2 #92 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Dirk Müller 0:55.050
14 GT2 #40 Robertson Racing David Murry 0:55.118
15 GT2 #18 T-Mobile VICI Racing Richard Westbrook 0:55.387
16 GT2 #21 Panoz Team PTG Dominik Farnbacher 0:55.542
17 GT2 #11 Primetime Race Group Chris Hall 0:56.736
18 GT2 #44 Flying Lizard Motorsports Seth Neiman 0:57.405
19 Chal #36 Gruppe Orange Bob Faieta 0:59.618
20 Chal #57 Snow Racing Martin Snow 0:59.971
21 Chal #08 Orbit Racing Bill Sweedler 1:00.459
22 Chal #02 Gruppe Orange Donald Pickering 1:01.645
23 LMP2 #19 van der Steur Racing No Time
24 Chal #47 Orbit Racing No Time

Race[edit]

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 LMP1 66 United States de Ferran Motorsports Brazil Gil de Ferran
France Simon Pagenaud
Acura ARX-02a M 184
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 184
Acura AR7 4.0 L V8
3 LMP1 48 United States Corsa Motorsports United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Ginetta-Zytek GZ09HS D 177
Zytek ZJ458 4.5 L Hybrid V8
4 LMP2 20 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Butch Leitzinger
United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
Lola B09/86 M 172
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
5 GT2 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Patrick Long
Germany Jörg Bergmeister
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 167
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
6 LMP1 12 United States Autocon Motorsports Canada Tony Burgess
United States Chris McMurry
Lola B06/10 D 166
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
7 LMP2 15 Mexico Lowe's Fernández Racing Mexico Adrian Fernández
Mexico Luis Díaz
Acura ARX-01B M 166
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
8 GT2 62 United States Risi Competizione Brazil Jaime Melo
Germany Pierre Kaffer
Ferrari F430GT M 166
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
9 GT2 90 United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing United States Bill Auberlen
United States Joey Hand
BMW M3 GT2 D 166
BMW 4.0 L V8
10 GT2 87 United States Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Germany Wolf Henzler
United States Bryce Miller
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 165
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
11 GT2 18 Germany T-Mobile VICI Racing Germany Johannes Stuck
United Kingdom Richard Westbrook
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 163
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
12 GT2 21 United States Panoz Team PTG United Kingdom Ian James
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Panoz Esperante GT-LM Y 163
Ford 5.0 L V8
13 GT2 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 159
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
14 GT2 11 United States Primetime Race Group United States Joel Feinberg
United Kingdom Chris Hall
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe Y 158
Dodge 8.3 L V10
15 LMP2 19 United States van der Steur Racing United States Gunnar van der Steur
United States Adam Pecorari
Radical SR9 K 157
AER P07 2.0 L Turbo I4
16 GT2 40 United States Robertson Racing United States David Robertson
United States Andrea Robertson
United States David Murry
Ford GT-R Mk. VII D 153
Ford 5.0 L V8
17 Chal 36 United States Gruppe Orange United States Wesley Hoaglund
United States Bob Faieta
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 149
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
18 Chal 08 United States Orbit Racing United States Ed Brown
United States Bill Sweedler
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 146
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
19 Chal 02 United States Gruppe Orange United States Nick Parker
United States Donald Pickering
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 144
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
20 Chal 57 United States Snow Racing United States Martin Snow
United States Melanie Snow
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 142
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
21 GT2 92 United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing United States Tommy Milner
Germany Dirk Müller
BMW M3 GT2 D 142
BMW 4.0 L V8
22
DNF
LMP1 37 United States Intersport Racing United States Jon Field
United States Clint Field
Lola B06/10 D 138
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
23
DNF
LMP2 16 United States Dyson Racing Team United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Lola B09/86 M 63
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
24
DNF
Chal 47 United States Orbit Racing United States Guy Cosmo
United States John Baker
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 52
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6

References[edit]


American Le Mans Series
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Sports Car Challenge of Mid-Ohio