2009 Utah Grand Prix

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The 2009 Larry H. Miller Dealerships Utah Grand Prix presented by the Grand and Little America Hotels was the fourth round of the 2009 American Le Mans Series season. It took place at the Miller Motorsports Park, Utah on May 17, 2009. The race featured the debut of a new category of vehicles for the American Le Mans Series known as the ALMS Challenge, featuring Porsche 997 GT3 Cup cars from the IMSA GT3 Cup Challenge.

Report[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Qualifying result[edit]

Pole position winners in each class are marked in bold.[1]

Pos Class Team Qualifying Driver Lap Time
1 LMP1 #66 de Ferran Motorsports Simon Pagenaud 1:30.645
2 LMP1 #9 Patrón Highcroft Racing David Brabham 1:31.381
3 LMP2 #15 Lowe's Fernandez Racing Luis Diaz 1:32.749
4 LMP2 #20 Dyson Racing Butch Leitzinger 1:33.513
5 LMP2 #16 Dyson Racing Chris Dyson 1:33.685
6 LMP1 #48 Corsa Motorsports Johnny Mowlem 1:34.957
7 LMP1 #37 Intersport Racing Jon Field 1:35.471
8 LMP1 #12 Autocon Motorsports Michael Lewis 1:36.401
9 GT2 #45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Jörg Bergmeister 1:47.120
10 GT2 #62 Risi Competizione Jaime Melo 1:47.265
11 GT2 #87 Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Wolf Henzler 1:47.319
12 GT2 #92 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Dirk Müller 1:48.314
13 GT2 #18 T-Mobile VICI Racing Nicky Pastorelli 1:48.599
14 GT2 #90 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Joey Hand 1:48.628
15 GT2 #21 Panoz Team PTG Dominik Farnbacher 1:49.084
16 GT2 #40 Robertson Racing David Murry 1:49.888
17 GT2 #44 Flying Lizard Motorsports Seth Neiman 1:52.709
18 GT2 #11 Primetime Race Group Joel Feinberg 1:53.032
19 Chal #02 Gruppe Orange Carl Skerlong 1:56.166
20 Chal #57 Snow Racing Martin Snow 1:56.172
21 Chal #36 Gruppe Orange Bob Faieta 1:56.248
22 Chal #08 Orbit Racing Bill Sweedler 1:57.500
23 Chal #47 Orbit Racing John Baker 2:00.085

Race[edit]

The team of de Ferran Motorsport won their second straight ALMS race at the track where the team made their debut in 2008. Lowe's Fernández Racing continued their sweep of the LMP2 category with another victory, but led the #20 Dyson Racing entry across the finish line by less than six tenths of a second. Flying Lizard Motorsports also continued their winning ways with their third straight victory on the season, leading the fellow Porsche of Farnbacher-Loles. The partnership of Martin and Melanie Snow won the inaugural ALMS Challenge race, thanks in part to the disqualification of the two Orbit Racing entries for an illegal ride height.

Race result[edit]

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

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 103
Acura AR7 4.0 L V8
2 LMP1 9 United States Patrón Highcroft Racing United States Scott Sharp
Australia David Brabham
Acura ARX-02a M 103
Acura AR7 4.0 L V8
3 LMP2 15 Mexico Lowe's Fernández Racing Mexico Luis Díaz
Mexico Adrian Fernández
Acura ARX-01B M 100
Acura AL7R 3.4 L V8
4 LMP2 20 United States Dyson Racing United Kingdom Marino Franchitti
United States Butch Leitzinger
Lola B08/86 M 100
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
5 LMP1 37 United States Intersport Racing United States Jon Field
United States Clint Field
United States Chapman Ducote
Lola B06/10 D 93
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
6 LMP2 16 United States Dyson Racing United States Chris Dyson
United Kingdom Guy Smith
Lola B09/86 M 92
Mazda MZR-R 2.0 L Turbo I4
7 GT2 45 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports Germany Jörg Bergmeister
United States Patrick Long
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 90
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
8 GT2 87 United States Farnbacher-Loles Motorsports Germany Marc Lieb
Germany Wolf Henzler
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 90
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
9 GT2 62 United States Risi Competizione Germany Pierre Kaffer
Brazil Jaime Melo
Ferrari F430 GT M 89
Ferrari 4.0 L V8
10 GT2 21 United States Panoz Team PTG United States Ian James
Germany Dominik Farnbacher
Panoz Esperante GT-LM Y 89
Ford 5.0 L V8
11 GT2 18 Germany T-Mobile VICI Racing Netherlands Nicky Pastorelli
Germany Johannes Stuck
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 88
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
12 GT2 44 United States Flying Lizard Motorsports United States Johannes van Overbeek
United States Seth Neiman
Porsche 997 GT3-RSR M 87
Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6
13 LMP1 48 United States Corsa Motorsports United Kingdom Johnny Mowlem
Sweden Stefan Johansson
Ginetta-Zytek GZ09HS M 87
Zytek ZJ458 4.5 L V8
14 GT2 92 United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing United States Tommy Milner
Germany Dirk Müller
BMW M3 GT2 D 85
BMW 4.0 L V8
15 GT2 90 United States BMW Rahal Letterman Racing United States Bill Auberlen
United States Joey Hand
BMW M3 GT2 D 83
BMW 4.0 L V8
16
DNF
GT2 11 United States Primetime Race Group United Kingdom Chris Hall
United States Joel Feinberg
Dodge Viper Competition Coupe D 82
Dodge 8.3 L V10
17 Chal 57 United States Snow Racing United States Melanie Snow
United States Martin Snow
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 82
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
18 GT2 40 United States Robertson Racing United States David Murry
United States Andrea Robertson
United States David Robertson
Ford GT-R Mk. VII D 81
Ford 5.0 L V8
19
DNF
Chal 02 United States Gruppe Orange United States Carl Skerlong
United States Nick Parker
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 57
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
20
DNF
LMP1 12 United States Autocon Motorsports United States Michael Lewis
United States Bryan Willman
Lola B06/10 D 40
AER P32C 4.0 L Turbo V8
21
DNF
Chal 36 United States Gruppe Orange United States Bob Faieta
United States Wesley Hoaglund
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 37
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DSQ Chal 47 United States Orbit Racing United States Jon Baker
United States Guy Cosmo
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 82
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6
DSQ Chal 08 United States Orbit Racing United States Ed Brown
United States Bill Sweedler
Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Y 80
Porsche 3.6 L Flat-6

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lynda Polk (2009-04-18). "ALMS Final Grid" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. Archived from the original on 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2009-04-18. 
  2. ^ "ALMS Revised Race Report" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 2009-05-19. Retrieved 2009-07-14. 


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