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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]

ReportEdit

QualifyingEdit

Qualifying resultEdit

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

RaceEdit

Race resultsEdit

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

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Corsa Ginetta-Zytek to race as a hybrid at Lime Rock". American Le Mans Series. 2009-07-14. Retrieved 2009-07-18.[dead link]
  2. ^ "ALMS Qualifying" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 2009-07-17. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-08-06. Retrieved 2009-07-18.
  3. ^ "ALMS Provisional Race Report" (PDF). International Motor Sports Association. 2009-07-18. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-15. Retrieved 2009-07-18.


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