(July 23, 2010) — Bryce Miller had a disappointing qualifying session on Friday for the American Le Mans Series race at Lime Rock Park in Lakeville, Conn. Miller, of Summit, N.J., fought an issue in the car’s brake system, which made it difficult to set a quick lap time. He covered the 1.51-mile road course in one minute 11.648 seconds at an average speed of 75.368 mph. That placed his No. 48 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car sixth on the GTC class grid.
Luke Hines of Essex, England, will drive the first stint of the two-hour 45-minute race on Saturday, followed by Miller.
“We can’t really take so much from this session because we’re dealing with some issues in the braking system…
The tethering system came loose from the bias knob, so we in effect had a dummy bias knob that wasn’t working at all,” Miller said. “The biggest thing for us right now is we know that there’s a problem and we’re going to do what we can to fix it for tomorrow. Hopefully, we can then have a good run.”
Hines and Miller will enjoy the support of 150 guests on Saturday, representing their sponsors Marquis Jet, Grand Prix Racewear, IPC Systems and TOTAL Lubricants.
The two-hour 45-minute American Le Mans Series race is scheduled for Saturday, July 24, from 2:05 pm to 4:50 pm EDT on the 1.51-mile Lime Rock Park road course in Lakeville, Conn. The race will be broadcast live on SPEED and radiolemans.com. Live timing/scoring will be available at imsaracing.net.
Bryce Miller and Luke Hines compete with the support of four international sponsors. Marquis Jet is the recognized leader in private jet cards because it’s the only program that offers exclusive access to NetJets – the gold standard in private aviation – 25 hours at a time. Grand Prix Racewear is a respected supplier of motorsport protective clothing and driver accessories, based at Silverstone Circuit in England. The company offers worldwide delivery of 15,000 product lines. IPC Information Systems is a leading provider of mission-critical communications solutions to financial services firms. TOTAL Lubricants is the world’s fourth-largest publicly traded integrated international oil and gas company.