(August 20, 2010) — Bryce Miller returns this week to the site of his first American Le Mans Series class win – the sweeping Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Miller, of Summit, N.J., and Luke Hines of Essex, England, will again team with ORBIT / Paul Miller Racing for a two-hour 45-minute race on Sunday, Aug. 22. Their No. 48 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car will carry the colors of their sponsors Marquis Jet, Grand Prix Racewear, IPC Systems and TOTAL Lubricants.
Miller earned his first ALMS GT2 win on the 4.048-mile Road America road course, in 2008. No surprise he enjoys the big, high-speed track.
“I always get excited to go to Road America,” he said. “As one of the best tracks in North America, it has to be one of my favorite circuits, but also because this is where I had my first victory in my second-ever ALMS GT2 race. The track is really fast, so of course, this is always fun.”
Road America is new to Hines, but it’s similar to circuits he has raced in Europe. He has also been tuning up with the help of computer games.
“I’ve been quick,” he said. “I broke the Road America lap record on the computer game, so I’m hoping I can translate from computer game to actually doing it in real life! On the game, it’s a very quick, long track. It looks like you’ve got to go into the corners 100 per cent committed. I’m getting itchy feet – I’m ready to get out there and drive this track. I’m excited! I feel that we’re so close for a good result and I’m hoping we can do it now.”
The two-hour 45-minute American Le Mans Series race is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 22, from 2:05 pm to 4:50 pm CDT (3:05 pm to 5:50 pm EDT) on the 4.048-mile Road America road course in Elkhart Lake, Wis. The race will be telecast live on SPEED starting at 3 pm EDT and broadcast live on radiolemans.com and Sirius XM satellite radio. Live streaming and 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.
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