(August 21, 2010) — ORBIT / Paul Miller Racing had a fast start to the American Le Mans Series event at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., topping the GTC class through the first two sessions of the race weekend. The competition caught up in qualifying on Saturday, moving the team’s Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car to the second row on the starting grid for Sunday’s two-hour 45-minute race.
Bryce Miller (Summit, N.J.) qualified the No. 48 Marquis Jet / GPR Porsche he shares with Luke Hines (Essex, England). Miller covered the 4.048-mile road course in two minutes 15.656 seconds at an average speed of 107.425 mph, good for fourth on the GTC grid. Hines will drive the first race stint on Sunday, followed by Miller.
“I am excited for the race,” Miller said. “It’s too bad we didn’t qualify front row – we know the car is very good. The variable today was some mismanaged tire pressures. So if we all do our job tomorrow, we will bring a fight to the front.”
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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