2013 AMERICAN LE MANS SERIES
Like the season-opening 12 Hours of Sebring,
Petit Le Mans is a race that begins in daylight
but finishes long after darkness has fallen.
Racing in the dark is an acquired art, but
practice sessions run after the sun sets allow
drivers to dial their senses in. Here, Ryan
Dalziel prepares to climb into the No. 91 Viper
and head out on to the track at Road Atlanta.
Snake in the grass? Not exactly, but near
enough for this caption writer... The No. 91 Viper
GTS-R flashes under the trees at the Grand Prix
of Baltimore on its way to fifth in the GT class.
Its sister car came in a wounded sixth.
Practice makes perfect for Jonathan
Bomarito. Like every aspect of a pit stop,
driver changes are choreographed for maximum
efficiency and minimum time. As a guy who
missed out on a GT class win at the Circuit of
The Americas by just 0.854sec, Bomarito
knows that a tenth or two saved in the pits
could prove crucial to a race’s outcome.