Tuesday
Aug212012

Merchant Services Racing On The Podium at Road Race Showcase at Road America

Move To Second Place in Points Standings
 

Merchant Services Racing continued to cement their place as a true championship contender at Road America for the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón Road Race Showcase. Taking the Prototype Challenge pole position and putting the No. 8 Lamex, Butterfield Farms ORECA on the podium made for a successful weekend.

Fielding two cars for the event, Alder slated Chapman Ducote and James French to join Kyle Marcelli in the No. 8 Lamex, Butterfield Farms ORECA, along with Anthony, Lucas and Matt Downs piloting the No. 7 sister car.

"I'm pretty happy with today's results," Alder continued. "We continued our streak of podium finishes, both cars ran flawless and the crew nailed their pit stops. I think had we caught a few breaks, we might have moved up a couple of spots."

The team had high hopes after Kyle Marcelli qualified the No. 8 car on the pole for the Prototype Challenge cars. Marcelli shattered the previous PC track record by over one second with a lap time of 1:57.172 - six tenths quicker than 3-time 24 Hour Le Mans Winner Tom Kimber-Smith, Indy Car veteran Bruno Junquiera and sports car standout, Marino Franchitti.

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