Washington DC -- Within the confines of our nations capital an American father son duo took the win in LMP675 class of the American Le Mans Series. Starting from the pole position, Jon Field was just happy to have a car to drive in the race. The car suffered a very damaging wreck the day before, but thanks to some very hard work from the crew the car made it onto the starting grid.
"As of last night we didn't know where we were at, we found a fabricator and the guys were out there till midnight putting the car back together, and it worked well," explained Jon Field as there were no spare parts available to rebuild the MG-Lola. "We were having brake problems and (I had) to be cautious using the Brakes, and babied the car. It was a fairly easy place to pass, it was a great street course, at last."
"It was an awesome race, especially to win with my dad," echoed 18 year old Clint Field. "The brakes would get very hot, so you would have to let them cool off for a few laps. I just tried to look in my mirrors, look for the leaders and keep out of the way. The walls kept the heat in, which was difficult. Brakes are always a problem on a street course. Our car was designed for Le Mans."
For the Fields, they had the luxury of taking it easy near the end of the race. The other LMP675 cars all suffered problems, and the margin of victory ended up being eight laps. Finishing second was the Team Bucknum entry with Chris McMurry, Bryan Willman, and Jeff Bucknum driving the #56 Fairytale Brownies Pilbeam MP84 Nissan.