Road Atlanta, GA - Archangel Motorsport scored their fourth podium in as many races as the Ben Devlin / Will Langhorne driven LMP 675 effort crossed the finish line 3rd in class at the Cadillac Grand Prix of Washington, DC.
The podium finish moved Devlin to the 2nd spot in the American Le Mans Series LMP 675 Driver's Championship, which is quite remarkable considering that the team missed Sebring - the first race of the ALMS season. Ben Devlin and DC's own Will Langhorne skillfully drove the team's #13 Millington-powered Lola B2K/40 for a total of 112 laps in the 2-hour and 45-minute race.
This is the team's 4th podium appearance in their 4th ALMS event of the 2002 season. Archangel fans will remember that the team made the jump to the ALMS after earning back-to-back SRPII championships, 2000 & 2001, in the Rolex Sportscar Series.
After competing at Road America, the team had four options to increase the power and reliability of their Millington powerplant - add an air-to-air intercooler, rebuild the exhaust and turbo layout, add a heat exchanger or try and remove some weight. With only seven days between races at their home base at Road Atlanta, the crew decided to accomplish all four in a flat-out effort to start qualifying toward the front of the grid. It turned out to be a successful decision as the 20 degree Celsius drop in charge temperatures