2000 ALMS
Race Start Finish Notes
Laguna Seca 4 6 See recap below

Car: #55 Saleen S7R (GTS class)
Team: Saleen/Allen Speedlab Racing
 

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Laguna Seca: Saleen S7R Debut Success
Press Release
    The Saleen race car made it’s race debut yesterday at the Laguna Seca, California, tenth round of the American Le Mans Series (ALMS), and immediately showed it’s class against established competition.
    RML worked with Saleen to design and build a car that is set to extend the limits of performance in the GTS class, and RML’s chassis design and aerodynamic capabilities have played a significant part in S7R’s creation.
    This weekend’s driver line-up consisted of the Saleen drivers and Grand Am champions, Terry Borcheller and Ron Johnson, with the addition of renowned former champion TransAm driver, Tommy Kendall.
    In qualifying on Saturday, Tommy Kendall put in a time that put the car fourth in class, less than one second behind the GTS leader, splitting the works Vipers.
    Kendall was showing the car’s potential by challenging for 2nd place early in the race when a minor gear linkage problem caused an additional pit stop. From then on, the car ran superbly, with consistently fast lap times compared with the Viper and Corvette rivals. Ron Johnson and Terry Borcheller followed Kendall, with Borcheller taking the chequered flag and sixth position. The car ran for 97 laps in the two-hour 45 minute race, and the fastest lap was only 0.6 seconds from that of the class winner (Beretta and Wendlinger in the Oreca Viper).

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