Laguna Seca Preview

Posted on: May 10th, 2012 by Martin Plowman

Event: American Le Mans Monterey presented by Patron

Location: Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

Drivers: Martin Plowman, David Heinemeir Hansson, Antonio Pizzonia

Team: Conquest Endurance

Car: #37 Conquest Endurance/Morgan/Nissan/Dunlop

Duration: 6 hours

Television Broadcast: Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 5:00pm ET on ESPN2

Live Streaming: Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 4:15pm ET on ESPN3

Live Qualifying: Friday, May 11, 2012 at 7:40pm ET on ESPN3


Coming off a strong race at Long Beach, Martin Plowman and the Conquest Endurance team are looking for the result to reflect the speed of the car. After leading the most laps and setting the fastest lap time at the Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach race, yet having to come in to the pits at the last minute to top off on fuel, the team was left with a second place trophy – a bitter end to an otherwise dominant race.

This weekend will be a second chance for the underdog Conquest team to fend off Level 5 Motorsports, the current P2 leaders. Conquest Endurance is a mere 11 points off the lead and with two podium finishes in the last two races, they are looking to make it to the top of the leader board at the end of the weekend.


Martin Plowman, driver: “I’ve never been to Laguna Seca in my life before, but thanks to iRacing, I feel like I’ve been here many times. I’ve probably logged about a million laps here in the simulator so I think I’ll feel at home on the track. After Long Beach, we are really eager to make amends and once again show what we can do. We have a very strong car and addition Antonio (Pizzonia) this weekend really gives us a realistic shot at the win.”


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