GRANDAM: New Lola-Judd for Intersport Racing

GRANDAM: New Lola-Judd for Intersport Racing

Post by motorsport.co » Fri, 02 Jun 2000 04:00:00

DUBLIN, Ohio - 31 May, 2000 - InterSport Racing will debut its brand new
Lola B2K/10 at the Paul Revere 250 at Daytona International Speedway,
Florida on June 26 - Round 6 of the Grand American Road Racing Association
season.  Powered by a Judd V10 engine, the team expects it to be a highly
competitive car in both the Grand Am and the American Le Mans Series,
where InterSport Racing also competes.

The car will replace the existing Lola B98/10 that the team has campaigned
for the past two seasons.  Launched earlier this year, the radical new
chassis from U.K.-based Lola Cars shows substantial advances over its
predecessor in all significant areas.  With its carbon composite monocoque
and body, the car has exceptional structural integrity and aerodynamic
improvements make it 33% more efficient than the B98/10.  A three-fold
improvement in cooling airflow also improves engine performance and
reliability.

Derived from a Formula 1 engine, the Judd GV4 V10 produces about 630 hp at
11,000 rpm.  The compact, lightweight four-liter, four-valve aluminum
alloy powerplant is one of the most sophisticated in sports car racing
and, with its excellent fuel mileage, is starting to become the engine of
choice for teams looking to run up front.

Jon Field and Rick Sutherland will be the primary drivers for InterSport
Racing in the American Le Mans Series.  For Grand American Road Racing
Association events the team will shortly be naming Field's co-driver.

The primary sponsorship will be from Banana Joe's, a national chain of
sports bars with the look and feel of Key West and the Caribbean Islands.