Oliver Bryant Racing

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15th May 2010

Road America 15-16th May 2010

Road America 15-16th May 2010

Olly Bryant shared a Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 with his father Grahame in a 200 mile endurance race at the famous Road America circuit.

Qualifying was spent learning the circuit and Olly started the car in the race. Olly made a great start and got the car well up the order and pitted at 40 minutes for fuel and to hand over to Grahame.

Grahame had a good stint learning the car and circuit all the time and keeping out of trouble on the fast sweeps and heavy braking zones of the circuit before pitting after 30 minutes to hand back to Olly. Olly pushed on hard in the second stint and got into the class lead before easing off to bring the car to the flag, 10th overall on the 32 car grid and first in class, recording a fastest lap of 2m.32.891s.

Sprint Race qualifying

Olly was driving the Mustang GT350 that he’d driven at Sebring for the remainder of the weekend. In qualifying, Olly set a blistering lap of 2m27.984s to line the car up 1st in class and 3rd overall for the race.

Sprint Race 1 (qualifying race)

Olly dropped to 4th on the second corner as the Camaro of Jim Bradley had the inside line. He soon retook the position however and was running 2nd for most of the race before being outdragged down the main straight by the rapid yellow Camaro of Ray Mulacek. Olly held onto the back of this car until the flag and almost managed to slip past on the run to the flag by diving out of the car’s slipstream. It was not to be however, and 3rd overall and first in class, and first Mustang home was the end result. Olly also recorded the fastest lap in class with a 2m.27.502s lap.

Sprint Race 2 (Feature race)

Olly challenged the Camaro or Ray Mulacek for much of the race, as he had done in race 1. Ray did a fantastic job of making his very wide Camaro, even wider. He seemed to be struggling changing gear on the back straight and every lap Olly closed up in this area. On lap 6, Olly was right under his tail when a rocker broke and the engine dropped a cylinder, Olly turned the engine off to prevent further damage. This was a great shame with only one lap to go.