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2002 Lola EX257 Complete SOLD

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Condition: Excellent
Price:  US $350,000  Currency_Convert
Location: San Diego, CA USA

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Current LMP1 competitor with rich history in ALMS and LeMans. This car has gained championships in ALMS as well as overall pole positions and numerous podium finishes including two as recent as 2006. The car was formerly in the Dyson stable (#20) and is currently being raced by Autocon Motorsports. This is an extraordinary and most complete package including two fully updated AER 2.0L turbo powerplants, complete spare body kit and a full array of spares including suspension pieces and wheels. The package offers a complete turn- key operation and the current team will offer support for team orientation at testing and/or first race event. The Lola EX 257 was first introduced to the American Le Mans Series in 2002, and the following year, at Sears Point Raceway, became the first and only LMP675 to beat an LMP 900 in series history. In 2004 the car was moved to the P1 class (formerly the LMP 900 class), where it scored four class and overall race wins via Dyson Racing's two entries during the two-year span.


History of Autocon Lola EX257 2002: Debut of this innovative prototype in the LMP675 Class in ALMS. This car was entered by KnightHawk Racing and went on to win its class for the season by just one point over Intersport in an identical car. During the season the car qualified 1st in class (3rd overall ahead of 11 LMP900 entries) in its debut at Sebring and competed at the 24Hours of LeMans only to suffer a fire resulting in a complete factory rebuild. 2003: This chassis was transferred to Dyson Racing and became the #20 entry primarily piloted by Chris Dyson and Andy Wallace. It won class at the season opening Sebring event. Still competing in the LMP675 class, its sister car won overall at Infineon with the #20 coming in second in class and 7th overall. This chassis won in class at Mosport, Road America, Miami and goes on to win the LMP675 Championship making it two championships in two years. 2004: Car was now competing in P1 division against Audi, et.al. The #20 Dyson/Wallace entry accumulated many podiums and secured overall pole position at Portland event. Finished season in 3rd place behind one Audi and Dyson team sister car (#16). 2005: Car returns as the #20 Dyson entry and secures pole position at both Infineon and Mosport along with numerous podium finishes. At Mid- Ohio Dyson racing takes a 1-2 finish with this chassis finishing behind the #16 team car for first Dyson sweep. Car again finished 3rd in Championship behind two Audis. 2006: Autocon secures car for season. Leads event overall at Lime Rock and secures first two podium finishes for Autocon. The team finishes 3rd in team championship behind Audi and Dyson.

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