A Lola B09/86 prototype racecar that Dyson Racing campaigned to a pair of championships in the American Le Mans Series has found a new home in the Racing in New York State exhibit at the Saratoga Automobile Museum in Saratoga, New York. The exhibit is a major part of the museum and honors the history of motorsport in New York State.
“We are pleased to have this remarkable example of high-tech racing on permanent display,” said Ron Hedger, a member of the museum’s board of trustees, who oversees the Racing in New York State exhibit and related programming. “The Dyson team has made its home in New York’s Hudson Valley for more than four decades, racing regularly at Watkins Glen and representing the state in races throughout the United States and abroad.”
Hedger also noted that the Dyson family has for many years supported educational, cultural and historic projects in New York State.
Dyson Racing founder and CEO Rob Dyson, and VP for Motorsports Chris Dyson spoke to more than 250 attendees on Thanksgiving weekend as part of the museum’s daylong Lost Speedways gathering, its largest annual program.
“It was great to see how many racing enthusiasts turned out on a holiday weekend to celebrate the broad range of racing in New York,” said Rob Dyson. “Chris and I enjoyed answering questions from the audience before and during the formal program. All of us, Chris and I and everyone back at the shop in Poughkeepsie, are happy that this car, one of the most significant ones in our team’s history, will have a new role in celebrating racing in New York State.”
In 2011 the Dyson team notched overall race wins with the car at both Lime Rock Park and the Grand Prix of Baltimore, with drivers Chris Dyson and Guy Smith claiming the series driving championship as well. Dyson Racing won the team championship for the series along with claiming Michelin Green X Challenge honors for energy efficiency and the development of isobutanol fuel.
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