Jon Field

Jon Field

18/9/1955

Veteran American Le Mans Series front-runner in LMP2 class with 11 career victories.

Jon Field has been racing in American Le Mans Series since its inception and ranks in the top 10 in a majority of categories includes starts, LMP2 victories, top three, top five and top 10 finishes. Jon will join son Clint to campaign a LMP1 Intersport Racing Creation in 2007.

2006: At Sebring, teamed with son Clint and Liz Halliday for perhaps most impressive class win ever for Intersport. Began at back of field due to tire puncture during qualifying. Fields and Halliday drove steadily through the pack, taking P2 advantage just two hours into competition, then moved into overall second place when No.1 Audi was forced to the paddock at the 4-hour mark. Maintained that advantage until Hour 10 when passed by the Penske Porsche, but reclaimed the runner-up spot when Porsche stopped on the track with 22 laps remaining. . . At Houston, did not compete. . .At Mid Ohio, did not compete in the race but did qualify the car fourth in LMP2. . .At Lime Rock, Salt Lake City and Portland, did not compete. . .At Road America, Jon Field qualified Intersport Lola, then found himself behind wheel for final stint of race. Senior Field battled hard, but was not able to overtake either Penske Porsche. . .At Petit Le Mans, finished fourth in class with C. Field/Halliday after broken steering rack forced lengthy stop in mid-afternoon. Following repairs, engaged in thrilling half-hour duel with Penske's Timo Bernhard for class lead. . .At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, started 25th on grid but eventually finished third in class and 12th overall.

2005: Started fifth overall and on the LMP2 pole at Sebring and expected strong performance in new Lola before mechanical woes tarnished run; teamed with Duncan Dayton/Gregor Fisken but forced to retire after 166 laps after leading early. . .At Grand Prix of Atlanta, qualified on P2 pole and teamed with son Clint to notch class victory and fourth overall finish. . .On home track at Mid-Ohio, again posted fastest qualifying time and were leading race before gearbox failure on lap 85 ended day. . .Did not compete at Infineon or Portland and participated in practice and qualifying at Road America, but did not compete when Lola suffered fuel fire early in the race that forced exit. . .Did not compete at Mosport. . . With LMP2 championship on line at Petit Le Mans, elder Field had fastest lap and best P2 qualifying time as he teamed with son Clint/Halliday for P2 win and fifth place overall finish in 9-plus-hour race. . . After a spin in qualifying and extensive time in pits at Laguna Seca finale, persistent Intersport Racing team and driver combination of Fields/Halliday managed hard-earned fifth place class finish to clinch the P2 drivers title for Clint as father Jon celebrated.

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