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Tire Rack One Lap of America: Results Update

May 4, 2008 Comments off

The Tire Rack One Lap of America event is a yearly endurance race held as time trials at racetracks throughout the United States. A full-on 20 legs and over 5,000 miles of racing packed into a single week which started the 2nd of May and which will wrap up on the 10th of May.

One Nissan GT-R is entered into this contest by Car and Driver magazine and is driven by Tony Swan and Mary Seelhorst. It’s entered into the SSGT1 Big Bore class alongside cars like the Corvette Z06, Porsche 911, Dodge Viper and Ford GT. Serious competition to say the least. Vehicle modifications are permitted as well and will not change the class you are entered in, for example one entrant is running a Hennessey Performance Dodge Viper.

Tire regulations however are strict on the One Lap, cars are restricted to street tires of one type only and tires cannot be changed without good reason and only to the same type. The GT-R is running the Bridgestone RE070 runflats.

Continue reading after the jump for results so far and more photos.

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