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Nissan GT-R wins 2009 One Lap of America

Nissan GT-R wins 2009 One Lap of America

by Chris Paukert on May 11th 2009 at 7:29PM



For the first time in the modern incarnation of One Lap of America, a Japanese car has claimed the top spot. After a grueling 3,400+ mile, nine racetrack odyssey around the United States, veteran "Lap Dog" Steve Rankins and "Lap Puppy" Will Taylor captured the overall trophy in their 2009 Nissan GT-R this weekend. The victory marks the first for a Nippon car since the event's 1986 running, when rallyist Karl Chevalier's Toyota Celica beat out fellow racer John Buffum's Audi 5000S wagon. OloA's timing and scoring procedures were markedly different at that point, however, as from 1985 to 1991, One Lap was essentially a time-speed-distance (TSD) rally.

With five-time defending champion Mark Davia and Drew Wikstrom taking the year off in their Porsche 911 Turbo, a new winner was assured, but for quite a while, it looked like another Stuttgart powerhouse would take the podium, as the 996 GT2 of Peter Lier and Ian Stewart held down the top position for much of the event. In the end, the consistency of the #3 Team Cannonball GT-R outlasted all comers – including the green #2 GT-R of Derek Whitis, Tom Long and Mark Pombo, which fell by the wayside when it was beset by gremlins (faulty boost controller pushing the ECU into limp mode, overheating, etc.). Along the way, the #3 GT-R was a consistent performer all week long, setting OloA's best-ever wet skidpad performance, a tidy 0.953g and winning events at Turfway Park, Talladega Grand Prix Raceway, Daytona International Raceway, Carolina Motorsports Park, and the BMW Performance Center. While stockpiling that many victories may make this year's race sound like a walk-off, tight competition from Lier and Stewart's 996 GT2 and the aforementioned #2 GT-R meant that the issue was in doubt almost until the very end.

Check out the high-res gallery below for more shots from this year's event, the full results here, and comprehensive wrap-up coverage courtesy of Motor Trend here.
 

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They did really good in the first round of FIA GT1 at Silverstone, too.

Race Result

Pos Car Class Drivers Car Time Laps Gap Avg speed
1 14 GT1 Wendlinger/Sharp Saleen S7 2:00:10.556 65 166.83
2 1 GT1 Bertolini/Bartels Maserati MC 12 2:00:16.055 65 5.499 166.70
3 19 GT1 Moreau/Maassen Corvette Z06 2:00:36.512 65 25.956 166.23
4 4 GT1 Hezemans/Kumpen Corvette Z06 2:00:41.120 65 30.564 166.12
5 18 GT1 Lacko/Dominguez Saleen S7 2:01:10.184 65 59.628 165.46
6 3 GT1 Longin/Ruffier Corvette Z06 2:01:54.380 65 1:43.824 164.46
7 9 GT1 Menten/Palttala Corvette Z06 2:00:31.041 64 1 LAP 163.79
8 44 GT1 Mutsch/Biagi Ford GT (001 PT GT1) 2:01:32.547 64 1 LAP 162.41
9 11 GT1 Hines/Lemeret Saleen S7 Twin Turbo 2:01:50.274 64 1 LAP 162.02
10 40 GT1 Leinders/Kuppens Ford GT (001 PT GT1) 2:01:06.880 63 2 LAPS 160.44
11 60 GT2 Westbrook/Collard Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2:00:33.834 62 3 LAPS 158.62
12 95 GT2 Russo/Perez Companc Ferrari 430 2:00:46.569 62 3 LAPS 158.34
13 56 GT2 Bell/Kirkaldy Ferrari 430 2:01:26.465 62 3 LAPS 157.47
14 77 GT2 Malucelli/Ruberti Ferrari 430 2:01:28.605 62 3 LAPS 157.42
15 51 GT2 Barba Lopez/Cadei Ferrari 430 2:01:36.937 62 3 LAPS 157.24
16 61 GT2 O'Young/Holzer Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2:01:38.252 62 3 LAPS 157.22
17 80 GT2 Mucke/Makowiecki AM V8 Vantage 2:00:18.171 61 4 LAPS 156.40
18 97 GT2 Ragginger/Lucchini Porsche 911 GT3 RS 2:00:31.727 61 4 LAPS 156.10
19 55 GT2 Mullen/Niarchos Ferrari 430 2:00:34.463 61 4 LAPS 156.04
20 78 GT2 Heyer/Romanini Ferrari 430 2:01:37.921 61 4 LAPS 154.69
21 150 G3C Alexander-Davi/Lagniez Corvette Z06 GT3 2:00:38.993 58 7 LAPS 148.28
22 50 GT2 Bruni/Vilander Ferrari 430 1:43:25.038 53 12 LAPS 158.08
23 13 GT1 Monfardini/Orts Saleen S7 1:18:09.050 39 26 LAPS 153.94
24 2 GT1 Muller/Ramos Maserati MC 12 51:20.937 28 37 LAPS 168.22
25 35 GT1 Krumm/Turner Nissan GT-R 52:23.201 28 37 LAPS 164.89
26 59 GT2 Sugden/Ashburn Porsche 911 GT3 RS 45:36.154 24 41 LAPS 162.37
Oh wait.....
 

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They did really good in the first round of FIA GT1 at Silverstone, too.



Oh wait.....
The SSGT1 Big Bore competition:thumbsup:

Pos Car# Vehicle
1 3 Nissan GT-R
2 1 Porsche 996 GT2
3 25 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette
4 17 Ultima GTR
5 16 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
6 29 porsche 911 turbo
7 24 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
8 15 Porsche GT3
9 22 Chevrolet Z06 Corvette
10 2 Nissan GTR
11 31 Chevrolet Corvette
12 32 Chevrolet Corvette
13 7 Chevrolet Corvette

14 23 BMW M6
15 8 Dodge Viper
16 28 BMW M3 Coupe
17 26 Porsche GT3 RS
 

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So we've proven what- that the GT-R wins some and loses some? Wow- amazing. I'm running out to buy one right now. :yawn:
 

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^^ :histeric:


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So we've proven what- that the GT-R wins some and loses some? Wow- amazing. I'm running out to buy one right now. :yawn:
All cars win some and they lose some but the GT-R beat out a hell of a lineup and with the final points standings was 205 points clear from the GT2 in 2nd place. I just thought it was funny so I figured I'd bust your nuts
 

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Good thing the GT-R is fast at the track...

...there's only so much ugly those places can take! :histeric:
 

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This car has been spotted all over Lexington the last couple of days, including one sighting that had it being chased on the Interstate. Apparently there is about $120k in the car and one of the 2 drivers (Will) either lives here or is in town a lot.
 

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Who really, actually gives a rat's ass what the ricer can do? Of course it's stock, and has absolutely no factory support.
 
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