Lakeville, Connecticut – July 6, 2012 – The Conquest Endurance car will line up third on the P2 grid this saturday for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix, round 4 of the 2012 American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron. Martin Plowman took control of the #37 Conquest prototype during qualifying and turned a time of 47.072s on his 14th lap around the 1.5-mile Lime Rock Park circuit.

Plowman and teammate David Heinemeier Hansson had a good start to the day with the #37 Morgan-Nissan car leading the first practice session of the short two-day weekend. The team started the second practice with hopes of continuing working on the setup of their P2 prototype and preparing to fight for pole position during qualifying, however an electrical problem kept them from improving and the crew turned their focus into resolving the problem to be ready for qualifying. The crew managed to repair the problem but unfortunately the lost track time during practice kept Plowman from being able to fight for pole position and forced him to settle with the third position in class.

During the race the Conquest duo of Plowman and Heinemeier Hansson will look to expand their streak of two runner-up finishes in a row as they look to close the gap to the leaders in the P2 championship. Heinemeier Hansson will take the green flag for the 2h45min race on Saturday and will then hand the controls over to Plowman who will be in charge of bringing their Conquest machine to the checkered flag.

The American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix will take place this Saturday July 7th at 3:05 PM EDT. The race will be broadcast Saturday July 7th at 4:00 EDT featuring live coverage on ESPN2, and you can also follow every lap with live streaming video on ESPN3 and XBOX 360, and on for international viewers.

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Martin Plowman


#37 Conquest Endurance / Morgan / Nissan Dunlop

“The day started very well for us being quickest in the morning practice, but then we encountered some electrical gremlins that hurt us during practice two. The team did a great job fixing the problems and the car seemed fine but unfortunately we lost a lot of running time during practice and we just missed the balance slightly for qualifying. It’s not where we wanted to be of course but at the same time we are starting at the sharp end of the grid and it’s a 2h45min race so as long as we can stay out of trouble I think we’ll be strong for the race.”

David Heinemeier Hansson


#37 Conquest Endurance / Morgan / Nissan Dunlop

“We got of to a great start, the car rolled off the truck in really good condition and we were able to be pretty fast in the first practice. Second practice was a little more challenging, we had some electrical problems and things weren’t working quite right. Thankfully we got the issues fixed for qualifying and Martin did a fine job getting us up there in the fight, we are on the third row and third in class and I think that it will be enough to let us fight for the lead.”