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(April 16, 2010 at 10:50 a.m. ET) — Long Beach, Calif. (RacingWire) – This is the only circuit on the ALMS schedule I have not driven. John is in the car right now and while we’re 20+ minutes into the session most of its been under red flag. I am excited to drive the track this morning. Hopefully we can get some green flag laps to get some temperatures & pressures in the tires so we can baseline the car and begin working on a setup.
(April 16, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. ET) — Our first outing was tricky but it went well – we are P2 at the moment. I only had 5 or 7 laps. John and I have both never seen the circuit and there we’re a lot of red flags early on when John was trying to get laps and learn the track. We were able to get a decent baseline later in the session but we also found some minor issues in the car that will be easy time gained after we rectify them. John kissed the wall in turn 1 near the end of the session so they are friends now. We missed the last 20 minutes of the session which was a small setback but there was no radiator damage and the crew is already halfway there in getting the car back together. We have another practice later this afternoon and then qualifying.
(April 17, 2010 at 11:30 p.m. ET) — Our last minute late entry at The Long Beach Grand Prix turned out very well considering our minimal preparation time before the event. My co-driver John McMullen rose to the occasion in his first ever ALMS race under the high pressure of large crowds and sponsor presence at what is a historically famous venue. Unfortunately, John was held back early on when we were issued a wave-by under caution, but the GTC car in front of us did not take it and we were forced to go down a lap as a result. Despite this, the crew gave us a solid car to go the distance and score second fastest lap of the race. We finished 5th and scored points ever so necessary to our championship hunt given our absence at the opening round of the Sebring 12hr race. This is just the beginning for us, but a good start and we will look to go from strength to strength heading into our next race at Laguna Seca.
Bryce Miller was born July 26, 1982 in Honolulu, Hawaii and he currently resides in Summit, N.J.. He’s married to Jill and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science with a minor in History. He’s sponsored by Marquis Jet, IPC Systems and TOTAL Lubirciants. Among his many racing accomplishments include the 2007 Rolex Sports Car Series GT team championship. His team website is www.brycemiller.net and you can follow Bryce on Facebook and Twitter.