Chinese-American Driver David Cheng Scores Podium Finish at Mid Ohio

International race driver David Cheng made his American Le Mans Series debut at Mid Ohio just this past weekend. Running with team PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports and co-driver Javier Echeverria, they were fielding an LMP Challenge car.

“I started the car from fifth on the grid; our plan was to be fast, consistent, and to stay out of trouble; let the aggressivecompetitors make mistakes and fall by the wayside. Sure enough, many competitors did just that, taking themselves out of the race and some getting penalized for making mistakes.” stated David Cheng, “I brought the car in after my stint, and handed it over to teammate Javier Echeverriawho took over our run from the 2nd place spot…I was feeling good about my on track efforts and the team’s performance.”

The duo brought the car home in a healthy third place finish and Cheng later mentioned to reporters that it was a dream come true for his first appearance in the series. It was a clean race for the team and they dealt well with the track and changing weather conditions throughout the weekend.

The American Le Mans Series is presented by Tequila Patron and this round was the Mid Ohio Sports Car Challenge. It was a festive weekend at the track as the World Challenge and Indy Racing League were also present. The American Le Mans Series proudly promotes themselves as being the Global Leader in Green Racing.

Cheng looks ahead to his next ALMS event which should be Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta this October. Meanwhile, he’s heading back to Asia for rounds seven and eight in the VW Scirocco R Cup taking place next weekend in Malaysia.

To check out some of Cheng’s videos and other media please visit his website:


~ by Ashley van Dyke on August 18, 2011.

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