• May 10, 2010
2010 One Lap of America – Click above for high-res image gallery

This year's running of the One Lap of America wrapped up this weekend after a tidy 3,480 miles, and after a one-year absence from the top spot on the podium, a Porsche 911 has emerged victorious. The No. 3 GT2 (shown above) of Doug Wilks and Leh Keen outlasted all comers, including the No. 4 Nissan GT-R of Catesby Jones and Jose Collado that finished in second place, and the No. 5 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 of Danny Popp, Todd Rumpke and Jeremy Herzberg.

As you may recall, a GT-R took the checkered flag last year, but persistent spark plug issues in the orange-and-gray #1 prevented a repeat performance in 2010. The massively tuned No. 39 BMW 325is of Anthony Magagnoli and Kevin Kreisa was impressively consistent, coming through in fourth place after the carbon fiber-bodied #23 Corvette Z06 of Danny and Kyle Corcoran suffered catastrophic engine failure on a transit stage to drop out of the top five. The failure was particularly unfortunate for Danny Corcoran, known as "Mr. One Lap" to his fellow competitors, as he was participating in his 20th – and likely final – event.

Other standout performances included the heavily modified #54 Honda Civic Si of Jonathan Weir and William Chan, with that car beating out far pricier machinery to finish eighth overall, winning the Econo Car class in the process. Also posting solid results was the No. 124 Mazda5 of Richard Fisher and Jason Saini (ringing up in 15th place) and the No. 20 Porsche Panamera Turbo of Bill and Todd Treffert. The bone-stock Panamera was but a couple of weeks old and barely broken in, yet it turned in a robust performance, including a launch-control aided quarter-mile time of 12.08 seconds in Tulsa, the sixth quickest time among all cars.

This year featured a robust crop of first-time One Lappers, suggesting that, despite America's continued difficult economy, America's toughest road car challenge has a bright future ahead of it.

For full race results, check out OneLapOfAmerica.com, and for event-by-event coverage, visit our friends at MotorTrend.com.



Photos by Chris Paukert / Copyright ©2010 Weblogs, Inc.


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      • 4 Years Ago
      GTR would of won had it not been for the spark plug issues...
        • 4 Years Ago
        Incorrect. GT2 was 3 seconds a lap faster at Road America, a track that prides lots of power, something the GTR had way more of then this GT2 which has basic bolt on's
        • 4 Years Ago
        The GTR never had us... They never had their car... (insert 2f2f voice)
        • 4 Years Ago
        No guarantees. One Lap is a test of endurance, both for car and driver. Anything can happen at any of the events which can knock any team out of contention.

        The Keen/Wilks team were highly experienced series drivers. They put down the most consistent lap times.


        Congrats to them. Every year is a clean slate, and this year belongs to them.


        • 4 Years Ago
        Ya but then the tranny would go out so the porsche would win anyway.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Oh boy they are wrong.

      The top running GTR did not have a "spark plug" issue. If you know the guys then ask them but it has something to do with "overnight parts from Japan" and a little parking lot modification. They killed the car, the car did not kill itself. It would of been nice to see them keep up because a competition is not fun without competitors.

      Also, from what I've heard. Doug kept tuning and tuning the GT2 and it got better at every track. If they had their initial setup at the beginning they would be running that much faster.

      Oh and don't forget the gt2 set a record on the skidpad at the end.
      I also heard it smelled pretty bad in the car as well..... hahaha
      • 4 Years Ago
      looks like a lot of really cool cars. I'd like to see the specs on all of them...Mazda5 took 15th?! And that civic si took 8th!!! awesome
      • 4 Years Ago
      WAY TO GO LEH! You the man! I have not seen you in years but I feel like I see you all the time in the news! Congrats!
      • 4 Years Ago
      That would have been a fun race to see live. Cool to see a Galant VR-4, that would be a fun sleeper.
      • 4 Years Ago
      congrats to all the competitors.... tomorrow I will honor your achievements on my morning commute by passing a few drowsy noobs.
      • 4 Years Ago
      The GT2 won EVERY road course, every session. They swept the road portion and almost set a record on the dry skid pad. There was no competition - at least not this year.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Mazda5 FTW! (or at least 15th...)
      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy Crap!

      A blown chevy small block? What hath God wraught.

      I thought those engines were invincible so long as you changed the oil semi frequently.
      kivakaru
      • 4 Years Ago
      Hey, wasn't this Mike Roberts' 25th One Lap? !!!!