The Intersport Racing Lola of Liz Halliday and Clint field returned to winning ways in LMP2 at the Lone Star Grand Prix, Houston, adding victory on the tricky street circuit to success last time out at Sebring.

Halliday and Field managed to overcome any challenge from the works Porsche team in the LMP2 class and power the #37 Intersport Lola to 11th overall to head up the driver's and team championships in LMP2.

The race was not without its drama as a cracked header two hours into the race, a result of the extremely bumpy track surface, caused a loss of power and forced Field into the pits for a solution, only to return to the pit lane ten minutes later with a recurrence of the problem.

As Field rejoined with the patched up Lola, Lady Luck certainly aided the Intersport team as the two Penske Porsches succumbed to similar drivetrain problems during the final half an hour of the race, leaving Field to nurse the down-on-power Lola to the finish.

"When I passed the yellow Porsche, I thought this is too good to be true," exclaimed a delighted Field. "At the end of the race, power-wise it was a quarter of the power, I could go flat out in most of the corners that I shouldn't have been able to. We seem to have a knack for holding the car together and Porsche is developing the art of losing the car with half and hour to go."

Field's team mate was equally delighted with the win especially as the Texan result means the Intersport outfit have defeated the Penke Porsche team twice on the bounce, despite lagging behind the yellow machines on power.

"This is just an awesome result for the team," said Halliday following her podium celebrations, "not bad for my first street race! It shows that it is never over until the chequered flag. We knew we could not beat the works Porsche on performance,they are in a league of their own and their speed this weekend was unbelievable.

"But the circuit is extremely bumpy and very hard on cars and drivers," added Halliday, "We knew some teams might try too hard and would have mechanical problems towards the end of the race and this is exactly what happened with both Porsches. Third behind the two Porsches was already a good result for us, but to beat them for the second straight race is very sweet and fantastic for the team. Today's race was survival of the fittest and we survived!"