Intersport Racing's Liz Halliday and Clint Field secured yet another podium in the LMP2 class of the American Le Mans Series round at Mid-Ohio during the weekend.

The blue and white Lola B05 40/AER came home fourth overall and despite finishing three laps down to the dominant LMP2 Penske Porsche Spyders the Intersport outfit lead the class standings from the Porsche drivers by eight points.

Halliday and Field successfully took their form from the first two races at Sebring and Houston, where they claimed impressive LMP2 wins, to the flowing Mid-Ohio layout last weekend to continue their championship charge, even though they could not find an answer for the pace of the winning Porsche Spyders.

Both Halliday and Field were pleased with the result given that Halliday, who took the opening stint for the team, was forced to forfeit the car's fourth place qualifying position, secured in a 'guest appearance' by local ace and father of Clint, John Field, and begin from the pit lane at the rear of the field having lost operation of the paddle-shift mechanism on the warm-up laps.

Halliday ended her stint after an hour, handing over to Field who turned in some stunning lap times to hand the Lola back to Halliday for the final run to the flag with the LMP2 podium in the bag.

"I'd like to thank the Intersport boys because they've worked hard all weekend and did a great job to fix the car at the start," commented a delighted Halliday. "Given that set back, I think we can be pretty satisfied with today's result. We netted some extremely important championship points and are still in the lead. Although I think it's hats-off to the Porsche guys today because they did a stunning job."

Field echoed his team mate's sentiments and took into account the transmission problems that affected the car at the start of the race and subsequently left Mid-Ohio happy with the result.

"We had a good, clean race today although the paddle shift problem at the start was unfortunate," admitted Field, "but the crew did a great job getting the manual transmission installed and we didn't lose too much time. The tyres were great for me from the start of my stint and I had a quick car. Liz had never driven this car with a manual shift before so she did a great job."