Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Leaders

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Leaders Parlay
Successful Outings At Sebring Into Points Lead
Post-Daytona Leaders Remain Atop Post-Sebring Standings In Three Of Four
Classes; Mercedes-AMG Team Rides Sebring Win To Top Of Class

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (March 21, 2017) – While the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship still has 10 of its 12 races to come on the 2017 schedule, we’ve already reached the halfway point in the battle for the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup following last Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.

The Patrón Endurance Cup rewards top performers in the four WeatherTech Championship endurance races: the Rolex 24 At Daytona, which was contested on Jan. 28-29, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring on March 18, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on Sunday, July 2 and the 10-hour Motul Petit Le Mans on Saturday Oct. 7. Points are awarded at strategic intervals for each race, with five points going to each class leader at those intervals, followed by four points for second place, three for third, and two points for all others from fourth place onward.

With back-to-back victories in the Rolex 24 and Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team and drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor appropriately find themselves atop the Patrón Endurance Cup standings with a total of 32 points. In addition to winning both races, the team has earned the maximum five points in five of the seven points-paying segments thus far.

The No. 10 holds a three-point advantage, 32-29, over the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R team of Christian Fittipaldi, Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque. Fittipaldi, Barbosa and the No. 5 team are three-time defending Patrón Endurance Cup champions, having won the title each year since its inception in 2014. In the battle for Patrón Endurance Cup manufacturer honors, Cadillac leads with a perfect 35 points, followed by Nissan with 23 points and Mazda with 20.

In the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, the No. 911 Porsche GT Team of Patrick Pilet, Dirk Werner and Frederic Makowiecki kept their brand-new Porsche 911 RSR atop the Patrón Endurance Cup standings for the second consecutive race. While the No. 911 team didn’t win either race, it has earned maximum points in three of seven segments and four points in two others.

It’s a narrow, one-point lead, however, as the No. 911 team currently has 27 points, with the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT trio of Dirk Mueller, Joey Hand and Sebastien Bourdais sitting on 26 markers after Sebring. The No. 66 team won the GTLM class in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona. Ford also leads the Patrón Endurance Cup manufacturer standings by two over Porsche, 30-28.

Three of the four teams leading Patrón Endurance Cup standings after Daytona continued to lead following Sebring. This includes the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09 squad of James French, Pato O’Ward and Kyle Masson in the Prototype Challenge (PC) class. In fact, the No. 38 team has accomplished something that no team has done in Patrón Endurance Cup history: it has a perfect record of leading every segment through the first three races of the season.

Performance Tech Motorsports leads the No. 26 BAR1 Motorsports team by a healthy, 12-point margin, 35-23, over the No. 26 BAR1 Motorsports team. The No. 8 Starworks Motorsport and No. 20 BAR1 Motorsports teams are tied for third in PC with 20 points apiece.

The lone newcomer to the top of the Patrón Endurance Cup standings comes from the GT Daytona (GTD) class. Following its class victory in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the No. 33 Riley Motorsports-Team AMG Mercedes-AMG GT3 team of Ben Keating, Jeroen Bleekemolen and Mario Farnbacher now lead the class with 25 points.

The No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 shared by Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan and Matteo Cressoni is second in the Patrón Endurance Cup GTD standings with 22 points, while the No. 86 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3 shared by Ozz Negri, Jeff Segal and Tom Dyer is third with 20 points after leading the standings following the Rolex 24. Mercedes-AMG also leads the Patrón Endurance Cup GTD manufacturer standings by six, 29-23, over Audi, which won last year’s title.

Next up for the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup will be the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen on July 2. The next race for the WeatherTech Championship, the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach – featuring the P, GTLM and GTD classes – is scheduled for Saturday, April 8 and will be televised live on FOX at 4 p.m. ET.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Corvette Racing Wins Third Straight

Corvette Racing Wins Third Straight Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, Mercedes-AMG Scores First GTD Win

March 18, 2017
Steven Cole Smith
IMSA Wire Service

SEBRING, Fla. – There’s something about the two-car Corvette Racing C7.R team – when one car has a big problem, the other car seems to step up and win the race.

It happened last year at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida: The No. 3 Corvette crashed, ending up 41st overall in the 48-car field. But the No. 4 team car took the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win.

This year, at the 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, same song, different verse: The No. 4 Corvette finished 46th – that’s last place – after cooling issues that couldn’t be solved sent the car to the trailer. That left the No. 3 Corvette to take up the slack, which wouldn’t be easy, as the Ford Chip Ganassi team sent three Ford GTs to Sebring, hoping to complete their string of crown jewel endurance race wins – the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona, and now the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

And sure enough, two of the Ford GTs did post faster lap times than the Corvette, as did one of the two new Porsche 911 RSRs. But races aren’t just won with speed on the track – sometimes speed in the pits can make up for a lot, and the No. 4 Corvette’s last pit stop was exceptional, putting the car out in front of the rest of the field, and driver Antonio Garcia, who shared the car with regular driver Jan Magnussen and guest driver Mike Rockenfeller, drove a very fast final stint.

Indeed, Magnussen and Rockenfeller both pointed to Garcia’s performance as a key to the win.

“Antonio drove a Superman stint at the end,” Magnussen said. “After the sun went down and the track cooled, we picked up the pace, and Antonio made the most of it.”

Garcia said that last year’s crash was fresh in his mind, and he was determined to exorcise it. “I just put my head down and went for it,” he said.
The No. 4 Corvette’s margin of victory was 4.43 seconds over the second-place car in the IMSA WeatherTech Championship’s factory-backed GTLM class, the No. 66 Ford GT of Joey Hand, Dirk Mueller and guest driver Sebastien Bourdais, fresh from an IndyCar win last weekend at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

The victory for the Corvette was especially sweet – the No. 66, with those three drivers, was the car that won at Le Mans and Daytona. Third was the No. 62 Risi Competizione Ferrari 488 GTE of Toni Vilander, Giancarlo Fisichella and James Calado. Fourth and fifth were the other two Ford GTs – the No. 67, followed by the No. 68. Sixth was the No. 25 BMW Team RLL BMW M6 GTLM, seventh was the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR. All seven cars were on the lead lap.

In GT Daytona (GTD), it was a similarly close battle, with the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3 taking the win, the first for Mercedes here in 60 years. The Mercedes AMG GT3 just joined the WeatherTech Championship at the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona, though the car has an extensive race history overseas. Driver and team principal Ben Keating, who shared the car with Jeroen Bleekemolen and Mario Farnbacher, has been racing Dodge Vipers, but with the company discontinuing production of the Viper, Keating had to find a new car, and he’s pleased with his choice.

It was the first win at Sebring for Keating and his team, and it was sweet.

“We won the 2015 11 Hours and 56 Minutes of Sebring in 2015,” Keating said, “But our engine didn’t make it to the end.” Even worse was 2014, when Keating was driving his Viper early in the race and it caught fire, and practically burned to the ground. “We were third at Daytona, and first here, so we’re batting a thousand on podium finishes so far,” he said.

Second in the GTD class was the team that won Sebring last year, then went on to win the season championship: The No. 63 Scuderia Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 driven by Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan and Matteo Cressoni. Third was another Mercedes – the No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing car, driven by team principal Kenny Habul, Boris Said and Tristan Vautier. On Friday Vautier qualified the car on the pole – a major accomplishment for a brand-new team in a new car. Early in the race the No. 75 fell back, but rallied at the end for a podium finish.

That third-place trophy almost went to the No. 16 Change Racing/Monster Energy Lamborghini Huracán GT3, but it ran out of gas on the very last lap and ended up 11th in class.

The No. 28 Alegra Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R that won the Rolex 24 finished 10th in class, and was never a factor.

The GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes move on to a completely different track than Daytona and Sebring – the comparatively tiny 1.97-mile street course at the BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach.

Class Battles Continue

Class Battles Continue As Patrón Endurance Cup
Enters Final Hours At Mobil 1 Twelve Hours Of Sebring
Rolex 24 Rematch Shaping Up In Prototype; Ford Takes Lead In GTLM;
Mercedes Takes Lead In GTD; Performance Tech Remains Perfect In PC

SEBRING, Fla. (March 18, 2017) – As the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida approaches the evening hours, so does a potential rematch between the top two finishers in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup standings.  

The No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R, which won the IMSA WeatherTech Championship season-opening Rolex 24, leads the Rolex 24 runner-up No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R with four hours remaining. By leading at the second of three four-hour points-paying segments in the Patrón Endurance Cup, the No. 10 team with driver Alex Lynn in the cockpit opened up a two-point lead, 27-25, over the No. 5 team.

The battle in GT Le Mans (GTLM) continues to tighten with seven cars from five different manufacturers sitting within two laps of the race-leading No. 68 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT of Billy Johnson. Of the Patrón Endurance Cup contenders, Frédéric Makowiecki and the No. 911 Porsche GT Team finished second at the end of the second segment, scoring four points and breaking a tie atop the Patrón Endurance Cup class standings, 24-22, over the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT, which runs fourth.

Leading at the end of each of the two Patrón Endurance Cup segments at Sebring, the No. 33 Riley Motorsports-Team AMG Mercedes-AMG GT3 has moved from fifth to first in the GT Daytona (GTD) standings. The No. 86 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3 team – which entered the race atop the Patrón Endurance Cup standings – sits in a tie for second with the No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3, two points back (20-18), after scoring the minimum two points in each of the two segments.

The No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09 remains perfect in the Patrón Endurance Cup standings in the Prototype Challenge (PC) class. After leading all four segments en route to victory in the Rolex 24, the team has led each of two segments so far at Sebring. Consequently, the No. 38 team has a widened its Patrón Endurance Cup points lead to 10 points, 30-20, over the No. 26 BAR1 Motorsports entry that was running third at the end of the eight-hour mark.

The final hours of the Twelve Hours of Sebring can be seen live on FS1.

View full results via Al Kamel Systems at Results.IMSA.com.

NOTEBOOK
  • The No. 24 BMW Team RLL BMW M6 GTLM of Nicky Catsburg suffered damage after contact with the Turn 1 tires shortly before the race’s halfway point. The car was taken back to the paddock and later returned to the track, currently running ninth, 84 laps down.

  • The TOTAL Pole Award-winning No. 13 Rebellion Racing ORECA raced its way back to within a lap of the lead lap, after losing two laps earlier in the race with an engine starter wire issue. That progress was stunted, however, after the car had to go back to the paddock for an alternator change.

  • Attrition has been the story in the Prototype class. In addition to the Rebellion entry going behind the wall, both the No. 2 and No. 22 Tequila Patrón Nissan DPi have retired with mechanical issues. The No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Multimatic/Riley LM P2 and No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Ligier have also spent time behind the wall.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

At Halfway Point, 65th Sebring Becomes Battle For Survival

At Halfway Point, 65th Sebring Becomes Battle For Survival

March 18, 2017
Steven Cole Smith
IMSA Wire Service

SEBRING, Fla. – Six hours down, six hours to go in the 65th Annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, and we’ve already seen some of the favorites fall by the wayside.

Up front in the four classes: The familiar No. 5 Action Express Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi V.R currently driven by veteran Joao Barbosa leads the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R, driven by Ricky Taylor, by two seconds.

The No. 10 won the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona, the first race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season, and the No. 5 was second, after the two made contact with just a few minutes to go in the race. Third in Prototype is the No. 85 JDC-Miller ORECA LM P2, currently driven by Misha Goikhberg.

In GT Le Mans, the lead has passed back and forth between the Ford GTs, with the No. 67, driven at the halfway point by IndyCar champion Scott Dixon, leading the No. 68 with Stefan Mucke aboard by less than a second.

Leading the four-car Prototype Challenge field in the class’ final race at Sebring is the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports Chevrolet-powered ORECA, with Patricio O’Ward behind the wheel. That team also won at Daytona. The race is far from decided, though, as the No. 8 Starworks entry is just 44 seconds back.

In GT Daytona, the No. 11 GRT Grasser Lamborghini Huracan, driven by Richard Antinucci is leading, with the No. 33 Riley Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT3 less than a half-second behind.

The No. 2 Tequila Patron ESM team that won both the 2016 Sebring race and the 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona is the best example of how quickly fortunes can change. The car has suffered from a variety of problems all weekend, and is presently listed as last in the 46-car field.

It’s also another disastrous race for the pair of Mazda DPi Prototypes – the No. 70, with Joel Miller aboard, went hard into the tire barrier at the end of the longest straightaway when his brakes failed. The car returned to the track, but is listed in 42nd. The No. 55 sister Mazda has had more than its share of problems, and is listed in 37th.

That Mazda crash brought out the first of only three yellow flags. The second caution came when the No. 31 Action Express Whelen Cadillac DPi V.R, which was leading the Prototype class at the time, spun after contact with the No. 22 Tequila Patron ESM car on the front straight, and the Cadillac’s engine wouldn’t restart.

The third caution came about 20 minutes short of the hallway mark when the No. 24 Team RLL BMW M6 GTLM went into the tire barrier, after the brakes failed for driver Nicky Catsburg.

The No. 4 Corvette Racing C7.R that won the GT Le Mans class last year both here and at Daytona was the first official retirement due to cooling problems, and is listed in 45th overall.

The No. 13 Rebellion Racing ORECA LM P2, which qualified on the pole, has had multiple issues beginning with a faulty starter, and is listed in 39th. In 40th is the No. 90 Visit Florida P2 – it finished third at the season-opener in Daytona.

The Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring is airing live on FOX Sports GO, in addition to television coverage on FS1, continuing uninterrupted through 11 p.m., including post-race interviews. A live international broadcast stream available on IMSA.tv and the IMSA mobile app.

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Standings

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Standings Tighten
After First Segment At Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring
Cadillacs Battle In Prototypes; Porsche, Ford Tied In GTLM;
Acura Holds Narrow GTD Lead; Performance Tech Still Perfect In PC

SEBRING, Fla. (March 18, 2017) – The No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette DPi-V.R, which won the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona in January, now holds a slight, one-point lead in the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup standings after the first of three four-hour points-paying segments in the 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.

The No. 10 team, which was running in second place at the four-hour mark in the race with driver Ricky Taylor at the wheel, now has 22 points, one ahead of the No. 5 Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R, which parlayed its lead at the four-hour mark into the maximum five points available. Christian Fittipaldi was aboard the No. 5 machine at the 1/3 mark in the race. The No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Multimatic/Riley LM P2 car is third in the Patrón Endurance Cup Prototype standings.

The battle for GT Le Mans (GTLM) honors in the Patrón Endurance Cup now is deadlocked at 20 points apiece between the No. 911 Porsche GT Team and the No. 66 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT program. The No. 911 entered the race as the class leaders in the Patrón Endurance Cup standings, but earned the minimum two points for its sixth-place position at four hours.

The No. 66 team, meanwhile, earned four points as driver Dirk Mueller was running second at the 1/3 mark, one position behind its team car, the No. 67 Ford GT driven by Ryan Briscoe, which moved into third in the standings, scoring five points for leading at four hours.

In the GT Daytona (GTD) class, the No. 86 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura NSX GT3 team that entered the race atop the Patrón Endurance Cup standings, saw its lead reduced to one point after four hours at Sebring. The No. 86 earned just two points through four hours and was running 16th in class with Ozz Negri in the cockpit.

Jeroen Bleekemolen led the GTD race at four hours in the No. 33 Riley Motorsports-Team AMG Mercedes-AMG GT3, moving that team to second in the Patrón Endurance Cup standings. The No. 86 leads with 16 points, with 15 for the No. 33 team and a three-way tie for third at 14 points apiece.

In Prototype Challenge (PC), the No. 38 Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA FLM09 maintained its perfect record in the Patrón Endurance Cup standings. The team led all four segments en route to its victory in the Rolex 24, and driver Patricio O’Ward held the top spot in class at the four-hour mark at Sebring. As a result, the No. 38 team has a commanding, eight-point lead, 25-17, over the No. 26 BAR1 Motorsports entry that was running third at the four-hour mark with polesitter Gustavo Yacaman at the controls.

View full results via Al Kamel Systems at Results.IMSA.com.

NOTEBOOK
  • The No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 that qualified on the GTD pole with Tristan Vautier started the race from pit lane due to a fuel leak discovered as the team completed its prerace preparations. The car also served a pair of drive-through penalties – one late in the third hour of the race for its responsibility for an incident with the No. 18 DAC Motorsports Lamborghini Huracán, and a second one midway through the fourth hour for an incident with the No. 23 Alex Job Racing Audi R8 LMS. Boris Said was at the wheel of the No. 75 at the time of both incidents.

  • The No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT that Ryan Briscoe qualified on the GTLM pole also started the race from pit lane as the team encountered difficulties getting the engine started. The pit-lane start necessitated a drive-through penalty, but the team recovered and made it to the front of the GTLM field just past the two-hour mark in the race.

  • Mazda Motorsports driver Joel Miller went for a scary ride when his No. 70 Mazda DPi suffered a mechanical failure entering the high-speed Turn 17, making hard contact with the tire barrier. Miller was evaluated and released from the infield care center, and the No. 70 later returned to the race.

  • The Rolex 24 At Daytona podium-finishing No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Multimatic/Riley LM P2 ran in the top five for much of the opening quarter of the race, but went behind the wall with a throttle control issue.

Ford Gets 50th Conttinental Tire Challenge Series Win

Ford Gets 50th Conttinental Tire Challenge Series Win at Sebring with Buford, Maxwell

March 17, 2017
Steven Cole Smith
IMSA Wire Service

SEBRING, Fla. – The question caught Scott Maxwell, driver of the No. 60 KohR Ford Mustang in the Grand Sport class of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

So, Scott, how many laps do you figure you have around a racetrack in Mustangs?

Maxwell thought for a moment. “Thousands. I have no idea, but it has to be way into the thousands.”

No doubt.

Back about 1993, Maxwell became the go-to guy for Ford, called into service every time the company was working on Mustang performance models. He’s still the go-to guy, but most recently it wasn’t for the Mustang, but for the new Ford GT. Maxwell, working with Multimatic Motorsports in Canada, was among the first to drive that car, and he’s one of the reasons why the racing version of the Ford GT was so fast out of the box.

So what? So if you are in a race and a Ford Mustang is out front, there’s a good chance Scott Maxwell is either driving or helped develop the car. On Friday, he was the driver – his No. 60 KohR Mustang, which he shares with Jade Buford, won the Visit Sebring 120 by a healthy 2.58 seconds over the No. 69 Pfaff McLaren GT4 driven by Chris Green and Jesse Lazare. Third was the No. 77 C360R McLaren GT4 of Mathew Keegan and Nico Rondet.

Fourth was the No. 35 Porsche GT4 driven by Damien Faulkner and Russell Ward, and fielded by CJ Wilson Racing, owned by the former major league baseball player. It was the highest-finishing Porsche Cayman GT4, after that model took the top four spaces at the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway in January.

Trent Hindman and Cameron Cassels, who won the season-opener at Daytona in the No. 12 Bodymotion Porsche Cayman GT4, finished a disappointing 25th overall and 11th in class at Sebring.

At the next Continental Tire Challenge race, scheduled for May 13 at Circuit of The Americas in Texas, the Grand Sport class is expected to introduce the new, just-approved Chevrolet Camaro GT4 to the series.

Maxwell is ready. “Chevrolet joining the series is going to be great,” Maxwell said. “They’ll be strong, but we have a car we can challenge them with.”

While Spencer Pumpelly may not have quite as many laps around a racetrack as Scott Maxwell, he has had his share, and no one is surprised he drove the No. 17 RS1 Porsche Cayman to victory in the Street Tuner class in a nail-biting finish.

A caution bunched the field with 15 minutes to go, leaving Pumpelly in third, behind the leading No. 56 Murillo Racing/Mosing Motorcars Cayman of Eric Foss, followed closely by Owen Trinkler in the No. 44 CRG/I Do Borrow Nissan Altima. With only a few minutes to go in the two-hour race, Trinkler and Foss drove into a corner side-by-side, with Foss getting the worst of it, spinning out of the lead. Trinkler was also off-line for the corner, allowing the veteran Pumpelly to dive past both cars.

Trinkler, who shares the Altima with Sarah Cattaneo, dogged Pumpelly all the way home. “Some races you win by a half a lap, and just drive the car home – this race was not one of them. I had to work right up until the last corner.”

Had Trinkler and Foss not made contact, Pumpelly said he isn’t sure he could have gotten by. But once he was out front, he never gave Trinkler an opening.

So Trinkler and Cattaneo, who started the race first in ST, finished second, while Foss rallied back to third in the Porsche he shares with Jeff Mosing. Fourth was Mat Pombo and Derek Jones in the No. 73 JCW Mini Cooper that won in the ST class in the Daytona season opener. 

The Visit Sebring 120 will air on FS1 on Sunday, March 26 at 10:30 a.m. ET. As mentioned, next up for the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge is a two-hour race on the 3.4-mile Circuit of The Americas road course on Saturday, May 6 in Austin, Texas.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Grand Sport


Grand Sport (GS):
Winners – Scott Maxwell / Jade Buford
No. 60 NANO ProMT Ford Mustang – KohR Motorsports
·         17th Continental Tire Challenge victory for Maxwell – 1st of season
·         Second Continental Tire Challenge victory for Buford
·         50th Contine

Grand Sport (GS):
Winners – Scott Maxwell / Jade Buford
No. 60 NANO ProMT Ford Mustang – KohR Motorsports
·         17th Continental Tire Challenge victory for Maxwell – 1st of season
·         Second Continental Tire Challenge victory for Buford
·         50th Continental Tire Challenge victory for Ford, first for new Mustang
·         Maxwell is defending Continental Tire Challenge GS champion
·         Margin of victory – 2.548 seconds over No. 69 McLaren of Chris Green / Jesse Lazare

Street Tuner (ST):
Winners – Spencer Pumpelly / Nick Galante
No. 17 Legistics / RickieFowler.com / Friction-One Porsche Cayman
·         14th Continental Tire Challenge victory for Pumpelly – 1st of season
·         Fourth Continental Tire Challenge victory for Galante 1st of season
·         91st Continental Tire Challenge victory for Porsche
·         Galante and Pumpelly are defending Continental Tire Challenge ST champions
·         Margin of victory – 0.588 seconds over the No. 44 Nissan of Sarah Cattaneo / Owen Trinkler

ntal Tire Challenge victory for Ford, first for new Mustang
·         Maxwell is defending Continental Tire Challenge GS champion
·         Margin of victory – 2.548 seconds over No. 69 McLaren of Chris Green / Jesse Lazare

Street Tuner (ST):
Winners – Spencer Pumpelly / Nick Galante
No. 17 Legistics / RickieFowler.com / Friction-One Porsche Cayman
·         14th Continental Tire Challenge victory for Pumpelly – 1st of season
·         Fourth Continental Tire Challenge victory for Galante 1st of season
·         91st Continental Tire Challenge victory for Porsche
·         Galante and Pumpelly are defending Continental Tire Challenge ST champions
·         Margin of victory – 0.588 seconds over the No. 44 Nissan of Sarah Cattaneo / Owen Trinkler

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Leaders

Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup Leaders Parlay Successful Outings At Sebring Into Points Lead Post-Daytona Leaders Remai...