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2020 LIV Daytona 24 HourDaytona Beach, Florida 2020 LIV Daytona 24 HourAt Daytona for the 24 Hour in January, the class race comes to a Rahal Letterman Lanigan BMW M8 GTE under John Edwards (US), Jesse Krohn (FI), Augusto Farfus (BR), and Chaz Mostert (AU) that covers 2798.2 miles (average 116.53 mph), under fifteen seconds ahead of a Porsche driven by Earl Bamber, Laurens Vanthoor, and Mathieu Jaminet. The BMWs and Porsches battle in tight quarters over the entire distance until the #911 Porsche under Nick Tandy passes the class leading #24 BMW during service with two hours remaining. The BMW entry, driven by Krohn, rallies and closes the gap to the Porsche as time drains away, and with only 45 minutes remaining, Krohn attacks Tandy in the Tri-Oval and presses past the Porsche with a tight move at the Horseshoe before pulling away for a dramatic victory, the second consecutive cross for BMW RLL at the Beach. Photo Credit: BMW Group.
2019 LIII Daytona 24 HoursDaytona Beach, Florida 2019 LIII Daytona 24 HoursAt Daytona for the 24 Hour in January, the class win comes to a BMW Rahal Letterman Lanigan M8 GTE under Connor De Phillippi (US), Colton Herta (US), Philipp Eng (AT), and Augusto Farfus (BR) in torrential rains that covers 2032.76 miles (average 89.35 mph), finishing ahead of a Ferrari driven by Miguel Molina, Alessandro Pier Guidi, James Calado, and Davide Rigon under a red flag condition. The BMW RLL M8 under Farfus, persevering under horrid driving conditions in the rain, makes the value move of the race after passing the Risi Ferrari driven by Calado to move into second position, then assumes the point when the race leading #67 Ganassi Ford beneath Richard Westbrook, anticipating an approaching red flag condition, stops for fuel service. Race officials indeed halt the event with 105 minutes remaining due to the weather, handing good fortune to BMW Rahal Letterman Lanigan, and then assess a time penalty to the #67 Ganassi for taking on service upon a closed lane. Photo Credit: Jake Galstad.
2019 Northeast Grand PrixLakeville, Connecticut 2019 Northeast Grand PrixAt Lime Rock for the Northeast Grand Prix (three hours) on a very warm day (97 degrees) in July, a Ganassi Ford GT under Ryan Briscoe (AU) and Richard Westbrook (GB) takes the class flag and covers 268.3 miles (average 100.42 mph), under eight seconds ahead of a Porsche driven by Earl Bamber and Laurens Vanthoor. The Ganassi Ford GT beneath Westbrook, running on fresher rubber, moves out front after passing the race leading Porsche driven by Bamber on the inside line at Turn 3 with less than seven minutes remaining. Ganassi finally snaps the five-race win streak by Porsche in the IMSA series. Photo Credit: Richard Dole.
2018 Northeast Grand Prix Lakeville, Connecticut 2018 Northeast Grand Prix At Lime Rock for the Northeast Grand Prix (three hours) in July, the class win comes to a Ganassi Ford GT under Joey Hand (US) and Dirk Müller (DE) that covers 262.41 miles (average 98.24 mph), under twelve seconds ahead of a Corvette driven by Jan Magnussen and Antonio García. The Ganassi Ford beneath Hand moves out front after the race leading Pratt & Miller Corvette driven by Magnussen runs wide to pass a backmarker at Turn 7 and allows Hand to execute an inside pass for the lead with only thirteen minutes remaining. Photo Credit: Richard Dole.
2017 IMSA Grand Prix of Long Beach Long Beach, California 2017 IMSA Grand Prix of Long Beach At Long Beach for the Grand Prix (two hours) in April, a Pratt & Miller Corvette C7-R under Oliver Gavin (GB) and Tommy Milner (US) takes class race honors and covers 123.98 miles (average 72.99 mph), under two seconds ahead of a Ford driven by Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook. The GT class leaders proceed onto the final circuit before a pile-up among the backmarkers at the last corner blocks the track. Race leader Antonio García in the #3 P&M Corvette instinctively veers left, only to meet bent sheet metal in his path, while the companion #4 P&M entry driven by Tommy Milner finds his way around the carnage on the right side and motors away for a dramatic late race surprise victory. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
2016 L Daytona 24 Hours Daytona Beach, Florida 2016 L Daytona 24 Hours At Daytona for the 24 Hour in January, the class win comes to a Pratt & Miller Corvette C7-R under Oliver Gavin (GB), Tommy Millner (US), and Marcel Fässler (CH) in wet conditions that covers 2570.32 miles (average 106.94 mph), under a second (.034) ahead of a companion Corvette driven by Jan Magnussen, Antonio García, and Mike Rockenfeller. The #4 P&M Corvette beneath Gavin moves out front after a tangle and a pass of the Porsche werks 991 driven by Earl Bamber at the West Horseshoe complex with only thirty minutes remaining, the respite swiftly dissipates as the #3 P&M Corvette under García, running on fresh rubber, takes up hot pursuit and swiftly closes in on Gavin. Given free rein to race each other to the tape, Gavin and García dice over the closing laps until García makes one last desperate lunge on the outside line in the tri-oval on the final circuit. García reaches the hood of Gavin, yet the latter holds enough to speed to survive the drag race and take checkers in a dramatic photo finish. Photo Credit: IMSA.
2016 Road Race Showcase Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 2016 Road Race Showcase At Road America for the Road Race Showcase (three hours) in August, a Pratt & Miller Corvette C7-R under Oliver Gavin (GB) and Tommy Milner (US) takes the class flag and covers 283.35 miles (average 105.20 mph), under a second (.730) ahead of a Ford driven by Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook. With five minutes left on the clock after a late race restart, a pair of tangles at the point end the afternoons of Porsche and Ferrari, leaving the #67 Ganassi Ford beneath Westbrook out front. Milner in the P&M Corvette, who also survives the fiasco, closes in on Westbrook and executes a brilliant pass at Turn 5 on the final circuit before scooting away for a dramatic victory. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
2014 Oak Tree Grand Prix Alton, Virginia 2014 Oak Tree Grand Prix At VIR for the Oak Tree Grand Prix (three hours) in August, the race comes to a Risi Competizione Ferrari 458 Italia GT2 under Pierre Kaffer (DE) and Giancarlo Fisichella (IT) that covers 268.1 miles (average 97.17 mph), under a second (.492) ahead of a Porsche driven by Bryan Sellers and Wolf Henzler. With only six minutes remaining after a late race caution condition, the Risi Ferrari beneath Fisichella and the Alex Job Porsche of Henzler battle door handle-to-door handle over the closing laps before Fisichella executes a pass for victory at Turn 11 on the final circuit for a dramatic victory. Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott.
2013 LXI ALMS Sebring 12 Hours Sebring, Florida 2013 LXI ALMS Sebring 12 Hours At Sebring for the 12 Hour in March, the GT class comes to a Pratt & Miller Corvette C6-R ZR1 under Tommy Milner (US), Oliver Gavin (GB), and Richard Westbrook (GB) that covers 333 laps (average 103.75 mph), under three seconds ahead of a Ferrari driven by Gianmaria Bruni, Olivier Beretta, and Matteo Malucelli. The P&M Corvette beneath Milner moves out front after passing the loose-footed Risi Ferrari driven by Malucelli with less than thirteen minutes remaining. P&M and Corvette win at the airbase circuit for the first time since the 2009 season. Photo Credit: Eric Gilbert.
2013 Grand-Am Diamond Cellar Classic Lexington, Ohio 2013 Grand-Am Diamond Cellar Classic At Mid-Ohio for the Diamond Cellar Classic (three hours) in June, a Turner BMW M3 under Bill Auberlen (US) and Paul Dalla Lana (CA) takes race honors in the GT class and covers 105 laps (average 85.67 mph), under thirty-eight seconds ahead of a Porsche entry. The Turner BMW beneath Auberlen moves out front after passing the class leading Stevenson Camaro driven by Robin Liddell with just under an hour left on the clock, yet the crowd rises to its feet as the hot pursuing Marsh Porsche under Eric Curran tangles and turns Auberlen at the Keyhole complex with only two laps remaining. Curran takes the checkers, yet the stewards apply a time penalty to the Marsh entry, thus promoting Auberlen and Turner to a deserved victory. Photo Credit: Art Fleischmann.
2011 Mid-Ohio Sports Car ChallengeLexington, Ohio 2011 Mid-Ohio Sports Car ChallengeAt Mid-Ohio for the Sports Car Challenge (three hours) in August, the GT class comes to a Job Porsche 997 GT3-RSR under Wolf Henzler (DE) and Bryan Sellers (US) in rainy conditions that covers 207.74 miles (average 82.10 mph), finishing ahead of a Corvette driven by Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen under a red flag condition. Racing through a heavy deluge with only a half hour remaining, the fifth-place running Job Porsche under Henzler, running on wet rubber, executes a stellar charge on Lap 92 that results in a pass of the race leading Pratt & Miller Corvette just before race officials unfurl the red flag for weather. Photo Credit: Attribution Unattributed.
2009 Monterey Sports Car ChampionshipsMonterey, California 2009 Monterey Sports Car ChampionshipsAt Laguna Seca for the 2009 Monterey Sports Car Championships (four hours) in October, the GT class comes to a Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 997 GT3-RSR under Patrick Long (US) and Jörg Bergmeister (DE) that covers 346.89 miles (average 85.89 mph), under two seconds ahead of a Corvette driven by Jan Magnussen and Johnny O'Connell. Dueling in close quarters over the closing miles under a swiftly setting sun, the P&M Corvette beneath Magnussen finally pushes past the race leading FLM Porsche driven by Bergmeister with only two laps remaining before the stewards order Magnussen to cede back the position for violating track limits. Magnussen again rallies in the gloaming and makes a desperate lunge for the lead at the last corner on the final circuit, yet Bergmeister refuses to relent down the homestretch and both entries tangle, leaving Magnussen spinning hard into the outer barrier while Bergmeister narrowly escapes for a thrilling victory and end to the 2009 ALMS GT season. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
2008 Grand-Am Montreal 200Montréal, Canada 2008 Grand-Am Montreal 200At Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the 200 Miler (two hours) in August, a Stevenson Pontiac GXP-R under Robin Liddell (GB) and Andrew Davis (US) notches a class victory and covers 66 laps (average 87.75 mph), under four seconds ahead of a Mazda driven by Sylvan Tremblay and Nick Ham. Running on a close fuel conservation strategy, the Stevenson Pontiac beneath Liddell moves out front on the final circuit after passing a host of fuel-starved entries before passing the race leading Farnbacher Loles Porsche driven by Dirk Werner just meters from the finish as the latter exhausts its fuel supply. Photo Credit: Eric Gilbert.
2007 Montreal 400 KMMontréal, Canada 2007 Montreal 400 KMAt Circuit Gilles Villeneuve for the 400 Kilometer in August, a The Racer's Group Porsche 997 GT3 Cup under Andy Lally (US) and R.J. Valentine (US) notches the class victory and covers 67 laps (average 72.32 mph), under a second (.595) ahead of a Porsche driven by Bryce Miller and Dirk Werner. The TRG Porsche beneath Lally moves out front on the final circuit after the race leading Farnbacher Loles Porsche driven by Werner and the SpeedSource Mazda under Emil Assentato tangle at the hairpin. The contact forces Werner wide off the course and allows Lally to slip past on the inside line for a slender and dramatic victory. Photo Credit:
2006 Grand Prix of MiamiHomestead, Florida 2006 Grand Prix of MiamiAt Homestead for the Grand Prix of Miami (three hours) in March, the GT class comes to a The Racer's Group Pontiac GTO-R under Paul Edwards (US) and Kelly Collins (US) that covers 103 laps (average 85.17 mph), under a second (.125) ahead of a Mazda driven by David Haskell and Sylvain Tremblay. The TRG Pontiac and SpeedSource Mazda dice for the lead over the closing miles before Edwards in the TRG entry moves out front with a pass on the inside line of the Mazda driven by Tremblay with only two laps remaining. Photo Credit: Juan Carlos Munoz.
2006 EMCO Gears ClassicLexington, Ohio 2006 EMCO Gears ClassicAt Mid-Ohio for the 3 Hour in June, a Tafel Porsche 997 GT3 Cup under Robin Liddell (GB) and Wolf Henzler (DE) takes class honors and covers 96 laps (average 77.72 mph), under six seconds ahead of a Pontiac driven by Paul Edwards and Kelly Collins. Dicing for the lead over the closing minutes, the race leading Connolly BMW beneath Joey Hand and the TRG Pontiac driven by Paul Edwards tangle at the Keyhole exit and the contact sends Hand sliding across the backstretch grass before tumbling end-over several times. The brief spell of peril allows Liddell to slip past the incident just as the yellow unfurls, handing the Tafel team a well earned yet somewhat dubious victory. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
2003 ALMS Road America 500Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin 2003 ALMS Road America 500At Road America for the 500 (three hours) in August, the GT class comes to a Prodrive Ferrari 550 GTS Maranello under David Brabham (AU) and Jan Magnussen (DK) that covers 75 laps (average 109.37 mph), under a second (.531) ahead of a Corvette driven by Ron Fellows and Johnny O'Connell. The Prodrive Ferrari beneath Magnussen, gradually reeling in the race leading P&M Corvette over the final half hour, finally moves out front on the final circuit after deftly avoiding a block by the Corvette driven by O'Connell at Turn 1 before slipping past and racing away to a slender and dramatic upset victory. Photo Credit: motorsport.com.
2003 XXXVII Daytona 24 Hour Daytona Beach, Florida 2003 XXXVII Daytona 24 Hour At Daytona for the 24 Hour in February, the race comes unexpectedly to a GT-class The Racers Group Porsche 996 GT3 RS under Kevin Buckler (US), Michael Schrom (US), Timo Bernhard (DE), and Jörg Bergmeister (DE) that covers 2474.2 miles (average 103.01 mph), nine laps ahead of a Ferrari entry. The TRG Porsche entry moves out front during the fifth hour and dices with the contending #59 Brumos Daytona prototype by way of leapfrogging service stops until the Brumos DP under Scott Goodyear drops a tire at the halfway mark, opening the door for TRG and a wide margin upset victory. Photo Credit: Udo Klinkel.
2003 Grand-Am AJ's Fine Foods 250 Avondale, Arizona 2003 Grand-Am AJ's Fine Foods 250At Phoenix for the 250 Miler in May, a Scuderia Ferrari of Washington Ferrari 360 Modena GT under Cort Wagner (US) and Brent Martini (US) takes the class flag and covers 151 laps (average 82.46 mph), under a second (.105) ahead of a BMW driven by Craig Stanton and Mike Fitzgerald. After Martini in the race leading SFW Ferrari tangles with a backmarker, slews off circuit, and allows the Bell BMW driven by Fitzgerald to slide into the lead with sixteen laps to go, Martini recovers and rallies his entry back into a fierce door-to-door battle over the closing miles. Martini finally moves out front on the final circuit after shoving his way past Fitzgerald on the inside line two corners from the finish for a dramatic victory and a second placing in the overall classification. Photo Credit: C. Douglas Phillips.
2001 XXXV Daytona 24 Hour Daytona Beach, Florida 2001 XXXV Daytona 24 Hour At Daytona for the 24 Hour (GARRA sanction) in February, the race comes to a GTS-classified Pratt & Miller Chevrolet Corvette C5-R under Johnny O’Connell (US), Ron Fellows (CA), Chris Kneifel (US), and Franck Fréon (FR) in rainy conditions that covers 2335.4 miles (average 97.29 mph), eight laps ahead of a Porsche entry. The swifter SRP prototypes all falter by early Sunday morning and the #2 GTS-class P&M Corvette finally moves out front after the race leading Dyson Riley & Scott entry in devastating fashion loses fire in the twenty-first hour. The race features a closely monitored P&M Corvette entry driven by Dale Earnhardt and son Dale Jr. Photo Credit: John Brooks.
2000 III Petit Le MansBraselton, Georgia 2000 III Petit Le MansAt Road Atlanta for the Petit Le Mans (1000 miles) in September, a Pratt & Miller Corvette C5-R under Andy Pilgrim (US), Kelly Collins (US), and Franck Fréon (FR) takes class honors and covers 358 laps (average 99.42 mph), under seven seconds ahead of a Viper driven by Tommy Archer, Patrick Huisman, and Boris Dorichebourg. The P&M Corvette beneath Pilgrim moves out front in dramatic fashion after throwing a feint before shoving its way past the ORECA Viper driven by Archer on the inside line at Turn 1 and forcing the latter off the circuit with only two laps remaining. Photo Credit: Corvette Racing.
2000 XXXIV Daytona 24 Hour Daytona Beach, Florida 2000 XXXIV Daytona 24 Hour At Daytona for the 24 Hour in February in cold conditions (32 degrees at night), the race comes to a GTS-class French Team Oreca Viper GTS-R under Olivier Beretta (MC), Karl Wendlinger (AT), and Dominique Dupuy (FR) that covers 2573.9 miles (average 107.21 mph), under thirty-one seconds ahead of a Chevrolet driven by Ron Fellows, Justin Bell, and Chris Kneifel. The faster LMP prototypes begin to falter in the small hours on Sunday morning, and the Oreca Viper moves out front afer passing the struggling race leading Dyson entry, suffering from a cracked exhaust valve, with only two hours remaining. The Chevrolet Corvettes put on a final rush in an attempt to run down the ORECA Viper, yet come up short by a half minute, the closest finish in event history, and the first overall triumph for an American-based production entry. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
1991 Grand Prix of Palm Beach West Palm Beach, Florida 1991 Grand Prix of Palm Beach At West Palm Beach for the Grand Prix (one hour) in March, the race comes to a Mazda RX-7 under Pete Halsmer (US) that covers 84.24 miles (average 83.79 mph), under a second (.543) ahead of a companion Mazda driven by Price Cobb. Halsmer moves out front after passing race leader Cobb on the inside line in Turn 10 on the final circuit for a slender and dramatic victory. Photo Credit:
1990 IMSA GT Meadowlands East Rutherford, New Jersey 1990 IMSA GT Meadowlands At the Meadowlands for the IMSA GT event (one hour) in July, the race comes to a Roush Mercury Cougar XR-7 under Robby Gordon (US) that covers 70.59 miles (average 92.92 mph), under a second (.435) ahead of a Mazda driven by Pete Halsmer. After a frustrating afternoon on the short improvised circuit, race leader Halsmer, Gordon, and Jeremy Dale in his Mazda all run nose-to-tail as the triad begins the final circuit and as the set exits the final corner, the Halsmer Mazda suddenly sputters, allowing Gordon to slip past for an unanticipated slender and narrow victory. Photo Credit:
1986 Grand Prix of Miami GTO Miami, Florida 1986 Grand Prix of Miami GTO On the streets of Miami for the IMSA GTO event (one hour) in March, the race comes to a Hendrick Camaro under Jack Baldwin (US) that covers 48.69 miles (average 63.63 mph), under two seconds ahead of a Firebird driven by Tommy Riggins. Baldwin moves out front after race leaders Scott Pruett in his Mustang and Willy T. Ribbs in his Thunderbird, both dicing for the lead all contest, tangle at Turn 11 on the final circuit, sending Pruett hard into the outer wall and both drivers out of contention. Baldwin collects an unanticipated race victory and IMSA fines Ribbs $2,000 USD for rough driving. Photo Credit:
1976 Twin 200s Lexington, Ohio 1976 Twin 200s At Mid-Ohio for the 100 Miler in June, a Dickinson/Holbert Chevrolet Monza under Michael Keyser (US) bests the field in 1:07:13 (average 89.98 mph), under a second (.10) ahead of a Monza driven by Al Holbert. Keyser and Holbert dice for the lead across the distance, including sharing a testy tangle on Lap 29, and Keyser prevails after out-dragging Holbert on the final sprint to the finish for victory. Keyser admits afterwards that the in-race shoving likely offered him an edge at the finish, yet the driver nonetheless celebrates his thrilling cross. A Transcendental Datsun 240Z under Brad Frisselle (US) wins the GTU competition by a lap ahead of a Porsche driven by Walt Maas. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.
1975 Labatt's Blue Weekend Bowmanville, Ontario 1975 Labatt's Blue Weekend At Mosport for the Labatt's Blue Weekend (100 miles) in June, a Dickinson Porsche Carrera RSR under Hurley Haywood (US) notches a victory in 0:59:34.2 (average 99.07 mph), under two seconds ahead of a Camaro driven by Carl Shafer. Peter Gregg in his RSR and Shafer dice for the lead with two laps remaining as third-running Haywood joins the action in an approaching corner. Haywood and Gregg tangle, the contact disables Gregg, and Haywood survives just to slip past Shafer and prevail for victory. A Transcendental Datsun 240 Z under Brad Frisselle (US) wins the GTU competition by a lap over a Porsche driven by Robert Kirby. Photo Credit: Attribution Unascertained.