Sofronas, Audi and Curtis, Ferrari Street Fight Ends with Sofronas on Top of Race 1

7 August 2021 GT America
  • Sofronas Wins Overall, SRO3 Class
  • Burton, Lamborghini Captures First SRO3 Masters Win
  • Welch, Audi Take Home First GT4 Class Victory

Nashville, Tenn. -

Nashville, Tenn. - Manufacturer Audi Sport are celebrating as James Sofronas pilots a seasoned Audi R8 LMS Ultra (#14 GMG Racing) to victory in the first race of a double-header weekend at the Music City Grand Prix. Starting from P1, Sofronas lost the lead right out of the gate and had to work to recapture the top spot while defending from podium-seeking competitors. The fiercest competiton came from the #62 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 entry driven by Bret Curtis. The two exchanged positions several times until a late race spin from Curtis handed Sofronas the passing opportunity he was looking for to reclaim the top spot.

Jeff Burton, driving the #191 Rearden Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3, celebrated the overall podiumc placement that also encompassed the Masters Class win, the first for Burton and the team in GT America. Points-leader going into the race, Charlie Luck (#45 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3-R 911.2) started in P4 overall and worked his way through the traffic and flag situations to the third step on the overall podium. This happened after a session-long battle with Burton for position for practically the duration of the race.

Jason Dasakalos (#27 Daskalos Motorsports Audi R8 LMS) just missed out on the SRO3 podium but managed to hold off the remainder of the overall field, including GT2-class winner Elias Sabo (#8 Audi R8 LMS GT2) who slotted into the fifth overall position.

In GT4, class pole-sitter Alex Welch (#76 ROTR Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT4) lost and recaptured a few positions on the way to the top spot of the GT4 podium. The #120 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, driven by Adam Adelson, took the second podium step in the class for Adelson's first podium appearance in the series.

Closing out the GT4 podium is Robb Holland (#99 Rotek Racing Ford Mustang GT4), who adds the third place hardware to his GT America collection.

Results are provisonal until posted Final. GT America competitors next hit the temporary street circuit on Sunday August 7th at 2:45 pm CDT for the second race of the Music City Grand Prix double-header weekend. Stream the race free on the GT World YouTube channel, get the audio simulcast on SiriusXM Satellite Radio SXM 392 (or 992 on the app) and view live timing and scoring and find your social media platform links on the official GT America powered by AWS site,