- Opening Lap Incident Takes Out Field of Frontrunners
- Race Ends Under FCY
- PROVISIONAL RESULTS - PDF Link
Elkhart Lake, Wisc. - Andy Wilzoch (#460 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 991.2) has taken the checkered flag for Race 2 of the Road America weekend after an early incident created Full Course Yellow conditions that continued to the end of the allotted race time. Wilzoch's win captures the top of both SRO3 Overall and Masters podium places, while Sean Quinlan (#119 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4) took the win in the GT4 class.
At the drop of the green flag, it was James Sofronas (#14 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra), Memo Gidley (#101 TKO Motorsports Bentley Continental GT3), Charlie Luck (#45 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R 991.2) and Jason Daskalos (#27 Daskalos Motorsports Audi R8 LMS) in qualifying order flying out of the gate. Almost immediately, Daskalos navigated the traffic and executed a pass to get himself into second place, while Luck did the same slightly further back. In the GT4 field, Adam Adelson (#120 Premier Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CSMR) made contact with Grey Newell’s #25 Heart of Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4 which is believed to have deposited oil on the track between Turns 3 to 6 as both cars continued on.
On the next lap, the oiled surface created a slew of off-track incidents involving two RENNtech Motorsports cars - Chris Cagnazzi's #39 and Ross Chouest's #89 - in Turn 3 and then-frontrunners Sofronas, Gidley and Jason Harward (#88 Zelus Motorsports Lamborghini Huracan GT3) in Turn 5 with Daskalos also affected but able to recover and continue.
The simultaneous incidents created the Full Course Yellow conditions that ran the duration of most of the race as cleanup and removal occurred. Due to long wall repair times, the race was unable to go back to green. The checkered flag was shown to the remaining running field and competitors took the win in their final running orders.
Wilzoch, Burton and Kyle Washington (#32 GMG Racing Porsche 911 GT3-R 991.2) took the SRO3 podium, while TR3 Racing's John Megrue (#10 Lamborghini Huracan GT3) took the third step for the SRO3 Masters podium class. In GT4, the podium was set with Quinlan on the top, Jason Bell (#2 GMG Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4) in the second spot and NOLASPORT's Scott Noble (#49 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CSMR) on third.
Results are provisional until posted Final. GT America powered by AWS' CBS Sports Network programming premieres on September 8th at 9:00 pm ET; check your local listings for channel information. Competitors pack up and pair up to head east as the series moves on to the famed Watkins Glen International circuit in New York on August 17th and 18th for the next rounds of competition.