SRO3 Champion Kurtz, Mercedes-AMG, Fastest in Practice 1, Chouest Sets the Pace in his Aston Martin Vantage GT4 

6 October 2022 GT America
  • 2022 SRO3 Champion George Kurtz fastest in his CrowdStrike Racing Mercedes-AMG
  • Chouest, Sabo and Lucas quickest in GT4
  • Provisional Results

Indianapolis, Indiana - The roaring sound of the SRO3 and GT4 cars woke up Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Thursday morning. The Racing Capital of the World is the host to a busy weekend that was kicked off by the GT America powered by AWS racers for Practice 1. 

Right from the start, eight-time race winner and 2022 SRO3 Champion George Kurtz clocked in an impressive lap time of 1:24.955 in his #4 Crowdstrike Racing with Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT3. After running third for most of the session, Jeff Burton was promoted to second place in his #191 TR3 Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3, just 0.058 faster than GMG Racing’s Kyle Washington in his Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.ii). 

A red flag paused the session due to a car going off track at turn 4, forcing the drivers back into pit road for seven minutes.

CJ Moses, fielding the #58 GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS GT2, separated the SRO3 and GT4 classes with a lap time of 1:29.104. 

Ross Chouest, driver of the #50 Chouest Povoledo Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4, laid down the fastest lap of the GT4 class, which put him 9th overall. Taking into account that his worst weekend of the season was removed in the calculation of the Championship points, Chouest is currently sitting 4th, only 14 points away from the Championship title.

Elias Sabo set the second fastest GT4 lap in his #8 Flying Lizard Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4. Sabo became the ninth race winner of the season thanks to a perfectly executed race at Sebring two weeks ago. Although Sabo is not a championship contender, he could very well climb on to the top spot of the podium at the famed Brickyard. 

The #16 Hattori Motorsports Toyota GR Supra GT4 of Seth Lucas went third quickest, only 0.010 off second place. Though Lucas hasn’t participated in the full season, he swept the weekend at Watkins Glen and will be looking to repeat this feat here at Indianapolis.

It is shaping up to be an intense weekend, especially in the GT4 class as four drivers, Jason Bell (#2 GMG Racing Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT4), Adam Adelson (#120 Premier Racing Porcshe 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport), Moisey Uretsky (#55 Accelerating Performance Aston MartinVantage AMR GT4), Ross Chouest, and Robb Holland (#99 Rotek Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS Clubsport) could potentially be crowned Champion. 

Practice 2 starts at 4:00 PM ET, followed by Qualifying at 8:30 AM ET on Saturday.  

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