IMSA VIR  Saturday Race Results

IMSA VIR Saturday Race Results

Congratulations to the following drivers who made the podium today at Virginia International Racetrack:

Roman DeAngelis 2nd in Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA
Kyle Marcelli 1st in Michelin Pilot Challenge GS class
James Vance 1st in Michelin Pilot Challenge TCR class

The rest of the Canadian field finished as follows:

Kuno Wittmer 9th GS
Jesse Lazare 10th GS
Mark Wilkins 4th TCR
Orey Fidani/Chris Green 25th GS ( Car retired due to crash on Lap 4 )
Jeff Kingsley 17th Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA ( Platinum Class )

Heartbreaking finish for Compass Racing at Road America – Michelin Pilot Challenge

Heartbreaking finish for Compass Racing at Road America – Michelin Pilot Challenge

Michelin Pilot Challenge Race

GS Class

Heartbreak today for Compass Racing at Road America. As Kuno Wittmer was just yards away from the finish line running in first place when his car suddenly started to slow down, this allowed Robin Liddell in the #71 Chevrolet Camaro to just slip past for the victory. It was revealed after the race that Kuno had accidentally hit the “Pitlane speed limiter button” instead of the “radio communication button” on the steering wheel.

The other two Canadian teams both finished in the top 10 with the #69 Motorsports In Action McLaren finishing in 7th, while the #13 AWA Racing McLaren came in 10th. Kyle Marcelli finished in 12th in the GS class in the #60 Kohr Motorsports Mustang

TCR Class

Mark Wilkins/Michael Lewis finished in 4th driving the #98 Hyundai Veloster while James Vance finished in 7th in the #23 Audi LMS

Two Podium Finishes for Patrick Dussault at CTMP

Two Podium Finishes for Patrick Dussault at CTMP

Bowmanville, ON, July 8, 2019 – Patrick Dussault earned two podium finishes last weekend, as the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama was on track at the Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Lauzon Autosport driver achieved two strong third-place finishes after both Saturday and Sunday races, held during the Mobil1 Sportscar Grand Prix in the WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.

 

Dussault posted consistent and quick times throughout practice sessions and qualifying, and started the first race in 3rd place. He managed to climb to the second spot and was able to defend his place for a few laps, before he had to concede a spot. He finally achieved his third podium finish this season, at the wheel of his Lauzon Autosport n°77 Porsche GT3 Cup.

 

“I had a good start and I have been able to climb to the second spot, but Jeff Kingsley was faster than me at the end. I tried to keep my place, but I didn’t want to fight too much and risk everything. I played safer to earn precious championship points,” said Dussault.

 

The 45-minute race on Saturday has been contested under extremely hot conditions.

“It’s probably one of the toughest races I have taken part in. It was a very hot and humid day, so the temperature on track and in the car was unbearable,” he stated.

 

On Sunday, the Lauzon Autosport n°77 Porsche GT3 Cup took the start from the fourth place. When another driver made a mistake while fighting for a position, Dussault has been able to take the third spot and achieved his second podium finish of the weekend, his fourth in 2019.

 

“It was a very good weekend for us. We were quick and we scored championship points. I’m now third in the championship standings halfway in the season. We are looking forward to the Toronto Indy, just next weekend,” Dussault concluded.

 

Patrick Dussault and the Lauzon Autosport n°77 car will be back on track next weekend as the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada presented by Yokohama resumes on the streets of Toronto, during the Toronto Indy weekend.