Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor win Corvette Racing at the Motrel 100% Synthetic Grand Prix. Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Ravel course race was delayed by an hour due to bad weather.
# 3 Corvette C8R started the race from pole position but lost the lead early on due to a strong start to the fraudulent conditions in the # 24 BMW M8 GTE by Jesse Crohn. Krone took the lead and held the lead when he handed it to teammate John Edwards.
Edwards was then caught by Garcia in the final stages of the race and took the lead of the race, despite a late restart due to a crash for teammate Tommy Milner in # 4 Corvette C8R.
Crown and John Edwards finished second in the # 24 BMW M8 GTE, while Bruno Spengler and Connor de Phillips finished third in the # 24 BMW M8 GTE.
Porsche’s dreaded 2020 campaign continued with a double retirement in the early stages of the race. Both cars were involved in the crash, with Lawrence Venthur and Fred McWeekey both finding the wall and damaging their cars before retiring.
Turner Motorsports wins in GDT
Bill ub Blalen and Robbie Foley led the class in the GTD with the # 96 Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 in a sad race that saw many of their main opponents face a variety of problems.
Foley himself slipped out of second place in the opening lap as the drivers struggled around a dark and wet Charlotte Raval as Aaron Talitz’s # 14 AIM Weisser Sullivan Lexus RC FGT3 led the race early.
Lexus lost the lead during the first round of the Paxstops in a troubled driver change from Telitz to Jack Hawksworth, with Mario Furnbasser’s # 86 Mayor Shank racing line Acura NSX GT3 Evo moving into the lead. The Germans then found themselves under pressure from Bill Bilter, now behind the wheel of a Turner BMW and, after a long battle, were able to overtake veteran BMW racer Fernbacker.
Even after the final restart for Tourer Motorsport’s second win of the season, Auberlan comfortably took the lead. Patrick Long and Ryan Hardwick finished second in the # 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3R.
Farnbaker and Matt McMurray were at the # 86 Acura before being tagged in the spin in the closing minutes by Jack Hawksworth. Hawksworth’s spin and subsequent penalties allowed Roman D’Angeles’ # 23 Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and Ian James to take their first podium of the season in third place.
Ta se Nasend Bell and Michael de Quisada finished fourth in the # 12 Lexus RCF GT3, with Alvaro Prente and Misha Goekberg’s # 57 Henrycer Racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo finishing first in the class.
GTD also saw a pair of retirees. Till Bechtolsheimer and Mark Miller’s # 22 gradient racing Acura NSX GT3 Evo crashed in yo-yo conditions, while Andy Lally and John Potter’s # 44 GRT Magnus Lamborghini Hurricane GT3 Evo crashed with an issue for the rear of the car . A suspicious puncture.