CORE autosport’s Colin Braun and Tom Kimber-Smith check into SPEED.com following Sunday’s Orion Energy Systems 245 at Road America.
Just one year after debuting its new GT class contender, SRT Motorsports celebrated a historic first win for the Viper GTS-R in a heated battle at Road America.
Gambling on fuel following a race-ending yellow, Marc Goossens took the Riley Technologies-built entry across the line ahead of the pair of Corvette C6.Rs for the GT class victory in Sunday’s Orion Energy Systems 245.
Goossens and co-driver Dominik Farnbacher, along with the pole-sitting No. 93 Viper of Jonathan Bomarito, enjoyed time out front in the 2-hour and 45-minute race, which started under wet conditions and ended under the yellow flag following a late-race accident.
“It was a nail biter,” Farnbacher said. “I think we made it to the finish line with the last drop of fuel. If you look at all those faces [SRT team], they’re almost crying, everybody’s crying. It’s so emotional for us. I’m just speechless at the moment.”
Porsche Motorsport North America, Inc. has announced that production in Stuttgart, Germany has commenced on the 2014 Porsche 911 GT America, a race car based on the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. The car is designed exclusively for the new United Sports Car Racing series GT Daytona class for 2014.
The new car will be delivered starting in October, 2013 and be offered for sale to those teams committed to running the entire 2014 USCR season.
Jens Walther, president of Porsche Motorsport North America, is pleased that the factory has been able to move so quickly to create this endurance racecar – and build it to the upcoming 2014 USCR GT Daytona rules – so teams will have adequate time to attend all the winter test sessions in advance of the season debut at the Rolex 24 at Daytona.
Enzo Potolicchio, Michael Valiante and Stephane Sarrazin check into SPEED.com following Saturday’s VisitFlorida.com Sports Car 250 at Road America.
The team’s No. 3 Corvette DP suffered engine failure in the second hour, while the No. 4 entry of Sebastien Bourdais and Emilio DiGuida finished 9th after regaining its lost lap in the closing stages of the race.