Luhr & Graf Continue Winning Ways
Corvette Racing took the remaining two positions on the GT podium. Garcia and Jan Magnussen were second in the No. 3 Compuware Corvette C6 ZR1, followed by the team’s No. 4 of Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner. The top-10 finishers in the class all completed 65 laps.
Scott Tucker scored his fourth consecutive P2 victory for Level 5 Motorsports, joining guest driver Simon Pagenaud in the No. 551 Siemens//Alpina Watches/Ohiya Casino Resort HPD ARX-03b. Pagenaud was filling in for fellow IZOD IndyCar Series driver Ryan Briscoe, who continues to recover from injuries.
“I was able to stay out for the full hour on the rain tires which gave us a bit of an advantage,” Tucker said. “Then Simon got in and could capitalize on it. We could keep some severe pace up all day.”
Guy Cosmo finished second in the No. 01 Tequila Patrón HPD-ARX-03b for Extreme Speed Motorsports started by Scott Sharp, beating Marino Franchitti on the final round of pit stops. Franchitti rounded out the podium in the No. 552 Siemens/Alpina Watches/Ohiya Casino Resort HPD ARX-03b started by Ricardo Gonzalez.
Bruno Junqueira and Duncan Ende captured their second Prototype Challenge presented by Continental Tire victory of the season, finishing third overall in the No. 9 RSR Racing ORECA FLM09. It was the third career ALMS victory for Junqueira, all for RSR Racing, and the sixth career triumph for Ende.
“This is the track where I got my first win in 2001, so every time I come to Road America is very special for me,” Junqueira said. “This is my favorite track, and to win here again is great.”
Kyle Marcelli and Chris Cumming were second in the No. 8 BAR1 Motorsports Evident Capital/MBRP Performance Exhaust/Merchant Services LTD ORECA FLM09, followed by Mike Guasch and David Cheng in the No. 52 PR1 Mathiasen Motorsports Molecule ORECA FLM09.
In GTC, Spencer Pumpelly recorded his sixth career victory, joining second-time winner Nelson Canache Jr. in the No. 45 Flying Lizard Motorsports Venezuela/eSilicon Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. They also took the points lead in the class in the process.
Pumpelly also drove in Saturday’s GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races. He led his class in both events, only to lose in the closing minutes.
“I would be lying if I said that didn’t cross my mind today,” Pumpelly said. “The conditions at the start were really trying, and Nelson did a great job out there. When we cycled through the final pit stops, we got right back up there. I was really lucky in traffic and stayed out of trouble. I had a busy weekend, and it’s nice to go home with a win.”
Jeroen Bleekemolen and Cooper MacNeil took second in the No. 22 Alex Job Racing/Weather Team Porsche GT3 Cup, followed by Sean Edwards and Henrique Cisneros in the No. 30 NGT Motorsport/MOMO Porsche GT3 Cup.