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IMSA Mosport

  • 3233 Concession Road 10 Bowmanville, ON, L1C 3K6 Canada (map)

# 3 Corvette is 4th, keeps points lead; # 4 Corvette DNF as all hell broke loose at Mosport

Fourth place is not so bad considering both BMWs, both Porsches and 1 Ford covered the GTLM field ahead of the Corvettes.   In the first 2 hours at a white-knuckle track with lots of terrain and blind corners there was remarkably no caution flags.

While the BMWs surged ahead, Jan Magnussen & Antonio Garcia avoided trouble and moved up to 4th when gremlins finally struck the Porsches.

But then trouble struck for the # 4.  The # 10 LMP1 leader Jordan Taylor clipped the right front of Tommy Milner in turn 4 trying to carry more speed down and up the hill approaching Moss corner turn 5.  Contact from that ill-advised three-wide pass spun the # 4 and sent it into the tyre barrier.  Watch the replay. 

Per Doug Fehan, “We build our cars sturdy”.   The # 4 will be repaired well in time for Lime Rock on July 21-22 and Milner was not hurt.  When the pits opened, Taylor’s crew replaced broken rear bodywork and wing, allowing it to finish what was left of the race.  # 31 Whelen Dane Cameron DPi Caddy won overall.

Following the clean-up, Dirk Mueller in the # 66 Ford GT might have caught Garcia # 3 Garcia but intermittent rain fell once again.  The # 52 LMP2 Ligier of Boulle slid off course in turn 7, climbed the restraints and came to rest upside down, mercifully bringing the race to close under another yellow flag.

Results compiled by Wayne Ellwood

Earlier Event: July 2
IMSA Watkins Glen 6 Hrs
Later Event: July 16
WEC Nurburgring Germany
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