BOWMANVILLE, ON (July 6, 2019) – Defending race champion American Colin Braun continued his impressive performance at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP), taking the pole position for Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura, the first of the season for the No. 54 CORE autosport Nissan DPi team.
In addition to their IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race win last year, Braun and co-driver Jon Bennett also have three previous wins at CTMP in the IMSA Prototype Challenge (2013, 2015 and 2016).
Zach Robichon (Mont. Tremblant, QC) qualified the all-Canadian Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R fifth in the GTD class. He and co-driver Scott Hargrove (Vancouver) – both WeatherTech Championship rookies – will be looking to capitalize on their home track knowledge and local cheering section in an effort to score their first GTD class win Sunday.
(Series qualifying results here: http://bit.ly/2S1wF8R)
In Michelin Pilot Challenge race action, Barrie, ON’s Kyle Marcelli and American team-mate Nate Stacy finished second in their KohR Motorsports Mustang GT4, behind the winning Rebel Rock Racing Camaro GT4 of Britain’s Robin Liddell and co-driver Frank DePew (U.S).
(Series race results here: http://bit.ly/2LGI258)
Windsor’s Roman DeAngelis won the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama race ( http://bit.ly/2xya76n ), and co-drivers Austin McCusker and Rodrigo Pflucker won the IMSA Prototype Challenge for Forty 7 Motorsports (http://bit.ly/2L2tI7q).
The green flag drops at 1:05 pm for Sunday’s two-hour and 40-minute race. Sunday tickets are just $50 at the gates, and admission is free for children 16 and under.For more event info, visit online at canadiantiremotorsportpark.com,
– Between the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (four drivers), the Michelin Pilot Challenge (12), the Prototype Challenge (six) and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada by Yokohama (12), there are a total of 31 drivers from Canada competing at Canada’s Legendary Home of Motorsports this weekend.
– The WeatherTech Championship grid for tomorrow’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix presented by Acura race is a global affair, featuring drivers from 18 countries.
– Today’s Michelin Pilot Challenge included four NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series drivers who will be back at CTMP August 23-25 for the Chevrolet Silverado 250: Matt Crafton, Johnny Sauter, Ben Rhodes and Gander Truck points leader Grant Enfinger, who all drove for Markham’s Multimatic Motorsports.
About Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
Since 1961, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park has been the leading racing and automotive performance facility in Canada, hosting series’ ranging from international sports cars to NASCAR on the renowned 3.957-kilometre Grand Prix track. The state-of-the-art facility provides an engaging space suitable for any event; whether you’re here for the on-track racing action or a personal celebration, CTMP offers the flexibility and capacity to accommodate any event.
Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
3233 Concession Rd 10
Bowmanville, ON, Canada
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