IMSA: Titles on the line at Petit Le Mans


Heading into the season finale of the inaugural TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, there’s several titles to sort out at Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda, the 10-hour enduro on Saturday at Road Atlanta.

In Prototype, Action Express Racing’s pair of Joao Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi holds a 22-point lead over Jordan and Ricky Taylor. It would take something short of a miracle, or the No. 5 AXR Corvette DP falling out before either driver hits their minimum drive time, for them to fail to take the title.

Prototype Challenge saw Colin Braun and Jon Bennett clinch in the No. 54 CORE autosport Oreca FLM09 at Circuit of the Americas. The pair seeks a sweep of all four Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup races, and will complete that with a win this weekend.

The GT Le Mans battle is fairly tight with Jonathan Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer up seven points in their No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R over Antonio Garcia in the No. 3 Corvette Racing C7.R. However, what was meant to be straightforward fell by the wayside as Bomarito and Wittmer have been split up.

Wittmer moves to the No. 91 with Dominik Farnbacher switching to the No. 93. The move is a goal to get either of its drivers the driver’s championship.

Dane Cameron holds a four-point lead in GT Daytona over Leh Keen and Cooper MacNeil, the No. 94 Turner BMW Z4 GT3 ahead of the No. 22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America. Townsend Bell and Bill Sweedler in the No. 555 AIM Autosport Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 are also in with a shout, at seven points back.

The NAEC titles are also to be decided this weekend, although that is secondary to the overall championship.

Here’s the standings, the points breakdown and the entry list for this weekend’s race.