DETROIT – The No. 31 Action Express Racing Corvette DP of Dane Cameron and Eric Curran scored the overall victory in the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic, the last street course race of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
Other class winners included the Starworks Motorsport Oreca FLM09 in Prototype Challenge (Renger van der Zande, Mirco Schultis) and the Team Seattle/Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America in GT Daytona (Mario Farnbacher, Ian James).
An incident post-the checkered flag emerged as the top story of the race.
A safety truck was on track to retrieve the No. 58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America, driven by Jan Heylen.
On the wet, slippery track, James Davison skidded and hydroplaned off in his No. 007 TRG-AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 and went under the safety truck.
Here is a video of the accident, via Geoffrey Miller on Twitter:
Two other cars and drivers involved – Leh Keen in the No. 22 Alex Job Racing Porsche 911 GT America and Spencer Pumpelly in the No. 73 Park Place Motorsports Porsche 911 GT America – were OK after the accident.
I had a huge crash before start finish. Not sure if TV showed anything but the end of it. I'm fine. We finished 5th but the car is toast.
Webb and Tomac won the last four championships with two apiece in alternating years, but they were not one another’s primary rival for most of those seasons. On the average, however, the past four years show an incredible similarity with average points earned of 21.0 for Webb and 21.3 for Tomac. With five wins so far this season, Tomac (23 wins) leads Webb (19) in victories but Webb (43) edges Tomac (41) in podium finishes during this span.
Sexton still has a lot to say and after winning last week in Detroit, he is speaking up. The Supercross numbers are against him entering Seattle, however, because a points’ deficit this large after Round 10 has been erased only once. In 1983 David Bailey was 47 points behind Bob Hannah, and like Sexton he was also in third place. Bailey took the points’ lead with one race remaining.
The seven points Sexton was penalized last week for jumping in a red cross flag section in Detroit could prove extremely costly.
In fact, it has been a series of mistakes that has cost Sexton the most. In the last two weeks, he lost 10 points with a 10th-place finish to go with his penalty. Erase those, and all three riders hold their fate in their hands.
Plessinger’s heartbreak in Detroit is still fresh, but the upside of his run is that was his best of the season and could turn his fortunes around. Prior to that race, he led only seven laps in three mains. He was up front for 20 laps in Detroit with five of those being the fastest on the track.
Last week’s win by Hunter Lawrence tied him with his brother Jett Lawrence for 17th on the all-time wins’ list. With the focus shifting to 250 West for the next two rounds, Jett has a great opportunity to pull back ahead. The real test will be at the first East / West Showdown in East Rutherford, New Jersey on April 22.
Last Five Seattle Winners
450s 2022: Eli Tomac
2019: Marvin Musquin
2018: Eli Tomac
2017: Marvin Musquin
2014: Ryan Villopoto