Crew Chief Danny Binks was elated with his first win in 18 months and exclaimed that “My guys rocked all day. We needed that.” Dave Henninger of GM said “We were not the fastest, just the best!”
In P1, there was fierce competition all-day between the Muscle Milk Pickett HPD ARX-03c and the Rebellion Racing Lola B12/60. But with 40 minutes left in the race, the two cars contacted as they tried navigating around a slower GTC entry causing the Rebellion Lola piloted by Neel Jani to pit to replace a punctured tire. This gave the Luhr/Graf Honda the lead crossing the finish line 6.352 sec ahead of the Lola. Luhr commented that “…we had a little coming together but I think it was by no bad meanings from him or me. It was just unlucky a race situation with a GTC car in between... The way he hit me, I doubt he would have made the corner without me being there!"
Surprise surprise, in the P2 class, an HPD AX-03b won. The Tucker/Franchitti of Level 5 Motorsports entry finished first in class and third overall with the Cosmo/Sharp car finishing three laps down (16th overall). "It was a perfect weekend and a great way for Level 5 to bounce back after a tough weekend at Long Beach," Franchitti said. "Especially going into Le Mans, this is what we needed. The guys have been working day and night preparing for this race. Scott, myself and Ryan have worked really hard with the engineers on the setup of the car and I think it showed today."
The all-Porsche GTC-class was won by the RSR piloted by Cisneros/Tandy of NGT Motorsport, followed by Dempsey/Lally/Foster in second place and Keating/Faulkner in third. “Today was tough,” Cisneros said. “It was one of those nail-biting races. The strategy was to get to the front, but things happen. We had a speeding violation in the pits from first, but we were able to get the car back up front. Then we got the final yellow, and Nick was not going to settle for second.”
Meanwhile, in Barcelona…