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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach Review

Photo Credit: Automobili Lamborghini S.p.A.


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A companion to the NTT IndyCar Series finale weekend on the streets of Long Beach, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship staged a 26-car race on Saturday consisting of DPi, GTLM and GTD class machines.


With the conclusion of the 1-hour, 40-minute Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach sports car event, the overall winner was the #31 Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac shared by the driving duo of Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani. The victory was a decisive weekend for the Whelen Engineering Racing team that had scored the pole position and went on to take the checkered flag with a 10.95-second gap over the #01 Cadillac fielded by Chip Ganassi Racing with Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande.


Corvette Racing enjoyed a dominant outing in the GTLM category. Nick Tandy and Tommy Milner in the #4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R beat the #3 car shared by Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor. Only three GTLM class vehicles ran at Long Beach with the only entry other than the Corvettes is the #79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19 that finished a lap behind the #3 machine.


In GTD, the Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo was victorious over the Pfaff Motorsports Porsche by a margin of 11 seconds. Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow were the winning driver combination that brought Lamborghini their first class win on the street of Long Beach in the IMSA WeatherTech Series.

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