June 9, 2012

2012 EMCO Gears Classic at Mid Ohio

Richard Westbrook held off Scott Pruett’s late charge to win Saturday’s EMCO Gears Classic, giving the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP started by Michael Valiante its second victory of the season.

Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas finished second, .236 seconds back, matching the best finish of the season for the No. 01 TELMEX BMW/Riley. The defending DP champs also regained the points lead.

David Donohue and Terry Borcheller took third in the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP. Starworks Motorsport took fourth and fifth, with Alex Popow and Lucas Luhr fourth in the No. 2 Soloson Ford/Riley and Enzo Potolicchio and Ryan Dalziel fifth in the No. 8 Duncan Ford/Riley.

GT also came down to the wire, with Bill Auberlen holding off Jeff Segal by .952 seconds. It was the first victory of the year for Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana in the No. 94 BMW M3, while Segal and Emil Assentato maintained the GT points lead in the No. 69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Ferrari.

Robin Liddell finished third in the No. 57 Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro started from the pole by John Edwards, .952 seconds back, followed by the No. 70 Mazdaspeed/Modspace/Castrol Mazda RX-8 of Sylvain Tremblay and Jonathan Bomarito, and the No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche GT3 of John Potter and Andy Lally.

Photo Credit: MotorSportMedia | Halston Pitman | Jake Galstad
 Text: Grand-Am.com


1st: Michael Valiante and Richard Westbrook, Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP
2nd: Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett, BMW/Riley
3rd: Terry Borcheller and David Donohue, Action Express Racing Corvette DP

1st: Paul Dalla Lana and Bill Auberlen, Turner Motorsport BMW M3
2nd: Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato, AIM Autosport Team FXDD Ferrari 458 Italia Grand Am 3rd: Robin Liddell and John Edwards, Stevenson Auto Group Chevrolet Camaro

Margin of Victory:  .236 seconds (DP); .952 seconds (GT)
Average Speed:   91.121 mph (DP); 86.485 mph (GT)
Cautions: Three for 12 laps

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