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A Great Day For Corvette, Ford, BMW And Porsche At The Circuit Of The Americas

By   March 3, 2013

This past weekend was the inaugural running of the Grand-Am of the Americas at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. The race saw a lot of great action with a lot of contact happening during the race. Much of the contact was in the DP class where a lot of cars swapped paint causing a few crashes.

In the DP class the #99 GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing Corvette managed to get the win followed by the #2 Starworks Motorsport Ford/Riley and rounding off the top three was the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW/Riley. The final lap in the DP class was a good one with the number #01 BMW/Riley starting the lap in second place, but a good pass by the #2 Ford/Riley car was able to get second place. For Corvette is was a great day in the DP class with Corvettes finishing 1st, 4th and 5th.

In the very competitive GT class the #94 Turner Motorsport BMW M3 was able to get the win away from a trio of Porsches. Coming in second place was the #44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 followed by the #59 Brumos Racing Porsche 911 GT3. Porsche had a very good day in the GT class with the top three Porsches finishing 2nd, 3rd and 4th. In the class 5 Porsches finished in the top 10. The #69 AIM Autosport Team FXDD Ferrari 458 that led for a good portion of the race finished in 5th place.

In the GX Class it was a great day for Porsche with the #38 BGB Motorsports Porsche Cayman won the class over a pair of Mazda6 GX cars.The small GX class proved that Porsche is still faster than Mazda, at least for the time being. Having said this the Mazdas are getting much more competitive in the class.

The above video features highlights from this weekend’s race. The video shows a lot of the action that happened in the race and gives you a good sense at just how hard the drivers fought for first place. The next race in the Rolex Sports Car Series is the Porsche 250 at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama on April 7th.