the restarts into Turn 1. It should be a great show for the fans."
Figge, of Denver, Colo., led the first 16 laps of the race in the No. 9 K-PAX Racing Volvo S60 before getting demoted to fourth place shortly after Aschenbach's race-deciding pass. However, his amazing start from the fifth position on the grid into the lead by Turn 1 earned him the Invisible Glass Clean Pass of the Race Award. Pilgrim, of Marina Del Rey, Fla., ran more than half the race in second place but was ultimately forced to settle for fifth in the No. 8 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V Coupe.
The race was decidedly more disappointing for Mike Skeen, of Charlotte, N.C. Skeen qualified the No. 2 Hawk Performance Chevrolet Corvette on the pole position, but he pulled the car into the pits as the field formed up for the start of the race and didn't make a lap due to a differential problem.
The GTS race saw a familiar car go to Victory Lane, albeit driven by an entirely different driver. Paul Brown drove the No. 50 eBay Motors Ford Mustang Boss 302S fielded by Tiger Racing to the 2011 GTS championship, but with Brown sidelined due to minor surgery, Bell, of Los Angeles, Calif., was brought in as a pinch-hitter.
Bell hit the racing equivalent of a pinch-hit home run in his maiden World Challenge appearance, taking advantage of s restart to find his way around early GTS leader Peter Cunningham. He then held off a late charge from Cunningham and was decidedly pleased to see the final full-course caution period come out, which preserve his victory.
"[Cunningham] just didn't come out quite as well on that restart as he had done before," Bell said. "I knew I was really good on the Brakes to the end. I was fully committed to my brake zone. He's so fast in that car. That car is so tidy. Ours is a very heavy car, and he was fast on the last half of the track and I was fast on the first. Before that last yellow, when those two cars crashed, I knew going in there that I would have probably one lap to do before the full-course and I was behind one backmarker, a TC car.
"I was like, 'I'm screwed here,' because he was holding me up. He came to go down the outside and hey, the full-course yellows were coming out so my car just got really wide. Then, the yellows came it. It was wonderful for the team, for eBay Motors and Mobile. Paul Brown is sitting at home, so it was