No. 85 Racing For Our Heroes/Loctite Porsche 911 GT3 and the No. 8 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V.R of Andy Pilgrim over the next 10 laps.
On lap 16, Aschenbach moved to third around Figge. A dozen laps later, third became second, when O'Connell had to pit with a flat tire.
"I'm not going to lie, I was a little bit happy when I saw [Johnny] O'Connell slow down because I don't want him to run away with this Championship," Aschenbach said. "I feel like we are going to give it our all the whole time and hopefully we can get it at the end.
"We kind of knew coming in that this was not the best track for us so we were a little bit worried. Obviously missing the test day Friday hurt us. We were about a day behind. But, I've got to say hats off to TruSpeed and all of our sponsors Privacy Star and Entrust. We had a good car. I think it was about as good as it could be."
Figge sliced through traffic and held off Ott and Pilgrim to finish third in the lone K-PAX Volvo racing Sunday. Teammate Randy Pobst cheered from the sidelines after surviving a major fire in his team car on Saturday.
Ott finished the weekend with a third on Saturday and a fourth Sunday for his career-best weekend. Pilgrim's fifth place finish was some redemption after he had a flat left-front tire, like teammate O'Connell, on Saturday.
O'Connell maintained the provisional point lead in GT, with 1083, 177 ahead of teammate Pilgrim (906). Aschenbach is third, with 873, followed by Figge (742) and Skeen (711), who entered the weekend 10th in points. In the Manufacturers' Championship, Cadillac holds a six-point lead over Porsche, 65 to 59, followed by Volvo (39) and a resurgent Chevrolet (28).
While Povoledo's car got the worst of the GTS startline crash, Galati did not emerge unscathed. An inspection of the right-front wheel after the race revealed a broken spoke on his wheel, which caused the handling of the car to deteriorate over the course of the race.
That didn't deter Galati from actually passing Wilkins' No. 38 Kia Motors America Kia Optima for the lead on lap 22. As the red cars ran nose-to-tail, Jack Baldwin's No. 68 Team Hot Wheels/Invoice Prep Porsche Cayman S joined the fray, making it a three-way battle for the lead with only a handful of laps remaining.