Heartbreak for CORE Autosport
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Heartbreak for CORE Autosport
With less than an hour to go it was heartbreak for the class leading and 2014 Rolex 24 Prototype Challenge winners. CORE Autosport driver, Colin Braun made contact with the wall coming out of the chicane on the backstretch. The resulting damage and fire meant the team was out of contention for the win. However, the car shared by team owner Jon Bennett, Mark Wilkins and James Gue was classified with a second place finish in Prototype Challenge.

Qualifying fastest in Prototype Challenge was Johnny Mowlem. Mowlem shared the driving duties with Tom Papadopoulos, Tomy Drissi, Brian Alder and Martin Plowman. Unfortunately, the team was penalized for failing to meet Silver/Bronze drive-time requirements.

In the end it was the ORECA FLM09 of PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports securing the class win. The team completed 714-laps and finished eighth overall. Driving the class winning car was Mike Guasch, Andrew Novich, Andrew Palmer and Tom Kimber-Smith. Finishing third in Prototype Challenge were Mikhail Goikhberg, Chris Miller, Stephen Simpson, Rusty Mitchell and Tristan Vautier in a car entered by JDC/Miller Motorsports.

The next stop for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship will be at Sebring International Raceway on Saturday, March 21.