Speedsource is making the Grand Sports races as predictable as Powell Motorsports is making the Super Grand Sports races. SpeedSource takes home its sixth win in the Road America three hour endurance event.
The #70 Speedsource Porsche sponsored by Mears Motor Coach spent much of the race following the #04 APR/Intrax/Equaterra Audi S4. The #04 Audi has shown remarkable speed throughout the year, but the Audi marquee has shown to be a hard car to get reliability out of as the Champion Racing effort in World Challenge and the Team Hurricane effort of last year have both proven.
The #04 Audi ran great through the first two hours of the race though. Just eighteen laps from the end, Bob Aines was replaced by Don Istook in the car and the car took on new tires and fuel. The pitstop, which occurred under yellow flag conditions, allowed the #70 Speedsource to take the lead.
Just four laps later, the #04 Audi was battling with the #19 Porsche of Fiorano Racing when the Audi reportedly lost Brakes at turn five. The ensuing wreck took both the Audi and the #19 Porsche into the sand trap and out of the race.
With over a lap lead over second place, it was only a matter of driving to the finish for Sylvain Tremblay as he shared the sixth win of the season for Speedsource with David Haskell.
Second place in the Grand Sports class was a great showing by two young drivers in their first full season of professional racing. Mark MacLean and Timothy Pappas co-drove the Franz Blam prepared #23 Trans Sport BMW M3 to a second place finish. It was the first Grand Am Cup podium for the two drivers who both hail from Boston.