Fuel Strategies Play Big Role in Results at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca with Split Race WeatherTech Format.
Congratulations to Ozz Negri and John Pew in the Prototype class. The Michael Shank Racing team combined stellar pit work and late-race speed to give the No. 60 Curb-Agajanian Honda Ligier JS P2 its first IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship victory, with the win in Sunday’s Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Negri led all but five of the final 31 laps on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile circuit to give the team its first triumph since winning the 2012 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
The No. 67 Ford GT, just four races into its heralded program in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, saw Chip Ganassi Racing co-drivers Richard Westbrook and Ryan Briscoe earn a breakthrough GT Le Mans (GTLM) class victory in the Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
Westbrook conserved enough fuel saving the team a pit stop, going on to score the win by 12.545 seconds over Alessandro Pier Guidi in the No. 68 Ferrari. It was Westbrook’s ninth career victory in major U.S. sports car racing and his third at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, and was the 12th major U.S. sports car win for Briscoe.