June 12, 2021 - Chevrolet Sports Car Classic
Magnussen and van der Zande Bring Cadillac Back to Victory Lane in Detroit
The Chip Ganassi Racing duo of Kevin Magnussen and Renger van der Zande led a Cadillac 1-2 finish at the manufacturer’s “home” race as the No. 01 Cadillac DPi-V.R. won the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic for the team’s first victory of its maiden IMSA season. The battle for the win came down to the final minutes of the 100-minute street course battle. Van der Zande took the green flag race restart with just two minutes and 50 seconds remaining and the polewinning No. 01 Caddy pulled away from the No. 31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac co-driven by Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani to win by 0.573 seconds. The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Acura ARX-05 finished in third place to round out the podium as drivers Ricky Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque retained the DPi class championship points lead.
In the GTD class, Ross Gunn and Romain De Angelis scored their first career IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship wins in an unconventional manner. The duo’s No. 23 Heart of Racing Team Aston Martin Vantage GT3 took the checkered flag in second place, and they were awarded the victory after the No. 39 CarBahn with Peregrine Racing Audi R8 LMS GT3 was penalized by IMSA for a refueling time infraction.
In the GTLM class, Corvette Racing returned to compete in Detroit for the first time since 2008 as the C8.R Corvettes put on a great show for the hometown fans. Nick Tandy and Tommy Milner brought the No. 4 Corvette home 0.226 seconds ahead of the No. 3 C8.R driven by Jordan Taylor and Antonio Garcia.
June 1, 2019 - Chevrolet Sports Car Classic
Acura Team Penske’s Montoya and Cameron Win to End GM’s Detroit Dominance
In the GTD class, Jack Hawksworth and Richard Heistand drove the No. 14 AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 to victory in the second race of the 2019 WeatherTech Sprint Cup – the championship comprised of the seven IMSA events timed at two hours and 40 minutes or less. Heistand took the green flag in fourth place and ran inside the top five before he turned the No. 14 Lexus over to Hawksworth. With 51 minutes remaining, Hawksworth moved into the lead and he held off Patrick Long and the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R for the win. The No. 12 Lexus combo of Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo joined their AIM Vasser Sullivan teammates on the podium following a third-place finish. After their second consecutive win to begin the WeatherTech Sprint Cup season, Hawksworth and Heistand left Detroit with a 10-point lead in the standings.