Taking his third straight podium and fourth in six rounds, Andrew Palmer has been provisionally moved to third in the championship rankings.
The 25th Anniversary of the championship, sees the series in two places this weekend of May 30 through June 1.
O'Connell third, Pilgrim seventh.
Sunday's second race of the Barber Motorsports Park weekend goes green at 10:40 a.m. CDT, a second 50-minute race with a standing start.
A transcript from Friday's Honda Media Availability with RealTime Racing's Peter Cunningham, discussing the new Acura Motorsports program in the Pirelli World Challenge.
After two rounds of competition, veteran driver Alex Figge sits in seventh place in the GT class with his No. 9 K-PAX McLaren 12C GT3.
The 25th Anniversary of the championship, sees the series head to Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Ala.
Coming off a top-five finish in Round 1, the JCR Motorsports team did a fantastic job preparing the Audi R8 Ultra for the tight street course in Long Beach.
Drissi Motorsports went all out on preparing a special livery for The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Aston Martin.
Last year's race at the historic 1.968-mile Long Beach street circuit was a thriller.
Andrew Palmer claimed victory in his class, and third overall, during today’s season-opening round.
Pilgrim Second and O'Connell 10th
Pilgrim fourth and O'Connell fifth.
Veteran driver Alex Figge, who has captured five wins over the past three seasons for K-PAX Racing, will be piloting the No. 9 McLaren 12C.
Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim poised for toughest season ever
McLaren returns to North American sports car racing in 2014 – as part of the K-PAX Racing effort in the World Challenge – after a 30-year hiatus.
The Pirelli World Challenge, as the second major GT Racing series in the United States, has attracted six Audi drivers this year.
The four remaining promoter options and approved alternates will be announced Friday, February 28th leading up to the April 11-13 event.
Driving the McLarens will be Alex Figge, a veteran sports car and open-wheel racer who has won five Pirelli World Challenge races in the last three seasons
GMG Racing will once again be out in force with an army of Audi R8 LMS cars, also adding the Audi R8 LMS ultra to their line-up this year.
The GT class is becoming even more aligned with the very popular GT3 concept during 2014.
Season opener for Reiter Engineering with two cars in St. Petersburg/Florida.
Additional broadcast date added for upcoming 25th anniversary season.