A last lap mistake by Anthony Lazzaro handed the overall win to Audi's Andrew Palmer Sunday.
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.
It was an exciting day at Barber Motorsports Park and the Pirelli World Challenge drivers did not disappoint.
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.
The second round of 2014 Pirelli World Challenge season at Long Beach saw Johhny O'Connell, Nic Jonsson, and Michael Mills emerge victorious.
Andrew Palmer claimed victory in his class, and third overall, during today’s season-opening round.
Who did what at St. Pete in the Pirelli World Challenge.
A total of 225 cars, a historic high for this event, took green flags during the seven race groups.
O'Connell secured his second straight GT Drivers' Championship meanwhile Aschenbach achieved his third Pirelli World Challenge title.
Johnny O'Connell wins race,Andy Pilgrim third, Cadillac wins manufacturer title.
Andy Pilgrim took the GT win in his Cadillac CTS-V.R while Brandon Davis earned the GTS victory in the new TRG-Aston Martin.
Randy Pobst: "The Volvo looked like it had a beard or grass skirt on it..."
James Sofronas: “We’re not walking away with the point lead, but we made big gains this weekend.”
Alex Figge was strong this weekend at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course for his second GT victory. In GTS second race of the double-header, Lawson Aschenbach took the top honors.
The Pirelli World Challenge Round 11 at Mid-Ohio ended with Figge earning the first race of the double header weekend. Wilkins took the honors in GTS. In the Touring Car races held on Saturday, Cooper sweeps TC and Francis Jr, Davis split TCB.
RealTime Acura drivers Cunningham and Esayian did not fare as well as expected on the street circuit in Toronto.
Randy and his No. 6 K-PAX Racing Volvo S60 team headed north of the border for round ten of the Pirelli World Challenge GT championships and some fast-paced street racing.
On the street circuit in Toronto, Cadillac Racing finished 1-2 with O'Connell and Pilgrim. Aschenbach notched another victory GTS n his Camaro.
Strong fourth on Friday is tempered by contact on Saturday as the no. 24 STANDD / Merchant Services Audi R8 LMS has a co-driver for the weekend.
Podium keeps Randy Pobst hopes alive for the championships.
Wasting no time until the next round, GMG will head straight out to the streets of Toronto, Canada, for the tenth round of the championship next weekend.
O'Connell and Pilgrim netted Cadillac Racing its first 1-2 finish of the season. Baldwin earned his third victory this year in his Porsche Cayman.