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.
Pilgrim Second and O'Connell 10th
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.
TRG-AMR North America debuted two new team drivers at the Pirelli World Challenge event. Mark Klenin and Drew Regitz raced their Aston Martin Vantage GT4s for the first time, and finished in the top ten to continue the team's hot streak.
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.
Pilgrim second, O'Connell third in the first race of the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Grand Prix of Lime Rock weekend.
In the first race of the weekend at Lime Rock Park, Mike Skeen won the GT Pirelli World Challenge race and Lawson Aschenbach took the honors in the GTS class.
Johnny O'Connell had a strong weekend and got second place at Belle Isle
In the second race of the Pirelli World Challenge event in Detroit on the Belle Isle street circuit, Randy Pobst took the GT class win while Dean Martin took home the GTS victory in his home race.
Pilgrim takes third on the Belle Isle temporary circuit.
O’Connell can repeat his 2012 GT class sweep in Detroit on Sunday. In GTS, Wilkins also led flag-to-flag for his victory on the Belle Isle street circuit.