Sears Point: SAMAX race report

SAMAX/ Doncaster Racing notched a strong seventh-place GT finish in Saturday's Rolex Sports Car Series race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Toronto drivers Dave Lacey and Greg Wilkins quickly learned the challenging 2.52-mile road course ...

SAMAX/ Doncaster Racing notched a strong seventh-place GT finish in Saturday's Rolex Sports Car Series race at Infineon Raceway in Sonoma, Calif. Toronto drivers Dave Lacey and Greg Wilkins quickly learned the challenging 2.52-mile road course through the race weekend, posting consistently faster lap times in the No. 17 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car.

Wilkins drove the first race stint, starting from 13th on the GT grid. He moved up to 10th in the first 11 minutes of the two-hour 45-minute race and held the position through a fuel stop. Lacey took over just past the one-hour mark and gained three more positions to finish seventh. The result keeps the team fourth in series GT championship standings, with one race remaining this season.

Dave Lacey: "Any time we come to a facility that we haven't been to, take five seconds off our lap times, halve our grid position to finishing position and come out with a clean car, I think that's a pretty good deal. Mechanically, the car was very, very strong. We didn't have a lot of time to dial it in, so I was really happy with the result. Greg drove a great stint, I got a great piece of equipment and we were able to finish up in seventh overall. And we're still fourth in the championship."

Greg Wilkins: "We ended up with a good result. We didn't quite have the speed that we needed for this weekend, but we ran a clean race and a good tactical race. [We had] good pitstops, the crew worked really well and in the end, we finished reasonably well. From a points standpoint, we ended up giving up very few points to the guys who are just behind us, so the last race of the season will be interesting. We'll have to be on our game for that one, so we can hold onto our fourth place in the championship."

-credit: samax

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Dave Lacey , Greg Wilkins