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Leitzinger & John Paul Jr. Victorious At SportsCar Grand Prix At Las Vegas Motor Speedway 21 September, 1997 LAS VEGAS, NV - Butch Leitzinger and John Paul Jr. , driving a Ford R&S MK III, cruised to victory Saturday night in the Exxon ...

Leitzinger & John Paul Jr. Victorious At SportsCar Grand Prix At Las Vegas Motor Speedway

21 September, 1997

LAS VEGAS, NV - Butch Leitzinger and John Paul Jr. , driving a Ford R&S MK III, cruised to victory Saturday night in the Exxon World SportsCar Championship race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. James Weaver and Eric Van de Poele, in the Oldsmobille R&S MK III, finished second and Antonio Hermann and Andrea Montermini, in the MOMO Ferrari 333SP, finished third. Series points leader Elliott Forbes-Robinson retired with a blown engine with less than 15 minutes to go.

Earlier in the evening, Andy Pilgrim ran his consecutive finish streak to 102 when he and Allan McNish teamed in the Rohr Porsche 911 GT1 to win the Exxon Supreme GT Series Presented by Virgin Interactive race as Porsches won all three classes. Price Cobb and Larry Schumacher drove the Porsche 911 Turbo to first place in GTS-2 and David Murry and Jim Matthews made it a clean sweep, winning GTS-3 in a Porsche 911.

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Series IMSA Others
Drivers Allan McNish , Butch Leitzinger , Andy Pilgrim , David Murry , Elliott Forbes-Robinson , Andrea Montermini , Price Cobb , John Paul , Antonio Hermann