Dyson Racing finishes one-two at Mosport Bowmanville, Ont - Dyson Racing dominated the Professional Sports Car/GT series race at Mosport International Raceway Sunday, finishing one-two. Butch Leitzinger, the defending series champion, and James...
Dyson Racing finishes one-two at Mosport
Bowmanville, Ont - Dyson Racing dominated the Professional Sports Car/GT series race at Mosport International Raceway Sunday, finishing one-two. Butch Leitzinger, the defending series champion, and James Weaver took advantage of a late pit stop by teammate Dorsey Schroeder to win the 128-lap race with an average speed of 113.932 miles per hour. The margin of victory was 45.400 seconds. Elliot Forbes-Robinson of Sherrills Ford, N.C. shared the ride with Schroeder.
Schroeder, of Lottle Torch, Fla., had a comfortable lead over Weaver, of Wiltshire, England, until lap 123 when he made an 11-second stop for a splash of fuel with less than 15 minutes remaining. It was just enough to give Weaver the lead and he just cruised to victory from there. Leitzinger, of State College, Pa., had led much of the early part of the race with the two Dyson cars swapping the lead as each pitted.
David Brabham of England and Andy Wallace of France drove the Panoz GTR1 to first place in GT1 class, good enough for third overall. Marc Duez of Belgium and Ross Bently of Canada, driving a BMW M3, finished first in GT2 class (11th overall) while Bill Auberlen of Redondo Beach, Calif., and Mark Simo of Carlsbad, Calif., drove another BMW M3 to first place in GT3, ninth overall.
"We got the upper hand early on with a 10-second lead because we had the hard tires and the other car started on soft ones," Weaver said. "The Mosport crowd is tremendous, the fans are very knowledgeable and full of enthusiasm."
"Mosport has to be one of the greatest race tracks in the worls, and it is great to win here," Bentley said. "I've never won here. In fact, with all the professional racing I've done in Canada, I don't think I've ever even finished a race until now. I started the race in the team's #1 GT3 car, and didn't know I was going to drive the GT2 car until Tom (Milner) told me halfway through the race. maybe it was the dinner I bought Tom the other night."
Taylor maintains his points lead in the WSC series with 110 points, one more than Eric van de Poole of Monte Carlo. Eric Bernard of France leads Wallace 108 points to 105 in GT1. Larry Schumacher of Cincinnati, Ohio has a big lead in GT2 with 106 points, 31 ahead of Duez. Auberlin has 126 points in GT3, four more than Mark Simo of Carlsbad, Calif.