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Eversley doubles up in World Challenge GT at Road America

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Eversley doubles up in World Challenge GT at Road America
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Jun 26, 2016, 4:07 PM

Ryan Eversley won his second race of the Pirelli World Challenge GT weekend at Road America on Sunday.

Start: #43 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT: Ryan Eversley leads
GT podium: winner Ryan Eversley, RealTime Racing, second place Peter Cunningham, RealTime Racing, third place Adderly Fong, Bentley Team Absolute
Start: #43 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GT: Ryan Eversley leads
#88 Bentley Team Absolute: Adderly Fong
#58 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R: Patrick Long

From pole, Eversley's RealTime-run Acura led from the rolling start holding off Bryan Heitkotter’s Nissan as the race went under yellow almost immediately as Mike McCann crashed his Dodge Viper heavily under braking for Turn 1.

After a lengthy yellow, Eversley led Heitkotter, Adderly Fong (Bentley), James Davison (Nissan) and Peter Cunningham in the second Acura.

Cadillac’s Johnny O’Connell was an early sixth, but fell back as he did yesterday with a misfire.

Davison pitted from fourth on lap eight, promoting Cunningham, Patrick Long’s Porsche, Michael Cooper’s Cadillac and the McLaren of points leader Alvaro Parente.

Cooper passed Long for fifth, and wrested fourth from Cunningham with 12 minutes remaining.

There was late drama when Heitkotter suddenly slowed on the front stretch with a loss of power, elevating Fong to second from Cooper, Cunningham, Long and Parente.

Fong just held Cooper at bay, but neither had any answer for the dominant Eversley, who won by 2.6s.

Frankie Montecalvo won the GTA class in his Mercedes, as Alec Udell prevailed in GT Cup.

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