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Taylor Leads With Two Hours Remaining

Jordan Taylor maintains the lead for WTR with two hours to go…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Jordan Taylor continues to lead for Wayne Taylor Racing with two hours remaining as battles throughout the field have started to heat up in the 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Taylor and Filipe Albuquerque have been locked in an internecine Cadillac DPi-V.R scrap at the front of the field.

Taylor took the advantage from his Action Express Racing rival with just over two and half hours remaining with deft maneuver in Turn 17 while in the midst of GT traffic and has not relinquished it since.

Mike Conway has the No. 31 Action Express entry back within a lap of the race leaders with the No. 85 JDC-Miller Oreca 07 Gibson three laps back in fourth.

A recent full course caution for No. 27 GTD Dream Racing Lamborghini coming to a stop on track helped aid Conway in getting closer to the leaders and tighten the battles throughout the field.

GT Le Mans has Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT’s running in the top two spots in the class, led by Joey Hand in the No. 66 entry.

Scott Dixon is giving chase in the 67 followed by Antonio Garcia in the last remaining Corvette C7.R, Oliver Pla in the No. 68 Ford, the No. 911 Porsche of Fred Makowiecki, and James Calado in the No. 62 Ferrari 488 GTE, all of whom are on the lead lap.

Jeroen Bleekemolen continues to lead GT Daytona for Riley Team AMG, but nine cars remain on the lead lap and in contention in the class.

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based journalist and sportscaster, covering IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauW University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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  1. GimmeShelter

    March 18, 2017 at 10:35 pm

    Go Corvette! GO!!
    less than 7 minutes to a win!

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