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Dollahite Excluded, James Inherits GTS Race 1 Win

Ian James inherits GTS Race 1 win at COTA…

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Scott Dollahite’s Pirelli World Challenge GTS race-winning Lotus Evora failed post-race technical inspection and has been provisionally disqualified from Saturday’s opening round of the weekend at Circuit of The Americas, handing the win to Panoz’s Ian James.

James, who initially finished second in the No. 50 Panoz Avezzano GT, provisionally collects his fifth win of the season as a result.

Parker Chase in the No. 19 Performance Motorsports Group Ginetta G55 has been promoted to second followed by Rodrigo Baptista in the No. 3 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, Harry Gottsacker in the No. 69 Performance Motorsports Group Ginetta G55 and two-time GTS champion Lawson Aschenbach in the No. 10 Blackdog Speed Shop Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R.

Final results will be posted after all stewards’ review and technical inspection is complete.

Round 16 in GTS will take place Sunday 10:00 a.m., CDT at COTA.

Gottsacker recorded the fastest lap in Saturday’s GTS Round 15 with a 2:19.981 time. With that time, the 18-year-year-old will start on the pole position for Sunday’s GTS Round 16 event at COTA.

RESULTS: Race 1 (Revised)

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3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. TLueb

    September 3, 2017 at 8:48 am

    Scott Dollahite’s car was 2mm too low in the rear…but rules are rules I suppose.

  2. SDR MOTORSPORTS TEAM

    September 3, 2017 at 12:49 pm

    The minor technical infraction that caused the unfortunate disqualification was a 2 millimeters lower rear ride height in the rear. The SDR team believes this was caused by a suspension shift during the race, it gave no advantage to the race. The SDR team and Scott are very proud of our run on this Sunday starting at 22nd and finishing in 7th.

  3. NorTex

    September 6, 2017 at 2:09 am

    and? had you ran *all the events this year? The BoP would have caught up to you just like it has with the McClaren/Panoz/Camaro/KTM… I know Cota is Scott’s home track (or Driveway?) I expect him to do well at Cota considering he has more than 2k laps on the track. Now? Had I been on the radio with him? He wouldn’t have been Dq’d. Number 1? It’s obvious he could run off and leave the entire field in the dust.. so? Run *just in front of P2. Don’t get more than a 2-3sec lead on P2!! Don’t raise any eyebrows! Number 2? Run through the clag at the end of the race IF YOU KNOW YOU ARE RUNNING THE friggin ride height that close to being illegal!!!! If he *did run throught the clag and *still failed ride height? Fire the chassis engineer NOW!!

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