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Andrews Paces Sebring Practice

Lone Star Racing’s Scott Andrews leads the way in partially wet Sebring practice…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Scott Andrews set the fastest time in practice for the second round of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season at Sebring International Raceway.

Andrews reeled off a quick lap of 2:09.311 aboard the No. 27 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 to lead Rebel Rock Racing’s Robin Liddell by 0.142 seconds.

Luca Mars rounded out the top three aboard the No. 59 KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4, with Spencer Pumpelly fourth for BGB Motorsports.

The top five was completed by the No. 28 RS1 Porsche 718 GT4 RS CS of Stevan McAleer, leading Murillo Racing’s Kenny Murillo and Jared Thomas for JRT Motorsport Engineering.

Mikey Taylor led proceedings in the TCR category, setting a time of 2:12.758 aboard the No. 17 Unitronic/JDC-Miller MotorSports Audi RS3 LMS TCR.

Taylor outpaced the No. 37 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic FK7 TCR by a mere 0.029 second, with Karl Wittmer completing the top three for Victor Gonzalez Racing Team.

Cars from Alfa Romeo and Honda completed the top five, with the No. 5 KMW Motorsports with TMR Engineering Alfa Romeo Giuletta Veloce TCR of Tim Lewis fourth ahead of the No. 73 LA Honda World Racing entry of Mike LaMarra.

All times were set in the opening one-hour practice session held on Wednesday morning, which took place under overcast skies but on a dry circuit.

However, by the time the second one-hour session started a few hours later, it was under the cover of light rain resulting in significantly slower lap times.

Only 17 cars opted to take to the track for the afternoon running with the vast majority of teams instead choosing to keep their cars in the garage.

Three red flags occurred in the opening session, triggered by the No. 99 VGRT Honda of Victor Gonzalez, the No. 61 Road Shagger Racing Audi of Jon Morley and the No. 37 Honda of Ryan Eversley, respectively.

Qualifying kicks off later this afternoon with the TCR cars up first 3:50 p.m. ET, followed by the GS category at 4:10 pm.

RESULTS: Practice (Combined)

Davey Euwema is Sportscar365's European Editor. Based in The Netherlands, Euwema covers the FIA World Endurance Championship, European Le Mans Series and Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, among other series.

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