Trent Hindman and Cameron Cassels took the No. 12 Bodymotion Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 to its third Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge win in a row, after a fascinating Continental Tire 150 Saturday at Watkins Glen.
From pole position, Scott Maxwell took an early lead in his Multimatic Motorsports Ford Shelby GT350R-C, but Danny Burkett would stay on his tail and eventually make a successful pass with just under 40 minutes of the two-hour, 30-minute race completed.
It was a surprising move from Burkett, who took his No. 33 CJ Wilson Racing Porsche around the outside of the larger Ford at the Toe of The Boot to assume the lead.
While Automatic Racing would briefly take the lead later in the race, it was a battle between the No. 33 Porsche No. 15 Ford for most of the remainder.
However, problems hit Billy Johnson, now in the No. 15 Ford, when the pit crew couldn’t take off the front left tire in the pit stop. It took multiple stops and some creative thinking to make the wheel finally give way, but the team lost a lot of time in the process.
After a restart with 22 minutes to go, Miller stayed out front with Tyler McQuarrie in the sister CJ Wilson Porsche running in second, until he was passed by Hindman with a few minutes on the clock.
Miller lost the lead with a couple of laps remaining when he was held up in traffic. This let Hindman take the lead, ahead of McQuarrie while a disappointed Miller completed the podium.
The ST battle was as busy as always, with the 27-car field causing all three of the full course cautions.
The first came as Jeff Mosing crashed around the outside of turn two on the first lap, taking out several other ST cars in the process.
Kris Wright and Seth Thomas would cause the other cautions later in the race.
After countless lead changes early on, Spencer Pumpelly led most of the final hour for RS1 in the No. 17 Porsche Cayman he shares with Nick Galante.
Pumpelly crossed the line ahead of Devin Jones’ Bodymotion Racing Cayman, co-driven by Jason Rabe.
Meanwhile, the No. 36 Strategic Wealth Racing Porsche completed an all-Cayman podium with drivers Matthew Dicken and Corey Lewis.
The drive of the race came from Sarah Cattaneo, who started from last position in her No. 44 CRG-I Do Borrow Nissan Altima, on the team’s debut with the new Nissan.
While she had made it up to the top-five, the car entered the pits with less than 15 minutes remaining, with Owen Trinkler reporting problems.
RESULTS: Continental Tire 150