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Fall-Line Promoted to Daytona GS Win

Blackstock, Freiberg inherit Daytona victory after Turner Motorsport excluded…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Fall-Line Motorsports has been promoted to the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS class win in Friday’s BMW Performance 200, after Turner Motorsport’s No. 96 BMW M3 was excluded following post-race technical inspection.

IMSA reported the change via its Twitter account: “The #96 car originally scored as today’s #CTSCC GS winner has been excluded due to a technical infraction. The #48 is declared the winner. Because of the exclusion of the #96 entry, each car will move up one position in the finishing order.”

The technical infraction was not provided.

As a result, that promotes Shelby Blackstock and Ashley Freiberg to the overall win in the No. 48 BMW M3. Blackstock and Freiberg started 12th and finished second on the road.

Freiberg was making her CTSC series debut. With the victory, Freiberg is now the first woman to win overall in the history of Daytona International Speedway.

Fall-Line’s No. 46 BMW M3, co-driven by John Edwards and Trent Hindman, is now promoted to second with the second Turner BMW, the No. 97 co-driven by Michael Marsal and Tom Kimber-Smith, now third.

Murillo Racing’s win in the ST class with drivers Eric Foss and Jeff Mosing in the No. 56 BMW 328i remains intact.

Tony DiZinno (@tonydizinno) is Sportscar365's North American Editor, focusing on coverage of the IMSA-sanctioned championships as well as Pirelli World Challenge. DiZinno also contributes to and other motorsports outlets. Contact Tony

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