Rebel Rock Racing scored its first IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge victory in more than a year, following a hard-fought battle in Sunday’s VP Racing Stay Frosty Coolants 240 at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.
Robin Liddell took the No. 71 Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R to a 10.621-second win over the No. 22 Multimatic Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 of Seb Priaulx.
Liddell, who took left-side tires only on his final stop, emerged as the leader after the pair of BimmerWorld BMW M4 GT4s pitted in the final 20 minutes.
The Scot shared top honors with Frank DePew and Andrew Davis in the four-hour enduro.
It marked the team’s first win since the epic Road America finish last year.
The No. 56 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 of Eric Foss got around the No. 7 Archangel Motorsports Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport of Trent Hindman for second with 12 minutes to go and closed the gap to Liddell until running out of fuel on the final lap.
It gave Priaulx a surprise runner-up finish, just moments after passing Hindman for what was third at the time.
Jeff Westphal finished fourth in the No. 39 CarBahn Motorsports Audi R8 LMS GT4, with the No. 4 Winward Racing Mercedes, driven to the end by Indy Dontje, completing the top-five.
The GS pole-sitting No. 60 KohR Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage GT4, which dominated the early stages, worked its way back into the lead in the third hour until suffering a pit lane infraction during Kyle Marcelli’s second-to-last pit stop.
BHA Hyundais Stretch Fuel for TCR Win
Gabby Chaves and Parker Chase stretched the fuel mileage to give Bryan Herta Autosport and Hyundai its fourth consecutive class win in TCR.
Chaves drove the No. 33 Hyundai Veloster N TCR to a one-lap win over teammate Chase in the No. 29 entry.
The cars completed 61-minute stints, despite having faced a 10-liter reduction in fuel capacity for this weekend.
It marked Chaves and Ryan Norman’s second class win in the last three races.
The No. 73 LA Honda World Racing Honda Civic Type R TCR of Mat Pombo and Mike LaMarra completed the class podium, breaking a three-race podium sweep by the Korean manufacturer.
Ryan Myrehn contributed to this report