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Action Express Goes 1-2 in Detroit Practice 2

Action Express went 1-2 in Practice 2 at Belle Isle…

Photo: Brian Cleary/bcpix.com

Action Express Racing picked up where it left off in Practice 1 with Dane Cameron pacing the second practice session of the weekend in the No. 31 Action Express Racing Cadillac DPi-V.R.

Cameron’s fast lap was 0.166 seconds faster than the sister AXR Cadillac of Christian Fittipaldi, while Ricky Taylor made it a dominant 1-2-3 for General Motors in Detroit in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing machine.

The top three were separated by 0.347 seconds.

Renger Van Der Zande took the No. 90 VisitFlorida Racing Riley Mk. 30 Gibson to the fourth fastest time, 1.313 seconds off of Cameron’s fastest lap, with Joel Miller coming home fifth in the No. 70 Mazda RT24-P 1.423 seconds behind Cameron.

Lawson Aschenbach was fastest in GT Daytona, taking the No. 57 Audi R8 LMS to the top of the time sheets for Stevenson Motorsports.

Tristan Vautier was second in the No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 0.083 seconds behind Aschenbach, while Katherine Legge was third in the No. 93 Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3.

The top six times in the class are were all within 0.248 seconds, and all teams in the class posted times under last year’s pole-winning mark.

Pato O’Ward was the fastest in Prototype Challenge for Performance Tech.

Two red flags slowed the 90-minute practice session, the first coming when the No. 16 Lamborghini driven by Jeroen Mul brushed the wall lightly and dropped debris on the track.

The car went on to complete the rest of the practice, posting the 11th fastest time in class with Corey Lewis at the controls.

The second red flag came out after the No. 26 PC Tomy Drissi spun on the exit of the second turn, but did not hit anything.

Liquid was seen coming from the back of the car, and it did not return to the practice after being towed off track.

The No. 86 Acura NSX GT3 did not make it back in time for Practice 2 after Ozz Negri’s Practice 1 shunt, but the No. 28 Alegra Motorsports Porsche GT3 R was able to return after the team made rapid repairs to damage at the back of the car sustained in Daniel Morad’s accident this morning.

The No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports again did not participate in practice and is not expected to run extensively this weekend.

Up next is qualifying for Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on the streets of Belle Isle, beginning with GTD qualifying at 4:55 p.m. ET.

RESULTS: Practice 2

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based journalist and sportscaster, covering IMSA and Pirelli World Challenge. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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