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Garcia, Taylor Win Weather-Shortened Northeast Grand Prix

Garcia, Taylor at Lime Rock Park; The Heart of Racing takes GTD class honors…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor have been declared winners in Saturday’s weather-shortened Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, which ended under a red flag.

The Corvette Racing duo picked up top overall honors in the scheduled two-hour and 40-minute race, which was red-flagged for lightning in the area with 1 hour and 10 minutes to go.

IMSA officials threw the checkered flag with 24 minutes remaining on the clock.

The 1.5-mile circuit did not see any heavy rains; however, multiple lightning strikes in the area forced the race to be halted, with race action not resuming from the initial yellow-turned-red.

The No. 4 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R of Nick Tandy and Tommy Milner finished second in class. 

Cooper MacNeil and Mathieu Jaminet completed the GT Le Mans class podium in third.

Jaminet was in prime position had the race restarted, having recovered a 20-plus second deficit to the Corvettes following the initial full-course caution for weather in the area.

The Heart of Racing Aston Wins GTD Battle

Ross Gunn and Roman De Angelis picked up their second GT Daytona class victory of the season in a dominant drive by the duo in the No. 23 The Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3.

Pole-sitter De Angelis held an early lead until handing over to Aston Martin factory driver Gunn during their first pit stop.

It came despite an off-sequence strategy for the No. 1 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo, which saw Madison Snow pit early and nearly overtake Gunn on the Englishman’s out lap.

Gunn and De Angelis take over the points lead in the season-long GTD championship following a fifth place finish for the Turner Motorsport duo of Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley.

Snow’s co-driver Bryan Sellers did not drive in the race at all, nor did the Patrick Long in the No. 16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, which was classified eighth in class.

The No. 14 Vasser Sullivan Lexus RC F GT3 of Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz completed the class podium in third.

RESULTS: Northeast Grand Prix

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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