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Lynn, WTR Lead With 4 Hours to Go

WTR vaults to the lead with 4 hours left at Sebring…

Photo: John Dagys

Photo: John Dagys

Alex Lynn leads the 65th running of the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring over Christian Fittipaldi with four hours left in the race.

The race crossed the eight-hour threshold under the fourth full course caution of the race which was caused when the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 of Sage Karam came to a halt on track.

That car has dealt with suspension issues throughout the race, but this appeared to be an unrelated occurrence.

Cadillac’s dominance at the top of the field has not waned since the No. 13 Rebellion Oreca 07 Gibson, which was the early pace setter, hit trouble in the opening hours.

The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing entry swept into the lead in the most recent pit sequence when the crew took advantage of their fuel mileage advantage to fill the tank of their Cadillac DPi-V.R, change tires, and swap drivers in less time than it took their Action Express Racing counterparts to refuel.

Lynn left the pits with an advantage of over four seconds after Ricky Taylor entered the pits in second just behind Fittipaldi.

JDC-Miller Motorsports continues to hold second with Misha Goikhberg behind the wheel, but their Oreca has dropped three seconds off of the race lead.

Billy Johnson leads the GTLM field in the No. 68 Ford GT, but the top six cars in the class remain on the lead lap.

The No. 33 Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Mario Farnbacher is at the top of the GT Daytona field, while Kyle Masson is the class leader in Prototype Challenge for Performance Tech Motorsports.

The eight-hour mark saw the distribution of the next set of Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup points. The final NAEC points of the weekend will be paid at the completion of the race.

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based broadcaster and reporter. In addition to his work covering primarily domestic sports car racing for Sportscar365, he is the lead announcer for SRO America's TV coverage as well as a pit reporter for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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