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Park Place Porsche Loses Second Place in Drive-Time Violation

No. 73 Park Place Porsche loses second place finish at Petit Le Mans…

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Photo: Mike Levitt/IMSA

Park Place Motorsports has lost its runner-up finish in Saturday’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-ending Petit Le Mans in a drive-time infraction, which has in turn awarded the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup GT Daytona class title to the drivers from Scuderia Corsa.

IMSA announced Monday afternoon that following a post-race audit, it was determined that Patrick Lindsey failed to reach the three-hour minimum drive time in the No. 73 Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Lindsey, the season-long paired Silver-rated driver to Joerg Bergmeister, completed two hours and 30 minutes in the car.

The Lindsey, Bergmeister and Matt McMurry-driven Park Place entry has been moved to the rear of the field in the GTD results, the same penalty issued for Magnus Racing for a similar drive-time infringement.

The change has resulted in the GTD championship-winning No. 63 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 488 GT3 of Christina Nielsen, Alessandro Balzan and Jeff Segal now finishing second in the race, and therefore Nielsen and Balzan taking the Patron Endurance Cup GTD title.

Nielsen and Balzan won the Patron Endurance Cup title on a tie-breaker with The Heart of Racing/AJR drivers Mario Farnbacher and Alex Riberas, by virtue of the Ferrari duo’s two victories at Sebring and Watkins Glen.

Magnus Racing, meanwhile, retains the Patron Endurance Cup Teams’ Championship, despite their post-race penalty.

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John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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