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Riley Viper Clinches NAEC GTD Title After Four Hours at Petit Le Mans

Riley Motorsports clinches NAEC GTD title in Hour 4…

Photo: IMSA

Photo: IMSA

Riley Motorsports has clinched the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup in GT Daytona following the first of the three points-paying segments in Saturday’s Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.

The No. 93 Dodge Viper GTS-R of Marc Goossens leads the class, ahead of Robert Renauer’s No. 44 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT America, which held the top spot in GTD until having an off-course excursion just prior to the four-mark mark.

Goossens’ co-drivers Cameron Lawrence and Al Carter clinch the NAEC drivers’ title as well with their current position.

Up front, the No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP of Sebastien Bourdais is out front, 1.782 seconds ahed of Jordan Taylor in the No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing entry.

Dane Cameron held the point until making a scheduled stop and driver change to Eric Curran.

Tommy Milner currently leads GT Le Mans, running third overall in his No. 3 Corvette C7.R, while the No. 52 PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports Oreca FLM09 of Andrew Palmer remains out front in Prototype Challenge.

Conditions have slightly improved in the last 30 minutes, although the track is still fully wet, with six hours still to go.

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