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WeatherTech Championship Racing Hits Trouble in Hour 3 at Road Atlanta

VisitFlorida.con Racing has two separate incidents in Hour 3…


The TUDOR United SportsCar Championship-leading Prototype entry has hit trouble in the third hour of the Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda.

The No. 90 Racing Corvette DP has dropped outside of the top-15 overall following separate incidents for Michael Valiante and Mike Rockenfeller, both of which have brought out full-course cautions.

Valiante spun from second position in Turn 12 just past the two-hour mark and struggled to rejoin after getting stuck in the grass, prompting the fourth yellow of the race.

It was deja-vu less than 50 minutes later when Rockenfeller, now in the VisitFlorida machine, drove wide on the restart and nosed into the grass, prompting another caution for a tow.

There was also trouble for the No. 88 Starworks Motorsport Oreca FLM09 of John Falb, who crashed his PC contender nearly simultaneously.

The field is currently still under caution, with track conditions appearing to worsen and IMSA in a holding pattern.

Race director Beaux Barfield went out to inspect the track midway through the hour, prior to the most recent restart.

Dane Cameron leads overall, with John Edwards (GTLM), Andrew Palmer (PC) and Townsend Bell (GTD) the class leaders with seven hours remaining on the clock.

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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