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Hartog Wins Race 1 After Sedgwick Penalty

Loek Hartog claims victory in opening Porsche Carrera Cup North America race of weekend…

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Loek Hartog claimed his second Porsche Carrera Cup North America victory of the season, despite finishing second on the road in Saturday’s opening race of the weekend at the Miami International Autodrome.

The Dutchman, in the No. 24 Kellymoss Porsche 911 GT3 Cup race car, crossed the line behind pole-sitter Alex Sedgwick, who was assessed a ten-second post-race penalty for changing lanes at the start of the 40-minute contest.

The penalty demoted Sedgwick to 15th.

Jimmy Llibre, who had slipped to second behind Hartog with 17 minutes remaining, crashed out of the race after contact with the No. 20 MDK Motorsports Porsche of Gus Burton, resulting in the only safety car period.

The race ended under the yellow due to an issue with the recovery of Llibre’s Porsche.

Ryan Yardley, who was running inside the top-five, also had contact with Burton in the early stages of the race, resulting in a puncture for the Topp Racing Performance driver, who was classified 35th overall.

Burton initially crossed the line in third but was also handed a ten-second post-race penalty, for incident responsibility with Yardley, that dropped him to 18th.

It promoted Zachary Vanier in the No. 9 JDX Racing Porsche to second and Michael Cooper’s Baby Bull Racing completing the podium.

Dan Clarke and Elias De La Torre rounded out the top-five for MDK Motorsports and JDX, respectively.

Pro-Am class honors went to the No. 65 Kellymoss entry of Efrin Castro, who finished ahead of teammate Jordan Wallace.

Mark Kvamme, meanwhile, picked up the win in the Masters category, thanks to a move on class pole-sitter Chris Bellomo just moments before the yellow.

Race 2 gets underway Sunday at 10:30 a.m. EDT with live coverage on, Peacock and


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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