Roman De Angelis again started from the pole position in the No. 79 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machine and led every lap en route to a sweep of the weekend’s doubleheader of Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama races at Watkins Glen International.
It was De Angelis’s seventh win in eight races, giving him a commanding 53-point lead, 277-224, over Max Root in the Platinum Cup driver standings for 911 GT3 Cup cars built between 2017 and 2019.
After finishing third in an eventful race on Friday, Root came home second in the No. 7 Wright Motorsports Porsche, 5.333 seconds behind De Angelis in a considerably more straightforward race Saturday morning.
It was the fifth time Root has finished second in GT3 Cup Challenge USA competition, with the first runner-up result of his career coming at Watkins Glen last year.
Finishing third was Victor Gomez IV in the No. 25 NGT Motorsport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup machine.
It was Gomez’s first Platinum Cup podium result of the season after he dominated last year’s Gold Cup class for 911 GT3 Cup machines built between 2014 and 2016 last year en route to the championship.
Jeff Mosing is two-for-two in Platinum Masters for drivers 45 years of age and older.
He won Friday in his return to GT3 Cup Challenge USA competition for the first time since 2017, and he did it again Saturday in the No. 68 Topp Racing Porsche.
Mosing celebrated with a few victory donuts at the racetrack where he was injured in a 2017 crash.
Fred Poordad came home second in Platinum Masters in the No. 20 Wright Motorsports Porsche to close his gap to Alan Metni in the class point standings.
It was a weekend sweep in Gold Cup at Watkins Glen as Sebastian Carazo doubled up in the No. 27 NGT Motorsport Porsche, taking his sixth class win in eight races this season.
Efrin Castro finished second in Gold Cup in the No. 65 ACI Motorsports Porsche and also earned the Yokohama Hard Charger Award in Race 2 as the Gold Cup class driver who improved the most overall positions from start to finish.
Castro started 20th and finished 15th in the overall running order.
Television coverage of the GT3 Cup Challenge USA doubleheader at Watkins Glen will air on NBCSN at 6 p.m. ET on Tuesday, July 9.
RESULTS: Race 2