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De Angelis Wins Caution-Filled Race 2 at Road America

Roman De Angelis sweeps Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge weekend at Road America…

Photo: Jake Galstad/IMSA

Teams and drivers in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama experienced a chaotic Race 2 to wrap up the weekend’s doubleheader at Road America.

A full-course caution on Lap 1 as the 45-minute race started was followed by several more, including a yellow with less than four minutes remaining that ended the race.

With that, the checkered flag came the end of the second and final joint weekend of the season for the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada series.

Roman De Angelis in the No. 79 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car paced the field for the duration of the race, leading flag-to-flag for another weekend sweep of 2019 after winning Race 1 on Saturday.

The 18-year-old from Belle River, Ontario, earned points towards both championships, swelling his lead in the USA title hunt to 68 points over Max Root and by 59 points over Jeff Kingsley in the Canadian championship.

While De Angelis was still pleased with the victory, he was thrilled for his teammate Alan Metni in the No. 99 Porsche, who scored his first overall podium finish in GT3 Cup Challenge competition and won the Platinum Masters class in both the USA and Canada championships. Metni finished second overall.

Rounding out the overall GT3 Cup Challenge USA Platinum class podium was Root in the No. 7 Wright Motorsports Porsche, besting his finish of seventh on Saturday.

Finishing second and third, respectively, in the GT3 Cup Challenge USA Platinum Masters class were Jeff Mosing in the No. 68 Topp Racing Porsche and Charlie Luck in the No. 45 Porsche for Wright Motorsports.

In the GT3 Cup Challenge Canada Platinum class, rookie Ethan Simioni in the No. 40 Policaro Motorsport Porsche repeated his best career finish of third, which he now has recorded three times all at joint GT3 Cup Challenge events.

Behind Metni in the Canadian Platinum Masters class were the No. 88 Mark Motors Racing Porsche of Marco Cirone in second and the No. 37 TPC Racing Porsche of Michael Levitas in third.

Meanwhile in the GT3 Cup Challenge USA Gold class, Sebastian Carazo won his seventh race of the season in the No. 27 Porsche for NGT Motorsport.

Ferriol – who won Saturday’s Race 1 at Road America – finished just 1.414 seconds behind Carazo for a runner-up finish in the No. 5 Moorespeed Porsche. He now sits second in the championship standings, 41 points behind Carazo.

Bart Collins earned two trophies on Sunday in the No. 22 MCR Racing Porsche – a third-place Gold class podium trophy and a Yokohama Tire Hard Charger Award, gaining the most positions by a Gold class competitor after starting last and jumping to third.

In GT3 Cup Challenge Canada, it was back-to-back Yokohama Tire Hard Charger Awards for Michael Fantin in the No. 14 Engineered Automotive Porsche who finished eighth in the Canadian Platinum class.


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