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Kingsley Sweeps Mid-Ohio Weekend

Jeff Kingsley claims complete sweep of triple-header weekend at Mid-Ohio…

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Jeff Kingsley collected his sixth victory of the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama season with a sweep of the tripleheader weekend at Mid-Ohio.

Following two wins on Saturday, the Canadian put on a dominant performance Sunday morning in the No. 16 Kelly-Moss Road and Race Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car for the Race 3 victory.

It was the first weekend that Kingsley earned back-to-back victories, let alone three in a row.

Kingsley entered the weekend in the Platinum Cup class championship lead, and expanded his advantage to 22 points, 306-284, over Riley Dickinson in the No. 53 Moorespeed Porsche.

Dickinson finished runner-up on Sunday.

Sean McAlister completed the podium lineup in the No. 11 JDX Porsche and will return home with a pair of third-place trophies from the weekend.

Similar to Kingsley, Curt Swearingin dominated his own class at Mid-Ohio, collecting all three Gold Cup class victories in the No. 17 ACI Motorsports Porsche. Swearingin started behind polesitter Efrin Castro in the No. 65 TPC Racing Porsche, but in a nail-biting battle with less than five minutes remaining, Swearingin drove alongside Castro for the lead.

The two Porsches made contact, but not before Swearingin pulled ahead by half a car length. The contact resulted in slight damage to Castro’s car, enough to send him into the grass momentarily before spinning on track. He wound up third behind Swearingin’s ACI teammate, Richard Edge in the No. 18 Porsche.

Earning the Yokohama Tire Hard Charger Award for gaining the most positions in class was Platinum Masters driver David Brule in the No. 48 Kelly-Moss Porsche, who finished ninth in class.

Brule’s Kelly-Moss teammate, Alan Metni, topped the Platinum Masters class for the eighth time this season in the No. 99 Porsche. He finished the race fourth overall and four places ahead of the next-best Platinum Masters driver, Charlie Luck in the No. 45 Wright Motorsports Porsche.


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