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Staveley Sweeps Sprint Weekend at The Brickyard

Drew Staveley takes victory in final Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race of season at IMS…

Photo: Regis Lefebure/SRO

Drew Staveley completed a sweep of the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint race meeting at Indianapolis Motor Speedway with another commanding win in Race 2.

The Ian Lacy Racing driver took his No. 12 Ford Mustang GT4 to a 2.519-second win over the No. 210 Flying Lizard Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage GT4 of Michael Dinan, who overtook Michael Cooper at the line in a photo finish for second overall.

Staveley, who started from pole, earned his third win of the season and solidified his runner-up position in the GT4 Sprint Pro drivers’ championship.

Newly crowned champion Cooper was demoted to third in the end, with GT4 Am champ Michael Dinan picking up his 11th class win of the season after getting around the McLaren Automotive factory driver at the line.

It was also enough for Dinan to clinch Flying Lizard’s tenth championship in team history.

The No. 59 Rearden Racing Aston Martin of Paul Terry was finished fourth overall with Jarett Andretti completing the top-five in the No. 18 Andretti Autosport McLaren.

Jeff Courtney rebounded from an early race accident in Race 1 to finish sixth overall and third in the Am class on Friday.

Erin Vogel, again subbing for Tony Gaples in the No. 11 Blackdog McLaren, was seventh overall and fourth in Am.

All 11 cars that took the green flag finished the race.

Selected competitors will now shift their focus for the remainder of the weekend to the Indianapolis 8 Hour, which sees ten GT4 cars entered for the Intercontinental GT Challenge powered by Pirelli round.


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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