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Stephens, Mullan Sweep Sebring; Murillo Clinches Silver Title

Conquest Racing West pairing pick up win after Stephens’ late-race pass on Pappas…

Photo: Brian Cleary/SRO

Michai Stephens and Colin Mullan have claimed a sweep of the Pirelli GT4 America weekend at Sebring International Raceway following Stephens’ late-race pass for the overall win in Sunday’s 60-minute contest.

Stephens got around the No. 54 Black Swan Racing Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport of Tim Pappas for the outright lead with two laps to go heading into Turn 1 and stretched his advantage to finish 1.370 seconds ahead of the Pro-Am class-winning No. 47 Nolasport Porsche of Matt Travis in second.

Pro-Am champion-elect Travis managed to make a last-lap pass for the category win over Pappas, who dropped to a third place overall result after passing the No. 34 BimmerWorld BMW M4 GT4 of James Walker Jr. for the lead with 15 minutes to go.

Pappas and co-driver Jeroen Bleekemolen came home second in Pro-Am, with Walker Jr. and pole-sitter Bill Auberlen, who led the opening stint overall, completing the class podium.

Up front, it marked the second overall win for the Conquest West Silver pairing of Stephens and Mullan in as many races.

A sixth place overall finish and second place in-class result for Kenny Murillo and Christian Szymczak, meanwhile, was good enough for the Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 pairing to clinch the Silver class championship ahead of the pair of season-ending races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway later this month.

Am class honors in Sunday’s race went to the Smooge Racing pairing of Kevin Conway and John Geesbreght, who wrapped up the class championship in Race 1 with their Toyota GR Supra GT4.

Conway finished ahead of the No. 98 Random Vandals Racing BMW of Paul Sparta, which led early in the hands of Al Carter.


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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