Andy Wilzoch has been declared the winner in a chaotic second GT America powered by AWS race that saw only a single green flag racing lap.
The Flying Lizard Motorsports driver emerged from a seven-car melee on Lap 2 after oil was put down by the No. 25 The Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 of Gray Newell on the opening lap.
It initially caught out GT4 competitors Chris Cagnazzi and Ross Chouest, whose Mercedes-AMG GT4s made heavy contact with the Turn 3 wall in separate incidents, prior to overall leader James Sofronas spinning and getting stuck in the wet grass in his GMG Racing Audi R8 LMS ultra.
Moments later, at least four other GT3 cars, including Jason Daskalos’ Audi, the Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Charlie Luck, Memo Gidley’s TKO with Flying Lizard Bentley Continental GT3 and the Jason Harward-driven Zelus Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo all collided heading down into Turn 5.
While the full course caution immediately flew, extensive track cleanup and barrier repairs resulted in the 40-minute scheduled race taking the checkered flag 8 minutes early.
It marked Wilzoch’s first overall GT America win in his Porsche, finishing ahead of the Rearden Racing Lamborghini of Jeff Burton, who picked up the Masters class win.
Kyle Washington finished third overall in his GMG Racing Porsche ahead of Daskalos in fourth and the GT4 class-winning No. 119 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4 of Sean Quinlan in fifth overall.
The No. 2 GMG Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT4 of Jason Bell finished second in class, meanwhile.
RESULTS: Race 2