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Cameron Leads Rain-Soaked Opening Hour at Indy

JAS Motorsport-run factory Acura NSX GT3 Evo leads after rain-soaked opening hour…

Photo: Brian Cleary/SRO

Dane Cameron leads the Indianapolis 8 Hour following an incident-filled opening hour that has been marred by rain.

The No. 30 JAS Motorsport Acura NSX GT3 Evo leads under the race’s second full-course caution after the No. 25 CCR TFB BMW M4 GT4 of Parker Chase stopped on track.

It came moments after a restart to action, in full wet conditions, following an accident for the No. 6 Vital Speed Ferrari 488 GT3 of Tyler Baek.

Rain started at the drop of the green flag, with several cars —  including the No. 7 K-PAX Racing Bentley Continental GT3 — electing to stay out on Pirelli slicks in the increasingly wet 2.4-mile circuit.

Jordan Pepper led the opening stages in treacherous conditions until pitting on Lap 9, handing the lead to the No. 75 SunEnergy1 Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of Martin Konrad, who pitted on the pace lap for rain tires.

The Gradient Racing-run Mercedes held point until the second yellow when it pitted for service, followed by the No. 1 Squadra Corse Ferrari 488 GT3 of Alessandro Balzan, who briefly was in the lead until pitting as well.

Track conditions, including several puddles around the circuit, have been reported to race control by drivers.

A number of GT3 cars, including both Walkenhorst BMW M6 GT3s and the No. 31 Team Hardpoint Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo. have made multiple stops to top up fuel and reset the maximum 65-minute stint length.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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