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Vilander, Molina Sweep SprintX Weekend at COTA

Miguel Molina, Toni Vilander sweep PWC SprintX weekend at COTA…

Photo: Brian Cleary/PWC

Toni Vilander and Miguel Molina have claimed a sweep of the Pirelli World Challenge SprintX weekend at Circuit of The Americas, with a dominant victory in GT Race 2 on Sunday.

Vilander took the No. 61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 to a 2.521-second win over the No. 80 Lone Star Racing Mercedes-AMG GT3 of Mike Skeen and Scott Heckert in second.

It marked an equally commanding run for the pairing following their win on Saturday.

Skeen enjoyed a spirited battle with Scott Hargrove in the second half of the 60-minute race, which saw the Canadian charge through the field following a spin on the pace lap by co-driver Wolf Henzler.

Hargrove and Henzler completed the overall podium in third in the No. 96 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

The No. 31 TR3 Racing Ferrari, which started on pole in the hands of Jeff Segal, finished fourth and collected GT3 Pro-Am class honors with co-driver Wei Lu.

Daniel Morad and Fabian Schiller completed the top-five in the No. 2 CRP Racing Mercedes GT3, which scored a runner-up finish on Saturday.

Martin Fuentes kept his undefeated streak alive in GT3 Am, with another class win alongside co-driver Cesar Bacarella in the No. 07 Squadra Corse Garage Italia Ferrari.

The No. 99 AM Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car of Alan Metni, meanwhile, claimed GT Cup honors in the caution-free race.

The Eric Curran and Daniel Keilwitz-driven Callaway Corvette C7 GT3-R, which returned to action after missing Race 1 due to an engine rebuild, failed to finish after stopping on track with three laps to go.


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