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DXDT’s Milner, Udell Sweep COTA Weekend

Milner, Udell sweep weekend in No. 63 Corvette Z06 GT3.R at COTA…

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Tommy Milner and Alec Udell swept the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS weekend with Race 2 victory at Circuit of The Americas.

Udell drove his No. 63 DXDT Racing Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R to a 4.633-second win over the No. 120 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Adam Adelson in the 90-minute contest.

It came after the duo delivered the Z06 GT3.R its first win in global competition on Saturday.

While having started sixth overall, Milner made good progress in the early stages prior to the mid-race pit stops, which saw the majority of the Am-rated drivers get aboard.

Udell took over the Pro class lead with a pass around Adelson with 25 minutes to for second overall before the Texan passed the No. 38 ST Racing BMW M4 GT4 of Samantha Tan for the overall lead just six minutes later.

Tan’s co-driver Neil Verhagen started from the overall pole but was passed by the No. 29 Turner Motorsport BMW of Robby Foley on the opening lap.

Foley and Verhagen ran in unison for much of the opening stanza.

Tan came home third overall but was still enough for the Pro-Am class win after also taking top class honors on Saturday.

Justin Rothberg, who emerged as the overall leader following the round of pit stops, faded to fourth overall but managed to hold off a hard-charging George Kurtz in the No. 04 CrowdStrike by Riley Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo.

The Turner and CrowdStrike by Riley entries completed the Pro-Am class podium.

A three-second post-race penalty for track limits violations relegated the No. 93 Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 of Luca Mars and Zach Veach to a fourth place finish in Pro, behind the No. 28 ST BMW of Bill Auberlen and Varun Choksey.

The No. 85 RS1 Porsche, No. 50 Chouest Povoledo Racing Mercedes-AMG and No. 88 AF Corse Ferrari 296 GT3 completed the top-ten, meanwhile.

A miscalculation in the maximum drive time for Philip Ellis took the No. 91 Regulator Racing Mercedes-AMG out of contention, while the No. 08 DXDT Corvette of Bryan Sellers suffered a right-front puncture on the opening lap of the race, which ran caution-free.


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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