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Wright’s Skeer, Adelson Sweep Sonoma Weekend

Elliott Skeer, Adam Adelson control Fanatec GT weekend with Race 2 win on Sunday…

Photo: Fabian Lagunas/SRO

Elliott Skeer and Adam Adelson claimed a sweep of the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS weekend at Sonoma Raceway, with the Wright Motorsports duo taking a controlling win in Sunday’s race.

Adelson drove his No. 120 Porsche 911 GT3 R to a 13.513-second win over the Pro-Am class-winning No. 04 CrowdStrike by Riley Mercedes-AMG GT3 Evo of George Kurtz, despite a five-second post-race time penalty for a pit stop infringement.

The two cars were 1-2 throughout the entire 90-minute contest, which ran without any full-course cautions.

Colin Braun started the CrowdStrike by Riley entry and ran in close pursuit of Skeer prior to each car making their mandatory pit stop and driver change.

Samantha Tan, meanwhile, took her No. 38 ST Racing BMW M4 GT3 to a second place class finish in the car that was started by BMW factory driver Neil Verhagen.

Tan had been running third in class until the second-placed No. 08 DXDT Racing Mercedes-AMG of Scott Smithson had a slip-up in Turn 2 with less than 15 minutes to go that saw the positions swap.

Smithson and co-driver Bryan Sellers, meanwhile, completed the Pro-Am podium in what’s likely to be their final race in Mercedes-AMG machinery before debuting DXDT’s new Chevrolet Corvette Z06 GT3.R in next month’s round at Sebring International Raceway.

The No. 28 ST Racing BMW of Bill Auberlen and Varun Choksey came home second in the Pro class with a fifth place finish, followed by the No. 93 Racers Edge Motorsports Acura NSX GT3 Evo22 that was driven by Zach Veach and Luca Mars.

Philip Ellis, whose No. 91 DXDT Mercedes-AMG was on an alternate driver strategy after starting the race with Bronze-rated Jeff Burton, finished fourth in Pro-Am on the road following a final-lap overtake on Turner Motorsport’s Justin Rothberg.


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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