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Dalziel, Chase Inherit Overall Win as Pfaff Penalized

Post-race penalty for Pfaff hands PWC SprintX overall victory to TruSpeed’s Dalziel, Chase…

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TruSpeed Autosport’s Ryan Dalziel and Parker Chase have inherited the overall victory in Sunday’s Pirelli World Challenge GT SprintX race at Portland International Raceway following several post-race penalties issued issued by the series.

The second SprintX race of the weekend had initially seen the No. 96 Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Wolf Henzler and Scott Hargrove take victory, although their car and the No. 61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 488 GT3 have been given three-second post-race time penalties.

Both cars were deemed to have cut the chicane following the final restart, which put Henzler out front after running fourth as the race went green again.

Toni Vilander, meanwhile, was assessed a drive-through penalty during the race for an unrelated pit lane infraction, which dropped the Finn to seventh at the line. 

While the post-race penalty did not affect the finishing position for the Race 1-winning Ferrari, the Pfaff Porsche was relegated to third overall, giving K-PAX Racing’s Rodrigo Baptista and Maxime Soulet GT Pro-Pro class honors in their second-place overall finishing No. 3 Bentley Continental GT3.

Pfaff, meanwhile, has confirmed that it has launched an official appeal with sanctioning body USAC on the ruling.

The amended provisional result sees 17-year-old Chase claim his first overall PWC victory following his breakthrough GTA class win earlier this year at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

It is also TruSpeed and Dalziel’s first outright win of the season and first for Audi this year in the sprint race championship.

RESULTS: Race 2 (Revised)

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  1. Gaucherie

    July 15, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    *yakety sax*

    *pic of Gill dressed like a clown*


  2. John Brinks

    July 16, 2018 at 2:04 am

    Totally correct call and kudos to PWC for getting it right. The only negative is that the call should have been made during the race. It was obvious on the broadcast what happened (advantage gained). Chase/Dalziel and the Bentley drivers deserved a proper podium.

  3. Bill

    July 16, 2018 at 4:22 am


  4. Pay Driver

    July 16, 2018 at 6:07 am

    It only took them several hours to figure it out.

    Another day, another calamity for PWC.

  5. Andy

    July 16, 2018 at 7:57 am

    But don’t worry the schedule will be AMAZING and HUUUUGE. Sorry but count the years before WC is done, over and stick a fork in it. IMSA can’t really support being THE event for their entire schedule and now WC thinks they can headline events? Sorry but this weekend showed no one cares or attends a WC stand-alone event and it seems like the schedule is going to be mostly them headlining. They can’t get the rules right mid-race, why would we think they can truly run a series?

  6. Jack

    July 18, 2018 at 9:42 pm

    PWC did exactly the right thing…post race penalties for infractions seen only on tv and reported by punters are standard, even happens in F1. PWC should thrive under the new format for GT3 and GT-S…attracting new competitors while making the regional series’ affordable. TCR , in my opinion should be a manufacture involved series for the foreseeable future in order to establish this relatively new class fully with sponsors and fans alike.

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