After the sixth of ten rounds, Audi Sport customer racing for the first time took the lead in the hard-fought GS class of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge over the weekend with Team Carbahn Motorsports and drivers Tyler McQuarrie and Jeff Westphal. The recent success brings Audi Privateer Drivers to the position of new leaders of IMSA standings.
Audi R8 LMS GT4
Round six of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge ended in a photo finish. On the track at Lime Rock in Connecticut, drivers Tyler McQuarrie and Jeff Westphal in an Audi R8 LMS GT4 crossed the finish line in second position after two hours of racing. Following a caution period 45 minutes before the end, Westphal had reduced a deficit of seven seconds to just 0.377 seconds. Consequently, the two Americans from the Carbahn Motorsports team took the lead of the GS class drivers’ standings for the first time this season while Carbahn Motorsports is leading the teams’ classification.
Audi RS 3 LMS (TCR)
After the JDC-Miller Motorsports team had celebrated its first victory this season in round five of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with Mikey Taylor and Britt Casey Jr., the next trophy followed just two weeks later. In the sixth race of the season at Lime Rock, racer Michael Johnson together with Stephen Simpson claimed second position in an Audi RS 3 LMS. A year earlier, the pair had won the TCR class in this round at Lime Rock. In the standings, Gavin Ernstone and Jon Morley from Team Roadshagger Racing by eEuroparts.com remain the best Audi privateer driver team in third position.