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On Thursday, March 23, 3GT Racing drivers visited with Lexus and Toyota team members as part of the manufacturers’ annual Motorsports Day at its Torrance, California headquarters.
Sage Karam and Scott Pruett, drivers of the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3, and Robert Alon and Jack Hawksworth, who pilot the No. 15 Lexus sister entry for 3GT, signed autographs and posed for photos with team members as part of the day’s activities, which also included Toyota’s drivers from NASCAR, NHRA and off-road racing, among other disciplines.
When Jan Magnussen, certainly no slouch at sports car endurance racing, called him “Superman” in a post-race interview, it’s a safe bet that teammate Antonio Garcia must have put in a long day, and most of a long night, behind the wheel of the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R that Garcia drove to the checkered flag at the 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.
“I have to give most of the credit to Antonio. That was a Superman drive,” said Magnussen. “It was a lot longer in the car than any one of us would want!”
While the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship still has 10 of its 12 races to come on the 2017 schedule, we’ve already reached the halfway point in the battle for the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup following last Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida.
Relive all the action from the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida, the second race of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season and Round 2 of the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup.
This time, there was no controversy – just an old-fashioned butt-whipping by the winning Prototype team.
The No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing/Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi V.R, with Ricky Taylor behind the wheel, won the 2017 Rolex 24 at Daytona, with the No. 5 Action Express Mustang Sampling Cadillac DPi V.R finishing second. But it wasn’t pretty – with just seven minutes left, Taylor nudged the No. 5 out of the way in turn 1, causing the No. 5 to spin.
There’s something about the two-car Corvette Racing C7.R team – when one car has a big problem, the other car seems to step up and win the race.
It happened last year at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida: The No. 3 Corvette crashed, ending up 41st overall in the 48-car field. But the No. 4 team car took the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class win.
As the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida approaches the evening hours, so does a potential rematch between the top two finishers in the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona and the Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup standings.