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Sofronas, Aschenbach Win World Challenge Race

LONG BEACH, Calif. (April 21, 2013) – James Sofronas, of Villa Park, Calif., scored an overall and class win in his “hometown” race, taking Round Three of the Pirelli World Challenge at Long Beach Presented by KIA. Lawson Aschenbach, of Jupiter, Fla., took his, and the Blackdog Speed Shop team’s, first GTS-class win. Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., and Mike Skeen, of Charlotte, N.C., finished second and third in GT, respectively. Peter Cunningham, of Milwaukee, Wis., and Jack Baldwin, of Marietta, Ga., completed the top-three in GTS.

 

Results from Sunday's 31-lap, 61.008-mile Pirelli World Challenge GT/GTS Round 3 race, part of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on the Streets of Long Beach, with finishing position, class, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown, car, laps, distance behind winner and reason out (if any).

1. GT, (1), James Sofronas, Villa Park, Calif., Audi R8 LMS, 31.

2. GT, (7), Andy Pilgrim, Boca Raton, Fla., Cadillac CTS-V.R, 31, -1.036.

3. GT, (8), Mike Skeen, Charlotte, N.C., Chevrolet Corvette, 31, -2.927.

4. GT, (4), Duncan Ende, Los Angeles, Calif., Audi R8, 31, -3.371.

5. GT, (10), Bret Curtis, Westlake Village, Calif., Audi R8, 31, -4.072.

6. GT, (9), Tim Pappas, Boston, Mass., Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS GT3, 31, -4.492.

7. GT, (12), Brent Holden, Newport Beach, Calif., Porsche 997 Cup, 31, -11.062.

8. GT, (5), Johnny O'Connell, Flowery Branch, Ga., Cadillac CTS-V.R, 30, Mech.

9. GT, (11), Craig Stanton, Long Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 29, -2 lap.

10. GT, (2), Alex Figge, Denver, Colo., Volvo S60, 26, Crash.

11. GT, (13), Tim Bell(R), Los Altos, Calif., Nissan GTR, 26, -5 lap.

12. GT, (6), Alex Welch, Englewood, Colo., Audi R8 LMS, 22, Mech.

13. GT, (3), Randy Pobst, Gainesville, Ga., Volvo S60, 1, Mech.

14. GT, (38), Tomy Drissi, Los Angeles, Calif., Chevrolet Corvette, 0, DNS.

15. GT, (39), Kyle Kelley, Huntington Beach, Calif., Dodge Viper, 0, DNS.

16. GT, (40), Jeff Courtney, Milwaukee, Wis., Audi R8 LMS, 0, DNS.

17. GTS, (17), Lawson Aschenbach, Jupiter, Fla., Chevrolet Camaro, 30.

18. GTS, (16), Peter Cunningham, Milwaukee, Wis., Acura TSX, 30, -.148.

19. GTS, (18), Jack Baldwin, Marrietta, Ga., Porsche Cayman S, 30, -1.510.

20. GTS, (21), Brandon Davis, Huntington Beach, Calif., Aston Martin Vantage GT4, 30, -2.173.

21. GTS, (19), Mark Wilkins, Toronto, Ontario, Kia Optima, 30, -2.735.

22. GTS, (30), Damien Faulkner, Ireland, , Aston Martin Vantage GT4, 30, -5.820.

23. GTS, (37), Nic Jonsson, Sweden, , Kia Optima, 30, -9.595.

24. GTS, (20), Nick Esayian, San Diego, Calif., Acura TSX, 30, -10.094.

25. GTS, (15), Kevin Gleason, Johnstown, Pa., Porsche Cayman S, 30, -11.914.

26. GTS, (25), Brad Adams, New Orleans, La., Ford Mustang Boss 302S, 30, -12.592.

27. GTS, (24), Tony Gaples, Libertyville, Ill., Chevrolet Camaro, 30, -13.303.

28. GTS, (28), Harry Curtin, Buffalo, N.Y., Chevrolet Camaro, 30, -14.919.

29. GTS, (26), Dane Moxlow, Grosse Isle, Mich., Ford Mustang Boss 302S, 30, -15.452.

30. GTS, (31), Bill Ziegler, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., Pontiac Solstice, 30, -17.059.

31. GTS, (22), Jim Taggart(R), Raleigh, N.C., Lotus Exige, 29, -1 lap.

32. GTS, (35), Roger Rodas, El Salvador, , Ford Boss 302S, 29, -1 lap.

33. GTS, (33), Erik Davis, Burbank, Calif., Ford Mustang Boss 302S, 29, -1 lap.

34. GTS, (34), Buz McCall, Boca Raton, Fla., Porsche Cayman S, 29, -1 lap.

35. GTS, (36), Robert Stout, Brownsburg, Ind., Scion FR-S, 28, -2 lap.

36. GTS, (23), Lou Gigliotti, Dallas, Texas, Chevrolet Camaro, 25, Crash.

37. GTS, (14), Andy Lee, Colorado Springs, Colo., Chevrolet Camaro, 19, Mech.

38. GTS, (27), Mark Klenin, Lonetree, Colo., BMW 2009 M3 E92, 13, Crash.

39. GTS, (29), Ric Bushey, Virginia Beach, Va., Nissan 370 Z, 10, Crash.

40. GTS, (32), Ardee Toppe, The Woodlands, Texas, Ford Mustang Boss, 9, Crash.

Time of race: 50 minutes, 55.044 seconds.

Average speed: 71.890 mph

Margin of victory: 1.036 Seconds

Lap leaders: Laps 1-26, #9 Alex Figge; laps 27-30, #3 Johnny O'Connell; laps 31-31, #14 James Sofronas

Fastest race lap: #24 Duncan Ende, 1:22.030 (86.368 mph)

Fastest qualifier: #14 James Sofronas, 1:21.087 (87.372 mph)

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