Sunday, June 28, 2015

Pirelli World Challenge: Mike Skeen narrowly missed the podium in Road America race 3

By Tarek Ramchani

Mike Skeen had another strong race at Road America. The Audi driver took a strong fourth place overall in the third and final Pirelli World Challenge race at the famous Elkhart Lake circuit.

Behind the wheel of the #2 Audi R8 LMS from CRP Racing, Mike Skeen was among the strongest in the demanding GT field. He battled well for the top spots and narrowly missed the podium.

Another driver who performed well in the Road America third race was James Sofronas. The GMG Racing team owner finished the in eleventh place overall driving the #14 Audi R8 LMS ultra.

Jeff Courtney was sixteenth with the #99 Audi R8 LMS ultra from his own team JCR Motorsports.

Three Audis did not finish the race. Drew Regitz (#24 Audi) and Walt Bowlin (#30 Audi) were taken out right after the start. The it was the turn of Alex Welch, his #76 Audi R8 LMS ultra from GMG Racing went off the track and caught fire. Fortunately, Alex Welch was unharmed.

Race victory went to James Davison with a Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3. Ryan Dalziel was second with a Porsche 997 GT3 R. Olivier Beretta was third driving a Ferrari 458 GT3.

Photo credit: Pirelli World Challenge