Saturday, August 22, 2015

Pirelli World Challenge: Frustrating race 1 for Mike Skeen in Miller Motorsports Park

By Tarek Ramchani

The Miller Motorsports Park in Utah played host to the first Pirelli World Challenge race of the weekend today. It was one of the hardest rounds ever for the Audi R8 LMS ultra in Pirelli World Challenge.

Mike Skeen was not able to battle for the top spots in today's race. The CRP Racing driver of the #2 Audi R8 LMS ultra pushed hard but that was not enough. He ended the 50-minute sprint race in thirteenth place overall.

The 2014 series runner-up had to battle against strong competitors but also against a penalizing Balance of Performance.

Another Audi driver facing an unlucky race was Drew Regitz. Behind the wheel of the #19 Audi R8 LMS ultra from Cameron Racing he had a crash and did not finsih the race.

Overall race victory went to Johnny O'Connel with the factory Cadillac ATS-V.R. James Davison was second with a Nissan GT-R ahead of his team-mate Bryan Heitkotter in third place.

Utah Race 1 Results

Photo credit: Pirelli World Challenge