SEMA eNews Vol. 18, No. 37, September 10, 2015

Racing News: Royal Purple-Sponsored Teams Lead GT Daytona Class

Compiled by SEMA Editors

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The Royal Purple-sponsored No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage of TRG Aston Martin Racing currently stands as the GT-Daytona class points leader. Photo credit: TRG-AMR/Scuderia Corsa
   

Royal Purple-Sponsored Teams Lead GT Daytona Class in Quest For 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship

Royal Purple-sponsored race teams, TRG Aston Martin Racing (TRG-AMR) and Scuderia Corsa, are leading the GT Daytona (GTD) class in the run up to the final races of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship (TUSCC). With only two events remaining in the season, TRG-AMR currently stands in first place closely followed by Scuderia Corsa in second. TRG-AMR’s No. 007 Aston Martin V12 Vantage current co-drivers Christina Nielsen and Kuno Wittmer have secured more podium finishes than any other GTD-class team. Scuderia Corsa’s No. 63 Ferrari 458 Italia current co-drivers Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell moved even closer to the lead following a victory at Virginia International Raceway on August 23.

The GTD class winner for the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship will be decided in the final two rounds of the season: Lone Star Le Mans at the Circuit of The Americas on September 19, and Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta on October 3.

Ian Crerar Locks Up 2015 GT Championship in CTCC With Podium Finish in Round 10

Holding a decisive points lead going into the final three rounds of the Canadian Touring Car Championship (CTCC) at GP Trois-Rivieres, Ian Crerar looked to finish strong and buffer his points lead in advance of the final round in August at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park. Despite challenges leading up to and during Round 9 of competition, Crerar was able to complete both races and grab the runner-up podium spot at the conclusion of Round 10, securing the 2015 CTCC GT Championship in his AEM Infinity-tuned ClearWater Design Porsche 996.

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The 14th annual NMCA Flowmaster World Finals was rescheduled for August 27–30, at Summit Motorsports Park, in Norwalk, Ohio.
   

2015 Chevrolet Performance Shootout Race Wrap from Summit Motorsports Park

Rescheduled to be hosted at the 14th annual NMCA Flowmaster World Finals in Norwalk, Ohio, the Chevrolet Performance Shootout came to Summit Motorsports Park, August 27–30. The quickest cars of the Chevrolet Performance Shootout compete in JE Pistons Drag Radial presented by K1 Technologies, and Anthony Manna was the quickest, posting a 4.31-second elapsed time (eighth-mile) at 180 mph—some 8 mph faster than No. 2 qualifier Mark Carlyle. Carlyle went out in the first round, and it was David Atkins that would face Manna in the all-fourth-gen-Camaro final. Adkins took a slight advantage at the hit (.114 to .128), but Manna's black machine powered past, running 4.35 at 179 to Adkin's 4.61 at 167. For complete event coverage, visit the NMCA website.

Heading into the 14th Annual NMCA Flowmaster World Finals, class championships were on the line. The World Finals played host to the third round of the Chevrolet Performance Challenge Series. Visit the NMCA website for full event coverage.

NASCAR at Irwindale Speedway Race Results

NASCAR came to Irwindale Speedway, September 4–5, featuring Seidner’s Collision Centers Late Models and Skid Plate Cars. Visit Irwindale's website for a full list of results. The next race will be held Saturday, September 19, featuring Lucas Oil Modifieds, Seidner's Late Models, Legends, Universal Bandoleros and Irwindale Race Trucks.

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