2014 April 12 Tequila Patrón Sports Car TUDOR United SportsCar Long Beach

On April 12, Long Beach Longtime ALMS street race, was once again held in conjunction with VERIZON IndyCar Series. Prototype and GT Le Mans classes competed at the longstanding street course for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

During lap 1 3 cars were unable to squeeze by in turn 1 causing a crash, and that is how the 2014 April 12 Tequila Patrón Sports Car TUDOR United SportsCar race at Long Beach started. The crash was handed by a local yellow as well as other spins & contact but the race ran without a full course yellow.

Car 01 Prototype Scott Pruett & Memo Rojas Ford EcoBoost/Riley Chip Ganassi Racing win Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at the Long Beach. This makes 2 wins in a row for the team who also won the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh From Florida. Dominance is word to describe the team who led all but 1 lap of the race. 2nd Place was Car 10 Prototype Jordan & Ricky Taylor Konica Minolta Corvette followed by Car 5 Prototype Joao Barbosa & Christian Fittipaldi Action Express Racing Corvette DP, Car 42 Prototype Pla & Yacaman Nissan Morgan in 4th place, Car 90 Prototype Westbrook & Valiante Corvette DP in 5th place, Car 1 Prototype Sharp & Dalziel HPD ARX-03b in 6th place, Car 2 Prototype Brown 7 Van Overbeek HPD ARX-03b in 7th place.

In GTLM Car 3 Magnussen & Garcia Chevrolet Corvette was in 1st place, 2nd place in GTLM Car 56 Müller & J.Edwards BMW Z4 GTE followed by Car 4 GTLM Gavin & Milner Chevrolet Corvette in 3rd place, Car 911 GTLM Tandy & Lietz Porsche 911 RSR in 4th place, Car 912 GTLM P.Long & Christensen Porsche 911 RSR in 5th place, Car 55 GTLM Auberlen & Priaulx BMW Z4 GTE in 6th place, Car 91 GTLM D.Farnbacher, Goossens & Bom SRT Viper GTS-R 7th place, Car 17 GTLM Henzler & Sellers Porsche 911 GT3 RSR in 8th place, Car 62 GTLM Fisichella & Cameron Ferrari F458 Italia in 9th place, Car 93 GTLM Bomarito, Wittmer & Goossens SRT Viper GTS-R in 10th place.

Unofficial Race Results

Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach TUDOR United SportsCar Championship
April 11 – 12, 2014 / Long Beach, California

Position, Class Postion, Class, Car #, Driver, Laps, Make, Status

1, 1, P, 01, Pruett/(Rojas), 77, Ford EcoBoost/Riley, Running
2, 2, P, 10, (R.Taylor)/J.Taylor, 77, Corvette DP, Running
3, 3, P, 5, Barbosa/(Fittipaldi), 77, Corvette DP, Running
4, 4, P, 42, Pla/(Yacaman), 77, Nissan Morgan, Running
5, 5, P, 90, Westbrook/(Valiante), 77, Corvette DP, Running
6, 6, P, 1, (Sharp)/Dalziel, 76, HPD ARX-03b, Not Running
7, 7, P, 2, (Brown)/van Overbeek, 76, HPD ARX-03b, Running
8, 1, GTLM, 3, Magnussen/(Garcia) 75, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, Running
9, 2, GTLM, 56, Müller/(J.Edwards), 75, BMW Z4 GTE, Running
10, 3, GTLM, 4, (Gavin)/Milner, 75, Chevrolet Corvette C7.R, Running
11, 4, GTLM, 911, Tandy/(Lietz), 75, Porsche 911 RSR, Running
12, 5, GTLM, 912, P.Long/(Christensen), 75, Porsche 911 RSR, Running
13, 6, GTLM, 55, Auberlen/(Priaulx), 75, BMW Z4 GTE, Running
14, 7, GTLM, 91, D.Farnbacher/(Goossens)/Bom, 75, SRT Viper GTS-R, Running
15, 8, GTLM, 17, Henzler/(Sellers), 74, Porsche 911 GT3 RSR, Running
16, 9, GTLM, 62, (Fisichella)/Cameron, 73, Ferrari F458 Italia, Running
17, 8, P, 07, (Miller)/Nunez, 71, Mazda Prototype, Running
18, 10, GTLM, 93, Bomarito/(Wittmer)/Goossens, 56, SRT Viper GTS-R, Not Running
19, 9, P, 60, (Pew)/Negri Jr., 39, Ford EcoBoost/Riley, Not Running
20, 10, P, 31, Curran/(Said), 22, Corvette DP, Not Running
21, 11, P, 70, Tremblay/(T.Long), 3, Mazda Prototype, Not Running

Lap Leaders:
1-40 01
41-41 5
42-77 01

Class Laps Total Distance (mi) Time Speed (MPH)
P 77 151.536 1:40:46.184 90.227
GTLM 75 147.600 1:41:07.811 87.570

Fastest Drivers:

P Oswaldo Negri Jr
GTLM Tommy Milner

Green Challenge Winners:

GTLM #4 Corvette Racing

Next Race: May 4 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California.

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