IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
Mazda Motorsports earned a 1-2 finish at the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona. Harry Tincknell crossed the finish line first in the No.55 Mazda he shared with Jonathan Bomarito after two hours and 40 minutes of racing on July 4th. Oliver Jarvis in the sister No.77 Mazda he shared with Tristan Nunez finshed second.
The start was delayed by 45 minutes due to lightning strikes close to the track so when the race got underway, the drivers were faced with a wet but drying track from earlier rain, which presented the drivers with new surprises on every lap. Jarvis and Bomarito took the start on ‘wets’ but after 15 minutes of racing they were both ready to switch to slick tires. From there, they didn’t look back and after faultless pit stops and the driver changes to Nunez and Tincknell went without a hitch the team took a 1-2 finish.
Harry Tincknell said: “We knew from the first practice session that the car was fast. JB (Bomarito) had a great run in very difficult conditions at the start and kept his head really well. A few teams went off strategy by starting on slicks so it jumbled the race up a bit but once it went fully dry the Mazda was the car to have and JB put me in a fantastic position to go and win the race. From my side it was fairly relaxed; if you could ever call an IMSA race ‘relaxed’. The car was fantastic, the pits stops were great so I was the lucky one who had the pleasure of driving a fast car all the way to the flag.”
Acura Team Penske
Juan Pablo Montoya qualified the No.6 Acura ARX-05 DPi in the fourth starting position for the WeatherTech 240 at Daytona and Dane Cameron finished off the two hour and forty-minute event in that same position. Severe weather passed over the Daytona Beach area prior to the…
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