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Circuit of the Americas
Penultimate Thriller in the Lone Star State
International GT returned to Circuit of the Americas for the fifth year and brought a record breaking field. We dodged some rain showers but all the IGT sessions, starting with testing on Thursday, were dry. We welcomed some new teams to International GT for the COTA round and they made quite an impression on track!
If you missed the live stream of the COTA enduro race, click on the photo with the Texas flag to link to SpeedTour.TV and watch the exciting race action!
Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy
The overall race wins were celebrated in the 4.I category across the board. Sprint race 1 went to newcomer from TOPP Racing’s RYAN YARDLEY #177. Ryan did double duty, racing in the F4 series as well.
Sprint race 2 was won by NATHAN BYRD racing in DAVID TUATY’s #68 TLM Racing entry. The duo teamed to take second in the enduro. While MARK MATHYS #77 won the enduro with co-driver MIKE SKEEN and finished third in sprint race 2. We can’t leave 4.I without mentioning JEFF MOSING #56 from TOPP Racing who just missed the win in sprints 1 and 2, coming in second for both sprint races. Series regular JODY MILLER #3 TLM Racing moved to the 4.I category with a new race car at COTA and stood on the enduro podium in third place with co-driver PIPPA MANN.
In the 4 liter category MARCEL FAYEN #03 FMS Motorsport won sprint race 1. Ruckus Racing with Archangel Motorsports brought two new Porsches in unmistakable day-glow yellow liveries pictured below (yep, race control had trouble telling them apart too!) SCOTT BLIND #45 placed second in sprint 1 and won sprint race 2 in the 4.0 category. Blind’s teammate EVAN STAMER #53 finished third in sprint 1. ALBERT LUKAZIK #47 SpeedSport teamed with STEVAN McALEER to win the enduro. NICHOLAS GROOMBRIDGE #124 SpeedSport, had two podium finishes, he was second in sprint race 2 and third in the enduro.
Among the 3.8 liter cars JIMMY ADAMS #343 Goldcrest Motorsports had a great weekend winning both sprint races and coming in second in the enduro with co-driver CASEY MEARS. A hard fought enduro victory went to BRADY BEHRMAN #428 Hardpoint Racing, with co-driver COBY SHIELDS. Behrman also finished second in sprint race 2. The consistency award goes to JAVIER RIPOLL #191 finishing third in all three races. JOHN BLEAZARD #33 Quirt Racing took a second in sprint race 1. New to International GT, CHARLES BARNES #19, another entry from TOPP Racing, finished third in sprint race 2.
#981 (GT3.8) David Willens TLM Racing
#176 (GT3.8) James Hamman TLM Racing
#726 (GT4.0) Francisco De Jesus TOPP Racing
All year we’ve reported the largest entry in the 3.8 category, however instead of the GT3 Cup 3.8 cars taking the honor, for the first time the largest field was in the Stuttgart Cup Cayman 3.8 liter category. New to International GT competition, GEOFF ISRINGHAUSEN JR #181 Goldcrest Motorsports won sprint races 1 and 2 and was third in the enduro.
The enduro win went to JOE RIZZO #12 RS1 who shared the drive with SPENCER PUMPELLY. Joe was second in sprint 2 and the two podium finishes has Joe taking over the lead in the Stuttgart Cup championship. MARIA MEJIA #11 Quirt Racing, who calls Texas home, took a second in the enduro with ZAC ANDERSON and third in sprint 1. Another Texan on the Stuttgart Cup podium was newcomer STEPHEN BURNS #120 with second in sprint 1and third place in sprint race 2.
|#174 Tom Bigony RS1|
#18 Kevin Maxim Stifel Racing
#144 Judit Lukazik SpeedSport
#34 Chris Rogers Quirt Racing
#13 Ariel Aufgang SpeedSport
JUAN FAYEN #17 FMS Motorsport swept the Maranello Cup category in his Ferrari 488 and has claimed the 2022 Maranello Cup Championship.
2020 Maranello Cup Champion BENOIT BERGERON is rejoining the series for the last two races of the season, however the best laid plans did not work out exactly. The beautiful red Ferrari #127 showed up at COTA with the crew, however Benoit was held up in Canada on business. To not waste the opportunity, driving coach JEAN FRANCOIS (JF) DUMOULIN took the car out for practice laps and the crew worked on Daytona set up for next month’s race.
It’s A Wrap From COTA
In the Exhibition category, TOM KOPCZYNSKI #520 RS1 won sprint race 1 in his Cayman and COLIN COHEN #38 Norwood Auto Italia in his Maserati took the wins in sprint race 2 and the enduro which he shared with JASON HART.
NOTE: Our series photographer John Kernodle was not able to join us at COTA however Pete Gorski was on hand to provide all the photos seen here and has more available to drivers and teams. www.gorskiphotoservices.com
John will be back for Daytona.
Daytona Close to Sold Out 2022 Season Finale
The Series moves to the season finale race at Daytona International Speedway, December 9-11. Both the Mission Foods GT3 Cup Trophy and Stuttgart Cup championships will go down to the wire at Daytona with very tight battles in both categories.
There are only a couple spaces left for entries to the season finale race at Daytona International Speedway.
Garages are sold out, however we have plenty of paddock space still available.
To register or for an event schedule click on the Daytona photo. If you have any questions email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-380-7770.
2021 Freightliner M2, Detroit, Allison AT, air ride, 108k miles, factory warranty until 10/23.
2016 Renergade 48’, complete brake overhaul, air ride, new Michelins, can hold 5 cars, LOCATED at VIR
Danny Marshall email@example.com 434.489.1065
2018 Porsche GT3 R Cup Wright Motorsports Factory Racecar, comes with many spares including an engine and transmission.
For all details and pricing please contact Joe Varde – firstname.lastname@example.org or (813)235-3350.
2015 Porsche GT3 Cup owned by Tom Nelson, prepped and maintained by Kelly Moss.
For all details and pricing please contact Andy Kilcoyne email@example.com or click on the photos of the race car to link to complete information.
Do you have something to sell, looking for something to purchase? Use our Marketplace to promote your race car, transporter or equipment. It’s free to International GT participants.
The official photographer for International GT is John Kernodle. Click on the photo to link to the Kernodle Photography website and see special offers from John to International GT competitors.
Pirelli Tire Orders
We are proud to partner with Pirelli tires as the exclusive provider to all International GT events. All Pirelli tire orders need to go through Frisby Tires. Frisby is on hand at all IGT events to service the IGT participants.
Click on the tire photo to link to the Frisby site for IGT orders or call (800)373-7390.