IGT Celebrates Memorial Day at Lime Rock Park
Racing on Memorial Day at Lime Rock Park is a longstanding tradition and one IGT was happy to be a part of this year. And the racing did not disappoint at this annual event. The racers were all ready for a long race day on Monday with two sprint races and the enduro all the same day!
The drivers took to the track for the first sprint race at 10am and had a great battle throughout the field! Taking the win was local racer, STEVE KATZ #113 Ontrackinsurance.com, in his 3.6 liter Porsche. There was undoubtedly no other driver entered with more laps around the historic Lime Rock bullring and Steve put that experience to great use. He also might have been the most photographed not shying away from a little “air” (see photos). Steve sat out the mid-day enduro but came back to win the 3.6 category in sprint race 2.
The Mission Foods GT3 Cup class was full of excitement and following closely behind Katz in sprint one was TED GIOVANIS #64, Team TGM, winning the 4 liter category and teaming with HUGH PLUMB for the overall win in the enduro. In both races Giovanis was followed closely in second by PAUL REISMAN#77. The tables would turn though and Giovanis was second behind JOHN REISMAN, Hudson Historics, who took over the #77 Porsche 4 liter that his father had been racing earlier in the day and bested the field finishing first overall in the second sprint and last race of the day.
Our sincere thanks go to the Reismans and INTERLAKEN INN for presenting the IGT event at Lime Rock.
In the 3.8 category John Reisman won in the first two races (sprint 1 and the enduro) in #75 before switching cars for the second sprint. The series welcomed back old friend, JEFFREY FREEMAN #116 in his familiar Hertz liveried Porsche. Freeman returned to the podium all three races, in all three positions, third in the enduro, second in sprint 1 and finishing the day off by winning the second sprint. Also having a podium-filled day was ALBERT LUKAZIK #47 in his 3.8 liter SpeedSport prepped car. Albert posted a second and a pair of third place finishes but more importantly, has taken over the points lead in the 2021 Mission Foods GT3 Cup Championship.
ROLAND VEIT #16 Ferrari 458, who calls Lime Rock his home track, competed in the two sprint races, mixing it up with the Porsches on the tight 1.4 miles circuit.
Not to be outdone, the competition in the Stuttgart Cup was action packed with WILL WACHS #017 doing battle with JUSTIN EHRLICH #5 both racing Cayman 3.4 liter cars and splitting the wins. Will took the sprint races, while Justin won the enduro. The two were neck-in-neck all day with finishes just split seconds apart. Will takes a commanding lead in the Stuttgart Cup Championship points standing pursuing the illusive three-peat, having won the championship in 2019 and 2020.
Next IGT hits the mid-point of the 2021 season, with Round 5 at Mid Ohio Sports Car Course, June 24-27. Always one of the Series most popular events, we look forward to returning to the state that many of our competitors call home.
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