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Highcroft snatches last-gasp Long Beach ALMS win

Butch Leitzinger and Juan Gonzalez won in GTC for Alex Job Racing, just as they did at Sebring with their Porsche 911 GT3 Cup car. Leitzinger won by 1.753secs over GMG Racing's entry of James Sofronas and Bret Curtis.

Leitzinger made the winning pass late when Romeo Kapudija – driving another AJR Porsche – slid off track in some loose debris. He and Bill Sweedler finished third.

“He got caught out getting on some marbles, and it could have happened to anyone,” Leitzinger said, “It was just a really great, hard-fought race. It's one of those where you're in the middle of it and thinking 'You know, this is a really great race.' There were three or four cars really going at it. It really was a blast.”

As in the GT class, four different entries led at one point.

“The Porsche is an excellent car and it's proven how good and reliable it is,” said Gonzalez, who drove the opening stint, “The same engine and gearbox is in the car from when we first started. This has been fun for me, and it's been great having Butch to push me.”



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