Problems struck both of the Pontiac teams that were running 2-3 in the championship. Andrew Davis pulled off in the #57 Stevenson Motorsports Bryan Mark Pontiac GXP.R with overheating problems after only six laps, meaning neither Davis nor co-driver Robin Liddell scored points after entering the event third in the standings. Kelly Collins spun and lost his windshield after contact with Lux as GT contenders ran three-wide in turn one early. Collins and Paul Edwards returned to finish ninth in the #07 Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP.R. They remain second in points.
Patrick Dempsey ran as high as fourth in the #40 El Grado Tequila Mazda RX-8. Co-driver Joe Foster then took over but was slowed after an encounter with a Daytona Prototype and finished eleventh, ending a streak of six consecutive top-ten finishes.