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Victory for Krohn at the Glen

Scott Tucker and Christophe Bouchut gave Supercar Life Racing its first podium finish by placing third in the #55 Supercar Life/Edata Solutions BMW Riley, while Bill Lester and Ryan Dalziel placed fifth in the #45 Orbit Racing BMW Riley. Rolex 24 At Daytona winners David Donohue and Darren Law took sixth in the #58 Brumos Porsche Riley.

Brian Frisselle and Max Angelelli entered the event one point behind the Daytona Prototype co-leaders, but finished twelfth after contact with a GT car cut a tyre and forced a late-race pit stop. Angelelli and Brian Frisselle are now 14 points out of the lead with 234 points.
Zonta and Jonsson completed 93 laps during the two-hour timed event, averaging 113.210 mph. The race was slowed four times by caution. Three of the cautions waved during the opening 35 circuits, all for debris and a stopped car. From that point, the only caution waved on lap 73 for debris from a chain-reaction incident involving Bouchut, Angelelli and Bryce Miller.

Jeff Segal held off Dirk Werner by 0.774 seconds to win in the Acxiom GT class, giving the #69 SpeedSource FXDD Mazda RX-8 its second victory. The only other victory for that team was in the 2008 Sahlen's Six Hours, when the pair were joined by Nick Longhi.

"Everything that needed to go well did so today, and it was a great race," Segal said. "Last year's victory here was a long time coming. We knew the car was good when the SpeedSource team unloaded it this weekend, and everything went great today."

Werner finished second in the #87 Farnbacher Loles Porsche GT3 started by Leh Keen, and the position - which came despite a close call to avoid a spinning Daytona Prototype early - extended the duo's lead to 31 points (279-248) over Kelly Collins in the point standings.

Collins finished fifth in the #07 Drinkin' Mate Pontiac GXP.R with Leighton Reese, while usual co-driver Paul Edwards missed the race due to suffering a shoulder injury in a recent mountain bike accident.

"We're extremely pleased with today's result, coming out of this race with a podium almost feels like a victory," Keen said. "We were a little bit cautious, and it paid off for me because several incidents took place right in front of me. Dirk was disappointed by not being able to get by the Mazda, but he was held up by lapped traffic."

Dane Cameron and Tom Sutherland gave Racers Edge Motorsports its first-ever podium finish by placing third in the #30 3-Dimensional.com/Click-Away Computers Mazda RX-8. Andrew Davis finished fourth in the #57 BryanMark Financial/Stevenson Automotive Pontiac GXP.R. Spencer Pumpelly drove multiple laps in that car, substituting for team regular for Robin Liddell, who took ill from food poisoning Friday morning. The team gained two positions late in the race when team manager Mike Johnson gambled on changing only two tires on their final pit stop.

Rolex 24 At Daytona GT winners Justin Marks and Andy Lally finished sixth in the #66 TRG Porsche GT3 usually raced by Pumpelly, who did not drive that car due to lack of sponsorship.




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