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Team Cadillac drivers Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim are heading to wine country for the Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma running at Sonoma Raceway Aug. 23.

 

Read More: http://sportscarracingnews.com/2013/08/21/team-cadillac-headed-to-pivotal-weekend-in-wine-county/

 

 

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Team Cadillac drivers Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim will start tomorrow's Pirelli World Challenge Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma one and two respectively. The one point for the pole position was enough to clinch the manufacturer's championship for Cadillac in the GT category. pix-t.gifpix-t.gif

Johnny O'Connell
O'Connell (Flowery Branch, Ga.) put in a time of 1:35.400 in his No. 3 Cadillac CTS-
V that will have him starting from pole position, seventh of the season, for tomorrow's 11:10 a.m. PT start. Teammate Pilgrim (Boca Raton, Fla.) will take the standing start right next to O'Connell on the strength of his 1:35.433 time. The Georgia resident in contention for the driver's title and is looking for a strong race to improve on his 13-point lead over second. Pilgrim is also in contention and will be looking to better his third-placeposition in the points.

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Time Lap # Lap Note
12:58:03 PM   Good morning from Sonoma Raceway! The Cadillac Grand Prix of Sonoma is Round 13 for GT/GTS of the Pirelli World Challenge season. 66 degrees and sunny for today's race.
12:58:32 PM   It's a 27-lap or 50-minute race, whichever comes first, from a standing start.
01:02:53 AM   Car 66 Kevin Buckler (GT) with a clutch issue will not start in its qualifying position of P7.
01:06:17 AM   Top 3s on grid: O'Connell, Pilgrim, Pobst in GT. Baldwin, Brandon Davis and Udell in GTS.
01:08:54 AM   Car 66 Buckler will make start, from pit lane. Roughly 5 minutes until command.
01:12:17 AM   Horn sounded to clear the grid.
01:13:15 AM   2 minutes until start engine command.
01:15:27 AM   Command given to start engines.
01:16:33 AM   Car 09 Steve Doherty (GTS) stalled on grid.
01:18:43 AM   Doherty has been pushed off line and field will assemble for standing start.
01:20:40 AM 1 O'Connell stalls from the standing start, brief local yellow and now one of the Volvos is spun at Turn 2.
01:21:48 AM 1 Two other cars off course, and one of the RealTime Acuras also with damage.
01:23:26 AM 2 Car 42 Cunningham (GTS) and Car 73 Baldwin (GTS) in pits with damage. Car 12 Heitkotter (GT) is spun exiting Turn 7 as well
01:24:10 AM 2 The order through lap 2 is Pilgrim, Figge and Skeen in GT, and in GTS, Lee, B. Davis and Udell in GTS. O'Connell in pits with significant rear damage.
01:26:17 AM 4 Brandon Davis past Andy Lee for the GTS lead through T1.
01:28:11 AM 5 Car 24 Duncan Ende (GT) has climbed from 12th to fourth in class.
01:29:47 AM 5 Car 42 Cunningham returns to pits after heading back out.
01:30:39 AM 5 The GTS order is B. Davis, Lee, Udell, Aschenbach, Adams top five. Gaples is sixth ahead of Esayian, Regitz, Wilkins and Klenin.
01:31:30 AM 6 Car 34 Esayian (GTS) with right front damage, and is pulled off course driver's left past Turn 8. Car 38 Wilkins continues with left side damage.
01:32:08 AM 8 Full course caution issued. First of the race.
01:35:12 AM 8 Replay shows a spin for Car 14 Sofronas, who is now listed P6 in GT. Car 9 Figge enters pits from P2 in GT.
01:38:11 AM 9 There's been a ton of position shuffling this race. Top 10s in GT and GTS for updates: GT: Pilgrim, Skeen, Ende, Julian, Daskalos, Sofronas, Ziegler, Pobst, Roberts, Buckler. GTS: B. Davis, Lee, Udell, Aschenbach, Adams, Gaples, Regitz, Klenin, Stout, Wilkins.
01:40:24 AM 10 Car 34 Esayian picked up on flatbed and being taken back to paddock. Teammate Cunningham goes behind the wall from pit lane. Wave-by occurs as Car 53 Ordonez (GTS) goes ahead of leaders.
01:42:13 AM 11 Report of debris, uphill, driver's left at Turn 7. We're still under yellow.
01:43:56 AM 11 Car 9 Figge retires: electrical.
01:45:00 AM 12 Back to green. 15 laps remaining.
01:46:06 AM 13 Big move from Sofronas. He restarted sixth, and now runs fourth behind teammate Ende.
01:46:33 AM 13 Car 36 Jonsson (GTS) with reported smoke going up hill into T2.
01:47:19 AM 14 Lee past B. Davis for GTS lead into Turn 7.
01:49:30 AM 14 Car 2 Skeen (GT) has been called into pits for a drive-through penalty for avoidable contact. Aschenbach (GTS) now up to third in class. Car 07 Kleeman (GTS) in pits.
01:49:55 AM 15 Neck and neck between Lee and Davis for the GTS lead!
01:50:52 AM 16 Pobst is now back up to fifth in GT. Skeen yet to pit from P2.
01:51:55 AM 16 Car 96 Brad Adams (GTS) reportedly issued a drive-through penalty.
01:52:52 AM 16 Top 3s in class; Pilgrim, Skeen, Ende (GT) Lee, B. Davis, Aschenbach (GTS). Last black flag issued for Skeen now and if he does not, scoring will stop.
01:54:14 AM 18 Car 96 Adams (GTS) is in pits. Car 2 Skeen (GT) is not.
01:57:45 AM 19 GTS lead change as Davis takes lead from Lee on exit of Turn 7, through Turn 8. Buckler, a TRG teammate of Davis, past Daskalos for P7 in GT as well. GT leaders approaching GTS traffic.
01:58:33 AM 20 Car 3 O'Connell (GT) returns to track.
02:01:19 AM 22 O'Connell back in pits. Car 96 Adams issued a one minute stop and hold penalty. Car 62 Klenin (GTS) had a small spin at T11.
02:02:37 AM 23 Close battle between the GMG teammates Ende and Sofronas for podium positions.
02:03:44 AM 24 Adams in pit. Pilgrim and Davis still your respective class leaders in GT and GTS.
02:06:07 AM 25 White flag next time by for leader Pilgrim. Skeen still listed second in GT.
02:06:35 AM 25 Car 45 Darrell Anderson (GTS) very slow down front straight in his PWC debut.
02:07:36 AM 26 White flag, last lap. Pilgrim just passed GTS class leader Davis so they'll finish close to each other on track position.
02:09:28 AM 27 CHECKERED and wins for Pilgrim (GT) and Davis (GTS)!

 

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