Wayne Taylor Racing have take victory in dominant fashion in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship race at Laguna Seca.
The #10 Acura ARX-05 driven by Filipe Albuquerque and Ricky Taylor started the race from pole position and had a nearly unchallenged run to the flag.
The main challenge came from the #60 Meyer Shank Racing Acura ARX-05 of Dane Cameron and Olivier Pla, which attempted to beat their rivals with an off-sequence strategy, but with the lack of a crucial safety car, the strategy failed.
After Pla was passed on the road by Taylor, the Frenchman also fell victim to the #31 Whelen Engineering Cadillac DPi-VR of Pipo Derani and Felipe Nasr.
The bright red Cadillac looked set for second place before being passed by the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing Cadillac DPi-VR of Renger van der Zande and Kevin Magnussen in the dying minutes. Pla and Cameron ultimately finished fourth.
Oliver Jarvis and Harry Tincknell finished fifth for Mazda, with the #5 Mustang Sampling Cadillac of Loic Duval and Tristan Vautier completing the class.
PR1/Mathiasen recovers from early stumble to win
PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports took the victory in LMP2, courtesy of Mikkel Jensen and Ben Keating.
Keating started the #52 ORECA 07-Gibson from pole and briefly dropped to third in the opening exchanges before regaining the lead not much later.
From there, the pairing never looked back and took a dominant win. Behind them, however, there was late drama in the battle for the podium.
On the final lap, there was contact between the #18 Era Motorsport ORECA of Ryan Dalziel and Gabriel Aubry’s #8 Tower Motorsport ORECA at the Corkscrew.
As a result, Dalziel and Dwight Merriman dropped from second to fourth on the final lap, while Aubry and John Farano finished second.
The #11 Tower Motorsport ORECA of Tristan Nunez and Steven Thomas completed the podium in third place.
Corvette scores another one-two
Corvette Racing rebounded from their Road America defeat by scoring another one-two in GTLM.
The race win went to the #4 Corvette C8.R of Nick Tandy and Tommy Milner.
The pair bested the pole-sitting the #3 sister car of Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor, which came home in second place.
The class was completed by the #79 WeatherTech Racing Porsche 911 RSR-19 of Matt Campbell and Cooper MacNeil.
Two in a row for Pfaff
Pfaff Motorsports celebrated their second consecutive win in GTD.
Laurens Vanthoor and Zacharie Robichon took the win in the #9 Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Bryan Sellers and Madison Snow finished second in the #1 Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini Huracan GT3 Evo, with the pole-sitting #16 Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R of Patrick Long and Trent Hindman completing the podium.
Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley led a significant margin in the #96 Turner Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 but ultimately finished fourth, while the top five completed by the #23 Heart of Racing Aston Martin Vantage GT3 of Ross Gunn and Roman de Angelis.