ELKHART LAKE, Wis. – Trent Hindman and Alan Byrnjolfsson piloted the Park Place Motorsports No. 77 Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR to victory in Sunday’s Pirelli GT4 America SprintX event at Road America.
Guy Cosmo and the No. 89 RENNtech Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT4 led the field to green under wet and slippery conditions. As the field crossed the starting line, the No. 47 NOLASPORT Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR would stop on track but would restart, continuing in 15th position.
On lap two, Alec Udell and the No. 2 GMG Racing Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR would power past Gregory Liefooghe’s No. 19 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4 for third overall and begin to hunt down Szymczak in second. Three laps later Udell would get past Szymczak, but would face a 10 second gap to the leader.
At the same time, Hindman would get past Steven McAleer in the No. 29 Classic BMW M4 GT4 for fifth overall, but was not done as he then overtook Liefooghe for fourth on the next lap. With 27 minutes left on the clock, Hindman would then get past Szymczak for third overall with a daring pass on the outside of turn one.
After the pit window for mandatory driver changes ended, Patrick Byrne, in for Guy Cosmo in the No. 89, would lose the overall lead and fall behind the No. 2 of Jason Bell and No. 77 of Byrnjolfsson.
Later in the outlap Bell would go wide at turn six, handing the lead to Brynjolfsson with 18 minutes to go. Brynjolfsson would never look back and cruise to the overall victory by nearly 22 seconds.
“I love Road America and I love driving in the rain, so today feels great to get the win. It helped racing in the Sprint event earlier in the day for the conditions, but we’re very excited,” said Brynjolfsson.
Five minutes later Byrne would fall behind the No. 34 Murillo Racing Mercedes AMG GT4 of Matthew Fassnacht. Fassnacht would then power past Bell for second position at the Billy Mitchell Bend, where he would finish. The No. 34 would claim the SprintX East Am-class victory with the No. 89 RENNtech Motorsports Mercedes AMG GT4 finishing third overall, second in the GT4 East Pro-Am class.
Matt Travis and the No. 47 NOLASPORT Porsceh 718 Cayman CS MR would fight back through the grid and claim the SprintX Pro-Am win, finishing fourth overall with Sean Quinlan and the No. 19 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4 finishing second in SprintX Pro-Am, fifth overall.
Drew Staveley and Karl Wittmer, in the No. 24 Ian Lacy Racing Ford Mustang GT4, would come home sixth overall, third in the SprintX East Pro-Am category with Justin Raphael and the No. 29 Classic BMW M4 GT4 finishing seventh overall, fourth in the SprintX East Pro-Am class.
The No. 92 Classic BMW M4 GT4 of Chris Ohmacht and Toby Grahovec would finish eighth overall, third in the SprintX Pro-Am category.
After a strong start, the No. 2 GMG Racing Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR of Bell and Udell would face an issue and tumble through the order, falling to ninth overall, fourth in the SprintX Pro-Am class.
Michael Dinan and Robby Foley would bring the No. 21 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR home 10th overall, fifth in the SprintX Pro-Am class.
Preston Calvert and Matthew Keegan would take the SprintX Am class victory, finishing 11th overall.