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Brandon Gdovic & DAC Motorsports Complete 12 Hours of Sebring in 17th Place

China Grove, N.C. (March 20, 2017) — Brandon Gdovic joined DAC Motorsports to compete in the 65th annual Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring March 18th, 2017 at Sebring International Raceway. Hot off the heels of a successful Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, the DAC Motorsports team felt confident heading into the second stop of IMSA’s Tequila Patron Endurance Series. Although the DAC Motorsports team had to overcome handling issues in their Lamborghini Huracan GT3, they finished the entirety of the event in the 17th position.

The DAC entry was one of six Huracan GT3s entered for the race, with Lamborghini being the most represented manufacturer in the GTD class of the race. The No. 18 carried the emblems of team partners La Champagnerie, Sonic Tools, DAC Aviation, ComServe Wireless, Windstax and Holand Automotive. The team spent Thursday and Friday’s four scheduled practice sessions trying various setups and attempting to diagnose the handling issues. The issue persisted throughout qualifying and Gdovic posted laps fast enough for a 20th-place starting position.

The green flag for the 12 Hours of Sebring waved at 10:40 a.m. ET with Gdovic behind the wheel first. Each driver would compete in rotating two-hour session which saw Gdovic swap in for his second and third stints at 2:40 p.m. and 6:40 p.m., respectively. Unfortunately, it was difficult for even the most-seasoned road-course ringers to overcome the handling of the car. But the DAC Motorsports team persisted and were able to tick off a number of competitors en route to a 17th-place finish.

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Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring WINNING Race Report – Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn

Taylor Brothers, Lynn Victorious at Sebring
Convincing Win in 12-Hour Classic Backs Up Season-Opening Rolex 24 Triumph in Just Second Race for New Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Prototype

Date: March 18, 2017

Event: 65th Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring (Round 2 of 10)

Series: Prototype division of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

Location: Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway (3.74-mile, 17-turn road course)

Start/Finish: 6th / 1st (Running, Completed 348 of 348 laps)

Winner: Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor and Alex Lynn of Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R (Cadillac DPi-V.R)

Point Standing: 1st (70 points, five ahead of second)

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Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R: Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Preview – Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn

Ricky Taylor, Jordan Taylor, Alex Lynn Looking to Make it 2-for-2 in the Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R at Sebring

SEBRING, Florida (March 14, 2017) – It’s back to the business of racing for the No. 10 Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R team after finally taking care of some seriously unfinished business seven weeks ago when it scored a resounding victory in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona.

Oh, it’s been quite the seven weeks for brothers and full-time co-drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, who broke through to win one of worldwide sportscar racing’s crown jewels for the first time in their respective careers, helped send their family friend and longtime co-driver Max “The Ax” Angelelli on to retirement on a high note with his second career Rolex watch, and helped four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon achieve yet another career milestone.

This weekend, the Taylors set their sights on another of racing’s crown jewels – Saturday’s Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring – after a hugely eventful last seven weeks that included a celebratory visit on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina with Gordon, who treated them to a five-hour tour of the Hendrick Motorsports campus followed by a nice dinner.

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Lime Rock Park Announces 2017 Major Event Schedule

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (Oct. 7) – General Manager Steven Sewell announced Lime Rock Park’s 2017 major spectator event schedule this morning, noting that it models 2016.

“Feedback from the fans was overwhelmingly positive with regard to having Pirelli World Challenge over Memorial Day weekend and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in July,” Sewell said. “The long-running Historic Festival is, of course, a Labor Day weekend staple at Lime Rock.”

At Lime Rock, the Pirelli World Challenge – tremendous, no-pit-stops sprint racing – features all eight PWC classes: GT, GTA, GTS, GT Cup, SprintX, plus the three Touring Car classes – TC, TCA, and TCB. GT is where manufacturers such as Cadillac, Acura, Bentley, Audi, McLaren, Ferrari, Nissan, Porsche and Mercedes-Benz all come to play. Many teams in the GT and GTS classes will also compete in two 60-minute “SprintX” races, with racing duties shared by two drivers.

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Wounded U.S. Marine Staff Sergeant Liam Dwyer Wins IMSA Race at Lime Rock Park

Three Years After Losing Left Leg In Afghanistan, Staff Sgt. Dwyer Wins Race On Memorial Day Weekend

LAKEVILLE, Conn. (May 24, 2014) – Three years ago, U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Liam Dwyer lost his left leg in Afghanistan.

Saturday, he celebrated the anniversary of his “Alive Day” with a victory in the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) race at Lime Rock Park.

Staff Sgt. Dwyer – who drives with a custom-made prosthesis that begins above his left knee – joined co-driver Tom Long in winning the two-hour, 30-minute IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race at Lime Rock in a Mazda MX-5 prepared by Freedom Autosport.

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