Dexter Racing keep the trophy haul going with a P3 class finish at CoTA

Monday, May 03, 2021

Wrapping up the SRO America trilogy of series from the weekend of course takes us back to the GT4 America Series and the six Aston Martin Racing cars that feature in that.

With the #00 Rennsport 1 car of Matt Dalton and Pat Gallagher out before the race had really begun yesterday, it was down the AMR cars from GMG Racing, WR Racing, Heart of Racing, Bsport Racing and Dexter Racing to do the business but at the end, all missed the podium in Saturdays opening race.

Again, dry for the GT4 cars yesterday, the #15 Bsport car of Kenton Koch had a front row start from P5 with Brandon Davis in the #59 WR Racing close behind but sadly (and like race 1 of yesterday) the yellow flags were soon waving with the Safety Car back out as a spinning BMW got collected by at least three cars on the opening lap. The #59 WR Racing and #2 GMG Racing of Andrew Davis both narrowly avoided heavy contact with the many ‘participants’ in that accident, but luck wouldn’t hold out much longer for Davis as he retired the blue AMR that he shares with Jason Bell after just four laps.

Nearly half the race lost to the clean-up and Koch found himself heavy defending his position from the ex-AMR GT4 racer Greg Liefooghie for third on the restart whilst Brandon Davis was trying to regain the positions lost during his evasive action earlier on. 

Pat Gallagher got his first race of the weekend in the #00 car and after having started from the back of the grid – he had risen up to P18 by the time he and all the other Pro drivers out there had to stop and hand over to their respective Am’s at the bottom of the hour.

Bryan Putt (now in the #15) got immediately mugged out of pit lane from his then P2 position before dropping back another couple of places soon after that. Paul Terry was in his #59 car and was pushing hard to move up from his then P7 whilst the #062 Dexter car and the #24 Heart of Racing car battled each other for P14 overall but not in class.

Stealthily, Ryan Dexter hauled up his silver class AMR from their – first up to P10 overall and P4 in class before ultimately moving up to P8 overall and onto the final step of the silver cup podium. Putt meanwhile, wouldn’t be repeating their efforts last time out at Sonoma and had to be content with a P4 Pro-Am finish with Terry behind in P5.

These results drop the Dexter brothers back to P2 in the Silver Cup class whilst Brandon Davis and Paul Terry go up to P2 in Pro-Am but a long way behind the Nolasport leaders with four wins out of four! WR Racing and Bsport Racing share joint second in the team’s championship as everything moves over to VIR in four weeks’ time.

Photo credits – GT4 America / Teams

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