Category: IMSA

IMSA, Gas Monkey Energy

GME's IMSA Car Seeks Victory Lane North Of The Border

The duo of Don Yount and Ryan Lewis (not of Macklemore) continue the Gas Monkey Garage IMSA season this weekend north of the border in Ontario Canada. Don is coming off an 11th place finish at Sahlen's Six Hours of the Glen where he shared driving duties with Buddy Rice and Daniel Burkett. Though not with Don last week, Ryan is no stranger to the ORECA FLM09 car and a regular driver for BAR1 Motorsports which fields the car. Qualifying for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix takes place Saturday with the race Sunday, July, 9 being broadcast staring at noon on FS1.

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BAR1 No. 20 Gas Monkey PC Battles Back at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Showing quick times all weekend, the No. 20 BAR1 Motorsports PC started Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix from pit lane. During the morning warm-up, the crew discovered that the No. 20 Gas Monkey / Southwest Funding / Top 1 Oil machine had a faulty fuel pressure regulator. Though the crew was able to make the fix in time to make the 11AM start, IMSA issued the crew a double whammy penalty. Matt McMurry was required to start the race from pit lane after the full field had taken the green flag. A pit lane start is immediately followed with a mandatory drive through for starting from pit lane. Effectively, Matt started the race nearly a full lap down.  “It’s a pretty harsh penalty,” noted team owner, Brian Alder. “You’d think starting from the back of the field would serve the purpose. But, these were the cards we were dealt. It’s a shame really, because we had a good car. Matt and Johnny [Mowlem] did a great job and ran hard all day. Unfortunately, track temperatures started wreaking havoc with the tires. A lot of the teams were experiencing similar issues. For us, it put the set up off and we were chasing it the entire race. But, like I said, hats off to Johnny and Matt for keeping us in it.”

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