GT World Challenge America … Alessandro Balzan and Manny Franco took second after finishing in fourth in Saturday’s races


 

Maranello, 25 September 2022

GT World Challenge America
In the Pro category, series debutants Alessandro Balzan and Manny Franco took second after finishing in fourth in Saturday’s races. Balzan captured the pole for Conquest Racing on Sunday and led the first half of the race in the No. 34 Corsa Horizon Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020. After the pit stop exchange, Franco rejoined the event fifth overall, made three passes down the stretch to take second overall despite being pressured by another competitor all the way to the checkered flag.

Meanwhile in the Pro-Am category after a difficult day on Saturday when Justin Wetherill and Ryan Dalziel finished 13th overall and 8th in their category, the team bounced back on Sunday. The No. 13 Triarsi Competizione 488 GT3 Evo 2020 led for the opening 49 minutes before the pit stop cycle when Wetherill took over before ultimately falling back to finish in third. In the Am category, it was another weekend of domination for the No. 23 Triarsi Competizione Ferrari 488 GT3 Evo 2020 who took their ninth and tenth consecutive class victories on Saturday and Sunday with already crowned series champions, Onofrio Triarsi and Charlie Scardina behind the wheel.

The campaign concludes on Saturday, Oct. 8, with the Indianapolis 8 Hour at the famed Brickyard.

Race 1

POS

PIC

CLASS

CAR #

CAR

 

TEAM

DRIVERS

1

1

Pro

1

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

K-PAX Racing

Michele BERETTA,
Andrea CALDARELLI

2

2

Pro

96

BMW M4 GT3

 

Turner Motorsport

Michael DINAN,
Robby FOLEY

3

3

Pro

3

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

K-PAX Racing

Misha GOIKHBERG,
Jordan PEPPER

4

4

Pro

34

Ferrari 488 GT3

 

Conquest Racing

Manny FRANCO,
Alessandro BALZAN

5

1

Pro/Am

93

Acura NSX GT3

 

Racers Edge Motorsports

Ashton HARRISON,
Mario FARNBACHER

6

2

Pro/Am

4

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

CrowdStrike

George KURTZ,
Colin BRAUN

7

3

Pro/Am

45

Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.ii)

 

Wright Motorsports

Charlie LUCK,
Jan HEYLEN

8

4

Pro/Am

91

Lamborghini Hurucan GT3

 

TR3

Jeff BURTON,
Corey LEWIS

9

5

Pro/Am

8

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

DXDT Racing

Scott SMITHSON,
Bryan SELLERS

10

1

Am

23

Ferrari 488 GT3

 

Triarsi Competizione

Charlie SCARDINA,
Onofrio TRIARSI

11

6

Pro/Am

63

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

DXDT Racing

David ASKEW,
Dirk MULLER

12

7

Pro/Am

12

Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

 

Ian Lacy Racing

Frank GANNETT,
Drew STAVELEY

13

8

Pro/Am

13

Ferrari 488 GT3

 

Triarsi Competizione

Justin WETHERILL,
Ryan DALZIEL

NC

9

Pro/Am

43

Acura NSX GT3

 

RealTime Racing

Erin VOGEL,
Michael COOPER

NC

10

Pro/Am

94

BMW M4 GT3

 

BimmerWorld

Chandler HULL,
Bill AUBERLEN


Race 2

 

POS

PIC

CLASS

CAR #

CAR

 

TEAM

DRIVERS

1

1

Pro

1

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

K-PAX Racing

Michele BERETTA,
Andrea CALDARELLI

2

2

Pro

34

Ferrari 488 GT3

 

Conquest Racing

Manny FRANCO,
Alessandro BALZAN

3

3

Pro

3

Lamborghini Huracan GT3

 

K-PAX Racing

Misha GOIKHBERG,
Jordan PEPPER

4

1

Pro/Am

45

Porsche 911 GT3-R (991.ii)

 

Wright Motorsports

Charlie LUCK,
Jan HEYLEN

5

2

Pro/Am

94

BMW M4 GT3

 

BimmerWorld

Chandler HULL,
Bill AUBERLEN

6

3

Pro/Am

13

Ferrari 488 GT3

 

Triarsi Competizione

Justin WETHERILL,
Ryan DALZIEL

7

4

Pro/Am

4

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

CrowdStrike

George KURTZ,
Colin BRAUN

8

5

Pro/Am

8

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

DXDT Racing

Scott SMITHSON,
Bryan SELLERS

9

1

Am

23

Ferrari 488 GT3

 

Triarsi Competizione

Charlie SCARDINA,
Onofrio TRIARSI

10

6

Pro/Am

91

Lamborghini Hurucan GT3

 

TR3

Jeff BURTON,
Corey LEWIS

11

7

Pro/Am

63

Mercedes-AMG GT3

 

DXDT Racing

David ASKEW,
Dirk MULLER

12

8

Pro/Am

12

Aston Martin Vantage AMR GT3

 

Ian Lacy Racing

Frank GANNETT,
Drew STAVELEY

13

9

Pro/Am

93

Acura NSX GT3

 

Racers Edge Motorsports

Ashton HARRISON,
Mario FARNBACHER

 

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