GT Class practice for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held early Friday morning. Fastest in practice was Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia with a time of 1:15.966 and speed of 116.531 mph. Mike Skeen in the #2 CRP Racing Audi R8 was second fastest and Butch Leitzinger in the #20 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3 was third fastest. Hope you like the photos.
For this session started towards the end of the Mario Andretti straight near Turn 8. Before practice started, took a couple of off-track shots. Camping in tents or RVs was very popular at this track.
The modern event center, which was home to the media center.
The track marshals were always very happy to help point photographers in the right direction.
Practice started under overcast skies. Here’s, Ryan Dalziel in the #31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R.
Andy Pilgrim in the #8 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3.
Fastest in practice was Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia.
Mike Skeen in the #2 CRP Racing Audi R8 was second fastest.
Dan Knox in the #80 Lone Star Racing SRT Viper GT3R.
Two-wide with Christina Nielsen in the #7 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage GT3 and Drew Regitz in the #19 Stephen Cameron Racing Audi R8 LMS Ultra.
“Three-wide” with Phill Fogg, Jr. in the #18 TruSpeed Autosport Porsche 911 GT3 Cup, Jeff Courtney in the #99 JCR Motorsports Audi R8 LMS Ultra, and Olivier Beretta in the #61 R. Ferri Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia.
Butch Leitzinger in the #20 Bentley Team Dyson Racing Bentley Continental GT3 was third fastest.
Colin Thompson in the #11 Kelly-Moss Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
Kept walking down Mario Andretti straight to get shots of the cars going up the hill near Turn 6. “Acura, Acura” with Peter Cunningham in the #42 and Ryan Eversley in the #43 RealTime Racing Acura TLX-GTs.
The sun started to come out during the session. Duncan Ende in the #64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia.
Another shot of Duncan Ende in the #64 Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 458 Italia.