Round 20 of the GT class for the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) was held at Laguna Seca in Salinas, California (September 10 to 13). This 11-turn road course is about 2.3 miles in length and is known for the iconic “Corkscrew” turn. The season finale was won by Alessandro Balzan in the #29 NGT Motorsport Ferrari 458 GT3 Italia. However, the championship went to Johnny O’Connell in the #3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac ATS-VR GT3 who finished 12th over Olivier Beretta who had a DNF minutes from the end of the race. It was certainly a thrilling end to the GT season. Can’t wait for next year. Hope you like the photos.
With the season opener of the Pirelli World Challenge (PWC) only a few weeks away at the Circuit of the Americas, I thought it would be a good time to look back at last year’s 25th anniversary season. The PWC series combines some of the best aspects of sports car racing including speed, noise, excitement, glamour, and a wide variety of manufacturers with great looking cars. This review will focus on the GT and GTS classes. Here’s part 1. Hope you like the photos.