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 |  Aug 10 2009, 11:04 AM

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After a consistent season with five trips to the podium in six races, Huntington Beach, California native Brandon Davis finally took the checked flag this past weekend at Mid-Ohio in his Applied Computer Solutions/Sun Microsystems Ford Mustang Cobra.

Davis started from pole and had excellent competition from the K-PAX Racing Volvo S60 driven by Andy Pilgrim, until lap 17 when Pilgrim’s car suffered mechanical issues.

“I think Andy [Pilgrim] would have been tough, had he stayed around,” said Davis. “Getting out front, I was able to breathe a little bit and just run laps. When I saw that Andy dropped out, I was able to conserve tires a little bit.”

“After being so close for so long, it feels great to finally win this year. We’ve been on the pole but in the races, we just didn’t have the pace to win. So it feels pretty good.”

Rounding out the podium was Tony Rivera, of Missouri City, Texas, and James Sofronas, of Newport Beach, Calif, both driving Porsche 911 GT3s.

The win for Davis further solidifies his lead in the Drivers’ Championship with 733 points, leading Safronas with 656.

Full race results after the jump:

LEXINGTON, Ohio – Results from Sunday’s 29-lap, 65.481-mile SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Championship Round Seven race, the Toyo Tires Mid-Ohio Grand Prix Presented by Dish Network at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with finishing position, starting position in parentheses, driver, hometown,  car, laps and reason out (if any).

1. (1), Brandon Davis, Huntington Beach, Calif., Ford Mustang Cobra, 29.

2. (4), Tony Rivera, Missouri City, Texas, Porsche 911 GT3, 29, -1.396.

3. (3), James Sofronas, Newport Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 29, -9.592.

4. (16), Randy Pobst, Gainesville, Ga., Volvo S60, 29, -21.311.

5. (5), Dino Crescentini, Manhattan Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 29, -31.220.

6. (10), Jeff Courtney, Slinger, Wis., Dodge Viper, 29, -41.740.

7. (8), Charles Putman, Mills, Wyo., Dodge Viper, 29, -47.810.

8. (11), Tony Gaples, Libertyville, Ill., Chevrolet Corvette, 29, -49.340.

9. (12), Gunter Schaldach, Aspen, Colo., Dodge Viper, 29, -49.849.

10. (14), Sonny Whelen, Old Saybrook, Conn., Chevrolet Corvette, 29, -1:05.453.

11. (9), William Ziegler(R), Jacksonville, Fla., Porsche 911 GT3, 29, -1:05.649.

12. (7), Ritch Marziale, Tempe, Ariz., Dodge Viper, 28, -1 lap.

13. (15), Mike Hartley, Williamstown, N.J., Dodge Viper, 28, -1 lap.

14. (13), Mike Borkowski, Miami Beach, Fla., Dodge Viper, 26, -3 laps.

15. (2), Andy Pilgrim, Boca Raton, Fla., Volvo S60, 17, Trans.

16. (6), Eric Curran, Easthampton, Mass., Chevrolet Corvette, 2, Susp.

SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT Drivers’ Championship

After Seven of 10 Rounds

Pos., Driver, Car, Points (wins)

1, Brandon Davis, Ford Mustang Cobra, 733 (1)

2, James Sofronas, Porsche 911 GT3, 656 (1)

3, Tony Rivera, Porsche 911 GT3, 643 (1)

4, Andy Pilgrim, Volvo S60, 596 (1)

5, Randy Pobst, Volvo S60, 568 (1)

6, Eric Curran, Chevrolet Corvette, 510

7, Sonny Whelen, Chevrolet Corvette, 405

8, William Ziegler(R), Porsche 911 GT3, 404

9, Dino Crescentini, Porsche 911 GT3, 384 (1)

10, Tony Gaples, Chevrolet Corvette, 380

Pos., Manufacturer, Points (wins)

1, Porsche, 45 (3)

2, Ford, 41 (1)

3, Volvo, 30 (2)

4, Chevrolet, 26

5, Dodge, 16 (1)

  • chris

    Just one question. How much weight did the cars have added?
    Why can’t this web site have a straight forward page for fans of motorsports with cars, drivers, and penalty wt, restrictors, etc. in various classes so we can see how our favorite cars are actually doing, listing driver, car, team, all at once? This website seems to be oblivious to fan interest for years…

  • Mark

    “This website seems to be oblivious to fan interest for years…”

    …literally years, chris…