Riley Dickinson, Efrin Castro, and Mark Kvamme all went back-to-back in the Pro, Pro-Am, and Am classes at the F1 Crypto.com Miami Grand Prix in round six of the Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America today.
All three drivers won their respective classes in yesterday’s fifth round of the series and returned to the Formula 1 podium again today.
Dickinson today triumphed after a titanic battle with Long Beach race winner Will Martin. The pair battled throughout the 40-minute race, with Martin grabbing the lead with a dramatic lunge at turn 15. The championship leader Dickinson was ready to fight back and pulled a dramatic around the outside pass in the final complex of the Miami International Autodrome course.
The duo banged wheels down the start-finish straight before Dickinson retook the lead.
After both British racers Martin and Alex Sedgwick suffered set-backs in yesterday’s race – today the duo climbed the podium in second and third place.
A full-course yellow had bunched the field with 17 minutes remaining after Jeff Mosing and Stefan Rzadzinskimade contact at the end of the back straight.
On the resulting restart, yesterday’s runner-up Tom Sargent swung wide to attack Dickinson and Martin who were protecting the inside line. The Australian’s run of five consecutive runner-up finishes came to an end with Kay van Berlo making contact with the rear of Sargent’s car.
In the Rafa Racing Club Pro-Am class, Efrin Castro leaves Miami with his first two wins of the season and the championship lead. In today’s race, Canadian racer Marco Cirone finished second for the second day in a row, with Moisey Uretsky taking third place in his home race.
Mark Kvamme’s dominance in the Am class continued in Miami, with the 2022 champion taking his fifth victory in a row. Kvamme’s teammate Scott Noble bounced back from a Saturday crash to finish second ahead of John Goetz.
The Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America racers will now set their sights on the seventh and eighth rounds of the championship to be staged at Watkins Glen International at the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen weekend of June 22-25.