For JDX Racing’s Will Martin, today’s Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America race at Watkins Glen International was a day of redemption, with the British racer scoring his second victory of the season.
After qualifying on pole for both races, Martin held the top spot in yesterday’s race only to strike trouble with contact with a lapped car. A flat tire sent the 20-year-old to pit lane and handed the lead to MDK Motorsports’ Jason Hart.
Today, Martin drove a faultless race at the front to lead from turn one until crossing the finish line under safety car late in the race after Chris Bellomo crashed his No. 68 MDK Porsche in turn eight with 12 minutes to go.
Championship leader Riley Dickinson (Kellymoss) finished second ahead of yesterday’s winner Jason Hart (MDK Motorsports).
“We were sort of robbed yesterday and today we’ve got redemption. So I’m really pleased with everything that the team’s done,” Martin said.
“All weekend, we’ve had great performance, and hopefully, we’ll carry this forward into Road America and the rest of the season.
“Watkins Glen is definitely a great track in North America. This place, Long Beach, all of the tracks we’ve been to have been so different from what I’m used to. But for sure, I’ve enjoyed them all and especially this one.”
Topp Racing’s Jeff Mosing yesterday scored his first-ever victory in the Rafa Racing Club Pro-am class and today he proved that was no fluke by taking another win.
Today’s result matched yesterday’s win Mosing having to pass Pro-am championship leader Efrin Castro (Kellymoss) to take the win. Mosing made the move in the exact location with Castro running wide, exiting turn one.
ACI Motorsports’s Marco Cirone took third again – the podium exactly matching yesterday’s result.
Am class championship leader Mark Kvamme took his sixth victory today – the most of any driver in this year’s championship from the eight races contested to date.
Kvamme’s teammate Scott Noble finished second ahead of James McCann, who earned his second podium of the season and his second in as many race weekends.
The Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America teams will next compete in just over a month at Road America when the championship races at the NASCAR XFINITY Series on July 27-28.