Championship leader Riley Dickinson continued his barnstorming start to the 2023 Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America with a pair of wins at the Miami Grand Prix.
In the three-year history of the championship, Dickinson’s season for Kellymoss is breaking new records, with the 20-year-old taking five wins from six races – the best-ever start to the championship.
The 20-year Texan has also set new records for the most poles and fastest laps across the first six rounds – each with a total of five out of six.
He has also set new records for the most points scored to date. Kay van Berlo led the standings after six rounds in 2021 with 140 and again in 2022 with 143. To date, Dickinson tops the standings in 2023 with 157.
Michael McCann Jr scored his first-ever Porsche Deluxe Carerra Cup podium on the streets of Long Beach and backed that up last week with another trophy for third place in round five of the championship in Miami.
The 27-year-old debuted in the championship last year and finished 11th in the standings with 86 points. Already after three races in 2023, he already has 50 points to his name.
Racing for his family team, McCann Racing, the Ohio-based racer backed up his round five Miami podium with a fourth-place finish on Sunday. Easily marking the weekend as his best-ever in Carrera Cup – beating his ninth and fifth-place finishes from Road Atlanta last year.
SABRE SHINES IN MIAMI
Porsche Nort America Female Development Program racer Sabre Cook is quicking finding her feet in the transition from open-wheel racing to the Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America.
Cook was on target for her first ever top ten at Long Beach before being in the wrong place at the wrong time – striking a wheel and tire that had come off another car – ending her day.
Well-familiar with racing at Formula 1 events in the W Series in previous seasons, Cook bounced back in Miami with a pair of top-ten finishes – sixth in Saturday’s round and ninth on Sunday.
BRITS BOUNCE BACK
Things were looking bright for the Porsche Deluxe Carrera Cup North America “British invasion” in Miami on Saturday for Long Beach winner Will Martin and fellow Englishman Alex Sedgwick.
Martin was challenging Riley Dickinson for the lead on a restart on Saturday before making contact in turn one and ending his race on the sidelines.
Sedgwick was also looking strong for his first championship podium on Saturday before incurring a drive-through penalty for contact earlier in the race.
This was not the day they were looking for to mark the coronation of King Charles!
Sunday, however, both bounced back strongly. Martin again challenged strongly for the race lead before crossing the line in second place, while Sedgwick scored his first series podium in third.
After six rounds of the championship, both JDX team racers are looking strong in the points in third (Martin) and fifth (Sedgwick), respectively.