JDX Racing’s British ace Alex Sedgwick became the sixth different driver in eight races to taste victory in the Porsche Carrera Cup North America today at Wakins Glen International.

Sedgwick’s victory set a new record for the championship with 2024 now the first season to ever feature six winners in a single season. With the season now at the halfway mark, the potential exists for this record to expand even further.

Starting from pole, Sedgwick leapt into the lead off the start but the race was quickly disrupted by a multiple-car crash between turns one and two that eliminated eight cars from the race and brought out a 20-minute safety car period.

Pro-class racers Jake Pedersen, Madeline Stewart, and Angel Benitez were eliminated along with Pro-Am drivers Efrin Castro, Alan Metni, Alan Tutino, and Moisey Uretsky, plus Masters competitor Chris Bellomo.

On the restart, Sedgwick made a strong restart to maintain his lead over championship leader Loek Hartog with yesterday’s winner Ryan Yardley in third.

The victory for the British driver was the second time he was first across the line at the checkered flag. In round three at Miami, he was first to the flag but received a penalty for pulling out of line at the race start.

Sedgwick is the 14th driver to win in Porsche Carrera Cup North America and the fourth driver from the UK.

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“ Finally! We’ve had lots of thirds, lots of seconds, but this is my first win – the first one that I actually get to keep,” Sedgwick said.

“I’m super happy. It was a really hard race. Loek pushed me really hard, and I was managing the tire and managing the gap – but now I’m really happy to get the first one out of the way, and hopefully, we can keep it rolling for what is going to be a good second half to the year.

“This championship is so competitive. It’s pretty wild. Look at qualifying, that’s half a tenth or less that can make a huge difference. You have to be perfect in this series and be at the top of your game the whole time to even be in the top five, let alone win.”

In the Pro-Am class, ACI Motorsports racer Pedro Torres took his first series victory ahead of teammate Marco Cirone and MDK Motorsports driver Kenton King.

 ”I’m happy with the win but just glad Efrin (Castro) Alan (Metni) and everyone else is ok after the crash.” Torres said.

“It was my first win, but I wish they could have all been still out there because then, it would have felt a little better. But a win is still a win. I don’t know how I didn’t crash myself as people were spinning all around me.”

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Torres’s ACI Motorsports teammate Richard Edge also tasted success in the Masters class – taking his second win from two races at Watkins Glen.

The Atlanta-based racer led home last year’s class champion Mark Kvamme (MDK Motorsports), and 2024 points leader, Matt Halcome.

Yesterday’s pole winner Scott Blind held the lead until late in the race but suffered a spin which left him in the path of Pro-Am racer Jeff Mosing who couldn’t avoid him.

“We got a bit lucky, but the team has done an unbelievable job this week,” Edge said.

“The guys that have worked with us including Spencer Pumpelly, Adam Tanner, Curt Swearingin from ACI, as well as Kay van Berlo. They’ve all done an amazing job getting me to where I’m at.

“We still have a lot of competition from those guys from Kellymoss. Hopefully, we can stay on top and look for more championship points.”

Championship leaders at the halfway point of the 2024 season are Loek Hartog (Pro), Marco Cirone (Pro-Am), and Matt Halcome (Masters).

Rounds nine and ten of the 2024 championship will be staged at Road America from August 2-4.