Both Mazda RT24-Ps ran in the top-three of IMSA’s Prototype class during Sunday afternoon’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin with the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P leading the race with two laps to go.
After qualifying in sixth and eighth positions, both the No.55 Mazda RT24-P started by Harry Tincknell and the No. 77 Castrol/ModSpace Mazda RT24-P started by Oliver Jarvis improved several positions during the opening portion of the race. Fuel consumption and tire management would prove to be key issues in the heat of Sunday afternoon’s two hour and forty-minute race and were on the minds of the Mazda Team Joest engineers from the drop of the green flag.