Conquest Racing West closes out GT4 America with victory at IMS

Conquest Racing West closes out GT4 America with victory at IMS

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Conquest Racing West closes out GT4 America with victory at IMS

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The Conquest Racing West Mercedes-AMG of Colin Mullan and Michai Stephens took their fourth straight Silver class victory to close out the 2021 Pirelli GT4 America season for Round 14 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“It’s a dream come true and a bit of an emotional moment — a true pleasure to do this with the team,” said Stephens. “It’s a testament to the work the team has put in this season. A huge thank you to Mercedes-AMG and to the many that helped get this program rolling,” said Mullan.

The first incident of the day came 15 minutes into the 60-minute contest with the No. 34 BMW of Bill Auberlen tapping the No. 119 BMW of Tom Dyer into a spin at Turn 6 as the pair battled for third position overall and in Pro-Am. Andrew Davis and the No. 2 Aston Martin would inherit third position with Spencer Pumpelly and the No. 66 TRG LaSalle Solutions Porsche fourth. Pumpelly’s time in fourth position would not last long, however, as the No. 15 Aston Martin of Kenton Koch would power past the Porsche at Turn 2, up a whopping 21 positions from the start.

As the pit window opened for mandatory driver changes, Koch caught Davis and get past the No. 2 Aston Martin for third overall with an outside move at Turn 1, now up 23 positions on the day.

With the driver changes complete the No. 59 Aston Martin, now with Paul Terry behind the wheel, led overall and in Pro-Am with Michai Stephens and the No. 35 Mercedes-AMG leading the way in Silver. The No. 68 Smooge Racing Toyota of Kevin Conway was first in Am.

With 19 minutes remaining, the No. 47 NOLASPORT Porsche, Pro-Am champions elect, passed the No. 52 BMW of Tom Capizzi for third in class, fourth overall.

Chandler Hull, now driving the No. 94 BimmerWorld BMW, got past the No. 72 Mercedes-AMG of Kenny Murillo for second in the Silver division, fifth overall as the clock ticked past the 15 minute mark. Five minutes later Murillo would battle back as the two managed traffic and repased Hull to reclaim second place with 10 minutes remaining. At the same time the No. 47 Porsche of Matt Travis got past Putt’s No. 15 Aston Martin for second in Pro-Am.

The No. 062 Dexter Racing Aston Martin found himself on the back of Hull’s BMW as the two tussled for the final Silver podium position, which the Aston Martin would ultimately claim.

Back at the top the No. 35 Mercedes-AMG ran down the No. 59 Aston Martin for the overall lead with a pass at Turn 8 with two minutes remaining. As the checkered flag flew, the No. 72 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG finished second in Silver with the No. 062 Dexter Racing Aston Martin third.

WR Racing’s No. 59 Aston Martin won in Pro-Am followed by the No. 47 NOLASPORT Porsche and No. 15 BSport Racing Aston Martin.

“The team gave us a great car all year and this guy can really drive, so we’re happy.” said winner Paul Terry. “It’s all about teamwork and I’m happy to take this victory back home.” said Hasse-Clot.

Smooge Racing and the No. 68 Toyota won the Am class in dominant fashion ahead of the No. 98 Random Vandals Racing BMW and No. 888 Zelus Motorsports Aston Martin.

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