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December 21, 2021

ASC S11 R3 Recap

by Ryan Senneker

20 Dec 2021
Autobahn Sportscar Challenge | Season 11 | Round 3
LMP2/GT3 Multiclass Event | Canadian Tire Motorsports Park

Daniel Neice becomes the first two time winner of the season with the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge race at the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park ahead of Luc Carbonneau and Carter Kundinger. Neice started the evening with a EOL penalty and managed to maneuver through the field and secure the lead within the first 10 minutes of racing. As he told us after his win at Road Atlanta, he is very comfortable around Mosport and he proved it tonight. Bradlee Haley took the win in the GT Pro Class after a hard fought battle with Paul Gibson and Ryan Caldwell took the win in the GT AM Class after pulling away from the rest of the class by several seconds.

After only three minutes of racing, the Prototype Class reached the rear of the GT3 drivers. With the GT3 drivers still battling each other as the Prototypes worked through the field, many unfortunate incidents ended the night early for many drivers. Cameron Bidwell, who’s race ended prematurely, shared with us, “The GT field can be quite inconsistent as to what side of the track they want when a P2 comes by. Every driver is different. ​I’m sure P2s are inconsistent as well.” Drivers seemed to spread out and find their grooves going into the second half.

“Traffic was insane tonight so I tried my hardest to save fuel behind them which really helped me out on the pit stops.” Neice, starting from the rear of the field, made smart moves to advance where he could. “I knew the race was going to be a huge attrition based race so I tried my hardest to make moves early before we caught the GT3s and then once we caught them went for moves I knew were feasible for the situation.” Neice had his sights set on the front from the beginning. “I honestly was aiming for a podium. I don’t think anyone could have expected that fast of a jump to the lead, but I made sure that I held it after that.”

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