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January 18, 2022

ASC S11 R5 Recap

by Ryan Senneker

17 Jan 2022
Autobahn Sportscar Challenge | Season 11 | Round 5
LMP2/GT3 Multiclass Event | Road America

Jeffrey Ooms absolutely dominated the field in the Autobahn Sportscar Challenge 90 minute event at Road America ahead of David Shutt and Billy Smith II. Ooms started on the pole and was consistently quicker around the track lap after lap stretching his gap ahead of Shutt to almost 40 seconds by the end of the event. Bradlee Haley took home the win in the GT Pro class ahead of Ross Booth and Paul Gibson while Ryan Robertson beat out Kevin O’Keefe and Luke Schmidt in the GT AM class.

A surprising upset was caused by some confusion on the start that lead to a large incident with the Prototypes early into the first lap. Smith, who finished in 3rd place tonight, was coming from the back of the field and shared with us his reaction, “Coming around turn one, on the team chat they were kind of like, “Hey, just stop” basically, so I was already completely off throttle before I went around turn one and in all that chaos I was lucky to come through unscathed.”

After an unfortunate start for Daniel Neice, ultimately ending his evening early, the point standings have now shifted with Neice giving up the points lead in the Prototypes to Kundinger leading with 89 points. Smith moves up to 2nd with 88 points and Neice now holds onto 3rd place with 83 points. Booth holds the lead in the GT Pro point standings followed closely by Haley and Gibson, all three drivers separated by only 8 points. O’Keefe maintains his lead in the GT AM standings at 97 points. Robertson moved into 2nd place after tonight’s win trailing the lead by 5 points and Trent Brown moves back to 3rd place with 72 points. The Satellite Racing team consisting of Robert Tinsley, Ryan Washeleski, and Ryan Robertson took the lead in the team point standings with 99.7 points overtaking Blue Chew Americas – Black, who slipped back to 5th place overall.

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