“It probably looked easy,” said Cadillac Racing driver Andy Pilgrim after taking home his first win in 2013 at Sonoma Raceway in California in the No. 8 Cadillac CTS-V.R, after qualifying second. It was a gritty win, as Pilgrim made contact with former teammate and Volvo K-PAX racing driver Randy Pobst during the first lap. Pobst ended up finishing fourth, behind second-place Duncan Ende in the No. 24 STANDD.org/Merchant Services Audi R8 LMS, and Ende’s teammate James Sofronas, who emerged as points leader ahead of Cadillac Racing driver Johnny O’Connell, whose No. 3 CTS-V.R suffered damage from a collision early in the race. O’Connell managed to qualify in first place.
In manufacturer’s standings, Cadillac clinches the win with 100 points after scoring a point for pole position in qualifying. Second is Audi with 78. Meanwhile, Sofronas holds the driver’s points standings with 1,360 to O’Connell’s 1,339 and Pilgrim’s 1,284. The Grand Prix of Sonoma airs on NBC Sports Network on September 8, at 3:30pm eastern, for those looking to recap. The next and final race of the season will be Round 14, October 4th, 2013.