Wayne Taylor Racing has won the IMSA Chevrolet Sportscar Classic in Detroit for the fourth year in a row, with drivers Jordan and Ricky Taylor piloting their No. 10 Konica Minolta Corvette Daytona Prototype to a close victory on the 13-turn street course.
The race got off to a clean start despite the tight confines of the Detroit GP circuit, however the first yellow flag of the day came out 13-minutes into the session with Marc Goosens spinning and hitting the wall in the No. 90 Visit Florida Racing Corvette DP. The shunt also collected the No. 31 Action Express Corvette DP of Eric Curran, sending the entry to the pits for repairs.
Taylor displaced the No. 5 AXR Corvette DP following the race’s second restart and held the gap through to the race’s finish. Fittipaldi and teammate Joao Barbosa finished second, with the No. 55 Mazda Prototype of Tristan Nunez and Jonathan Bomarito finishing third in class.
The Prototype Challenge field provided good entertainment for the crowds in Detroit, with race leader Colin Braun spinning his CORE Autosport PC entry with just four minutes remaining. This allowed eventual race winners Renger van der Zande and Alex Popow to take the lead, while Braun and teammate Jon Bennett recovered to take second. Tom Kimber-Smith and teammate Robert Alon were third.
Click here for full results from the 2016 Chevrolet Sportscar Classic from Detroit Belle-Isle.