Aschenbach had put the all-new Camaro GT4.R on pole Race 1, but lost the lead to the Phoenix Performance Boss 302 early in the lead and never regained the top spot. He crossed the finish line second, just ahead of Racer’s Edge’s Jade Buford in his Sin R1 GT4.
In Race 2, Aquilante made a bad start and let Aschenbach take the early lead, but the Mustang had worked its way past the Camaro four laps later and survived two restarts to take the win. Aschenbach again took second, with Performance Motorsport Group’s Parker Chase rounding out the podium in his Ginetta G55.
The World Challenge Series will follow IndyCar west to Long Beach the weekend of April 7th for the second event of the 2017 season. Click here for full results from St. Pete Round 1 and here for full results from St. Pete Round 2.