After crashing out in last year’s race, K-PAX Volvo Racing driver Randy Pobst rocketed off the starting line in the No. 6 S60, gained a huge lead, and continued to hold off Cadillac Racing driver Johnny O’Connell and the No. 3 CTS-V.R all the way to his fist victory at the Belle Isle Grand Prix. GMG/Mobil 1 driver James Safronas secured third place in his No. 14 Audi R8 LMS race car.
Yesterday, Cadillac Racing took first place and third place. Over the past two years, O’Connell has managed to secure three victories and a close second-place finish on Belle Isle, showing a lot of consistency on Cadillac’s home court.
It was a violent race. Multiple crashes, and multiple caution flags. And unfortunately for Cadillac Racing, driver Andy Pilgrim and the No. 8 CTS-V.R suffered victim to a rear-end collision, forcing a retirement right at the end of the race, ending it on a yellow flag.
Up next for Cadillac Racing and the Pirelli World Challenge is Lime Rock Park in Connecticut, on July 4.