ANDRETTI HOLDS ON FOR FIRST OVERALL GT4 SPRINT WIN
Jarett Andretti held off a hard-charging group of GT4 drivers to claim a breakthrough first overall victory in Pirelli GT4 America Sprint competition in Sunday’s second race of the weekend at Watkins Glen International.
Andretti took his No. 18 Andretti Autosport McLaren 570S GT4 to a narrow 0.249-second win over the No. 74 Robinson Racing Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R of Gar Robinson, following a frantic final few minutes that saw four cars in contention for the win.
A full-course caution for a heavy crash by the No. 91 Rearden Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4 of Jeff Burton set up a seven-minute shootout to the finish.
Having got around pole-sitter Robinson at the start, Andretti kept his McLaren out front at the restart, despite coming under heavy pressure from both Spencer Pumpelly and championship leader Ian James as well.Click here to continue reading.