Pruett Joins Hand To Score 60th Career Victory
Ganassi Ford Ecoboost/Riley Repeats At COTA
“It’s better late than never,” Scott Pruett said when co-driver Joey Hand took over in the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley after Pruett led the first hour of Saturday’s Lone Star Le Mans at Circuit of The America. Hand went on to win; scoring the team’s first victory of 2015 with only one race remaining in what has been a difficult TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season.
Pruett extended his leading career total to 60 victories in major North American sports car competition – but his first since winning at Circuit of The Americas in 2014. In a dominant effort, Pruett led the opening hour after claiming the TOTAL Pole Award. Hand then led twice during his stint, including the final 19 laps on the 20-turn, 3.4-mile layout.
Petit Le Mans Classes
Daytona Prototypes, Le Mans Prototypes (LMP2) and the DeltaWing make up the premier category of TUDOR Championship competition. As the fastest and most technologically-advanced cars on the racetrack, watch closely for the heated battles between Mazda, Chevrolet, Ford and more.
2014 Petit Le Mans Recap
The 2014 Petit Le Mans powered by Mazda was a fitting finish to the thrilling TUDOR United SportsCar Championship season, with close battles in all classes culminating in a sprint to the checkered flag.
In the prototype class, Wayne Taylor Racing and the Taylor brothers became the first Americans to win Petit Le Mans overall in its 17-year history. Brothers Jordan and Ricky Taylor, along with co-driver Max Angelelli, stood on the top step of the podium after 10 hours of racing at Road Atlanta, a place their father, Wayne Taylor, stood after winning the very first Petit Le Mans in 1998.