M4 GT4 Racers Win In Blancpain World Challenge At CTMP

BMW racers scored two class wins in the Blancpain World Challenge races at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park on May 17–19.

Randy Mueller and James Clay in the #3 Epic Motorsports M4 GT4 won the East Am class in the first SprintX race on Friday. The car finished fourth overall. Justin Raphael and Stevan McAleer, finishing fifth overall, finished second in the national GT4 SprintX series Pro-Am class in that race. In the second SprintX race, run on Saturday, Sean Quinlan and Greg Liefooghe in the #19 Stephen Cameron Racing M4 GT4 won the national Pro-Am class with a fifth overall finish, while Clay and Mueller finished second in the East Am class with another fourth overall finish.

Quinlan in the #19 Stephen Cameron car was the lone M4 GT4 racer in the World Challenge Sprint series races; he did not finish on Saturday, and finished eighth in class on Sunday.

The #96 Turner Motorsport M6 GT3 made its 2019 debut at CTMP in the SRO Blancpain GT America series. The car, driven by Japanese racers Naoto Takeda and Takuya Shairasaka, is slated to run at CTMP, Watkins Glen, Road America, and Las Vegas. At CTMP the car, running solo in the series’ Am class, exited the first of two 90-minute races with overheating problems, but won its class in race two, finishing thirteenth overall.

Complete race results appear on the series website.—Brian Morgan

[Photo Courtesy of Brian Morgan.]

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