Music City Grand Prix 2021

Sean Quinlan in the #119 Stephen Cameron Racing M4 GT4 finished third in the GT4 class in race one and third in class in race two as the SRO GT America series ran on a challenging street circuit in Nashville on August 7–8.

Quinlan was the best BMW finisher in both of the 40-minute sprints; in the first race, won by Audi’s Alex Welch, Quinlan finished just ahead of Mark Brummond in the #11 Classic BMW M4 GT4, while Paul Sparta in the #98 Random Vandals Racing M4 GT4 was crashed out of the race by another car.

The damage to #98 prevented it from starting race two. Quinlan moved up over the course of the race to finish fourth, with Brummond falling back to finish eleventh in class. The GT4 win in race two went to Mercedes-AMG GT4 racer Chris Cagnazzi.

Both races were shortened by caution periods. The overall wins went to James Sofronas in an Audi R8 LMS Ultra in race one and to Bret Curtis in a Ferrari 488 GT3 in race two.

Quinlan went into the Nashville event leading GT4 points. Mustang racer Rob Holland, who was third in points before Nashville, finished second in class in race one and third in race two, closing on Quinlan. Updated points had not been published at deadline time.

GTO America was the only SRO class running at Nashville. It will rejoin the rest of the SRO Americas classes at Road America on August 27–29.—Brian Morgan

[Photo courtesy SRO Motorsports America.]

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