Cadillac, Chevrolet Take Sports Car Wins at Long Beach

Saturday’s Grand Prix at Long Beach IMSA Sports Car race saw a Cadillac and a Corvette in the winner’s circle. But this time it wasn’t the Cadillac that has sat there the last three years.

There were no wrong turns for Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque on the streets of Long Beach, where they took their Action Express Racing Cadillac DPI-V.R to the race win. It’s their second win of the season, but it brakes a three-year winning streak for Wayne Taylor Racing at the event. That team finished third with drivers Jordan Taylor and Renger van der Zande.

The win puts Action Express and their Cadillac prototype into the class points lead.

“Our strategy all day was perfect,” said Albuquerque. “When I got in after the pit stop, I was able to get in the lead. We were in control and it was a great race for us. Action Express was amazing today. They gave me a great car.”

General Motors took the win in the GT Le Mans class too. Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner put their C7.R Corvette in the top spot in that class. IT was Milner’s third win in Long Beach and a record-extending fifth for Gavin. Chevrolet is now tied with Porsche for most wins by a manufacturer at the race.

The next race in the WeatherTech Championship is the Acura Sports Car Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, on Sunday, May 6.

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