Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada. (July 4, 2022) – The victory was worth the wait on Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, with hometown team Pfaff Motorsports taking the checkered flag in the sixth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD Pro season.
The series had not held a race at CTMP since 2019 due to the coronavirus pandemic, and Pfaff Motorsports – based 45 minutes from the circuit – entered the weekend not only as fan favorites, but as championship leaders in the No. 9 Driveway Porsche 911 GT3 R.
The two drivers led a total of 102 of the 111 laps, and further expanded their championship lead to 138 points over the Corvette with four rounds remaining. The win at CTMP is the Pfaff Motorsports’ third this season before the team embarks to Lime Rock Park, the site of its first WeatherTech Championship victory in 2019
“We had great track position all day and our team was sure we maintained that. The early caution made it a one-stop race and we only took two tires. It put us in a good position to save fuel, and Mathieu did a good job of that. Matt Campbell on his out-lap after our second pit stop was absolutely incredible. He ate the competition alive on his out-lap, and the team in the pits were the quickest in pit lane. All of those things together meant we were able to maintain the lead and our track position. It’s so difficult to pass here – we know the cars behind us were all over us for a reason. But we know where to be good, and we know how to set a car up to make it pretty hard to pass. We were able to do that, no one was able to get by us and we won the race.”
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