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Scott Hargrove, driving the #96 Castrol-Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R, scored a podium and a fourth-place finish at Road America on the final weekend in June, leaving him just two points shy of the championship lead in the 2018 Pirelli World Challenge. Orey Fidani, driving the Orlando Corporation-Pfaff Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR, had two solid races and top-10 finishes in his first time at the track.

One of the fastest, longest tracks on the World Challenge circuit, Road America saw the GT-class cars, such as Hargrove’s, and the GTS-class cars, like Fidani’s, race on-track at the same time, such is its length. This arrangement made for exciting and challenging racing, with a field of over 30 vehicles on the course at the same time.

Starting from fourth on the grid, Hargrove was running in second by the first corner of the race; contact with another driver dropped him back to sixth, and he had to drive an intelligent, strategic race to bring home a third-place finish. In his first appearance, Fidani drove his Cayman GT4 to a 10th-in-class finish, a solid result for the Road America rookie, and a major gain from his original starting position.

Fidani would start the second race in 14th, and would advance six spots to finish eighth in his class, driving a clean and smart race. Hargrove, starting from second, was pushed into the grass by another driver, causing damage to one of his Porsche‘s radiators, sending oil temperatures skyrocketing. Running with just one radiator, the team relied on Hargrove’s smart, careful driving and Castrol oil with the eventual fourth-place result.

Pfaff Motorsports continues to lead the GT SprintX class in the PWC championship, and is just two points off the lead in the GT class as they get ready for the next round, July 13-15 at Portland International Raceway. Watch live at world-challenge.com.