Harry Gottsacker battled a challenging GTS Sprint X field to emerge victorious in the last GTS Sprint X race of the season. After earning a front row spot on the grid, Gottsacker attacked early in the No 69 FRAM|Autolite Spark Plugs|Protein Water SIN R1 GT4 and took over the lead from veteran Ian James in the No 50 Panoz Avezzano in the opening lap of the race. An incident in the back of the field at the start caused a nearly 12-minute full course caution period after just two minutes into the race.

Back under green, Gottsacker and James, with Jade Buford in the No 55 PF Racing Ford Mustang GT4 in P3, pulled away from the field prior to the mandatory pit stop window. The team executed a solid pit stop, putting Gottsacker back on track ahead of the majority of the GTS Sprint X field. As Matt Keegan took over from James, the No 50 pulled out of the pits slightly ahead of Gottsacker, putting the No 69 in P3, with Mark Pavan leading the race in the No 54 FRAM|Autolite|Protein Water SIN R1 GT4.

After Pavan served a drive through for a shortened pit stop, and another incident put the race under its second caution, Gottsacker passed Keegan to take the lead. A third caution period ate up nearly 11-minutes at the end of the race, leaving a green/white/checkered shoot out to the finish. Gottsacker brought the No 69 SIN R1 GT4 to the checkered to earn his second victory of the season.

With his success, the team finished second in the GTS Sprint X championship, just three points behind the GMG Racing winning duo of James Sofronas and Alex Welch.

Mark Pavan finished a solid Sprint X season P7 in the AM class, P17 overall.

We’re headed home with two trophies, and another win, but most importantly, a huge sense of pride at the growth of the team this season. Sprint X is over, but we have one last race weekend at Watkins Glen in three weeks!

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