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Grand-Am: Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato clinch GT title at Laguna Seca

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Antoine Cremer
Jeff Segal and Emil Assentato (Ferrari 458 No. 69) had the opportunity to clinch Grand-Am's GT title at Laguna Seca, and ceased it.

On top of their drivers' title, the pair brought home, thanks to their second place finish, the manufacturers title to AIM Autosport.

“As of right now the championship is clinched, but it certainly hasn’t hit me yet,” Segal said. “It’s certainly a tremendous accomplishment for our team AIM Autosport in their first year back in GT. With Ferrari in its first year back, it’s just a tremendous day.”

Grand-Am Ferrari 458
Photo: Grand-Am Rolex

In front of Segal and Assentato, the race was won by Dane Cameron and Wayne Nonnmaker (Mazda RX-8 No. 43). Third place went to John Potter and Andy Lally (Porsche 911 GT3 No. 44).

In the Daytona Prototype category, Richard Westbrook and Antonio Garcia won, aboard their No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette, from Alex Gurney and Jon Fogarty, in the No. 99 GAINSCO Auto Insurance Corvette. It was strategy that put Westbrook and Garcia ahead when it mattered.

Grand-Am Chevrolet Corvette
Photo: Grand-Am Rolex

As of right now, Ryan Dalziel and Alex Tagliani stand as third place finishers, but their No. 8 Ford/Riley, supposedly to wide, failed a post-race inspection. An announcement regarding a penalty is pending.

Grand-Am Ford Riley
Photo: Grand-Am Rolex



Antoine Cremer
Antoine Cremer
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