Murillo Posts Quickest GT4 America SprintX Time at Portland

12 July 2019 SprintX, SprintX W

PORTLAND, Ore. – Kenny Murillo had the fastest overall GT4 America SprintX/SprintX West time in the first practice session at Portland International Raceway's 12-turn 1.945-mile road course, part of the 59th Annual Rose Cup Races presented by Fastlife.TV. The 45-minute session was held under sunny, 71-degree Fahrenheit conditions.

Early on, Pro/Am SprintX West driver Jon Miller posted the fastest overall time with a 1:18.782 in his #28 ST Racing BMW M4 GT4, while Murillo’s West Pro/Am teammate Christian Szymczak in the #34 Murillo Racing Mercedes-AMG GT4 slotted into second with a 1:18.810. West Pro/Am driver ST Racing’s Jason Wolfe in the #38 BMW M4 GT4 slotted into third overall with a 1:18.828.

Pro/Am team driver Gregory Liefooghe in the #19 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4 then topped the charts with a 1:18.235 while Murillo posted a 1:18.617 to slot into second overall.

With under five minutes in the session, Murillo then jumped to the top with a 1:17.577, while Am driver Kris Wilson piloting the #16 Auto Technic Racing BMW M4 GT4 moved into second on the charts with a 1:18.304. Miller then moved into third overall with 1:18.263. Wilson then improved to a 1:17.999.

At the checkered, Murillo’s time held for quickest overall and top of the West Pro/Am class, while Wilson went quicker with a 1:17.987 to secure second overall on the charts and first in the SprintX Am class. Liefooghe’s time held for third overall on the charts and tops in the Pro/Am Sprint X category.

Miller’s time of 1:18.263 was good for fourth overall and second in the West Pro/Am division, while NOLASPORT's Matt Travis in the #47 Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR posted the fifth fastest time with a 1:18.442, good for second in the Pro/Am class. Frank Gannett in the #24 Ian Lacy Racing Ford Mustang GT4 had the sixth fastest time (1:18.628), good for the top of the West Am division.

GT4 America SprintX and SprintX West teams next take to the track at 3:20 pm PST for the second practice session of the day. Qualifying begins Saturday, July 13 at 9:35 am PDT, with the first SprintX race set for a green flag start later that day at 2:15 pm PDT.
All SprintX races will be streamed live on and via audio simulcast on SiriusXM satellite radio Ch. 383 (983 on the app). CBS Sports Network coverage for SprintX races at Portland airs July 28 at 4 pm EDT. Check your local listings for additional broadcast time and channel information.