Staveley Closes Out Sprint Season With Sweep At The Brickyard

2 October 2020 Sprint

Indianapolis, Ind. - Race 1 winner Drew Staveley and the #12 Ian Lacy Racing Ford Mustang GT4 brought the Pirelli GT4 America Sprint field to the green flag for the final time in 2020. As the field ripped into Turn 1, Pro champion Michael Cooper shot his #10 Blackdog Speedshop McLaren 570S GT4 around Paul Terry’s #59 Rearden Racing Aston Martin GT4 for second position overall. Staveley would stay out front and never look back going on to take the win, sweeping the weekend.

“This is something I could have only dreamed of. Sweeping a weekend is so hard to do and the team has tried so hard this season, it is so special to do it here at Indy. The team gave me a great setup today and I could really do anything with the car I wanted to, hats off to the team.” said an excited Staveley. 

Terry would control the Am grid at the start, third overall, with Am-class Champion Michael Dinan’s #210 Flying Lizard Motorsports Aston Martin Vantage GT4 settling into second in class, fourth overall.

10 minutes into the event, Dinan would sneak past Terry for first in Am, third overall, at the Turns 11-12-13 complex. Jarrett Andretti and the #18 Andretti Autosport McLaren 570S GT4 would close on the back of Terry for fifth overall with Jeff Courtney and the #99 RecStuff Racing Mercedes AMG GT4 hanging back third in class, sixth overall.

As the race reached the halfway point, Staveley controlled the overall lead to 4 seconds over Michael Cooper with Dinan extending the Am lead to 3.8 seconds over Terry.

As the race went on, Am Dinan started to hunt down Pro Cooper for second overall, pulling to within .195 seconds with 10 minutes left on the clock. Staveley would keep his 4 second lead over the rest of the field.

Deeper in the Am field, Erin Vogel in the #11 Blackdog Speedshop McLaren 570S GT4 and Jason Bell in the #2 GMG Racing Porsche 718 Cayman battled for the fifth position in class, eighth overall, with Sean Quinlan and the #119 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4 sitting comfortably ahead in fourth position, seventh overall.

On the white flag lap, Dinan kept pushing Cooper for second overall and pulled to the outside of the McLaren as the two went through Turn 13. The McLaren and Aston Martin would drag race to the checkered flag with Dinan getting the position by a mere .013 seconds.

“A special place to finish it off here at Indy and this is a great way to round out the season winning both Sprint and SprintX. Flying Lizard did a fantastic job this whole season with the Aston Martin, so I’m extremely happy to win the Sprint, SprintX and Teams championships!” said Dinan.