Brabham leads final GT4 America Practice at Sonoma Raceway

7 June 2019

SONOMA, CA - The Pirelli GT4 America Sprint and SprintX competitors were back in action for Practice 2 on Friday afternoon under warm and sunny conditions with Matt Brabham leading the 45-minute session in his #20 CRP Racing Porsche Cayman GT4 CS MR. 

Brabham (Sprint Pro) narrowly edged out BlackDog Speed Shop’s Michael Cooper (Sprint Pro) and his McLaren 570S GT4 by a mere .090 seconds.  Brabham’s 1:47.409 lap was the third fastest of the day.  Colin Mullan (SprintX Pro-Am) was third overall in his #36 Andretti Autosport McLaren 570S.

Sean Quinlan (Sprint Am), who was third fastest in Practice 1, would end up fourth quick after posting a time of 1:47.869 in his #19 Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4.  Jarrett Andretti (Sprint Pro), who was recently promoted from the Amateur ranks, would round out the top 5 with a 1:48.145 in his #18 Andretti Autosport McLaren 570S GT4. 

Making his return to professional racing, TRG owner/driver Kevin Buckler (SprintX West Pro-Am) would finish the session sixth in his #68 Porsche Cayman GT4 CS MR after a 1:48.215 lap.  Blackdog Speed Shop owner/driver Tony Gaples (Sprint Am) would finish seventh in the #11 McLaren 570S with NOLASPORT’s Matt Travis (SprintX Pro-Am) eighth in the #47 Porsche 718 Cayman CS MR. 

Pirelli GT4 America Sprint will have a 15-minute qualifying session on Saturday morning at 9:00am local time with SprintX qualifying session 1 starting at 9:30am local.  All qualifying and race sessions will be streamed live on the series streaming platform at live.sro-america.com