Raining champion Dillon Machavern along with co-driver Spencer Pumpelly, took the win 7.101 seconds ahead of BimmerWorld Racing’s BMW M4 of James Clay and Tyler Cooke.
“It’s huge for two reasons,” said Pumpelly. “One is that, obviously, the guys were working really hard in the offseason and the team has a lot of momentum now, coming off of last year’s championship with Dillon (Machavern) and Dylan (Murcott) and now moving forward. It’s also big because a lot of these teams have new cars, and I don’t think we’re going to have the same advantage as those guys get up to speed. We need to get these points while we can, because come Sebring, come Mid-Ohio, it’s going to be much, much more of a fight when those other cars get some miles and some tuning under them.”
“The guys worked so hard in the offseason as well as last year to really develop the Cayman GT4 platform,” added Machavern. “We kind of had a leg up. We unloaded really well, and all the other teams were just getting used to their cars. They don’t have that many miles on them. That was a huge advantage for the RS1 team. Just thinking back to this time last year, we’ve come so far since then in just developing the car and knowing what it does and doesn’t like.”