JPM 5th at Road America

By August 5, 2018IMSA
Track: Road America
Race: Continental Tire Road Race Showcase
Date: August 5, 2018
 
No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya Start: 5th / Overall Finish: 5th / Class Finish: 5th / Status: Running / Laps Completed: 69/69 / Laps Led: 0 / Points Position: 6th (-25) 
 
Recap:
•Juan Pablo Montoya qualified the No. 6 Acura ARX-05 Prototype in the fifth position in Saturday’s qualifying session for Sunday’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at the historic Road America circuit. 
•After maneuvering to fourth in the first corner, Montoya was jostled around by several competitors while waiting on the handling to come in to his liking. As a result, he dropped to ninth in the running order.
 

•After settling into the 10th position Montoya began to feel out the No. 6 Acura to see what it needed before turning the wheel over to Dane Cameron, a three-time winner at Road America. He noted that the car needed more grip, especially through Turn 3 and the famous “Canada Corner.”
•Cameron relieved Montoya on the second pit stop of the day at the one hour and 22-minute mark of the two hour and forty minute event. The most impressive move for the team came just after Cameron took the seat as he made a strong move to pass two cars – including the race-winning No. 54 entry – in Turn 8 early in his first stint.
•Towards the end of the event strategist Kyle Moyer called Cameron down pit road for a two-tire stop and fuel to get to the end. This solid, two-tire stop propelled Cameron up to the fifth position where he would cross the finish line.
•With the finish, Cameron and Montoya dropped to the sixth position in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Prototype standings, 25 points out of the lead