IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race Report – Road America
August 2, 2020
Track: Road America
Race: IMSA SportsCar Weekend
Date: August 2,2020
No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya
Start: 2nd Overall Finish: 9t Class Finish: 9th Status: Running Laps Completed: 61/64
#6 Acura Team Penske Acura DPi, DPi: Juan Pablo Montoya, Dane Cameron, #25 BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE, GTLM: Connor De Phillippi, Bruno Spengler
•Dane Cameron and Juan Pablo Montoya fought through two on-track incidents that resulted in damage to their No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 DPi to notch a ninth-place overall finish in Sunday’s IMSA SportsCar Weekend race for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Road America.
•Cameron earned the third second-place starting position of 2020 for the No. 6 Acura team on Saturday afternoon,narrowly missing out on the pole position to his teammate Ricky Taylor.
•Throughout the first stint of the race,Cameron was able to hold down the second position by keeping the No. 55 Mazda behind him through sheer will after several intense battles. After pitting on lap 17,Cameron came off pit road in front of the No. 55 but contact between the two resulted in heavy damage to the rear wing of the No. 6 Acura while also drawing a penalty from IMSA.
•Following great work by the No. 6 crew to repair the Acura,Cameron returned to the track for one more stint before handing the steering wheel over to Montoya on lap 38. Rain began to fall over the Road America circuit on lap 54 with lightning in the area prompting a caution flag to be thrown on the following lap. Unfortunately,as the cars began to slow for the caution,Montoya was hit from the rear by another competitor that inflicted heavy damage to the No. 6 Acura.
•A red-flag condition that followed kept the No. 6 crew from working on the Acura,but when it was removed they were able to make the necessary repairs to get Montoya back on track for a run to the finish. However,the two incidents had sealed the fate of the team as Montoya crossed the finish line in the ninth overall position,eighth in the DPi category.
“Obviously not the day we were hoping for with the No. 6 Acura. I unfortunately drew a penalty with some contact that resulted in a flat tire and damage to the rear wing,trying to maintain track position when you are out of sequence. I was on cold tires having just left pit road and the 55 was not,so that was all on me. It put us in a bad spot for the rest of the race,but the car had great pace. The race just came apart after