IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Race Report
October 14, 2018
Track: Road Atlanta / Race: Petit Le Mans / Date: October 13, 2018
No. 6 Acura ARX-05 DPi – Dane Cameron/Juan Pablo Montoya/Simon Pagenaud
Start: 8th /Overall Finish: 32nd / Class Finish: 13th /Status: Running
Laps Completed: 263/396 / Laps Led: 0 / Points Position: 5th (-26)
•Juan Pablo Montoya qualified the No. 6 Acura Team Penske ARX-05 in the eighth position for the 21st Annual Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta Friday evening.
#6 Acura Team Penske Acura DPi, P: Dane Cameron, Juan Pablo Montoya, Simon Pagenaud, pit stop
•As the 10-hour race began, Montoya made one of the moves of the race just on the first lap, going from eighth to fifth as the field stormed down into turn one. Montoya, despite complaining of an ill-handling car, would continue to ride in the fifth-spot through the first round of pit stops.
•However, just past the hour mark and with another round of stops on the horizon, Montoya experienced a mechanical failure out of turn three, sending him into the tire barrier.
•The team was able to repair the Acura ARX-05 in just over three hours but lost 130 laps in the process.
•Over the course of the remaining five and a half hours, Montoya, Dane Cameron and endurance driver Simon Pagenaud took turns behind the wheel, running laps as fast as the leaders all while testing various setups.
•Despite the issues, the team was able to make up six spots by getting back out on the track. The team finished