Jack Baldwin, of Marietta, Ga., No. 73 RESET-MD/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman S - finished third and fourth in the two Pirelli World Challenge races in Detroit to remain in second place in the GTS championship points.
EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R, RESET-MD/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman S Successes
DETROIT - Michael Mills, of Angleton, Texas, driving the No. 41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R, recovered from a disappointing seventh place finish - the result of a late-race accident in Saturday's round of the Pirelli World Challenge - to finish second in the GT-Amateur (GT-A) class on Sunday and maintain his season championship points lead for both himself and Porsche at the Belle Isle street course in Detroit.
Mills, who came to the Pirelli World Challenge series from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series, where he enjoyed overall wins and consistent podium finishes, has won the GT-A class twice and has finished on the podium at almost every event to build his points lead, which is now 18 points.
His teammate, Tim Bergmeister, from Germany, finished ninth overall in the other team car - the No.#31 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R - on Sunday after tenth on Saturday.
In GTS, Jack Baldwin, from Marietta, Georgia, in the No. 73 RESET-MD/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman S, battled the class leaders in both races, finishing fourth on Sunday and third and Saturday. Baldwin now has four podium finishes in six races, and is only 15 points out of first place with five race weekend (10 races) left.
Michael Mills, No. 41 EFFORT Racing Porsche 911 GT3 R - "After our accident misfortune yesterday, we were pleased with the second place finish today, and happy to leave Detroit with a good lead in the GT-A class. I could have attempted to get by the Lamborghini ahead of me, but the championship points are more important than one place on the track, and, on a narrow street course, there was no reason to take a chance. This Porsche 911 GT3 R and the Pirelli World Challenge is a logical next step for drivers like me who want to move up from the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge series. Although bigger and faster, this car acts similarly to the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer, and the racing here is great."
Jack Baldwin, of Marietta, Ga., No. 73 RESET-MD/StopTech/Motul Porsche Cayman S - "We were able to run with the lead pack during both races this weekend, but we have some work to do to keep up with Mustangs. Our consistent finishes have kept us in the championship points battle, but a couple of more wins would really put us over the top."
Compete results and point standings are available at www.world-challenge.com. The two Detroit races will air on NBC Sports Network on Sunday, June 15, at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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