05 Jun 2016 — Tony Carl Christensen secured the GT1 class championship with a first-place finish after leading 44 laps in the Detroit Grand Prix in Round 4 of the EnduRacers Sports Car Championship series.

Carl Christensen traded positions back and forth with David Micheller in a prolonged battle for the race lead from the middle stages, fighting over a stretch of 41 laps. Carl Christensen drove nearly equal parts leading Micheller after catching and passing him on lap 21. After losing the spot on lap 22, Carl Christensen passed Micheller for the second time and into first place on lap 23, and kept it the remaining 42 laps to the finish.

The GT1 class championship was clinched this round by Carl Christensen with his winning run. Carl Christensen took the victory in four of his four starts, leading 211 of 275 laps total.

Benedict Burlington led every lap from first-place start to first-place finish in the P2 class and clinch the series championship.

Burlington ran all of 48 laps total leading Marcos Junior after being caught by him on the first lap. Burlington fended off an extended attack by Junior in the beginning, staying just an apex ahead of him over an unbroken run of 36 laps. Burlington controlled the race lead every lap from start to win.

The P2 class championship was clinched this round by Burlington with his winning run. Burlington took the win in three of his four starts, leading 166 of 297 laps total.

Barrett Erickson led the GT2 field for 28 laps in a run to first place.

Erickson drove nearly equal parts of 62 laps total leading Tobias Mueller after challenging and passing him on lap 35. Erickson passed Mueller and into first place on lap 35, and held it the remaining 27 laps to the finish.

Erickson moves up to second in the GT2 class standings, one point behind Mike Erickson. Erickson has four starts and led 44 of his 264 laps while taking the victory once.

EnduRacers Sports Car Championship series moves on to its fifth and final round in a month at Watkins Glen – Long. The series has 48 drivers competing for points in the multiclass championships.

Mike Erickson leads the GT2 class championship in a tight campaign over Barrett Erickson, separated by just a single grid spot. The title continues to be challenged by Fahn Thomas, Tobias Mueller, Viktor Suto, and Mark Carty as well. The Top 5 places are an open battleground for 11 drivers in the running with one race remaining.

The top spot in the P2 class is owned by Benedict Burlington, but the remaining places in the Top 5 are an open field for 16 drivers in the running. Carl Middleton, Porfirio Dias Santos, Marcos Junior, Marco Matias, Felipe Anzolin, Rob Swindells, and John Van Der Geest are all within one race of the current podium.

First place in the GT1 class is owned by Tony Carl Christensen, but the remaining places in the Top 5 are an open battleground for 10 drivers in the running. Mert Kayar, Marcell Gutai, Zack Paine, David Micheller, and Matteo Tolari are all within one race of the current podium.

Tobias Mueller commanded the top spot in the GT2 class most of all, leading 29 of 62 laps on a run to second place.

David Micheller led the GT1 field for 21 laps in a run to second place.

Mueller mixed it up with Mike Erickson in a determined battle for second late in the action, running within a couple turns of each other over a stretch of seven laps and changing positions two times. Driving the Ferrari F430, Mueller drove nearly all leading Erickson after being engaged by him on lap 37. Mueller fended off a prolonged attack by Erickson midway through, staying just a straightaway ahead of him over an unbroken run of five laps. After losing the spot on lap 42, Mueller got around Erickson and into second place on lap 43, and kept it the remaining 18 laps to the finish.

Mueller remains in fourth in the GT2 class standings, cutting the gap to third’s Fahn Thomas to two points. Mueller has four starts and led 29 of his 263 laps while finishing as high as second.

Micheller swapped leads multiple rounds with Tony Carl Christensen in a long and tense fight for the race lead from the middle stages, running within a car length of each other over a stretch of 40 laps. Micheller spent nearly equal parts leading Carl Christensen after being engaged by him on the first lap. In the end Micheller lost the spot on lap 23 and settled into second the 18 laps running to the conclusion.

Micheller is fifth in the GT1 class standings for the series. He has one start and led 21 of his 40 laps raced while finishing as high as second.

Nikolaus Steven captured fourth place in the P2 class.

Mike Erickson captured fourth place in the GT2 class.

Marcos Junior took second place in the P2 class.

Steven took the fight back and forth with Paul Anstey in a long and tense battle for fifth from the early stages, running within a bumper of each other over a range of 66 laps. Steven spent nearly equal parts leading Anstey after challenging and passing him on lap 9. After losing the spot on lap 40, Steven got around Anstey for the second time and into fourth place on lap 66, and controlled it the remaining few laps to the finish.

Steven is 10th in the P2 class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as fourth.

Erickson traded positions with Tobias Mueller in a determined fight for second late in the action, passing each other twice over a span of seven laps. Driving the Ferrari F430, Erickson ran the majority pursuing Mueller after catching him on lap 37, coming from as many as four places back. Erickson launched an extended challenge at Mueller midway through, staying within a straightaway behind him and gaining ground over a solid run of five laps. In the end Erickson settled into fourth the 18 laps running to the finish.

Erickson remains in the lead of the GT2 class standings, one point ahead of Barrett Erickson. Erickson has four starts and led 40 of his 264 laps while finishing as high as second.

Junior traded positions with John Van Der Geest in a prolonged fight for second from the middle stages, wrangling over a stretch of 69 laps. Driving the Lola B08/80 Judd, Junior drove the majority leading Van Der Geest after being caught by him on the first lap. After losing the spot on lap 37, Junior passed Van Der Geest and into second place on lap 60, and controlled it the remaining 11 laps to the checkered flag.

Junior moves up to fourth in the P2 class standings, five points behind Porfirio Dias Santos. Junior has two starts and led one of his 149 laps while finishing as high as second.

Paul Anstey won fifth place in the P2 class.

Mert Kayar took third place in the GT1 class.

John Van Der Geest took third place in the P2 class.

Ken Jagger took third place in the GT2 class.

Fahn Thomas led the GT2 field for five laps in a run to sixth place.

Driving the Lola B08/80 Judd, Anstey traded positions multiple rounds with Nikolaus Steven in a lengthy and unrelenting fight for fifth from the early stages, running within an apex of each other over a stretch of 65 laps. Anstey ran nearly equal parts leading Steven after being caught by him on the fourth lap. In the end Anstey lost the spot on lap 66 and settled into fifth through attrition the few laps running to the finish.

Anstey is 13th in the P2 class standings for the series. He has one start and finished as high as fifth.

Source: Carl Christensen locks down class championship with win in Detroit Grand Prix // Events // Race2Play Multiplayer Online Racing

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