Second Victory of the Season for Udell
Alec Udell Takes a Dramatic Win in Utah to Score His Second GT Cup Victory in Successive Events
TOOELE, Utah (August 22, 2015) – Competing in the GMG Racing No. 17 Panther Pipeline / Euroworld Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 Cup 991 in the Pirelli World Challenge Series’ GT Cup class, Alec Udell took to the wheel during today’s race in search of another victory.
After a breakthrough win less than one month ago at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, the 19-year-old’s careful balance of speed and patience would prove pivotal during today’s first race at Miller Motorsports Park in Utah. Qualifying second, Alec would vie for first in the opening laps before settling in behind race leader Colin Thompson whilst conserving tires and brakes. With the two routinely serving as the top contenders all season, the stage was set for another close battle. And a battle it was, with Udell sticking close and ultimately taking advantage of a late-race spin by Thompson, taking the lead and never looking back en route to victory.
For Udell, now with title of repeat winner and having taken a podium in all but one race he’s competed in this year, the win was a welcome one.
“This was a great victory for everyone on the team,” stated Udell. “It was pretty incredible the way it all worked out. Colin and I have fought hard and fair all season long, and we’re getting used to the close-quarters racing. It’s rare to see him make a mistake, but at the same time everyone on this crew deserves a race like today. We had guests with us from Panther Pipeline, so it was great to be able to deliver in front of them as well. Plus, we welcomed our new sponsors this weekend, Euroworld Motorsports, and it felt great to deliver for them during their first weekend on board the No. 17! We can’t celebrate too late because we still have a race tomorrow, but I’m going to enjoy this one."
Race Two will take place on Sunday, August 23, at 2:20 PM ET. Live race coverage can be found at world-challengetv.com, as well as continued reports throughout the weekend on the Alec Udell Racing Facebook and Instagram accounts.