K-PAX Racing Video Recaps from Utah Motorsports Campus

PRINT PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE STAFF August 17, 2017GT Class, Team News

SUMMARY:

K-PAX Racing Program Manager Darren Law breaks down Rounds 7 & 8 of Pirelli World Challenge SprintX competition from Utah Motorsports Campus (UMC).Both McLaren 650S GT3 cars finished inside the top-10 in each round, but it was the No. 9 of Alvaro Parente and Ben Barnicoat in the finale that made the biggest impact in the team’s pursuit toward an overall championship title.

CONTEXT:

In the closing laps of the final round, the No. 9 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3 car of Alvaro Parente and Ben Barnicoat made a series of passes through the “Attitude” section of UMC (turns 8-10 of the 15-turn course). Parente, who drove the second stint, maneuvered by overall GT points leader Patrick Long for a fourth-place finish – ultimately two positions ahead of Long.

The No. 6 K-PAX Racing McLaren 650S GT3 car featured a new two-driver combination in Bryan Sellers and Michael Lewis. Lewis, who competed in SprintX last season in the No. 98 Calvert Dynamics Porsche 911 GT3 R, had previously been competing in K-PAX Racing’s No. 98 McLaren 650S GT3 car in SprintX competition in 2017.

The No. 9 finished sixth in Round 7 and fourth in Round 8. The No. 6 finished 10th in Round 7 and seventh in Round 8.