AIM Vasser Sullivan Claims First Victory
LEXINGTON, Ohio (May 6, 2019) – The AIM VASSER SULLIVAN (AVS) No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 was victorious in the GTD class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on Sunday with co-drivers Jack Hawksworth and Richard Heistand.
The win marks the third for Lexus in IMSA GTD competition, first for AIM VASSER SULLIVAN and the second victory for the RC F GT3 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Heistand earned his first-career IMSA pole position on Saturday and led the field for the first eight laps of the race, and then ran in second-place until turning driving duties over to Hawksworth. The 28-year-old Englishman drove the final two stints of the two-hour, 40-minute event, leading twice for 21 laps as he held off his closest competitor coming down the stretch.
Hawksworth ran the second-quickest GTD lap of the race, while Heistand ran the fourth-fastest GTD circuit in the No. 14 Lexus.
The AVS No. 12 RC F GT3 finished fifth in Sunday’s race with co-drivers Townsend Bell and Frankie Montecalvo. This is the second pair of top-five results for AIM VASSER SULLIVAN in just the team’s third IMSA race.
Lexus is currently second in the unofficial GTD manufacturer point standings following three races. The. No. 12 Lexus maintains second in the GTD championship point standings, while the No. 14 moved up to third in points with the win.
The Lexus RC F GT3 will return to IMSA racing action on June 1 in Detroit to compete at the Raceway at Belle Isle Park street circuit.
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