Bennett doubles up on Detroit Masters Endurance race wins

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Bennett doubles up on Detroit Masters Endurance race wins

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Bennett doubles up on Detroit Masters Endurance race wins

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There was no stopping Craig Bennett in the two Masters Endurance Legends USA races supporting the NTT IndyCar Series and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix Presented by Lear, as Bennett’s ex-Status GP Lola B12/80 stormed off to two emphatic wins on the Raceway at Belle Isle Park.

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On both occasions, Bennett won from pole as he pleased, with the two Corvette C5.Rs of George Krass and Kirt Bennett acting as his main opposition. Krass passed the other Corvette in the first race to take control in the GT class and eventually finish second overall, in the early stages also having passed the Brandon Kidd/Kurt Schultz Chevrolet Dallara DP.

In the second race, Krass ran second from start to finish to complete a double of GT class wins.

Kirt Bennett duly took third on Saturday, but was forced to retire from the second race while fighting over third with Brandon Kidd. In the first race, the Kidd/Schultz DP had been delayed in the pits to take a distant sixth but Kidd fought back on Sunday to claim the final podium spot.

In both races, Travis Engen in the Audi R8 and Loren Beggs in the Porsche 996 were never far apart, Beggs gaining the upper hand on Saturday but Engen hit back on Sunday to take fourth. Meanwhile, Douglas Baron’s Porsche 911 GT3-R was a retirement in the first race but came back on the next day to take sixth.

For expanded race reports, results and photo gallery, click HERE.

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