Click above for a high-res gallery of the SCCA Speed World Challenge GT race on the streets of Long Beach
While not as high profile as IndyCar or ALMS, the SCCA SPEED World Challenge Series offers just as much motorsports excitement as the featured races – maybe even more. For the Long Beach event, the busy schedule only allows for the GT class to participate (the Touring class runs a separate race at Mosport in May). Even still, that includes a full field of Chevrolet Corvettes, Porsche 911s, Ford Mustangs, Dodge Vipers, and more.
In qualifying on Saturday, World Challenge veteran Randy Pobst took the pole in his all-wheel-drive Volvo S60, his first in the series in five years. However, new controversial rules dictate a post-qualifying coin flip in which the polesitter calls heads or tails, determining whether he keeps his position or inverts the top five spots. Probst lost the coin toss, putting Mike Davis' Mustang at the front of the pack for the standing start of the race. Follow the jump to see who came out on top, and browse through our live photos in the high-res gallery below.