Grand Am's big winners this weekend were The Racer's Group, who became the first team in Rolex series history to win both the Daytona Prototype and GT classes at the same event. In GT, the TRG Pontiac GTO.R of Edwards and Magnussen captured their second win of the year, while their DP class teammates Christian Fittipaldi and Jorg Bergmeister fought to the top step of the podium with their Pontiac Riley.
The short, tight, and slippery infield road course at Phoenix International Raceway is, um, not one of your classic sports car venues. After last year's rush hour-like combined Daytona Prototype and GT class race, race organizers wisely decided to separate the two classes for this year's contest. It didn't help.

A total of eight Daytona Prototypes crashed out of a bizarre, wreck-filled race that saw four drivers assessed penalties for, ahem, "avoidable contact." DP driver Cort Wagner, a victim of the NASCAR-like beatin' and bangin', said Phoenix "is like Bristol for sports cars."


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