CTSCC: Kris Wilson Claims Second Continental Tire Challenge Win of Season at VIR

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ALTON, Va. – official release — IMSA photo — Kris Wilson held off repeated attempts to take the lead by Robin Liddell on Saturday at Virginia Int’l Raceway, and held on to score his second Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge victory of the season at Virginia Int’l Raceway.

Wilson won by 0.242 seconds in the No. 07 TRG-AMR Aston Martin Vantage started by Max Riddle, who missed the team’s first triumph at Kansas Speedway in June.

“Max handed me the car in perfect shape,” said Wilson. “I saw Robin coming, and I knew he was coming from the back. He raced me clean, and I knew he had more to lose than me, because he’s in the points and we’re not. I took the inside line in every corner.”

Liddell took his second consecutive second-place finish in the No. 6 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R started by Andrew Davis to unofficially take a two-point lead in the Grand Sport (GS) point standings with only two races remaining, 263-261.

“Andrew did a heck of a job,” Liddell said. “We made the unusual call to keep Andrew in the car for a second stint. He was running without a cool suit on a hot day. I was behind the Aston for about the last half hour. I was attacking while trying to conserve fuel at the same time. I was hoping to get him at the end of the back straight, but I couldn’t get the drive off the corner. Kris did a fantastic job, well done.”

Kyle Marcelli and Martin Barkey took third in the No. 08 Rebel Rock Racing Porsche 911 for their best finish of the season.

Trent Hindman entered the race with an eight-point lead in the GS points, but the No. 46 Fall-Line Motorsports BMW M3 encountered alternator and battery problems. John Edwards brought the car home in 12th, and Hindman now unofficially trails Liddell and Davis in the standings, 263-261.

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