Ford wins IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring

The No. 60 Roush/KohR Motorsports Ford Mustang GT4 won the second IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race of the season ‘ the Alan Jay Automotive Network 120, with ‘120’ referring to the two-hour length of the race,

Ford wins IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge’s Alan Jay Automotive Network 120 at Sebring

Drivers Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy finished 7.651 seconds ahead of the second-place car Friday. Photo by LAT Photographic

Next up for the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge: The Mid-Ohio Sports Car Showdown in Lexington, Ohio, on May 4-6. Photo by LAT Photographic

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Marcelli, Stacy earn first CTSC wins at Sebring

For the second consecutive year at Sebring International Raceway, a Ford Mustang GT4 claimed victory in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

While a couple series veterans ‘ Scott Maxwell and Jade Buford ‘ won last year, it was a pair of relatively new faces this time on the top step of the podium.

Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy held on for the final 20 of 47 laps in the two-hour timed race to secure Ford’s 45th victory in the Grand Sport (GS) class with the No. 60 Roush Performance / KohR Motorsports Mustang. This was the first series victory for both drivers, coming in Marcelli’s 24th series start and Stacy’s fourth.

“It feels great,” Stacy said. “The team worked flawlessly. We had a really good strategy, I’m really glad it worked out. It was kind of a gutsy move, but it worked out in the end. With these Continental Tires, it was just crazy good at the beginning. I had a bit of a push toward the end there, but it got hot and sticky. It was great all around.”

“It’s a heck of a start to the weekend and more motivation going into tomorrow’s 12-hour event,” added Marcelli, who is entered in the No. 14 Lexus RC F GT3 in the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Presented by Advance Auto Parts. “Today’s race was a team effort. Nate did qualifying duties and the opening stint of the race, and in a 27-car GT4 grid, there’s a lot of mayhem in those first few laps. He handled it well and worked his way forward, brought the car in in P6.

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Marcelli, Stacy Put Ford Atop Leaderboard Once Again With Win At Sebring

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