The Cadillac Prototype Does It Again At Long Beach

Photo: Kurt Bradley

Proving that it’s not just fast in Florida, the Cadillac DPi-V.R of Mustang Sampling Racing dominated the Streets of Long Beach course, and took the overall win in front of the Tequila Patron ESM Nissan and Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac.

In GT, the no. 4 Corvette took the class win, with the pair of Fords rounding out the podium. Drama hit the GT class hard in the final 15 minutes, as both Porsches dropped from podium spots to end up with a 6th place and DNF.

Such is Long Beach. It’s a brutal street circuit, with mercy for none. The Mustang Sampling duo reclaimed the prototype championship points lead, and Ford Chip Ganassi Racing leads GTLM as IMSA heads to Mid-Ohio next month.

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DISCUSSION

It’s impressive that Cadillac keeps leading the charge in DPi, but why do they only have 1-2 competitive cars at a time? It’s baffling. There’s always at least one Caddy lost in the reeds.

If the Porsche factory drivers weren’t their own worst enemies all the time, they’d have won yesterday and they’d have won at least one of the last two championships. Here again, they have the best car and throw the win away with avoidable mistakes.

BMW was BOP’d a bit too aggressively, it seems, but Ford, Corvette and Porsche seemed very closely matched and it was a fun race to watch as a result.