Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron win Laguna Seca IMSA

Juan Pablo Montoya moved closer to his first title since his 1999 CART crown as he and Acura Penske team-mate Dane Cameron won the Laguna Seca IMSA SportsCar Championship round

Juan Pablo Montoya and Dane Cameron win Laguna Seca IMSA

Cameron and Montoya's win in a dominant one-two ahead of team-mates Ricky Taylor and Helio Castroneves gave team owner Roger Penske a 90th sportscar win in his 200th sportscar race.

It put Montoya and Cameron 12 points ahead of Action Express duo Felipe Nasr and Pipo Derani with just the season finale at Petit Le Mans to go.

Taylor had led the first stint but was passed by Cameron in traffic just past one-third distance.

While Cameron had a smooth run to the flag from there, Castroneves had to contend with a minor collision with an LMP2 car and pressure from Renger van der Zande in the Wayne Taylor Racing Cadillac before completing the Penske one-two.

Derani kept him and Nasr on Montoya and Cameron's tail in the title fight by passing van der Zande for third late on.

Mazda had won the previous three Prototype rounds but had to settle for sixth this time with the best of its cars as Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez finished just behind the second Action Express Cadillac of Joao Barbosa and Filipe Albuquerque.

Ford won the GT Le Mans class with Joey Hand and Dirk Muller, with Bryan Sellers and Corey Lewis dominating GT Daytona in their Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini.

Race result

Pos Class Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 DPi J.P.Montoya, D.Cameron Acura Team Penske Acura 121 2h41m11.681s
2 DPi R.Taylor, H.Castroneves Acura Team Penske Acura 121 9.784s
3 DPi F.Nasr, P.Derani Whelen Engineering Racing Cadillac 121 19.131s
4 DPi R.van der Zande, J.Taylor Konica Minolta Cadillac DPi-V.R Cadillac 121 20.122s
5 DPi J.Barbosa, F.Albuquerque Mustang Sampling Racing Cadillac 121 23.543s
6 DPi O.Jarvis, T.Nunez Mazda Team Joest Mazda 121 24.349s
7 DPi J.Bennett, C.Braun CORE Autosport Nissan 120 1 Lap
8 DPi M.Goikhberg, T.Vautier JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac 119 2 Laps
9 DPi S.Trummer, S.Simpson JDC-Miller Motorsports Cadillac 119 2 Laps
10 LMP2 M.McMurry, D.Kellett PR1/Mathiasen Motorsports ORECA/Gibson 117 4 Laps
11 LMP2 C.Cassels, K.Masson Performance Tech Motorsports ORECA/Gibson 116 5 Laps
12 GTLM J.Hand, D.Muller Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford 114 7 Laps
13 GTLM J.Krohn, J.M.Edwards BMW Team RLL BMW 114 7 Laps
14 GTLM J.Magnussen, A.Garcia Corvette Racing Chevrolet 114 7 Laps
15 GTLM O.Gavin, T.Milner Corvette Racing Chevrolet 114 7 Laps
16 GTLM T.Blomqvist, C.De Phillippi BMW Team RLL BMW 114 7 Laps
17 GTLM R.Briscoe, R.Westbrook Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford 114 7 Laps
18 GTLM E.Bamber, L.Vanthoor Porsche GT Team Porsche 113 8 Laps
19 GTLM P.Pilet, N.Tandy Porsche GT Team Porsche 113 8 Laps
20 GTD B.Sellers, C.Lewis Paul Miller Racing Lamborghini 110 11 Laps
21 GTD C.MacNeil, T.Vilander Scuderia Corsa Ferrari 110 11 Laps
22 GTD J.Potter, A.Lally Magnus Racing Lamborghini 109 12 Laps
23 GTD S.Hargrove, Z.Robichon Pfaff Motorsports Porsche 109 12 Laps
24 GTD B.Keating, J.Bleekemolen Mercedes-AMG Team Riley Motorsports Mercedes 109 12 Laps
25 GTD K.Legge, C.Nielsen Heinricher Racing with Meyer Shank Racing Acura 109 12 Laps
26 GTD B.Auberlen, R.Foley Turner Motorsport BMW 109 12 Laps
27 GTD M.Farnbacher, T.Hindman Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Acura 108 13 Laps
28 GTD R.Heistand, J.Hawksworth AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus 108 13 Laps
29 GTD P.Holton, M.Plumb Compass Racing McLaren 108 13 Laps
30 GTD F.Montecalvo, T.Bell AIM Vasser Sullivan Lexus 106 15 Laps
31 DPi J.Bomarito, H.Tincknell Mazda Team Joest Mazda 87 Not running
- GTD P.Lindsey, P.Long Park Place Motorsports Porsche 0 Withdrawn


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