GTS Am Driver shows Utah track knowledge over Courtney, Baptista & Barkey

GRANTSVILLE, Utah – Local driving star Drew Staveley of Salt Lake City paced the GTS Practice 1 round Friday at Utah Motorsports Campus with a time of one minute, 59.403 seconds (91.89 miles per hour) in his No. 12 Ian Lacy Racing Ginetta G55 sports car as part of the Security National Mortgage Supercar Grand Prix of Utah, GTS Round 13 of the Pirelli World Challenge.

Staveley, a veteran of the Utah Motorsports Park but racing the GTS Am division, topped the likes of Jeff Courtney, Rodrigo Baptista, Martin and Nate Stacy. Courtney drove his No. 99 Maserati GT4 to a 1:59.617 (91.73 m.p.h.) as Staveley and Courtney were the only GTS drivers to break the two-minute barrier around the 3.048-mile, 14-turn UMC permanent road circuit.

Baptista, a double winner this year at Lime Rock Park, piloted his No. 3 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR to a 2:00.132 (91.33 m.p.h.) followed by Barkey’s 2:00.336 (91.18 m.p.h.) in the No. 80 Mantella Autosports KTM X-bow GT4 and Stacy’s 2:00.534 (91.03 m.p.h.) in the No. 14 Flying Lizard Motorsports Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR.

Second in the GTS Am division was Mark Klenin in the No. 62 KPR/Tender Belly McLaren 570S GT at 2:01.523 (90.29 m.p.h.)

The next GTS practice at Utah Friday is scheduled for 1:50 p.m. MDT.

Results from Practice 1 Session of GTS/GTSA Rd.13 at the Pirelli World Challenge Security National Mortgage Supercar Grand Prix of Utah.

Pos,PIC,Class,Name,Hometown,Car,Laps,Status,Fastest Lap Time,Fastest Lap Avg. Speed
1,1, Am,Drew STAVELY,Salt Lake City, UT,Ginetta G55,14,Not Running,1:59.403,91.8
2,1, Pro,Jeff COURTNEY,Milwaukee, WI,Maserati GT4,16,Running,1:59.617,91.7
3,2, Pro,Rodrigo BAPTISTA,Barcelona, Spain,Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR,15,Not Running,2:00.132,91.3
4,3, Pro,Martin BARKEY,Huntsville, ON,KTM Xbow GT4,17,Not Running,2:00.336,91.1
5,4, Pro,Nate STACY,Tulsa, OK,Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR,17,Running,2:00.534,91.0
6,2, Am,Mark KLENIN,Lone Tree, CO,McLaren 570S GT4,16,Not Running,2:01.523,90.2
7,5, Pro,Ian JAMES,Paradise Valley, AZ,Panoz Avezzano GT,17,Running,2:01.665,90.1
8,3, Am,Carter YEUNG,Los Angeles, CA,Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR,15,Not Running,2:01.917,90.0
9,4, Am,Jason BELL,Tampa, FL,SIN R1 GT4,18,Not Running,2:02.056,89.8
10,5, Am,Frank GANNETT,Steamboat Springs, CO,Ginetta G55,17,Running,2:02.502,89.5
11,6, Am,Adam MERZON,Greenwich, CT,Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR,18,Running,2:02.718,89.4
12,6, Pro,Lawson ASCHENBACH,Palm Beach Gardens, FL,Chevrolet Camaro GT4,11,Not Running,2:02.747,89.3
13,7, Am,Tony GAPLES,Libertyville, IL,Chevrolet Camaro GT4,13,Running,2:03.768,88.6
14,8, Am,Chris BEAUFAIT,Freeland, WA,SIN R1 GT4,15,Running,2:04.944,87.8
15,9, Am,Keith JENSEN,Dorado, Puerto Rico,Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR,1,Not Running,,
16,10, Am,George KURTZ,Paradise Valley, AZ,McLaren 570S GT4,0,NS,,
17,11, Am,Bill ZIEGLER,Ponte Vedra, FL,KTM Xbow GT4,0,NS,,
18,12, Am,Cameron CASSELS,Coldstream, BC,Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport MR,0,NS,,
19,13, Am,Aristotle BALOGH,Palo Alto, CA,BMW M3 E46,0,NS,,