Eastern Conference, GT-1
After scoring eight top-fives in 10 races, 18-year-old Dillon Machavern emerged with the Eastern Conference GT-1 Championship title. Machavern’s perseverance paid off over the best that the GT-1 field had to offer, as he piloted his Heritage Automotive Ford Falcon to the crown.
He took four wins, including weekend sweeps at New Jersey Motorsports Park and VIRginia International Raceway and one win at Sebring International Raceway, en route to building a 52-point gap over the championship runner-up. Aside from his wins, Machavern also notched a pair of second-place finishes at Road Atlanta, another second- and fourth-place at Watkins Glen International Raceway and a sixth at Sebring. In addition, he scored five poles, one each at Sebring, VIR and Watkins Glen and a pair at New Jersey.