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Johnny O’Connell sits atop the GT championship battle, heading into the penultimate race weekend. (Weber/SCCA) Johnny O’Connell sits atop the GT championship battle, heading into the penultimate race weekend. (Weber/SCCA) View Full Size

 

TOPEKA, Kan. (Aug. 22, 2013) – The Pirelli World Challenge travels to Sonoma Raceway, in Sonoma, Calif., where all four classes will be in action. Each racing lap can be found live online through www.world-challengetv.com.

The GT and GTS classes will settle Round 13 of the 2013 championship. Johnny O’Connell, of Flowery Branch, Ga., leads the GT drivers’ championship, following a podium finish during the Mid-Ohio doubleheader. James Sofronas, of Villa Park, Calif., sits only 13 markers behind O’Connell, after back-to-back third-place finishes at Mid-Ohio. O’Connell’s Cadillac teammate, Andy Pilgrim, of Boca Raton, Fla., sits in third with 1139 points.

In GTS, Jack Baldwin, of Marietta, Ga., still holds the drivers’ championship lead, a position he has held since the season-opener in St. Petersburg. Mark Wilkins, of Toronto, sits second in the championship, 87 markers behind Baldwin, after a streak of 10 top-five finishes. Lawson Aschenbach, of Jupiter, Fla., sits in third after collecting 1156 points.

Touring Car and Touring Car B-Spec are back in action for a doubleheader, running Rounds 11 and 12. The Compass 360 teammates of Ryan Winchester, of Mason City, Iowa, Brett Sandberg, of Allendale, N.J., and Remo Ruscitti, of Vancouver, sit atop the TC drivers’ standings, in that order. Winchester leads Sandberg by 231 markers, while Ruscitti has collected 874 points.

In TCB, Ernie Francis, Jr., of Davie, Fla., sits atop the drivers’ championship with 1036 points, after notching a win at Mid-Ohio. Robbie Davis, of Dallas, sits second in the drivers’ standings, only two markers behind. Joel Lipperini, of Pittston, Penn., currently sits third with 948 points.

Live streaming of the four Pirelli World Challenge races can be seen at www.world-challengetv.com, with coverage for Saturday’s TC and TCB Round 11 and 12 starting at 6:40 p.m. (EDT). Sunday’s coverage starts at 1:30 p.m. (EDT), for Round 13 of the GT and GTS championship.

More information on the Pirelli World Challenge can be found online at www.world-challenge.com. Follow the series on Twitter @WCRacing.

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