|The no. 01 ESM Ferrari F458 Italia was on a charge all day, starting ninth and finishing third.|
Gavin would work past the BMW, and the two cars would run 1-2 until the checkered. Behind them, Sharp – who dropped through the field like a stone on the restart – battled the second Corvette of Antonio Garcia in the race's closing stages. Sharp finally made the pass stick, setting Garcia up approaching turn eight and then getting a run past him to turn nine.
|The Aston Martin Vantage of Darren Turner and Adrian Fernandez had one of the best battles of the weekend, passing Wolf Henzler's Falken Tire Porsche for fifth in the closing stages of the race.|
Very surprising in the race was the relative lack of pace from the leading Porsches in the series. The no. 45 Flying Lizard Porsche of Patrick Long ran up to fourth at the start before Long had to pit with a flat tire, relegating them to the back of the GTE field for the day. The no. 17 Falken Tire Porsche ran as high as fifth in the closing stages before being caught and passed by Adrian Fernandez in the no. 007 Aston Martin Vantage.
|It wasn't very quick, but it was pretty. Alex Job Racing debuted the brand-new Lotus Evora GTE at Long Beach with drivers Bill Sweedler and Townsend Bell. This will be a development year for the car.|
|The no. 34 Green Hornet Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup survived two hours worth of traffic to take the team's first win in the American Le Mans Series.|
The class for Porsche 911 GT3 Cup cars provided a ton of entertainment in the early stages of the
race, with five cars battling for the lead. In the no. 31 JDX Porsche, Chris Cumming would pull away from the no. 34 Green Hornet Porsche of Peter LeSaffre and the no. 22 AJR Porsche of Cooper MacNeil before the race had a full-course caution period near the halfway point.
|You could throw a blanket over the battle in GT-C during the early stages of the race.|
Damien Faulkner took over the Green Hornet Porsche and simply drove to the front and away from the rest of the GT-C cars, taking the win ahead of Leh Keen in the no. 22 AJR Porsche and Michael Valiente in the JDX Porsche.
The next round of the American Le Mans Series is the six-hour race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, on May 12. The American Le Mans Series Monterey presented by Patron will be streamed live on Saturday, May 12 at 4:15 EST on ESPN3.com, and shown on Sunday, May 13, at 5:00 PM EST on ESPN2.