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New Porsche team goes 1-2 at caution-free WeatherTech Championship race at Lime Rock (****************************).

The two-car Porsche GT Team has come on strong as coming in the traditional midseason break for IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship teams to compete at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and the two automobiles delivered on Saturday day at Lime Rock Park, even once the team finished 1-2 at the coldest and (and**************************************)-moment Northeast Grand Prix.

top the way at a race which included the WeatherTech Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) along with GT Daytona (GTD) Class had been 2015 WeatherTech Championship GTLM
winner Patrick Pilet and Dirk Werner at the No. 911 Porsche 911 RSR.

Pilet spanned the stripe (*******************************************)..5 minutes before Laurens Vanthoor at the No. 912 Porsche which Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni began in the pole position. This was the first success for its revolutionary brand new Porsche 911 RSR, the initial person to be configured using the engine before the back axle.

The No. 911 Porsche conducted within the top 3 places across the race. Werner qualified third, but jumped into second at the onset of the race and then conducted behind Bruni to the very first 49 moments of their race prior to taking the lead when Bruni arrived for his first pit stop.

Werner pitted two laps later to turn the vehicle over to Pilet, who rejoined the race in third place, but one spot ahead of Vanthoor in the No. 912. Pilet took the lead for the very first time an hour and 17 minutes into the race once the very first pit-stop cycle was completed.

Pilet lost the lead when he made his second and last pit stop, but reclaimed the top spot for the last time when Antonio Garcia pitted the No. 3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R from the lead. He wouldn’t be challenged the remainder of the way en route to his eighth IMSA race victory.

“It means a good deal,” Pilet explained. “Since the very first race of the season, we’ve fought for the victory but never achieved that. Because everybody worked hard, it was great. It went all weekend. Both cars were really quick, especially the 912. We were able to find a excellent pace during the long runs and we knew it was a key here to be strong during the long runs and it went perfectly.”

Laurens Vanthoor

Laurens Vanthoor finished second in the No. 912 Porsche that Gianmaria “Gimmi” Bruni started from the pole position. Photo by LAT Photographic

It was Werner’s ninth career victory in IMSA history — including previous wins in both the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series and American Le Mans Series — and his third in the WeatherTech Championship. After spending the past several seasons Werner joined the Porsche GT Team this season.

“For me personally it is a fantastic day,” Werner said. “I just joined Porsche as a factory driver and to be the very first together with Patrick, yeah, it is a really great feeling. Nonetheless, it’s for the team since they put in of the work developing the car for a very long time and it feels good, I believe that it’s over a year.

“The car was driven and tested and its sweet because the previous few races I think we were already good enough to win, but we always had a small something fail. So I’m quite satisfied, especially a and in GTD also to have two podiums. It is the ideal moment.”

It was the first win for the Porsche GT Team since last September’s race at Circuit of The Americas, which also was the last time the team swept the top two spots in GTLM.

A fierce battle for the last podium spot between Martin Tomczyk in the No. 24 BMW Team RLL BMW M6 GTLM and Garcia in the Corvette went to Tomczyk and his co-driver, John Edwards, by a slim margin. Garcia and co-driver Jan Magnussen wound up fourth in the No. 3 entry ahead of Ryan Briscoe and Richard Westbrook, who rounded out the top five in the No. 67 Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT.

The No. 67 Ford GT also claimed the DEKRA Green Award. The award — developed in a partnership between IMSA, the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International — recognizes the cleanest, fastest and most effective GTLM car in every race.

Next up for the WeatherTech Championship is the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Sunday, Aug. 6. The two-hour and 40-minute race will incorporate all four WeatherTech Championship classes.

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()Although we understood the restricted source of Dodge’s SRT Demon would push up prices , Fiat Chrysler nonetheless made a concerted attempt to lessen markups by assigning deliveries to  auto supplying the automobile (or under) MSRP. The strategy did not function as planned.

()This was particularly true after a few dealerships discovered a workaround with  intermediaries on eBay auction off the best to purchase just one of their Demon allocations. Rather than selling the vehicle over the  86,090 decal, which compels Dodge to omit  customized nameplates and other Demon perks, so they are allowing potential buyers to bidding on the “privilege” of buying a Demon in the producer’s specified worth — for million dollars.

Based on  Automotive News(*****), most buyers are depositing  $(*************************), respectively000 to $(***********************), respectively000 to obtain SRT Demons in a “reasonable cost”

()Last week, traders in South Carolina, Louisiana, and Tennessee sold the best to buy enviable Dodge with reservations  set involving  $(*************************), respectively000 and $(************************), respectively500.) However, earlier auctions showed some customers hitting final bids as high as $75,000.

Ebay sellers have been clear they’re  only tangentially about the dealerships, specifying they have an “outside relationship,” as if they’re  indicating some  type of complicated romantic status via social networking. 1 lister explained that “there will be somebody straight from the dealership contacting the winning bidder prior to any money being exchanged so the deal is understood from either side.”

If that sounds sketchy, it’s.

Meanwhile, the vast majority of dealerships ought to be satisfied taking the honorable route of gouging customers upfront. In the hopes to pass them off, though a few have made a decision to list Challengers of prices. We even spotted a few V6 cars carrying $80,000 totals online. Those examples seem to be anomalies.

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon

In June, Dodge brand chief Tim Kuniskis explained the automakers allocation strategy whilst urging dealerships to play fair.   “We know some dealers could be tempted to sell to the maximum bidder,” Kuniskis  stated. “But we are encouraging them to leverage the Demon as a halo for both the brand and their dealership, to bring customers into their showrooms and see everything we must offer you.”

However, when you can sell something for thousands of dollars more than MSRP it’s hard to resist the urge to achieve that. Locating a loophole which permits you to adhere to the stipulations of the manufacturer is just icing on the money cake.

A few dealerships are trying to reach a moral compromise, though.   Bill Marsh Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Traverse City, Michigan told Auto News its sole Demon is going to be sold for one dollar below sticker price, with the right to buy it being auctioned off among existing customers for the “benefit of four local charities.”

According to Marsh’s marketing director, Mike Kent, the auction alleviated a issue  for the dealership, “which [is] ‘how can you keep the integrity of one-price once the value of the auto goes beyond its MSRP?’ This gets us beyond that.”

FCA said it is monitoring dealer actions in selling Demons, but confessed there was little the automaker could do beyond encouraging dealers to sell their Demons at the manufacturer’s suggested retail price.

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