KANSAS CITY, Kan. – Jordan Taylor held off Scott Pruett over the final 30 minutes Saturday night, crossing the finish line under the lights to win the first Grand-Am race at Kansas Speedway.
Taylor usually leads off and is replaced by veteran Max Angelelli, but this time it was the son of team owner Wayne Taylor who climbed in for the finish. Taylor took the lead with 38 minutes left in the 2-hour, 45-minute race before securing their third Daytona Prototype win this season.
Pruett finished second in his BMW Riley for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates. He nearly overcame a 60-second penalty that teammate Memo Rojas received earlier in the race for avoidable contact, finishing half a second behind Taylor on the 2.37-mile course.
Alessandro Balzan teamed with Leh Keen for his first GT win of the season in their Sucderia Corsa Ferrara 458. Joel Miller and Tristan Nunez won their second straight GX race.