Phil Fogg Jr., driver of the #18 Zoro Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup for TruSpeed Autosport in the GT Cup of the Pirelli World Challenge, missed out on a sure podium finish at the 50 minute race last weekend at Long Beach, due to a collision with only 2 laps to go. He finished the race in 7th.
This was not the only collision in the race, though. The narrow street circuit created many crashes, and this meant that there were only 7 laps of green flag racing in the entire race.
Fogg qualified third on the gird, and held this position for 22 of the 24 laps, until he crashed with Lorenzo Trefethen in the #13 Porsche.
“The thing that was interesting to me about this race was all of the loggerhead traffic jams where cars were just parked in the corner.” said Fogg after the race. “I’ve never experienced a race like that. That was a very big challenge. We were in the fountain corner (Turns 2 & 3) and Trefethen hit my right rear with his left front and damaged my right rear wheel. It kind of felt a little bit funny but I made it down the straightaway and I was going into the brake zone and the car just snapped on me. After that, I didn’t want to end up in the wall, so I just decided to be safe and pull it in.”
The next race for Fogg and TruSpeed Autosport will be this weekend at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, AL.