Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez take first IMSA win Sunday at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
BOWMANVILLE, Ontario (July 7, 2019) – Mazda Team Joest scored its second-straight one-two finish in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship on Sunday afternoon at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.
Oliver Jarvis and Tristan Nunez scored their first victory in the Daytona Prototype international class, with their No. 77 Mazda RT24-P crossing the finish line 1.699-seconds ahead of the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P of Jonathan Bomarito and Harry Tincknell.
With Bomarito at the wheel, the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P started the race from second position and moved into the lead on the eighth lap while Nunez, from fourth position, advanced to third position during his second stint. Bomarito and Tincknell would dominate most of the race, leading 87 total laps. At the final stop, a broken wheel gun slowed the pit crew of the No. 55 Mazda RT24-P, allowing the No. 77 Mazda RT24-P to inherit the lead and Jarvis led the field for thirty laps to the finish line.
Jarvis also recorded the fastest lap of the race at a 1:06.093, averaging 133.938 MPH around the 2.459-mile CTMP circuit.
For Jarvis and Nunez, their victory at CTMP was their third podium of the season after finishing in second position at Mid-Ohio and Watkins Glen, while second place also represented the third podium finish of the season for Jonathan Bomarito and second for Harry Tincknell.
The next round of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship will be August 2-4 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.