Four In A Row For Performance Tech In PC Class
Saturday, June 3, 2017

The Performance Tech Motorsports duo of James French and Pato O’Ward are marching to a dominant drum of their own. Following in the footsteps of undefeated Prototype drivers Ricky and Jordan Taylor, the Prototype Challenge (PC) class duo won Saturday’s Chevrolet Sports Car Classic to score their fourth consecutive win to start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season.

Brent O’Neill’s Performance Tech has been a fixture in the IMSA paddock for years, but recently found another gear, as evidenced by the team’s perfect start. The domination has continued throughout the season, with French and O’Ward perfect in wins and only short one TOTAL Pole Award. In the midst of heated battles in the Prototype, GT Le Mans and GT Daytona classes, the pair have quietly cruised to victory after victory.

“It was a different race, pretty much the whole race, in my stint and James’ stint, we were saving fuel,” said O’Ward. “We were trying to do it on one stop. If there were enough cautions, it could have been push, push, push. Otherwise, I just tried to coast around.

“We’ll go off to Watkins Glen and hopefully we can keep the streak going.”

The next WeatherTech Championship race is the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen from Watkins Glen International on Sunday, July 2. The race – which also represents the third round of the four-race Tequila Patrón North American Endurance Cup – will feature all four WeatherTech Championship classes.

Results for the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic are available at