The start of Saturday's Pirelli GT4 America event at Watkins Glen Int'l.
The start of Saturday's Pirelli GT4 America event at Watkins Glen Int'l.

Capizzi & Capestro-Debets Tame Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – A last-lap pass on Watkins Glen Int’l’s downhill turn six was the deciding moment during Saturday’s Pirelli GT4 America event.

The No. 11 BMW M4 GT4 driven by Stevan McAleer and Toby Grahovec was passed by the No. 52 BMW M4 of Tom Capizzi and John Capestro-Dubets in the final moments of the 60-minute race. Capestro-Dubets and Grahovec claimed victory in the Pro-Am category ahead of the No. 24 Aston Martin Vantage AMR of Ian James and Gray Newell, who placed fourth overall.

Despite the overall win slipping away on the last lap for Grahovec, the No. 11 BMW still narrowly won the Silver class race ahead of the No. 72 Mercedes-AMG of Kenny Murillo and Christian Szymczak. The No. 35 Mercedes-AMG of Colin Mullan and Michai Stevens finished third in Silver.

In the Am category, the No. 68 Toyota Supra GR of Kevin Conway and John Geesbrecht took victory ahead of the No. 46 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 CLUBSPORT MR driven by David and Russell Walker. The No. 98 BMW M4 of Paul Sparta and Al Carter finished in third in Am.

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