The #14 Lexus RC F GT3 was in contention for the IMSA SportsCar Championship entering this weekend’s race at Sebring, but an oil slick ended their hopes — from the AIM Vasser Sullivan team press release:
Nearly three hours into the event, AVS drivers Townsend Bell and Kyle Kirkwood were running in first and second place, respectively, when they both encountered oil on the track leaked by a GTLM competitor going into Turn 17 sending both cars into the tire barrier.
The No. 14 RC F GT3 was too damaged to return to the 17 turn, 3.74-mile road course and their championship run ended with a 13th-place result with full-time drivers Jack Hawksworth and Aaron Telitz, along with Kirkwood.
Even so, the #14 RC F had a podium finish, securing third place in the GTD class. The #12 RC F team of Townsend Bell & and Frankie Montecalvo placed fifth.
Congratulations to both teams on a spectacular season!