Wagner, Workman, and Bell Sweep Podium for Copeland Motorsports

Wagner, Workman, and Bell Sweep Podium for Copeland Motorsports

Gresham Wagner (Copeland Motorsports) earned his first Continental Tire Pole Award of the season and led the field to green at Sebring International Raceway alongside Henry Drury piloting the No. 88 of Precision Racing LA w/ PT Autosport. As the field took the green for Race 1 and fanned out through turn one, Spike Kohlbecker (TechSport Racing) took advantage of being on the inside of the second row and took second from Drury

Wagner pulled away from the field while a three-way battle for second ensued behind him between Kohlbecker, Westin Workman (Copeland Motorsports), and Jaxon Bell (Copeland Motorsports). Just behind them Aidan Yoder of Precision Racing LA and Jordan RickSegrini (BSI Racing) were door to door through the opening lap as they battled for the seventh position.

As the race began to sort itself out, the safety car was deployed with just over 26 minutes remaining for an incident between the No. 15 of Bennett Muldoon (Bennett Motorsports) and No. 43 of Alexandria Hainer (Precision Racing LA). Just as the field came back to life with 16 minutes remaining on the 45-minute clock, Luke Rumburg (RVA Graphics by Speed Syndicate) was involved in an incident on the front stretch which brought the safety car back out for the remainder of the race. Wagner was out front and took the checkered flag under yellow to tally his third consecutive win of the season.  


Wagner earned his sixth career GR Cup Series win while Workman came in second, tallying his fourth career podium finish. Bell claimed the final spot on the podium, picking up his second career podium finish.

Race Awards

Along with picking up the win, Wagner clocked in the fastest lap with a time of 02:26.055 on the second lap of the race. Alex Garcia of Skip Barber Racing began the race in 28th and made his way up to 12th, gaining 16 spots earning the Hard Charger Award. The Endava Highest Finishing Female Award went to Maddie Aust of BSI Racing who took the checkered flag in 13th.

What’s Next

The GR Cup Series will wrap up the weekend at Sebring International Raceway on Sunday with Race 2 qualifying at 8:55 AM ET. The second race will go green at 1:45 PM ET with all the action covered on grcup.com or the GT World YouTube channel.

Fans will have an opportunity to meet all the GR Cup Series drivers on Sunday, May 5 during a 30-minute autograph session hosted at the Don Panoz Gallery of Legends. The autograph session will take place from 10:30 AM – 11:00 AM ET with event posters available to sign.

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