2016-17 Race of the Year: Montreal Multiclass
General Sim Racing League
31 Dec 2016 — Mike Erickson commanded the lead in the IMSA_GTLM class most of all, leading 36 of 37 laps on a run to first place in the 2016-17 Race of the Year: Montreal Multiclass.
Driving the Ferrari 458, Erickson spent nearly all of 18 laps total leading Len Venne after challenging and passing him on the second lap. Erickson passed Venne and into first place on lap 2, and controlled it the remaining 35 laps to the finish.
Len Venne led the IMSA_GTLM field for a lap in a run to third place.
Driving the Ferrari 458, Venne ran the majority of 12 laps total pursuing Todd Chapman after catching him on lap 19. Venne launched a prolonged challenge at Chapman midway through, staying within a straightaway behind him and gaining ground over a solid run of 11 laps. Venne cleared Chapman and into third place on lap 30, and kept it the remaining seven laps to the conclusion.
Barrett Erickson captured second place in the IMSA_GTLM class.
Josh Crane took fifth place in the IMSA_GTLM class.
Erickson drove nearly equal parts of 20 laps total leading Len Venne after engaging and passing him on lap 19, coming from as many as five spots back. Erickson passed Venne and into second place on lap 19, and controlled it the remaining 18 laps to the conclusion.
Driving the Corvette C7-R, Crane swapped leads with Todd Chapman in a long and tense fight for fifth nearing the finale, running within a bumper of each other over a range of 12 laps. Crane drove the majority leading Chapman after being engaged by him on lap 8. After losing the spot on lap 32, Crane cleared Chapman and into fifth place on lap 35, and held it the remaining lap to the finish.