Lost among the peril and frenzy at Indianapolis last weekend, two young Americans made history 4300 miles east at the Nürburgring. A pair of Californians, a northerner on pole and a southerner in Victory Lane, gave the old Stars and Stripes a good workout over Memorial Day weekend.
Bay Area product Jeff Westphal topped qualifying in his SCG003C supercar, marking the first time an American has taken pole at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring in the 45 years since its formation. Alongside the young Grand-Am and IMSA veteran on the front row, SoCal’s Connor De Phillippi secured second in his Audi R8 LMS GT3 to lead the field of 160 cars into a weekend of relentless adventure at Green Hell.
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