Van Overbeek, Brown win Monterey Grand Prix

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm •  Published: May 4, 2014
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MONTEREY, Calif. (AP) — Johannes van Overbeek and Ed Brown won the Monterey Grand Prix from the pole Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the first victory for a P2 Prototype in the first four events in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

Taking advantage of a "balance of performance" adjustment by sanctioning body IMSA that lessened horsepower capabilities for the Daytona Prorotypes, Van Overbeek edged Jordan Taylor by 5.833 seconds in the caution-free, two-hour race, completing 87 laps in Extreme Speed Motorsports' No. 2 Honda-powered HPD ARX-03b.

Van Overbeek passed Taylor with 15 minutes left on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course.

Taylor teamed with brother Ricky in the Corvette DP. Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett were third in the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP.