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COPELAND MOTORSPORTS SWEEPS PODIUMS IN GR CUP AT SEBRING

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With two wins and multiple podiums in the opening round of the Toyota GR Cup North America Series at the Sonoma Raceway, Copeland Motorsports returned this weekend, earning two pole positions, two race wins, and six podium results at the Sebring International Raceway. Pushing hard to keep the results coming, Gresham Wagner earned his third and fourth wins of the season, while Westin Workman and Jaxon Bell earned double podium results in the Sunshine State.

Saturday was a successful day for the Copeland Motorsports program as Gresham Wagner’s pole position in dominating fashion allowed him to lead the field to the green flag for the first wheel-to-wheel race of the weekend that afternoon. Workman had the speed to contend, but a red flag midway through the session halted several drivers on fast laps, forcing him to settle for the outside of row two in fourth. Jaxon Bell would line up directly on his rear bumper in sixth, while Adam Brickley and Mia Lovell would aim to move forward from row six in 11th and 12th, respectively.

Race one on Saturday afternoon was another clinic by Copeland Motorsports. Sweeping the podium and taking the first, second, and third positions on track, Wagner added his third win in as many races to extend his point lead as he survived a late race caution and restart to take the win. Workman earned his third consecutive second-place result while the pair were joined on the podium by Jaxon Bell, who had a spirited drive from starting sixth on the grid. Brickley also gained three positions through the caution-filled affair to put a quartet of Copeland Motorsports drivers inside the top-ten in eighth. At the same time, Mia Lovell was once again the highest-finishing female driver for the third race in a row in 12th.

Sunday was much of the same for Copeland Motorsports as Wagner led the way with a pole position run, his second in two days, with Workman starting race two in third, right on his rear bumper. All five Copeland Motorsports drivers were in the top-seven, with female Mia Lovell earning her best qualifying result of the season in fourth, just ahead of Brickley and Bell in fifth and seventh, respectively.

If qualifying was any indication of how the race would go, it would be a Copeland Motorsports show in the final on-track session of the weekend. With a podium sweep the day prior, it was another one on Sunday, with Wagner, Workman, and Bell replicating their finishing results from Saturday and claiming every podium position available over the weekend to Copeland Motorsports. Lovell scored the highest finishing female award for the fourth straight race in the eighth position, while Brickley was on the short end of a hard-fought battle and dropped to P13 when the checkered flag flew.

With four wins to his credit, Gresham Wagner leads the Toyota GR Cup North America driver championship standings, while Copeland Motorsports leads the team championship.

Copeland Motorsports will aim to continue its results streak at the next GR Cup Series event at the famed Circuit of the Americas (COTA) in Austin, Texas, over the May 17-19 weekend.

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For more information on Copeland Motorsports, please contact Dean Copeland at CopelandMotorsports@yahoo.com or by phone at 301.335.7613. Copeland Motorsports can also be found online at www.copelandmotorsports.com and through their social media programs on both Facebook and Instagram via Copeland Motorsports.

Photo Credit: Conejo Motorsport

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