Meyer Shank Racing Finds Redemption in FP2 in Long Beach

April 14, 2023Ramon Jones


After a disappointing finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring. The Meyer Shank Racing Acura top the overall table setting a 1m10.391s lap. Behind was the Konica Minolta Acura setting a 1m10.714s. This was a great showing for the Acura’s in their title grand prix. Rounding out the top 3 was the No. 25 of BMW Team RLL. Prior to the race weekend it was clear to the BMW side that they wanted to fight for podiums and if this FP2 result is any indication to how qualifying will go they appear to be in good form. The second RLL Racing BMW finished FP2 fifth fastest 1.618s behind the session leader. 12 Hour of Sebring winner Whelen Engineering No. 31 were only able to post a 1m11.816 leaving them 4th fastest.


Vasser Sullivan were the fastest in the truncated GTD Pro class. Only 5 cars entered the competition this weekend leaving top point finishes up for grabs for all of the teams. Pfaff Motorsports who won the class in Sebring went 2nd fastest in GTD Pro setting a 1m18.300s. They were 1 tenth off of the class leader. The WeatherTech Racing Mercedes AMG GT3 was the sole GTD Pro car that failed to hang with the rest of the pack. The No. 79 finished 18th overall behind 5 GTD class cars.


Continuing the Acura success the GTD class was led by the Acura NSX GT3 of Racers Edge Motorsports with WTR setting a 1m18.516s; a time good enough for 13th overall. The Porsches seemingly are struggling with lap times with the Kellymoss with Riley Porsche 911 GT3 R finishing FP2 in 24th overall and 11th fastest in class. The sister Kellymoss with Riley car finished at the bottom of the table behind Wright Motorsports Porsche 911 GT3 R.

Full FP2 results are Below

Qualifying begins at 5:10pm local time.