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Baldwin Wins at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in GTS Round 8
by Frank A. Filipponio | May 27, 2015

Team StopTech's Jack Baldwin used what he described as 'the best start of his entire career' to take the lead and ultimately the GTS-class victory in Round 8 of the Pirelli World Challenge Championships, during the Remo Ferri Group Canadian Grand Prix presented by Replay XD event, held at the 10-turn 2.459 mile Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.

On the standing start, Baldwin in the No. 73 GTSport RESET-MD Porsche Cayman was able to make a brilliant move between pole sitter Max Riddle and fellow front row starter Kurt Rezzetano. Riddle struggled on his first career standing start and was pushed back to seventh by the end of lap 1 while Rezzetano moved comfortably into second as the field behind jostled for position.

Baldwin drove very hard throughout the event and with the exception of a side-by-side moment on lap 27 in turns 8, 9, and 10 the leaders were close to one another but the lead position never changed. It was a great win for Baldwin after a challenging time to open the season with a mixed bag of misfortune.

Baldwin said, "My hats off to my GTSport team this season in staying focused. Steve Ruiz and Bob Sanderson have done a stellar job in getting the car so good for today. This start was the BEST launch I have EVER had. As a matter of fact I have NEVER beaten Dean off of start in my career. So we figured I would follow him into turn one. But when I let off the clutch and got on the gas the Cayman just left and I thought I might be able to split the front row. I just thought GO LIKE HECK! When I got in front I felt I could manage the gap. Really great drive by Kurt and I am honored to win a race against two of 
the best young American drivers in racing today."

Watch Rounds 7 and 8 on CBS Sports Network, May 27th at 9 p.m. EST.


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