Sebastian Priaulx and Hailie Deegan both made their WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca debut at Round Nine of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. The Multimatic “Young Guns”, both still teenagers, took on the challenge of learning the famous and highly-challenging track and pushed hard throughout the weekend.
Deegan took the start of the two-hour race in 11th position in the #22 Ford Mustang GT4. She made a great start but progress was difficult due the first hour of the race being dominated by yellow flag periods. Priaulx took the wheel just after the half-way mark and brought the Mustang home in 11th position. Although frustrated with the result, the British driver was happy to tick Laguna Seca off his bucket list.
“I immediately fell in love with Laguna Seca and thoroughly enjoyed learning the circuit,” said Priaulx. “Unfortunately, it was just a tricky week for us. Our practice pace was promising, but when it came to the racing we didn’t quite have that edge of speed to move up the order. I pushed as hard as I could in my stint and was pleased to bring the car home for another strong finish.”