Madeline Stewart put in a strong showing in the Porsche Sprint Challenge North America over the weekend, finishing fourth in the Pro/Am class in Race 1 before going one better for third in Race 2 this morning.
Stewart immediately showed great pace at Barber, qualifying fourth fastest in Pro/Am to start seventh of 25 on the grid. Two invitational drivers, being Porsche Carrera Cup leader Riley Dickinson and Michael McCarthy, locked out the front row.
Dickinson would ultimately triumph in Race 1 off pole, with Zachary Vanier the first of the Sprint Challenge competitors home in third overall, first of the Prom/Ams. Pevel Lefterov finished second in class with Aidan Kenny rounding out the podium.
It turned into a lonely final few laps for Stewart, who finished eighth overall but 10 seconds off seventh and 6 seconds ahead of ninth. Her pace really came to light in the dying stages of the race, with her fastest lap of 1:26.412 set on the penultimate circuit.
That pace carried into Race 2 this morning, with Stewart holding on from sixth on the grid to finish in the same spot overall, third out of the Prom/Am competitors.
It was again Dickinson on top with Vanier once again the first of the classified runners to make it two wins for the weekend. Kenny was the other driver to finish ahead of Stewart in Pro/Am.
Drama for Lefterov saw him fail to finish, meaning Stewart capped off a good weekend by finishing third for the round. As a result, she remains third in the standings heading into the next round at Virginia beginning June 2nd.
Header Image: Madeline Stewart