Johannes van Overbeek of Oakland and Ed Brown won the Monterey Grand Prix from the pole Sunday at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the first victory for a P2 Prototype in the first four events in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Taking advantage of a "balance of performance" adjustment by sanctioning body IMSA that lessened horsepower capabilities for the Daytona Prorotypes, Van Overbeek edged Jordan Taylor by 5.833 seconds in the caution-free, two-hour race, completing 87 laps in Extreme Speed Motorsports' No. 2 Honda-powered HPD ARX-03b.
Van Overbeek passed Taylor with 15 minutes left on the 11-turn, 2.238-mile road course. Taylor teamed with brother Ricky in the Corvette DP. Memo Rojas and Scott Pruett were third in the No. 01 Ford EcoBoost/Riley DP.
New Cal basketball coach Cuonzo Martin has hired Vanderbilt assistant Yanni Hufnagel to complete his staff, Hufnagel confirmed to this newspaper. Hufnagel spent the past season at Vanderbilt as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Hufnagel spent the past season at Vanderbilt as assistant coach and recruiting coordinator. Previously, he was an assistant for four seasons at Harvard and a graduate assistant at Oklahoma.
The Cardinal (21-20, 9-12 Pac-12) won for the sixth time in its last seven road games to take the series over the Bruins (23-21-1, 10-11). The team also climbed over .500 for the first time this season.
Staff writer Jeff Faraudo and wire services contributed to this report.