GTS polesitter Alec Udell, who at 15-years-old became the youngest in World Challenge history to take the honor, ran with the leaders in his No. 06 Momentum Autosport during the early stages of the race before mechanical difficulties left him in 12th place.
Brown's doubleheader sweep at Mid-Ohio extended his GTS Drivers' Championship lead over Foss, 1000-876. Crosland (795), Cunningham (752), and Adams (597) follow. Ford leads the Manufacturers' Championship over Acura, 76-35.
By comparison, Povoledo's Touring Car victory appeared easy. The polesitter led start to finish in the No. 88 K-Pax Racing Volvo C30 for his second win of the season, matching teammate Robb Holland's victory from the opening race of the twin bill.
“Today was a relief to just get out front,” Povoledo said. “It was by no means a cruise up there. I was probably driving one of my most focused races ever. I wanted to push as hard as I can to get a little bit of a gap but still trying to keep my tires and my brakes beneath me. What really flattered the effort today was the Superman job my teammate, Robb Holland, did. He came up from sixth to second on the first lap. And, of course, we had Lawson [Aschenbach] and Tristian Herbert coming up from behind and those guys were fighting so hard that it allowed me to dictate how hard I needed to push. Had it not been for that, who knows? I might have burned the tires off the car trying to stay ahead.
“It was definitely a much different dynamic than yesterday, when I was like, ‘Really? I'm dead last again?' It was a lot of fun and I'm really proud of this team.”
Holland held off Touring Car Championship leader Lawson Aschenbach's No. 71 Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si for second place on Sunday, with Aschenbach completing the podium. Holland got a boost on the opening lap, earning the Optima Batteries Best Standing Start Award for improving six positions during the first circuit.
Tristan Herbert drove the No. 33 Germanautoparts.com/Techtonics Volkswagen Jetta to fourth place at Mid-Ohio. Ray Mason, from nearby Columbus, finished fifth in the No. 74 Compass360 Racing Honda Civic Si.
Branden Peterson earned the Sunoco Hard Charger award in the No. 64 Branden Peterson Racing Honda Civic Si after moving up 11 positions during the race.
Aschenbach has scored 1010 points this season to lead the Touring Car Drivers' Championship, followed by Povoledo with 864. Holland (726) moves to third, followed by Ron Zitza (622) and Herbert (592).
Both Saturday and Sunday's Pirelli World Challenge races will air on Versus on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 5:00 p.m. (EDT). The series returns to action with a doubleheader at Infineon Raceway, Aug. 25-27.
1. GT, (8), Johnny O'Connell, Flowery Branch, Ga., Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, 30.
2. GT, (6), Patrick Lindsey, Santa Barbara, Calif., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 30, -1.005.
3. GT, (3), Randy Pobst, Gainesville, Ga., Volvo S60 AWD, 30, -1.819.
4. GT, (2), Patrick Long, Bellaire, Fla., Porsche 911 GT3, 30, -3.324.
5. GT, (1), Alex Figge, Denver, Colo., Volvo S60 AWD, 30, -5.504.
6. GT, (7), Andy Pilgrim, Marina Del Rey, Fla., Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, 30, -7.076.
7. GT, (5), James Sofronas, Newport Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 30, -8.236.
8. GT, (9), Rob Morgan, Ladera Ranch, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 30, -16.925.
9. GT, (12), Tony Gaples, Libertyville, Ill., Chevrolet Corvette, 30, -20.609.
10. GT, (11), Tomy Drissi, Costa Mesa, Calif., Porsche GT3 Cup CAr, 30, -23.190.
11. GT, (13), Robert Prilika, Castle Rock, Colo., Porsche GT3 Cup, 30, -34.757.
12. GT, (14), Jason Carter(R), Dallas, Texas, Porsche 911 GT3, 30, -1:01.631.
13. GT, (4), Mike Skeen, Charlotte, N.C., Chevrolet Corvette Z06, 29, Crash.
14. GTS, (17), Paul Brown, Covina, Calif., Ford Mustang Boss 302S, 29, -1 lap.
15. GTS, (18), Peter Cunningham, Milwaukee, Wis., Acura TSX, 29, -1 lap.
16. GTS, (19), Ben Crosland(R), Salt Lake City, Utah, Ford Mustang FR500S, 29, -1 lap.
17. GTS, (16), Eric Foss, Dallas, Texas, Ford Mustang FR500S, 29, -1 lap.
18. GTS, (24), Brad Adams(R), New Orleans, La., Ford Mustang 500S, 29, -1 lap.
19. GTS, (20), Nick Esayian, San Diego, Calif., Acura TSX, 29, -1 lap.
20. GTS, (26), Todd Napieralski(R), Chelsea, Mich., Chevrolet Camaro, 29, -1 lap.
21. GTS, (27), Ardee Toppe(R), Houston, Texas, Chevrolet Camaro, 29, -1 lap.
22. GTS, (25), Chris Waterman(R), Bolder, Colo., Ford Mustang FR500S, 29, -1 lap.
23. TC, (29), Aaron Povoledo, Toronto, Ontario, Volvo C30 FWD, 29, -1 lap.
24. TC, (34), Robb Holland, Denver, Colo., Volvo C30 FWD, 29, -1 lap.
25. TC, (30), Lawson Aschenbach, Darnestown, Md., Honda Civic Si, 29, -1 lap.
26. TC, (32), Tristan Herbert(R), Reston, Va., Volkswagen GTI, 29, -1 lap.
27. TC, (31), Ray Mason, Columbus, Ohio, Honda Civic Si, 29, -1 lap.
28. TC, (33), Ron Zitza, Orlando, Fla., Volkswagen Jetta, 29, -1 lap.
29. TC, (39), Chad Gilsinger(R), Marysville, Ohio, Honda Civic Si, 29, -1 lap.
30. TC, (36), Charlie Putman, Mills, Wyo., BMW 328i, 29, -1 lap.
31. TC, (42), Branden Peterson, Edwards, Colo., Honda Civic Si, 29, -1 lap.
32. TC, (37), Eric Meyer, Indianapolis, Ind., Mazda RX-8, 29, -1 lap.
33. TC, (43), Thomas Ehlen(R), Vancouver, British Columbia, Honda Civic Si, 29, -1 lap.
34. GTS, (23), George Winkler(R), Frederick, Md., Ford Mustang FR500S, 28, -2 laps.
35. TC, (45), Shea Holbrook, Groveland, Fla., Honda Civic Si, 28, -2 laps.
36. TC, (44), Carolyn Kujala, Tucson, Ariz., Volkswagen Jetta, 28, -2 laps.
37. GTS, (21), Jason von_Kluge(R), Ann Arbor, Mich., Ford Mustang Boss 302S, 26, Mech.
38. TC, (40), Brett Sandberg, Allendale, N.J., Honda Civic Si, 23, -7 laps.
39. GT, (10), Stephen Ruiz(R), Redondo Beach, Calif., Porsche 911 GT3, 18, Mech.
40. GTS, (15), Alec Udell(R), Houston, Texas, Chevrolet Camaro, 14, Mech.
41. TC, (41), Patrick Seguin(R), Calrence Creek, Ontario, Honda Civic Si, 12, Mech.
42. GTS, (22), Richard Golinello(R), Oldsmar, Fla., Ford Mustang FR500S, 3, Mech.
43. TC, (35), Dan Clarke, Indianapolis, Ind., Mazda RX-8, 3, Mech.
44. TC, (38), Devin Cates, Broad Run, Va., Volkswagen GTI, 1, Mech.
45. GTS, (28), Bill Ziegler, Ponte Verde Bch, Fla., Mitsubishi EVO, 0, DNS.