Palttala and Turner Motorsport inherited the GT Daytona class lead as troubles hit the leading Montaplast by Land Motorsport car in the final stages of the race. The Finn took the No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 to the class win when the Land Audi R8 LMS GT3 retired in the late stages of the race after receiving two penalties from the class lead, sportscar365.com
Late race penalties would open the door for the Turner Motorsport No. 96 team. Palttala would seize the opportunity to carry the team to victory lane. He and his co-pilots Don Yount and Dillon Machavern kept the team in contention for the full six-hours and their hard work would pay off with the first win of the season for the Turner Motorsport organization.