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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Corvette Racing finishes P2 and P3 at Road America

The two Corvettes qualified second and fourth on Saturday for the sixth of ten races in the 2013 season, and were in position to finish first and second on Sunday with 8 minutes remaining in the race.  Trailing the #91 SRT Viper GTS-R, both Corvettes were waiting for the Viper to pit to get enough fuel to finish the race.  Then with about 8 minutes to go a GT-class Porsche crashed in turn 1, the full-course Yellow caution light came on, and the Viper was able to conserve fuel for the final two laps to finish unchallenged. Here is the story from the Corvette Racing website:

Corvette Racing

It was a great victory for the SRT Motorsports (Viper) team -- their maiden victory in GT class.  They have finished first in qualifying in recent races and have replaced BMW as the primary competition for Corvette in the second half of the season.  The normally top-placing BMWs finished 7th and 8th behind both Corvettes, both Vipers, and two Porsches. The Ferraris finished last and next-to-last (ha!).

With four races left to go in the season, Corvette leads in the point total for team, manufacturer, and driving championships.  Next up: Baltimore on Labor Day Weekend.

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