Sunday, June 29, 2014

Detroit Iron (Corvette and Viper) Rules at Watkins Glen

For the third IMSA | TUDOR race in a row, Corvette racing placed first!  After qualifying in second place on Saturday, the #3 Corvette C7R passed the pole-sitting BMW on the first lap, led for 154 of the 185 laps, then running on nearly empty at the end of the race, held off Mark Goossens Viper by a margin of only 0.185 seconds.  The Vipers finished in second and third place, followed by the #4 Corvette in fourth place.

Earlier in the season it was the German teams that were hot (reminds you of the WorldCup right now, huh?).  A factory-sponsored Porsche team and the always powerful BMW team had been neck-and-neck for the lead up until today. After starting the season at the rear of the pack, working out the bugs in the new 7th generation platform, the Corvettes are on a tear at mid-season.  They now lead in points for the "triple crown" -- Driver, Team, and Manufacturer points.

Here are a few articles with more details:

IMSA Report on Corvette Victory at Watkins Glen

Report from Corvette Racing

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