CORVETTE RACING CLAIMED ITS 100TH RACE VICTORY BY WINNING SATURDAY’S NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX AT LIME ROCK PARK.
The two-hour, 40-minute race was an intense battle, with all five competing manufacturers running inside the top three at one point. In the end, it was Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner who piloted their No. 4 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R to the landmark triumph.
"Brilliant job by the Corvette Racing team giving me a great car today and Tommy for driving a great first stint," Gavin said. "It's amazing to get the 100th win today. I've been a part of the Corvette Racing team for a long time, and this team has done an amazing job throughout my career."
Corvette Racing is the first team in IMSA history to score 100 event victories. Saturday's victory was also the team's 60th 1-2 class finish with Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen taking second place in the No. 3 Mobil 1/SiriusXM Chevrolet Corvette C7.R.
"Achieving 100 victories is a tremendous accomplishment for Corvette Racing," said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "It's a testament to the dedication of all the crew members, engineers, drivers and our engine team members over the past 17 years. We certainly couldn't have achieved this milestone without the support of our partners at Pratt & Miller, Mobil 1 and Michelin. Everyone with Corvette Racing operates as one team and embodies the competitive spirit of Chevrolet. We're happy to share this success with our passionate Corvette owners and supporters."
The Corvette Racing team made its first start January 31,1999 at Daytona. Since then, the program has claimed championships and victories on the most prominent stages of endurance racing.