CORVETTE RACING AT LAGUNA SECA: By the Numbers

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CORVETTE RACING AT LAGUNA SECA: By the Numbers

 

DETROIT (Sept. 5, 2018) – There are only three tracks at which Corvette Racing has competed in each of its 20 seasons. One of those is WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, site of this weekend’s America’s Tire 250 for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. During the last 19 years, the team has amassed an impressive record of victories and miles on the California coast, as you can see below…

 

  • 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
  • 2: Double-podium finishes this season for Corvette Racing: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Road America.
  • 3: Generations of Corvette Racing entries at Laguna Seca since 1999 – Corvette C5-R (1999-04) Corvette C6.R (2005-2013) and Corvette C7.R (2014-current).
  • 3: Consecutive wins for Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca from 2012-14.
  • 3: Pole positions and fastest race laps at Laguna Seca by Jan Magnussen in Corvette Racing entries.
  • 4: Career victories at Laguna Seca for Oliver Gavin and Jan Magnussen. All four of Gavin’s have come with Corvette Racing.
  • 6: Consecutive GTLM podium finishes for Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen in the No. 3 Corvette – Mid-Ohio (third), Watkins Glen (second), Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (second), Lime Rock Park (second), Road America (third) and VIR (second).
  • 7: Number of Laguna Seca victories for Corvette Racing dating back to 2004.
  • 8: As in Chevrolet’s small-block V8. More than 100 million units have been sold worldwide and is the most successful engine in American motorsports.
  • 9: Laguna Seca victories for Corvette Racing from the current driving lineup – Oliver Gavin (four), Jan Magnussen and Antonio Garcia (two) and Tommy Milner (one).
  • 11: Drivers who have competed for Corvette Racing at Laguna Seca. Of those, seven went on to win at Monterey.
  • 11: Victories at Laguna Seca for Chevrolet in IMSA competition.
  • 12: Manufacturer Championships for Chevrolet and Corvette Racing since 2001.
  • 16: Number of GT Le Mans wins in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship for Corvette Racing since the start of 2014. That’s the most of any manufacturer and team in GTLM.
  • 24: Tracks at which Corvette Racing has won races – Baltimore, COTA, Canadian Tire Motorsport Park/Mosport, Daytona, Detroit, Houston, Laguna Seca, Le Mans, Lime Rock, Long Beach, Miami, Mid-Ohio, Portland, Road America, Road Atlanta, Sebring, Sonoma, St. Petersburg, Texas, Trois Rivieres, Utah, VIR, Washington DC and Watkins Glen.
  • 28: Number of drivers for Corvette Racing since 1999.
  • 107: Victories worldwide for Corvette Racing – 99 in North America and eight at Le Mans.
  • 210: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999 following the most recent race at VIR.
  • 11334.24: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its 19 previous trips to Laguna Seca. That represents 5,147 laps or nearly 667 trips along historic 17-Mile Drive on the Monterey Peninsula.
  • 279,324.46: Total number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing since its inception. To put that in perspective Apollo 13 – the longest manned spaceflight in history – covered “just” 248,655 miles.

 

Corvette Racing at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
1999 GTS Fellows/Kneifel 2nd Corvette C5-R
2000 GTS Fellows/Pilgrim 2nd Corvette C5-R Fellows pole
GTS Bell/Collins 4th Corvette C5-R
2001 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C5-R
GTS Collins/Pilgrim 3rd Corvette C5-R
2002 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 5th Corvette C5-R
GTS Pilgrim/Collins 3rd Corvette C5-R
2003 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C5-R
GTS Gavin/Collins 3rd Corvette C5-R
2004 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C5-R O’Connell fastest race lap
GTS Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C5-R Beretta pole
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R Gavin fastest race lap
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 3rd Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Beretta fastest race lap
2007 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R Magnussen pole, fastest race lap
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R
2008 GT1 Magnussen/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R Magnussen pole, fastest race lap
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R
2009 GT2 Magnussen/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R Magnussen pole, fastest race lap
GT2 Beretta/Gavin 10th Corvette C6.R
2010 GT Magnussen/O’Connell 6th Corvette C6.R
GT Beretta/Gavin 3rd Corvette C6.R
2011 GT Beretta/Milner 7th Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Magnussen 5th Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 1st Corvette C6.R Gavin fastest race lap
2013 GT Garcia/Magnussen 1st Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 9th Corvette C6.R
2014 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 1st Corvette C7.R Garcia pole
GTLM Gavin/Milner 5th Corvette C7.R
2015 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 7th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 6th Corvette C7.R
2016 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 4th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 7th Corvette C7.R
2017 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 4th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 8th Corvette C7.R