CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA: By the Numbers

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CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA: By the Numbers

 

DETROIT (August 1, 2018) –Corvette Racing’s next stop in 20th season campaign is a track that is universally praised by not just everyone on the team, but in sports car racing in general. Here are a few fun facts and trivia as Corvette Racing returns to Road America for the 17th time…

 

  • 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
  • 3: Generations of Corvette Racing entries at Road America since 2004 – Corvette C5-R (2002-2004), Corvette C6.R (2005-13) and Corvette C7.R (2016-current).
  • 3: Consecutive GTLM runner-up finishes for Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen coming into Road America.
  • 4: Number of cars Tommy Milner passed in the final 15 minutes of the 2016 race. He and Oliver Gavin went on to win in class and capture the GTLM title.
  • 4: Road America wins for Oliver Gavin, tied for second-most among IMSA drivers.
  • 7: Number of victories at Road America for Corvette Racing, the most of any entrant in IMSA.
  • 7: Pole positions at Road America for Corvette Racing by four different drivers.
  • 8: Fastest race laps for Corvette Racing drivers at Road America, including four by Gavin and one by Magnussen.
  • 8: Number of drivers who have won races at Road America for Corvette Racing – Gavin (four); Olivier Beretta (three); Johnny O’Connell (two); and Kelly Collins, Ron Fellows, Magnussen, Milner and Andy Pilgrim (one each).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 208: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
  • 9,921.69: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its 16 previous trips to Road America. That represents 2,453 laps or 150 trips from Gen. Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee to the track.
  • 278,214.60: 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 Road America

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
2002 GTS Fellows/O’Connell/Gavin 2nd Corvette C5-R Fellows pole; Gavin fastest race lap
GTS Collins/Pilgrim 1st Corvette C5-R
2003 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C5-R
GTS Collins/Gavin 5th Corvette C5-R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
2004 GTS Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C5-R
GTS Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C5-R Beretta pole, fastest race lap
2005 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 1st Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, Beretta fastest race lap
2006 GT1 Fellows/O’Connell 1st Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 2nd Corvette C6.R Gavin 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 1st Corvette C6.R
GT1 Beretta/Gavin 3rd Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
2009 GT2 Magnussen/O’Connell 3rd Corvette C6.R
GT2 Beretta/Gavin 6th Corvette C6.R
2010 GT Magnussen/O’Connell 4th Corvette C6.R
GT Beretta/Gavin 3rd Corvette C6.R Gavin pole, fastest race lap
2011 GT Beretta/Milner 14th Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Magnussen 5th Corvette C6.R
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen 6th Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 4th Corvette C6.R
2013 GT Garcia/Magnussen 2nd Corvette C6.R
GT Gavin/Milner 3rd Corvette C6.R
2014 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 6th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 7th Corvette C7.R
2015 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 4th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 7th Corvette C7.R
2016 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 6th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 1st Corvette C7.R 5th to 1st in final 15 minutes
2017 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 4th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 5th Corvette C7.R