CORVETTE RACING AT VIRGINA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: By the Numbers

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CORVETTE RACING AT VIRGINA INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: By the Numbers

DETROIT (August 16, 2018) – Virginia International Raceway may be relatively new to Corvette Racing – only six visits there – but the team already has made an impact at the thrilling circuit in southern Virginia. As the program looks for a fourth victory – and third straight overall – this weekend at the Michelin GT Challenge, here are some facts and figures on Corvette Racing’s history at VIR as well as the entire program.

  • 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
  • 2: Overall VIR race wins in a row for Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen
  • 2: Generations of Corvette Racing entries at VIR since 2012 – Corvette C6.R (2012-2013) and Corvette C7.R (2014-current).
  • 2: Double-podium finishes this season for Corvette Racing: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and Road America.
  • 3: Class wins at VIR for Corvette Racing, tied for the most among IMSA entrants. Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin won in ALMS GT competition in 2012, and Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen have won overall the last two years.
  • 5: 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) and Road America (third)
  • 7: Number of VIR victories for Chevrolet since 2002 covering both ALMS and the Rolex Series.
  • 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.
  • 209: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
  • 3,632.97: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its six previous trips to Virginia International Raceway. That represents 1,111 laps or nearly 14 trips from Tommy Milner’s home in Ashburn, Virginia to the track.
  • 278,748.94: 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 Virginia International Raceway

Year Class Drivers Result Car Notes
2012 GT Garcia/Magnussen 8th Corvette C6.R Garcia fastest race lap
GT Gavin/Milner 1st Corvette C6.R Gavin/Milner clinch ALMS GT title
2013 GT Garcia/Magnussen 3rd Corvette C6.R Clinch GT team, manufacturer titles
GT Gavin/Milner 6th Corvette C6.R
2014 GTLM Garcia/Taylor 7th Corvette C7.R J. Taylor replace Magnussen (concussion)
GTLM Gavin/Milner 9th Corvette C7.R
2015 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 6th Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 8th Corvette C7.R
2016 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 1st Corvette C7.R Magnussen pole
GTLM Gavin/Milner 9th Corvette C7.R Gavin fastest race lap
2017 GTLM Garcia/Magnussen 1st Corvette C7.R
GTLM Gavin/Milner 6th Corvette C7.R