I’ve especially been enjoying the IMSA Weathertech SportsCar Championship series this year and the success of the Corvette Racing team with the mid-engine C8.R, which competes in the GT Le Mans (GTLM) class. The team is comprised of the yellow Number 3 car driven by Antonio Garcia and Jordan Taylor, and the silver Number 4 car driven by Oliver Gavin and Tommy Milner. After nearly two years without a win for Corvette, the brand-new C8.R race car has been saying CUL8.R to the competition. The first win of 2020 came on July 4th at Daytona. The Number 3 car took the win in this abbreviated 2-hour, 40-minute race that was added to the schedule in the aftermath of the coronavirus outbreak. This was also Corvette Racing’s 100th victory—nice timing for this historic event on a national holiday.
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Like many people around the country, we have had little occasion to travel this year. With car shows and events like the Power Tour and Drag Week postponed and rescheduled due to the coronavirus, we’ve mostly been stuck at home. I recently had occasion to travel to Santa Rosa, California, for a photo shoot with Scott Birdsall, owner/builder of Old Smokey, the Cummins-powered Ford F1 that beat the diesel-engine record at the Pikes Peak International Hillclimb. Motor Trend’s William Walker was the shooter, with me serving as assistant and camera car driver. It seemed like as good excuse as any to make a trip out of it.
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