Racing Success Story
Hot Rod|January 2021
On the midst of what can technically be called a pretty bad year, it’s encouraging to see professional motorsports persevering, which in this year should be seen as a raging success. Initially many NASCAR and Indy Car events were canceled or rescheduled, but as the year has progressed, it seems that those organizations have gotten pretty clever in how to complete their schedule by combining events at the same track on the same weekend or running double-header races.
John McGann

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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