Corvette Racing set to “Ride the Roller Coaster” at Laguna Seca
After a season of ups and downs, Corvette Racing heads into this weekend’s American Le Mans Series race at Laguna Seca sitting in second place in the series standings, hoping to close the gap on 1st place BMW. The team has an optimistic attitude about their situation, and they believe they can play off their strengths during the 6-hour ALMS race to come out on top.
Jan Magnussen, Co-Driver of the Number 4 Corvette Racing C6.R explains in an interview on www.CorvetteRacing.com, “A six-hour race suits Corvette Racing’s strengths – speed and reliability, getting the strategy right, and making consistently quick pit stops. I have high hopes for this race, and I’m looking forward to racing at Laguna Seca.”
The team needs to use every one of Laguna Seca’s 11 Turns (including the infamous “Corkscrew,” a roller coaster 300 foot drop turn #8) on the 2.238-mile circuit to cut their lap times, and keep themselves in position to win. Magnussen says, “There’s time to be gained and lost in every one of [the turns]. When the car is working well, the track has a natural flow, and I get into a zone that I don’t experience at many other circuits. So for me, Laguna Seca is just super enjoyable – in fact, it’s my favorite track in the U.S.”
The six-hour-long AMLS race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca will start this coming Sunday afternoon, at 1:30 PM, Pacific Time. Look for coverage of the race on ESPN2, and live streaming video coverage on www.americanlemans.com.