There isn’t much better for race fans than a track day full of action, and that’s exactly what fans got on August 20th at the Road America race. Among a field of mostly imports and exotics, the No. 4 Corvette race car made its presence known when it took fifth after running in the lead pack all race long. While the No. 3 Corvette had to drop out before race end, Corvette racing was still a site to see. Thanks to Corvette Blogger for bringing us the news.
The Corvette team had cars in third and fourth at the end of lap number one. After only 20 minutes, the No. 3 Corvette was pitted by driver Tommy Milner after an early race caution. After taking over for Milner, Olivier Beretta took the No.3 Corvette to third an hour and a half into the race. Milner switched back in at two hours and 36 minutes. After stopping for fuel and two tires at the three hour mark, Milner started on his out-lap and spun out in turn 13, causing suspension damage great enough for the Corvette to be pulled for the remainder of the race.
Oliver Gavin took the No. 4 Corvette to the front of the pack after only 54 minutes, holding the lead until he pitted for the first time. Coming out of the pits at the same time as the Ferrari, the No. 4 Corvette made contact and dropped to fifth place. But Gavin didn’t stay there long- working his way to the front again before switching with fellow driver Jan Magnussen.
After the damage to the No. 3 Corvette, the No. 4 car was on its own for the remainder of the race. Staying in the top five, the No. 4 Corvette was passed in the last few minutes by two Porsche racers, causing Magnussen and the No. 4 Corvette to place fifth.
Although it was disappointing for the No. 3 Corvette to have to be pulled, we’d like to congratulate the Corvette team for a great race and finish. In a field full of competitive racers and all kinds of craziness, Corvette race fans couldn’t have asked for a better day. To top it all off, the Corvette team won the Green X Challenge for the event.
For complete coverage of the Corvette Race Team’s day at Road America, check out the full article on Corvette Blogger.