[C7RCENTRAL] CORVETTE RACING AT ROAD AMERICA: By the Numbers
DETROIT (August 1, 2018) — Corvette Racing’s next stop in 20th season campaign is a track that is universally praised by not just everyone on the team, but in sports car racing in general. Here are a few fun facts and trivia as Corvette Racing returns to Road America for the 17th time…
- 1: As in one team, one manufacturer and one model of car for 20 years: Corvette Racing, Chevrolet and the Chevrolet Corvette.
- 3: Generations of Corvette Racing entries at Road America since 2004 – Corvette C5-R (2002-2004), Corvette C6.R (2005-13) and Corvette C7.R (2016-current).
- 3: Consecutive GTLM runner-up finishes for Antonio Garcia and Jan Magnussen coming into Road America.
- 4: Number of cars Tommy Milner passed in the final 15 minutes of the 2016 race. He and Oliver Gavin went on to win in class and capture the GTLM title.
- 4: Road America wins for Oliver Gavin, tied for second-most among IMSA drivers.
- 7: Number of victories at Road America for Corvette Racing, the most of any entrant in IMSA.
- 7: Pole positions at Road America for Corvette Racing by four different drivers.
- 8: Fastest race laps for Corvette Racing drivers at Road America, including four by Gavin and one by Magnussen.
- 8: Number of drivers who have won races at Road America for Corvette Racing – Gavin (four); Olivier Beretta (three); Johnny O’Connell (two); and Kelly Collins, Ron Fellows, Magnussen, Milner and Andy Pilgrim (one each).
- 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.
- 208: Event starts by Corvette Racing since 1999.
- 9,921.69: Number of racing miles completed by Corvette Racing in its 16 previous trips to Road America. That represents 2,453 laps or 150 trips from Gen. Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee to the track.
- 278,214.60: 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.