Mid-Ohio: Stevenson Motorsports to miss race

Stevenson Motorsports Regroups For Daytona Return Vic Rice and Tommy Riggins would like nothing more than to get back behind the wheel of the ...

Stevenson Motorsports Regroups For Daytona Return

Vic Rice and Tommy Riggins would like nothing more than to get back behind the wheel of the #57 Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette this weekend and cover a lot of twisting and wheel-turning ground on the challenging Mid-Ohio circuit. At the team's last race, the Grand American Rolex Series GT Sahlen's 6-Hours of the Glen event at Watkins Glen, mechanical woes found them out of action well before any serious race laps had been run.

Racers don't like entering the pits any more than they do entering a spin. But sometimes you need to stop and regroup in order to move onward. Right now, that is the plan for this determined group of ever improving racers.

The distinctive red, white and blue all-American iron will not appear at the Mid-Ohio round because, as team owner John Stevenson put it, "We are taking some time out to check over our car from head to toe and get everything back in order. By taking this time now we should be 100% in time for Daytona, and then we can look for a good showing there to carry us through the rest of the season."

The Brumos Porsche 250 at Daytona will take place on June 29th at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Tommy Riggins, the Trans Am veteran and the builder of the Stevenson Corvette, will again team up with Vic Rice to challenge the rest of the GT field for a spot on the podium.

The Stevenson Motorsports Corvette has entered 10 of the 12 events on the Grand Am GT calendar this season, with a best placing of fourth at the Lime Rock round, which came just before the problematic Watkins Glen race. As of today, the team holds down 11th place overall in the Team Standings, putting them ahead of 30 other GT teams. It is expected that a return to Daytona with a "fresh and ready" car will keep them near or within the top 25% of the teams running in the series to date.

And as John Stevenson has said before, this is the first season for this team and this car, and to show well in 2006 is the goal so that the team has a strong foundation on which to build for a full season run at the championship in 2007. The strong performance in the team's last complete race suggests a consistent run of strong finishes lies ahead.

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Series Grand-Am
Drivers Tommy Riggins , Vic Rice , John Stevenson
Teams Stevenson Motorsports