Corvette boss pays tribute to drivers for 100th IMSA win

Doug Fehan has paid tribute to his four drivers for clinching a 1-2 finish and milestone victory in the WeatherTech United SportsCar Champonship’s GT Le Mans category at Lime Rock yesterday.

Corvette boss pays tribute to drivers for 100th IMSA win
#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner
#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen
Podium: Winner #4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner; second place #3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen
#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen
#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner
#3 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen
#4 Corvette Racing Chevrolet Corvette C7.R: Oliver Gavin, Tommy Milner
GTLM winner Oliver Gavin, Corvette Racing

The Tommy Milner/Oliver Gavin #4 Corvette C7.R ran in the top three for most of the 2hr40min NorthEast Grand Prix, while the Antonio Garcia/Jan Magnussen overcame a drive-through penalty to grab second from the lead Ford GT in the closing stages.

Not only was the result the 100th win for Corvette Racing in IMSA competition, it was also the 60th 1-2 for the team – both statistics are IMSA records.

Fehan, Corvette Racing’s program manager, said: “If you’re going to win your 100th race, you may as well do it with a 1-2 finish.

“We never diminish the input the engineers have in giving the team great Corvettes, and the crews today just had absolutely terrific pit stops. But today, this one goes to the drivers.

“On this race track and in these conditions, those guys brought it home. I’m tipping my hat to the drivers today.”

Scoring Corvette Racing’s fifth win at Lime Rock Park allowed Gavin and Milner to increase their lead in the GTLM Driver’s Championship to 10 points.

Said Gavin: "It is pretty amazing to get the 100th (win for Corvette Racing). We have had some great wins this year. When you look at Daytona this year, that was phenomenal; Sebring too. Our Le Mans win last year. But to get the 100th is pretty special. I have to thank the team and everybody involved. I have had a few of the wins with the team, but I have to say this is a pretty special one.

Added Milner: "I feel very lucky to say I was in the car that got the 100th win for this team, but you think about all the people that have worked on this team - all of the drivers, the crew, the marketing and PR people, everybody that has contributed to this, I just feel fortunate to be a part of that. It is good to get that monkey off of our back. It was a small monkey, but it was lingering."

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