American Le Mans fans have voted Corvette Racing’s first GT2 win at Mosport in August as the series story of the year. If you remember, Mosport was just the third race in the GT2 class for the new ZR1-based Corvette C6.R. It was also Johnny O’Connell’s 100th start in an ALMS race. The #3 Corvette C6.R fended off an epic challenge by the #62 Risi Ferrari in the closing minutes at Mosport, but Jan Magnussen was able to stay in front for the win.
The vote for Story of the Year wasn’t even close. The Mosport win for the GT2 Corvette garnered 21.4 percent of the vote through a poll at AmericanLemans.com. Highcroft Racingâ€™s amazing two day rebuild of an Acura ARX-02a on Friday and Saturday at Petit Le Mans was second with 17.8 percent. Flying Lizard Motorsports five consecutive GT2 victories from St. Pete to Mid-Ohio was third in the voting. Gil de Ferranâ€™s career-ending victory with Simon Pagenaud at Laguna Seca placed fourth, and Risi Competizioneâ€™s sweep of the three major endurance events in GT2 â€“ Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans was fifth.
Earlier this month, American Le Mans fans also gave Corvette Racingâ€™s Program Manager the â€œFrom the Fansâ€ award for the second consecutive year.
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