It was a great weekend for Corvette Racing fans.
Max Angelelli and Ricky Taylor led the Corvette drivers with a victory in their No. 10 SunTrust Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (DP) in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race held at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Corvette DP has now won three of the first four races of the 2012 season, and Angelelli and Taylor have taken two straight victories.
“It was a very hard race,” Angelelli said. “My first stint was so difficult. We finally got a new set of tires for the last stint, and the car was just fantastic. Corvette, SunTrust Racing; we won again!”
Taylor called the victory “fantastic” but said he was down on himself after a bad qualifying at Barber. “Our SunTrust Corvette was so fast here this weekend,” he said. “It makes it easy on me so I don’t have to push so hard. But it was fantastic.”
Corvette DP wound up taking three of the top five positions, with Darren Law and David Donohue fourth in their No. 5 Action Express Racing Corvette DP and Richard Westbrook and Michael Valiante fifth in their No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP.
“Congratulations to the No. 10 SunTrust Racing Corvette DP team for leading the majority of the race and winning today,” said Jim Lutz, Chevrolet Racing Program manager, GRAND-AM. “It was an exciting race from the beginning with a three to four car pack battling for the lead.”
Meanwhile, in the Grand Touring (GT) class, Robin Liddell and John Edwards drove their No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R to a strong runner-up finish.
“Well, it was a really hard race for us,” Liddell said. “John did an excellent job this weekend coming back from an injury and qualified the car on the pole. It looked really strong. We decided to try and save fuel and run the two-stop race; seemed to be playing into our hands with no cautions. And I think we all needed to save a bit near the end.”
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