BRASELTON, Ga. (Oct. 4, 2014) – With the start of today’s 10-hour Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, Chevrolet clinched the first Prototype Engine Manufacturer Championship for the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Five Corvette Daytona Prototype race cars took the green flag for the 10-hour race to close the TUDOR Championship season, one in which Corvette DPs made history on a number of fronts.
“Capturing this Engine Manufacturer title is a tremendous accomplishment for every member of our Corvette Daytona Prototype program,” said Mark Kent, Director of Racing – Chevrolet. . “This Championship is the result of a dedicated and collaborative approach by all of our teams and technical partners. The season got off to a great start with an overall win at the grueling 24 Hours of Daytona race and capturing this Championship is a great finish to an exciting year of Prototype competition.”
Four Corvette DP teams were part of this year’s TUDOR Championship – Action Express Racing, Wayne Taylor Racing, Spirit of Daytona Racing and Marsh Racing. Corvette DPs began the season by sweeping the top four positions at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. Five subsequent victories followed – Detroit, Watkins Glen, Indianapolis, Road America and the season-ending Petit Le Mans,
Chevrolet has led the Engine Manufacturer standings since the fourth race of the year at Laguna Seca in May. This championship follows consecutive Daytona Prototype Engine Manufacturer titles in the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series in 2012 and 2013.
Since the start of the Corvette Daytona Prototype program in 2012, Corvette DPs have taken 21 victories in Rolex Series and TUDOR Championship competition.
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