Chevy Racing–Chevrolet Corvettes Daytona Prototypes in 2013

DETROIT –  (September 4, 2013) –  With only two races remaining on the 2013 GRAND-AM Road Racing schedule, the battle for the championships within both the Daytona Prototype (DP) and Grand Touring (GT) series intensifies as Chevrolet teams and drivers make the trek to Laguna Seca located near scenic Monterey, California.
The historic 2.238-mile, 11-turn permanent road course was the site of double victories for Chevrolet last season.  Antonio Garcia and Richard Westbrook piloted the No. 90 Spirit of Daytona Corvette DP to victory while Matt Bell and John Edwards hoisted the trophy in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series in their No. 9 Camaro GS.R.  The pressure is on this weekend to not only to repeat as victors, but to gain valuable points in the championship battle as the series finale at Lime Rock Park approaches.
Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor inched ever closer to becoming this season’s Rolex Sports Car Series DP champions after taking the victory in the inaugural race at Kansas Speedway three weeks ago in their No. 10 Wayne Taylor Racing Velocity Worldwide Corvette DP.  The victory was the pairs third of the season.  They currently lead the driver’s point standings and are only 14 points behind the current leaders in the team standings.   
In the Rolex GT class Robin Liddell and John Edwards presently sit third in the team and driver standings.  The duo has four victories in their No. 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R in 2013, and is only three points behind the top spot.
Chevrolet leads the DP Engine Manufacturers’ championship with only two races remaining on the strength of six DP victories this season.  Wayne Taylor Racing, Action Express Racing and GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing have all celebrated in Winner’s Circle with their Chevrolet Corvettes Daytona Prototypes in 2013.
“With two races remaining in the season, this weekend’s race at Laguna Seca is critical in the battles for the drivers, team and manufacturer championships in both DP and GT,” said Jim Lutz, Chevrolet Program Manager, GRAND-AM Road Racing.  “The track is very demanding and will require close communication between the drivers and their engineers to quickly analyze feedback to fine-tune car setup.  The altitude changes, sharp turns, and fast straights make the ability to get the Chevrolet power to the ground critical to optimize performance.  As it has been all season, I am looking for tight, close and exciting racing.”
Also competing this weekend at Laguna Seca will be the drivers and teams in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series. Drivers of the No. 9 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GS.R, Matt Bell and John Edwards take momentum heading into Laguna Seca.  Not only were they the winners in the inaugural race at Kansas Speedway three weeks ago, but they are also the defending winners of this weekend’s two hour and 30 minute race. With only two races remaining this season drivers and teams will be looking to make the most of this weekend’s race at Laguna Seca.