Chevy Racing–CAMARO Z/28.R IN CANADA: Can the Streak Keep Going?

CAMARO Z/28.R IN CANADA: Can the Streak Keep Going?
Stevenson Motorsports’ Davis, Liddell on three-race win streak in No. 6 Camaro Z/28.R

· Stevenson Motorsports defending Canadian Tire Motorsport Park GS winner

· Home race for two-car Mantella Autosport program

· Chevrolet maintaining GS Manufacturer championship lead

DETROIT (July 8, 2015) – Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R teams roll into Canadian Tire Motorsport Park this weekend for the fifth race of the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge – the series’ only trip to Canada. Four Camaro Z/28.Rs are set to race at 1:25 p.m. ET on Saturday from the 2.459-mile, 10-turn circuit.

It’s the second event at the venue for the Continental Tire series. Chevrolet is 1-0 there with Stevenson Motorsports winning in 2014 with its No. 9 Camaro Z/28.R. Matt Bell was part of the victorious lineup a year ago, and he returns this year with Lawson Aschenbach as his teammate.

The aim for Chevrolet is to leave the track with its Grand Sport (GS) Manufacturer points lead intact. The advantage is 16 points with 35 going to the winner.

Stevenson Motorsports has been the story so far in 2015. Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell lead the Grand Sport (GS) Driver’s championship with three consecutive victories. They won at Sebring (flat and hot), Laguna Seca (sandy and mild) and Watkins Glen (cool and rainy). Another win this week would tie them for second place in the series’ records book with four in a row. Davis set the fastest lap at Sebring this year and was the pole-winner at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in 2014.

“Three victories in a row is a remarkable accomplishment for our Camaro Z/28.R program,” said Jim Lutz, Chevrolet Program Manager for the Camaro Z/28.R. “It’s encouraging that the Camaro has won on different types of tracks in different conditions. It shows that our Chevrolet engineers and partner teams are working cohesively at and away from the track. With the competitive regulations in place, we will need more of the same to score every point possible at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.”

Bell and Andy Lally were in the winning Stevenson Camaro Z/28.R in 2014. This time around, Bell and Aschenbach enter Canadian Tire Motorsport Park third in the GS standings. The former posted the fastest race lap at both Laguna Seca and Watkins Glen, and he was the GS pole-sitter at Sebring and in Monterey. Aschenbach is in his first year with Stevenson Motorsports after winning once in 2014 with the Camaro Z/28.R.

This weekend also serves as a homecoming for Mantella Autosport and it’s all-Canadian lineup. Based out of Toronto, the two-car effort is in its first year with a pair of Camaro Z/28.Rs. Team owner Anthony Mantella stands seventh in GS points and will drive the No. 8 Gulf Camaro Z/28.R with Sasha Anis for the second consecutive race.

Kyle Marcelli and Martin Barkey continue their season-long partnership in the No. 80 MBRP Camaro Z/28.R. The pair has the team’s highest finish of the season – fourth at Sebring.