Oct 27

Another win for Corvette

Mosport victory is story of the year

Corvette Racing won again in the American Le Mans Series as fans voted the team’s first GT2 victory at Mosport in August as the Story of the Year for 2009.  Johnny O’Connell, who made his 100th start in the Series, teamed with Jan Magnussen in the third race for the GT2 version of the No. 3 Corvette C6.R during the Mobil 1 presents the Grand Prix of Mosport weekend.

The triumph at Mosport International Raceway received 21.4 percent of the vote in a poll at americanlemans.com. Patrón Highcroft Racing’s amazing build-up of a brand new Acura ARX-02a on Friday and Saturday at Petit Le Mans powered by MAZDA6 was second with 17.8 percent.

Patrón Highcroft Racing’s Acura ARX-02a

The Acura was destroyed in a horrific accident during Thursday’s second practice session at Road Atlanta with Scott Sharp at the wheel.

Flying Lizard Motorsports’ string of five consecutive GT2 victories from St. Petersburg to Mid-Ohio ranked third in the voting.

Gil de Ferran’s career-ending victory with Simon Pagenaud at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca placed fourth, followed by Risi Competizione’s sweep of the three major endurance events in GT2 – Sebring, Le Mans and Petit Le Mans.

source: ALMS