With four victories in its inaugural season of competition, the 2014 Camaro Z/28.R program is turning out to be a surprising success for General Motors and Team Chevy. The car and the two teams campaigning it, Stevenson Motorsports and CKS Autosport, will look to continue their reign over the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge as the series heads to Road America in Elkhart Lake, WI.
Stevenson Motorsports has especially been on a tear in 2014, winning the last three races in a row at Canadian Tire Motorsports park in Canada, Indianapolos Motor Speedway and Watkins Glen, pushing the Z/28.R into the Grand Sport manufacturer championship lead.
“It has been an incredible first season for the Chevrolet Camaro Z/28.R,” said Chevrolet Program Manager for the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge, Lisa Talarico. “Four victories and the championship lead after eight races admittedly is more than we could have hoped. Road America provides another stern test for our four partner teams. The long straights will put us at a bit of a disadvantage; for that reason the hard braking zones will be critical to the success of the Camaro and the amount of points we can score toward the manufacturer championship.”
Andrew Davis and Robin Liddell, the duo that won at Watkins Glen and Indianapolis, will be the two look out for on Saturday in their No.6 Stevenson Motorsports Z/28.R. They will be joined on the grid by teammates Matt Bell and Andy Lally, who won in Canada, in the No. 9 Camaro Z/28.R. Also participating will be CKS Autosport’s two sets of drivers, Eric Curran and Lawson Aschenbach in the No. 01 Z/28.R and Darren Law and Ashley McCalmont in the No. 00 car.
Chevrolet believes the long straights, numerous elevation changes, tight corners and hard braking zones at Road America will present the Z/28.R with one of its biggest challenges of the season. See how it manages these obstacles when the ninth round of the Continental Tire Sportscar Challenge kicks off on Saturday, August 9th at 12:15 p.m.