Corvette Racing driver Antonio Garcia, who had led the GTLM class in points throughout much of the series, has taken a back seat to Jonathon Bomarito and Kuno Wittmer of the SRT Motorsports No. 93 Dodge Viper SRT GTS-R. Garcia and his No. 3 Corvette C7.R trail behind the two Dodge drivers by seven points going into the final race of the season: the Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
While Garcia’s co-driver – Jan Magnussen – is another 14 points behind Garcia, all hope is not yet lost for Corvette Racing. Magnussen will be eliminated by mathematics as soon as the Viper is on the track for the minimum 45 minutes to begin accumulating points, but Antonio Garcia could still beat out the Dodge duo if he places well enough. Meanwhile, SRT Motorsports only has to finish in third or better to clinch the championship.
Still, it’s not unreasonable to hope for a GTLM class win for Antonio Garcia and Corvette Racing, as this season has certainly seen its fair share of tumult. Corvette Racing currently has a total of four class wins this season, as compared to SRT Motorsports’ two, and you can bet that every qualifying car in the class will be giving it their all for a hopeful podium finish next Saturday.